The International Court of Justice: How we got there

The Guyana/Venezuela Boundary Controversy:

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.”

At Twenty five The Guyana Review, 1993-2018

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.

Nowhere near enough


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.

The perplexities of policing

Public Security

By Clinton Conway In Guyana police is a good word to start a conversation with, or even better to begin an argument.

E-Testing – Making Caribbean examinations more efficient


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.

Dr. Mohamed Shahabuddeen passes on


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.

Wilson Harris, Guyanese writer of Intricate Novels, dies at 96

The Arts

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.

Life, Love, Creativity


The photography of Rex Lucas It is sometimes said that life imitates art and art portrays life.

Reflecting on the age of the stevedore


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.

Fighting Back

Social Challenges - Drugs

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.

On free and fair elections in Guyana

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.

The Multiversity Universities of the Caribbean

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.

A brief history of the University of Guyana

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.

Devastation and desolation beckon integration

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. 


It’s not easy to extract a thoughtful creative perspective from the Guyanese craftspeople who journeyed to Barbados for CARIFESTA X111.

Sport as a nation-builder

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.

Sugar at a Crossroads

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.

Politics…Perusing the Presidency

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.