By Chelsea Fung Chelsea Fung recently completed her BA degree in Environmental Studies and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto.
By Honor Ford-Smith Honor Ford-Smith teaches in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Canada.
By Marlise Andrews Think of a space where Caribbean artists meet to share and interact.
Ajani Harris-Williams ne Ajani Williams serves as the current president of the Jamaica Basketball Association.
By Maya Trotz Maya Trotz grew up in Kitty, Georgetown and is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida.
On July 18, 2012, the entire community of Linden – including religious and business leaders as well as grassroots people, women, men and children – began a peaceful protest after the government announced an 800% increase in electricity prices, without consultation and with total disregard for its impact on the survival of an already impoverished population suffering from massive unemployment.
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.
By Indra Khanna Indra Khanna started curating contemporary visual arts projects in 2003, working either independently or in partnership with established institutions.
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.
It is now five days since the deadly events in Linden, in which three men were shot dead by the police during a day of community protest.
By Anastasia Deonarinesingh The Promise: Male figure with head immersed in sand Anastasia Deonarinesingh is a Trinidadian student, graduating from the University of Toronto this year with a Bachelor of Science in Physics, Caribbean Studies and Mathematics.
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.
By Rory Fraser Rory Fraser is Professor of Forest Economics and Policy at Alabama A & M University.
By Tonya Haynes Tonya Haynes is the co-ordinator of CODE RED for gender justice, which organized the CatchAFyah New Generation Caribbean Feminist Grounding with funding support from Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN).
By George Lamming Pambazuka Press has recently published a new edition of Walter Rodney’s seminal book, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa.
By Lisa Outar Born in Port Mourant, Guyana and living in the US since 1985, Dr.
By Kevin De Silva and Mark Chatarpal Kevin De Silva is a fourth year student at the University of Toronto.
Editor’s Note: Following on the reprinting, in last week’s Stabroek News, of Rupert Roopnaraine’s essay on the late Philip Moore (which will also be forthcoming in Roopnaraine’s latest collection of essays with Peepal Tree Press, In the Sky’s Wild Noise), this week’s column carries a poetic tribute to Philip penned by elder Eusi Kwayana.
We reprint the following article on Philip Moore by Dr Rupert Roopnaraine that was originally commissioned by Nicholas Laughlin and appeared in Caribbean Beat in 1996.
By Kala Ramnath and Suraiya Ismail Dr. Kala (Kay) Ramnath is a mother of two, autism advocate and member of the Board of The Step by Step Foundation.
Part 3 By Janette Bulkan The second article in this series, published by Stabroek News’ In the Diaspora on 24 April 2012, described the national policies for allocating forest concessions.
Kala Ramnath is a mother of two, autism advocate and member of the Board of The Step by Step Foundation By Kala Ramnath Life with autism is a daily reality for millions of families around the world.
By Christy Garland Christy Garland is a multiple award-winning filmmaker whose films have been broadcast on CBC, Channel 4 UK, IFC, Canal+, SKY Italia, and networks all over Europe.
Part 11 By Janette Bulkan Janette Bulkan is a Social Anthropologist who was Coordinator of the Amerindian Research Unit, University of Guyana from 1985 to 1999 and Senior Social Scientist at the Iwokrama International Centre from 2000 to 2003.
By Janette Bulkan Janette Bulkan is a Social Anthro-pologist who was Coordinator of the Amerindian Research Unit, University of Guyana from 1985 to 1999 and Senior Social Scientist at the Iwokrama International Centre from 2000 to 2003.