On Miles Fitzpatrick

From Moses Bhagwan From 1957, Moses Bhagwan became active in Guyanese public life and liberation politics through many organizations, including the People’s Progressive Party, the Progressive Youth Organization, The Success Movement, the Indian Political Revolutionary Associates, the Working People’s Alliance and the WPA Overseas Associates.

Women dying for abortion rights

By Carolyn Cooper Carolyn Cooper is Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.  

The legacy of violence in the Indo-Guyanese Diaspora: Remembering Riya Rajkumar

By Lotus                                                                                                    Founded by Preity Kumar, Suzanne Narain, and Talisha Ramsaroop, Lotus is a grassroots organization in Toronto, Canada which focuses on building social connections, educational initiatives, and empowering the lives of Indo-Caribbean women.

Come again, Farmer Nappy

By Roberta Clarke, Marsha Hinds and Gabrielle Hosein This week’s column offers three responses to Farmer Nappy’s Hookin’ Meh 2019 soca hit that is taking the carnival season by storm.

Unknown Guaido: Pawn in a high-stakes game

By Raffique Shah As a 24 year old lieutenant in the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment during the Black Power riots of the 1970s, Raffique Shah led a mutiny to deny the government use of military against the mass movement.

Caribbean women call for non-interference in Venezuela

By Danuta Radzik, Andaiye, Honor Ford-Smithand D. Alissa Trotz If you would like to support this statement, please add your name at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfOaYK7DrMl1wTADDzWRqC9rSN34640noU-zOiMmZDxEhJLdA/viewform?usp=sf_link  We the undersigned  Call on all parties to guarantee that the Caribbean in all its diversity be actively promoted as a collective zone of peace in which principles and practices of respectful co-existence are adhered to.

Guyanese people, wake up! Ex-change after exchange is never a real change

By D. Alissa Trotz D. Alissa Trotz is Editor of the In the Diaspora Column A few weeks after the 2011 elections that delivered a minority PPP government, the Amerindian People’s Association, Church Women United, Commonground, Guyana Human Rights Association, Guyana Society for the Blind, Rights of Children and Red Thread issued a statement in which they noted that the “margins of victory are sufficiently small as to impose a degree of bi-partisanship and negotiated politics, replacing the rubber-stamp winner-take-all approach which has characterised Guyanese politics for too long.

1.5 to stay alive

By Ulric Trotz Ulric Trotz is the Deputy Director & Science Adviser, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize Two years ago in Paris, at the Conference Of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC), the global community concluded the historic Paris Agreement, which was hailed at the time as the platform for serious global action to address the existential risks engendered by climate change.

Guyana’s engagement with international Human Rights law

This is an edited version of a talk given by Dr Arif Bulkan at a Public Commemorative Lecture held on November 21, 2018 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the University of Guyana, in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

- Empowering Victims to Speak out

By The Caribbean Voice and Voices Against Violence Janet (name changed to protect identity) is a very strong, college-educated woman who, at the request of her husband, gave up her job to stay at home after marriage.

Towards an indigenous education

By Felician Medino Abraham Felician Medino Abraham is from Santa Rosa Moruca. He holds a Masters in Society and Frontier from the Federal University of Roraima UFRR, Brazil in 2017, where he produced a study on the Wapichans’ experience of formal education.

What’s really cooking in Guyana?

By G. J. Giddings Dr. Jahwara Giddings is Professor of History at Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio Food is so central to human life and culture that a West African proverb maintains that “There is no god quite like our stomach, as we must make sacrifices to it every day!” In fact, every culture is identified by, among other means, a distinctive cuisine and thus through food tells of its unique adaptation to the environment.

Building bridges at the intersections of faith and sexual diversity

By Reverend Patricia Sheerattan-Bisnauth (Guyana Presbyterian aChurch, Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association) Almost every society faces issues of discrimination to varying degrees, where people reject others because of differences and where various forms of domination and control affect relationships – whether it is men over women, leaders over followers, large nations over small ones or in different forms of gender/sexual orientation, age/race/tribe/caste/class supremacy.

Honouring Harold Drayton’s Contribution

By D. Alissa Trotz D. Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora Column This Wednesday May 23rd, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Guyana (UG), will be hosting a solemn ceremony at the George Walcott Lecture Theatre in memory of Harold ‘Harry’ Drayton, who died in March of this year.

Creolese and a language education policy

Tamirand De Lisser, Hubert Devonish, Rhonda Jeffrey and Charlene Wilkinson Tamirand Nnena De Lisser is a Lecturer of Linguistics at the University of Guyana.

The Girl from the Plantation

By Frank Birbalsingh Frank Birbalsingh was born in Guyana and is Emeritus Professor of English at York University in Toronto, Canada.

Wilson Harris, New World Writer

  Gemma Robinson teaches at the University of Stirling, Scotland. She is researching Wilson Harris’s poetry, and is the editor of University of Hunger: Collected Poems and Selected Prose of Martin Carter (Bloodaxe).