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).

Youth are already taking the lead

The Caribbean Voice The Caribbean Voice is a New York-based NGO that has been involved in social activism since its launch in 1998 While the Caribbean Voice (TCV) leaves the debate about youth leadership in politics to others, we must point out that on the social landscape young people are stepping up and making a significant difference.

“We are Here Because You Were There”

By D. Alissa Trotz Alissa Trotz is Editor of the Diaspora Column Last week, in meetings with lawmakers to discuss a bipartisan deal addressing immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and several African nations, US president Donald Trump commented (in remarks later verified by several present) “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” He also specifically targeted Haitians, asking “Why do we want people from Haiti here?” Donald Trump’s racist remarks add up to the view that Black and Brown people are not welcome in the United States.

RISE UP – Time to Speak

By Andaiye, Moses Bhagwan and Eusi Kwayana Sometimes in political life, movements that promise relief to the majority of the population fail to perform and are left to flounder and crash.

Breaking the Silence

Every time we impose our will on another, it is an act of violence –Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi 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 The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign from 25 November through 10 December, took place this year against the backdrop of an unprecedented global outcry.

Harold Drayton’s An Accidental Life: A Review

By Frank BirbalSingh Frank Birbalsingh is Professor Emeritus of English, York University.  Harold Drayton’s extensive memoir An Accidental Life, published by Hansib Publications Ltd.

Joycelyn Bacchus: Red Thread Member, Grassroots Warrior for Justice

By Joy Marcus, Wintress White, Vanessa Ross, Susan Collymore, Halima Khan, Andaiye, Karen de Souza, Alissa Trotz For Red Thread Red Thread mourns the loss of our dear sister, friend, and colleague, Joycelyn Bacchus, who lost a courageous battle with breast cancer.

The struggle against poverty in Guyana: Time to reset the ‘socialist’ passion and vision?

By Nigel Westmaas   Nigel Westmaas teaches at Hamilton College   A few months ago Gerald Pereira, the leader of the Organisation for the Victory of the People asked a bold, pointed question in a letter to Stabroek News: “Where are all the socialists and anti-imperialists in our midst?” Pereira’s point is offered in the context of the collapse of the socialist experiment locally and globally.

Government must give meaning to anti-domestic violence rhetoric

  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   India’s Supreme Court earlier this month, struck down a legal clause that permits men to have sex with their underage wives.

Tackling suicide prevention in Guyana

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 Recently The Caribbean Voice received the following message from Dr.

A Tale of Two Islands

By Vijay Prashad   Vijay Prashad is an Indian historian and journalist. He is the chief editor of Leftword Books (New Delhi).

An Act of Faith

(Part Two)

Address by Dr. Harold A. Drayton, on the occasion of the launch of his book, An Accidental Life, University of Guyana, August 24, 2017 To the memory of Walter Rodney and Josh Ramsammy Editor’s Note: Our thoughts are with the peoples of the region and her diasporas, living through the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma, which has powerfully underlined the vulnerability of the Caribbean and low-lying mainland coastal communities.

An Act of Faith. Part One.

Address by Dr. Harold A. Drayton, on the occasion of the launch of his book, An Accidental Life, University of Guyana, August 24, 2017 To the memory of Walter Rodney and Josh Ramsammy I thank our University, and especially Deputy Vice Chancellor, Dr.

The New World Website: As Relevant as Ever

By David Abdulah David Abdulah, an economist, served as chief education and research officer at the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union, Trinidad and Tobago, as well as president of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions and NGOs (FITUN).

Mental health must be integrated into all health services

The recent launch of an integrated health service delivery network in Region One with no mental health care component was rather puzzling, given that the World Health Organization (WHO) has long stressed the need for mental health care to be decentralized and integrated into primary health care.

Team Guyana at the FIRST Global Challenge, 2017

By Ryan Benschop   Ryan Benschop is 17 years old, and is currently studying four subjects (Business, Economics, Law and Psychology) through the Cambridge International Advanced Level programme at Nations’ Sixth Form College.