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.
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.
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).
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.
By Kala Ramnath Kala Ramnath received her MPhil in International Relations from Trinity College, Cambridge University and her PhD from the University of Hull.
By Clarence Trotz. With an introductory note by Dr. Frank Birbalsingh Frank Birbalsingh is Professor Emeritus of English, York University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saluting Tchaiko Kwayana By Nigel Westmaas Tchaiko Ruramai Kwayana was an educator, pan-Africanist, and civil rights activist.
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.
By Dr Kala Ramnath and Dr Suraiya Ismail Dr Suraiya Ismail, Chair of the Step by Step Foundation’s Executive Committee, is a public health nutritionist and educator, with extensive international experience working in key academic institutions and international agencies.
By Judith Wedderburn Judith Wedderburn is a gender and development practitioner, formerly Director, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in Jamaica, with experience in community development and leadership training around gender equality, gender-based violence, women’s empowerment and poverty.
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.