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.

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. 

WAR

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.