From New World to Guyana Review

– A passion for periodicals
David de Caires spent more than half of his life immersed in his passion for raising literary and intellectual standards in Guyana through reading. His association with local periodicals began with his editorship of The New World Quarterly, the first issue of which was published in March 1963. Two years later, the New World became a fortnightly publication. Fifty issues of The New World Fortnightly were published with the final issue appearing in October 1966, A souvenir issue of The New  World was published to mark Guyana’s attainment of Independence in May 1966.

David de Caires
David de Caires

Interestingly, the office address of The New World, 215 King Street, Georgetown  also served as the premises from which he ran his law practice, a circumstance that attests to his enduring preoccupation with his real passion, publishing.

The acquisition by the Guyana Publications Ltd. of The Guyana Review in January 2007 attested to David de Caires’ undiminished appetite for offering a genre of reading material which, as he used to put it, would serve its purpose “even if its readership was limited only to the intellectually inclined.”

A full feature on David de Caires and his role in the development of contemporary media in Guyana will be published in the next issue of the Guyana Review.
Arnon Adams – Editor, Guyana Review


Women and Children’s rights in Guyana: Rhetoric and reality

By Wintress White and Joy Marcus Protecting the rights of women and children is always an important obligation of any government.

On free and fair elections in Guyana

Address by Ralph Ramkarran New York Diaspora, 8th October, 2017) October 5 will forever be remembered in the history of Guyana as the date when a short-lived democracy was restored.

The Multiversity Universities of the Caribbean

Vice Chancellor’s Fourth Renaissance Lecture September 7th, 2017 By George A. O. Alleyne, Director Emeritus Pan American Health Organization September 7, 2017   First, I wish to thank Dr.

A brief history of the University of Guyana

Presented at the Interfaith Service to mark the 50th Anniversary of the passing of the University of Guyana Ordinance #63, April 19, 1963 In the George Walcott Lecture Theatre (GWLT), Turkeyen Campus on April 19, 2013 By Sr Mary Noel Menezes, RSM, AA edited and adapted for this Publication.

Devastation and desolation beckon integration

By Walter Alexander The headline “For the first time in 300 years, there is not a single living person on the island of Barbuda” brings to the fore the stark reality of the plight of some small Caribbean states after the recent hurricanes and in the face of over-whelming economic challenges. 

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