By Alexander Wentker Published on June 29, 2018 On 18 June 2018, Venezuela notified the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that it intends not to participate in the proceedings before the Court in the case over the Essequibo region brought by Guyana (for an excellent analysis of Guyana’s application and the complex historical and procedural background on this blog see here).
Oil and Gas A Presentation by Nigel Hughes, Attorney At Law on the occasion of the Guyana Press Association’s 2018 Media Awards ceremony An edited version Since the announcement of the discovery of oil and gas back in May 2015 much has been said on the subject.
Diplomacy At the softer end of the continuum of foreign policy instruments lie diplomacy and culture.
Perhaps poetry’s most valuable purpose has to do with the role it plays in throwing open a door to the mind, to the mind of the poet that is, unearthing thoughts which, otherwise, would probably remain entomb-ed forever in minds that care little for this remarkable discipline.
The Small Business Bureau, a semi-autonomous agency within what is now the Ministry of Business, commenced operations in 2010, based on its mandate as set out in the Small Business Act of 2004 (SBA).
Politics GR: I want to begin with a foreign policy question, Excellency. Given the various important foreign policy issues on the international agenda would you be attending this year’s United Nations General Assembly?
Author Astrid R.N. Haas Developing off the back of one natural resource is risky for any country.
Literary Issues By Dilip Menon Dilip Menon is the Chair of Indian Studies and the Director of the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa, University of the Witwatersrand No author in contemporary times more willfully damaged his reputation with cantankerous observations as did VS Naipaul.
Komal Samaroo Chairman, Demerara Distillers Ltd. Feature Address at launch of the GCCI’s Magazine… ‘Guyana on the Move’ I want to compliment the organization for the positive and upbeat choice of theme of their Magazine “Guyana on the Move.” I believe that too much negative energy has been imbued in our national discourse at a time when the future outlook has never been better.
STEMGuyana Co-Founder, Karen Abrams, talks with Guyana Review about the origins, challenges and objectives of the programme GR: It has been three years since your family team brought the STEM technology programme to Guyana.
Humans must be aware that in us dwell the truths of Circe, the mythical daughter of Atlas, sister of Calypso, popular in the saga of Homer’s Odyssey.
United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, informed President David Granger that he had “chosen the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as the means that is now to be used for its solution.”
David A. Granger – (Founder and first Editor) President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana Guyanese news magazines, historically, have had very short and fitful lives.
By Dr. David Hinds Any proper evaluation of the current government’s performance in office almost three years since its rise to power must be done against the background of the expectations when it came to power in 2015.
By Lincoln Lewis The state of industrial relations in Guyana gives cause for considerable concern.
By Clinton Conway In Guyana police is a good word to start a conversation with, or even better to begin an argument.
By Cleveland Sam “The Caribbean Examinations Council has successfully launched its Electronic Testing or e-testing service to the region.” The announcement was made by Barbados Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation on Monday, 30 January, 2017.
Renowned Guyanese jurist Dr. Mohamed Shahabuddeen SC, who served as the Attorney General of Guyana and a judge on the International Criminal Court (ICC) died on 17th February, in Canada, where he resided, and will be remembered for his contributions to the legal fraternity.
The EF Correia International Airport is a privately – operated Airport under a Lease Agreement with government entered into in November 2001, operating in accordance with the Civil Aviation Laws of Guyana and in compliance with all the International Regulations and standards governing an International Airport.
By Dr Leyland Lucas Since assuming office, President David Granger has continually discussed the importance of entrepreneurship to the future development of Guyana.
By Neil Genzlinger Wilson Harris, a Guyanese novelist and essayist who addressed themes of colonialism and cultural identity in weaving stories of history, fantasy, myth and philosophy, died on March 8 in Chelmsford, England.
The photography of Rex Lucas It is sometimes said that life imitates art and art portrays life.
By Barrington Braithwaite The city we know as Georgetown rose to prominence from the mud flats of the Demerara river, the deepest of the three prominent rivers of the colony of Guiana.
Attorney At Law Roysdale Alton Forde has been installed as Grandmaster of the District Grand Lodge of Guyana, an integral part of the century-odd Freemasonry fraternity.
It is high time that the Ministry of Education develop strategies to tackle the problem of drugs in schools Hardly anyone batted an eyelid when the Stabroek News reported on February 16th last that the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit of the Guyana Police Force has unearthed “a drug ring inside two Georgetown Secondary schools” and that following police investigations charges were expected to be laid “soon.” This was by no means the first time that reports had surfaced regarding the pedaling and use of drugs in the school system in Guyana even though the customary absence of subsequent disclosure on these kinds of incidents by either the police or the Ministry of Education has means that details are usually few, particularly those that have to do with the responses of the authorities to these developments and such measures as being are put in place to attempt to respond to the challenge.
