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. 

CARIFESTA…dreaming

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.

Education…The University of Guyana: Challenge and Change

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

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.

Oil and The Future…The Crucible of our Time

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.

Tribute…Derek Walcott

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.

Society…Reincarnating the Guyana National Service

Recollections of a Pioneer/ Instructor

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.

Comment…The diaspora dynamic

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.

Diplomatic noises on Guyana’s two most contentious borders

Chatter on both fronts:

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.

Thinking Oil: Where do we go from discovery

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.

The development agenda

Key excerpts from President David Granger’s address to the National Assembly on October 13, 2016 Economic policy

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.

Spotlight on NAREI

Agriculture

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.