You are so Beautiful to me Muhammad Ali

By Nesha Zahoratul Haniff   Nesha Zahoratul Haniff is professor in the Departments of Afroamerican and African Studies, and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan.

The Timehri Film Festival

By Vidyaratha Kissoon Vidyaratha Kissoon escaped from the yawning jaguar but wrote this column because so much of what was published about events in May 2016 was negative (The  first Timehri Film Festival was held at Moray House Trust, in Georgetown from 18 to 20 May, 2016.

Memories of Independence

Alissa Trotz teaches at the University of Toronto and is the editor of the In the Diaspora column How many times have we seen the coat of arms without really understanding what it stands for?

Depression – The Silent Killer

By The Caribbean Voice & CADVA with contributions by Clinical psychologist, Dr. Nathilee Caldeira)   For the average onlooker, it often takes a giant leap of perception and intuition to begin to understand the maze of darkness for which suicide seems a welcoming beam of light for someone suffering from depression.

A public good: Great expectations

By Cynthia Barrow-Giles   Cynthia Barrow-Giles is Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.

Who are we away from ‘home’? A View of Diaspora Identity

By Lear Matthews (A version of this article was first published in the March, 2016 edition of the Guyana Cultural Association Magazine) Participants in Guyana’s Golden Jubilee Symposium Series will explore four interrelated questions: Who are we?

Lahore Diary

By Jamila Ali Jamila Ali, a friend of the Caribbean, lives with her family in Lahore, Pakistan.

Portia in the balance 2016

Joan French, who is from Jamaica, has long been involved in activism for women’s socio-cultural and political progress.

Anatomy of a Protest

WomenSpeakProject

Simone Leid is an International Development Consultant from Trinidad and Tobago and Founder of The WomenSpeak Project – a community-building forum that seeks to build the capacity of individuals and organisations in the Caribbean to advocate around issues related to discrimination against women in all forms.

Humanitarian aftershocks in Haiti

Mark Schuller is Associate Professor of Anthropology and NGO Leadership Development at Northern Illinois University and affiliate at the Faculté d’Ethnologie, l’Université d’État d’Haïti.

Remembering Rory Westmaas

The early 1950s in Guyana (then British Guiana) was a whirlwind of political activity which energized sections of Guyanese society to challenge the colonial state.

Rum, tears and karaoke

By David McAlmont    (David McAlmont is a recording artiste, writer and historian living in London. 

Thinking outside the box about S&T capacity building in Guyana

By Neville Trotz   Dr Neville Trotz served as Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Guyana and Director of the Institute of Applied Science and Technology at Turkeyen, Guyana, before becoming Science Adviser to the Commonwealth Secretary-General (1991-1997).

Moving the Stones

In the Diaspora

Honor Ford-Smith teaches at York University, Toronto, Canada, in the Faculty of Environmental Studies.

Time to Step Up on Gender Violence

In the Diaspora

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.

Learning from the ground up: Education for change

By Aziz Choudry Aziz Choudry is associate professor 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.

Accessing memory and nostalgia

Sandra Brewster is a Toronto based visual artist and community arts practitioner. For information on her work go to www.sandrabrewster.com.

Women in Men’s Political Games

By Krystal Ghisyawan   Krystal Ghisyawan holds a Double Honours B.A. in Anthropology and South Asian Studies, from York University, Toronto, and is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine in the field of Sociology, doing multi-disciplinary research with same-sex loving women in Trinidad.

Suicide in Guyana: We cannot afford to lose a single person more

By Savitri Persaud and D. Alissa Trotz Savitri Persaud is a PhD candidate in the Department of Social and Political Thought at York University in Toronto, Canada, whose research looks at disablement, mental health, and violence in Guyana and the Caribbean.