By Wintress White and Joy Marcus Protecting the rights of women and children is always an important obligation of any government.
Address by Ralph Ramkarran New York Diaspora, 8th October, 2017) October 5 will forever be remembered in the history of Guyana as the date when a short-lived democracy was restored.
Vice Chancellor’s Fourth Renaissance Lecture September 7th, 2017 By George A. O. Alleyne, Director Emeritus Pan American Health Organization September 7, 2017 First, I wish to thank Dr.
Presented at the Interfaith Service to mark the 50th Anniversary of the passing of the University of Guyana Ordinance #63, April 19, 1963 In the George Walcott Lecture Theatre (GWLT), Turkeyen Campus on April 19, 2013 By Sr Mary Noel Menezes, RSM, AA edited and adapted for this Publication.
By Walter Alexander The headline “For the first time in 300 years, there is not a single living person on the island of Barbuda” brings to the fore the stark reality of the plight of some small Caribbean states after the recent hurricanes and in the face of over-whelming economic challenges.
By Ashford Daniel The 2017 hurricane season is far from over, but already several Caribbean islands have had their future jeopardized by intense hurricanes in the space of a few days.
It’s not easy to extract a thoughtful creative perspective from the Guyanese craftspeople who journeyed to Barbados for CARIFESTA X111.
This is not the first time that we have engaged our readers on ‘school sports.’ It is a repetitive rendition of the mediocrity that passes for sports at the school level, its absurdity growing more prominent in direct proportion to the advances in school-level sports that obtain in other CARICOM countries, Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago being among the primary examples.
A policy of progressive integration of indigenous people into the national life of Guyana over the past fifty year has brought many positive benefits in terms of health standards, the highest birth rate of any ethnic group in Guyana, and improved educational standards.
This article submitted by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) contends that tackling the challenges facing the sugar industry has broader implications for the Guyana economy as a whole.
On the eve of the second anniversary of the accession to office of the APNU-AFC administration, President David Granger talks with The Guyana Review about his administration, his presidency and his vision for the future of Guyana ________________ Guyana Review: You are the only President of Guyana ever to have served in that office without the benefit of any prior Cabinet experience.
University of Guyana Vice Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Griffith talks with The Guyana Review about the challenges that inhere in the transformation of the University of Guyana Guyana Review: Perhaps we can start by trying to secure an insight into your vision, your priorities for the University of Guyana.
By Raphael Trotman MP, Minister of Natural Resources Many adjectives and superlatives can be used to describe today’s happenings not just what is unfolding at this instant at the Georgetown Marriott, but overall, I am speaking about what is taking place within Guyana and around the world following on the announcement of a ‘significant’ discovery 200 km offshore Guyana’s territorial waters – “historic”, “transformational”, “transcendental”, “outstanding”, “stupendous”, and “exciting” are some words which spring to mind and have been used.
Earlier this year The Guyana Oil and Gas Association (GOGA) hosted its first Conference and Exposition under the theme, “The Initiation of a Transformative Industry”.
By Wesley Kirton SOUTH FLORIDA – Much has been written about the results of the recent US presidential election and President Elect, Donald Trump.
By Ken Gordon Ken Gordon served as managing director of the Trinidad Express and CEO and chairman of Caribbean Communications Network (CCN).
The poet and playwright Derek Walcott, who moulded the language and forms of the western canon to his own purposes for more than half a century, has died aged 87.
With its grim and ghastly images of colonial history, slavery still inspires West Indian dreams of individual freedom and collectives independence.
Gerry Gouveia can think of a whole host of reasons why it would be more than worth the while to reintroduce the Guyana National Service (GNS) as a dimension to the experience of young Guyanese.
These days, much more than during any other period in our post-independence history, there is, with good reason, a deliberate focus on the role which Guyanese in the diaspora can play in the country’s development.
Even at a time when the attention of Guyana’s coalition government is focused on energizing the country’s underperforming economy, the administration still cannot afford to allow its attention to wander from a foreign policy agenda that includes managing relations with two neighboring countries with which separate territorial controversies loom large.
There has been an undeniable air of expectancy here in Guyana arising out of the disclosure last year by the United States company, Exxon Mobil that commercial deposits of oil and gas had been offshore Guyana.
Politics Your Government entered a depressing financial landscape in May 2015. The economic legacy that this nation inherited was characterised by a lack of strategic planning and whimsical decision-making.
By Louis Holder Manufacture is the process of adding value to inputs of raw materials by changing their form and utility to consumers.
As agriculture moves increasingly to the forefront of the Guyana economy the Guyana Review examines some of the key achievements of the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) in 2016 April last brought rainfall after a prolonged dry season that started in 2015.