I arrived in Havana, Cuba, on the evening of Sunday, December 4. Earlier that day Fidel Castro’s ashes had been privately interred at Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago de Cuba.
Alissa Trotz teaches at the University of Toronto and is the editor of the In the Diaspora column How many times have we seen the coat of arms without really understanding what it stands for?
By the Caribbean Voice The Caribbean Voice is a New York-based NGO that has been involved in social activism since its launch in 1998.
Bio: Krystal Ghisyawan is currently a PhD Candidate in Sociology at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad.
By D. Alissa Trotz Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora Column.
By D. Alissa Trotz Alissa Trotz is Editor of the In the Diaspora Column According to a daily roundup of news from the Dominican Republic, on November 4th, in a 59-page ruling (Judgment 256-14), the Constitutional Court “annulled the country’s participation in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR)…this means that none of the cases ruled upon by the IACtHR are [sic] valid for application in the Dominican Republic.
By D. Alissa Trotz Alissa Trotz is Editor of the In the Diaspora Column It is three weeks since the public learned, via a report first carried in Kaieteur News, of 23 year old Colwyn Harding’s hospitalization with severe internal injuries that were allegedly caused by police savagery.
Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora Column Editor’s Note: November 25 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora Column This column is dedicated to the memory of Dwayne Jones, murdered in Montego Bay, Jamaica, in July of this year.
Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora Column Last Saturday, October 6th, marked the 36th anniversary of the Cubana air disaster in 1976.
Next week’s column will pay tribute to the people of Linden. The diaspora column was originally going to carry a story about a brand new Caribbean journal started by young women from the region, but in the face of the struggle that has escalated over the weekend in Linden, we decided against this at the very last minute and instead, offer some brief observations on the situation in Linden for now.
It is now twelve days since the first of five days of community protest in Linden, when teargas and live rounds were fired into crowds of unarmed women, children and men, killing three men and injuring 20.
Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora Column Today’s column, written in response to the dangerous and hateful editorial (the Roman Catholic Church was right to call it reckless) that appeared in the July 2nd edition of the Guyana Chronicle with the title “Opposition rampages to sow disunity in the country,” and which sought to portray African-Guyanese as pathologically violent with an ingrained hatred of Indian-Guyanese and mindlessly manipulated by opposition politicians (cannon fodder was the term used), has been one of the more difficult columns I have had to write in recent years.
Professor Neil Lancelot Whitehead, 3/19/56 – 3/22/2012- born Harrow, London died peacefully surrounded by family in Madison, Wisconsin – he was 56 years old.
Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora column. Barbadian writer George Lamming has written compellingly of the limits of Westminster style democracy in the Caribbean, a system he sees as reducing the populace “to the dormant and abused status of electoral fodder [where] every five years, they become visible and decisive in a tribal power game which concludes with their absence from any serious consultation about their future.” It is now just two weeks after our election delivered a minority PPP/C government, with the combined opposition gaining a majority of seats for the first time in Guyanese parliamentary history.
Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora Column Thanks to Camille Turner, mervin Jarman, Matt Price, Francesca da Rimini and Wayne Motayne for sending such an abundance of information and inspiration as I developed this column.
Alissa Trotz is the editor of the In the Diaspora column. Last week Sunday the PPP held a rally in Kitty kicking off its election campaign.
Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora column. A few days ago I came across an article on CSME Network News, an online news resource that describes itself as compiling “the latest in political and business news from CARICOM member states.” The article in question, titled ‘Jagdeo says Guyana will have first dibs on his service after retirement,‘ had been taken from a Demerara Waves report on President Jagdeo’s press conference last week.
Alissa Trotz is Editor of the In the Diaspora Column In a letter written in the August 3rd edition of the Stabroek News, ‘One must prize freedom and use it to make proper choices,’ Pastor Darion Comacho offers a number of interesting reflections on the theme of freedom, some of which we will return to in future diaspora columns.
In March and April, two diaspora columns examined the Former Presidents (Benefits and Other Facilities) Act No.
Alissa Trotz is editor of the Diaspora Column In her column last Saturday in the Stabroek News, Stella Ramsaroop shared with readers some of the text from her interviews with three Presidential candidates – David Granger (APNU), Donald Ramotar (PPP), Khemraj Ramjattan (AFC) – on the question of how each of them would address domestic violence.
In last week’s column, ‘Homosexuals, Dirty Words…and Me,’ award-winning US based Guyanese singer Nhojj spoke of the dangers of living in a world that can “never reflect the full spectrum of our lives,” cutting us off not only from each other but from parts of ourselves.
Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora Column. Over the weekend both Stabroek News and Kaieteur News ran important pieces that addressed the significance of May Day, now celebrated all over the world.
Alissa Trotz is the editor of the Diaspora Column. A recent Diaspora Column by Dr.
Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora column In their descriptions of Georgetown, older Guyanese in particular talk about the negative stereotypes associated with living or coming from the area known as ‘south of the burial ground’.