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.

Re-Launching the Caribbean’s New World Journal

By Amílcar Sanatan   Amílcar Sanatan, interdisciplinary artist and writer, is a Research Assistant at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies and coordinator of the UWI Socialist Student Conference at The University of the West Indies, St.

Honorary doctorate for Jamaican Professor Robert Hill

By Ron Fanfair Prior to coming in Canada in 1985, Guyanese journalist Ron Fanfair freelanced for the Guyana Chronicle and the defunct Citizen Mid-week newspaper and served as senior sports producer and assistant editor with the stateowned Guyana Broadcasting Corporation. 


Walter Anthony Rodney – March 23, 1942 – June 13, 1980

By Alissa Trotz and Andaiye Today marks 37 years since revolutionary/historian Walter Rodney was taken from us and from his family –Patricia, Shaka, Kanini and Asha Rodney – by an assassin’s bomb.

The Scourge of Alcohol

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.

On the proposed referendum

By Ulele Burnham, Alissa Trotz and Andaiye In its May 22 edition, the Guyana Chronicle carried an article titled “Legalising homosexuality no straightforward matter, says Greenidge.” The article confirmed that the government of Guyana, in a formal letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) following the 161st Ordinary Period of Sessions, announced its intention to hold a referendum to determine whether the laws which criminalise same-sex intimate acts should be struck down.

Ahmed Kathrada – Committed to the practice of liberation

Nesha Haniff, Guyanese, is on the faculty of the University of Michigan and director of the Pedagogy of Action which is now piloting a methodology for gender consciousness for girls in Jamaica and US communities of colour, called the Gender Consciousness Project.

Indigenous Geographies and Caribbean Feminisms

By Gabrielle Hosein Gabrielle Jamela Hosein is a feminist, activist, poet and Director of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies, St.

For Derek Walcott

1930-2017 By Kwame Dawes Kwame Dawes is the author of twenty books of poetry and numerous other books of fiction, criticism, and essays.

International Women’s Day in the Caribbean: Marching in Solidarity with #LifeinLeggings to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Compiled by D. Alissa Trotz Alissa Trotz is Editor of the In the Diaspora Column In November 2016, two Barbadian women, Ronelle King and Allyson Benn started what has now become known as the #LifeInLeggings movement, where survivors of various manifestations of violence against women shared their personal experiences, putting a public spotlight on sexual abuse, sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence throughout the Caribbean.

Self esteem and coping skills

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.

International Mother Language Day

By Dhanaiswary Jaganauth University of Guyana (Dhanaiswary Jaganauth is a member of the Informal working group for language policy and language rights) In 1999, UNESCO proclaimed February 21 as International Mother Language Day.

Islamophobia in Quebec wasn’t created overnight​

Sabrien Amrov is a PhD student in Human Geography at the University of Toronto in Canada The murder of six Muslims at an Islamic Center in Quebec City, Canada, on Sunday January 29th has generated great public outcry.

Migrant workers: Unfree labour in the 21st Century

Aziz Choudry Aziz Choudry is associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Social Movement Learning and Knowledge Production in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, Montreal, and visiting professor at the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation in the University of Johannesburg’s Faculty of Education.

Talking to and with Youth

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.

Yo Soy Fidel: A reflection

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.

Fidel Castro, Cuba, and our Caribbean Dream

By D Alissa Trotz Alissa Trotz is Editor of the In the Diaspora Column I was up at 12.34 am on Sunday morning when I received word that Fidel Castro, 90 years old, had died in Havana.

A Haitian Psychomachia

By Matthew J. Smith Matthew J. Smith is Professor of Caribbean History, UWI-Mona.

Hurricane Matthew in Haiti: Looking Beyond the Disaster Narrative

By Mark Schuller This column was first published on Common Dreams ( on Wednesday October 5th, 2016 Mark Schuller is Associate Professor of at Northern Illinois University and affiliate at the Faculté d’Ethnologie, l’Université d’État d’Haïti.

Encounters with Mittelholzer

By Samuel Braithwaite   Samuel Brathwaite is a lecturer in the Department of Economics, the University of the West Indies, Mona   Introduction In May of this year, I was asked by Prof.

The squandering of riches or the successful shaping of self?

By George Mentore   George Mentore teaches anthropology at the University of Virginia   I have three broad questions to discuss, each arising from the recent attempt by the Government of Guyana to relocate the Walter Roth Museum — an administrative effort which, I have to say, appears far more reflective of engorged political muscles unaware of the consequences of its ponderous movements, than the rational choice of a well-informed leadership.