David Thompson’s legacy

The Caribbean

The following editorial was published by the Jamaica Gleaner on Tuesday, October 26, 2010.

PANCAP and the HIV/AIDS challenge in the Caribbean

Regional Health Issues

Importance of partnerships and human rights in the global, regional and national response to hiv and aids: Address by he kofi a annan to the Tenth Annual General Meeting of the pan Caribbean Partnership against hiv and aids (pancap) 31 october 2010, st maarten Thank you for that warm welcome.

The literary talents of Pauline Melville

Guyanese Writers

About Pauline Melville Pauline Melville was born in Guyana in 1948. She has worked as an actress, appearing in films such as Mona Lisa and British television programmes including the BBC Television comedy series ‘The Young Ones’.

An interlude of optimism


One swallow decidedly does not make a summer and we must be mindful that what, for the West Indies, was a commendable outcome to the just concluded first Test match against Sri Lanka does not engender a misplaced sense of euphoria.

We’re rolling!

Kashif Muhammad gives the signal that plans for the 21st annual K&S tournament are underway One doubts that the twenty first annual Kashif & Shanghai football tournament can match the spectacle of its immediate predecessor, though, over the years, the promoters have proven quite adept at springing surprises.

Innings Over! Edwin Carrington prepares to depart the Caricom crease

Two years before the end of what would have been his fourth five-year term as Secretary General of the Caribbean Community, (CARICOM) Edwin Carrington, the 72 year-old Trinidad and Tobago-born career diplomat, announced that he will step down from what is widely regarded as the foremost and arguably most demanding regional public service assignment, at the end of 2010.

Talking Business

Guyana Review talks with Robert Badal Robert Badal is Chairman and CEO of Guyana Stockfeeds Inc of Farm, East Bank Demerara, a company with interests in the rice and edible oils sectors.

Ken Corsbie is eighty

Time flies, and Ken Corsbie, arguably the most talented and versatile Guyanese creative artists of his generation turned eighty recently.

A brief history of radio in Guyana

The Ovaltine Programme was one of the best-loved children’s radio programmes in Guyana The origin of radio broadcasting in Guyana is located somewhere in the 1920’s and the first evidence of radio is credited to several local ‘buffs.’ The introduction of short wave broadcasts was preceded by a modest wired service that relayed broadcasts from the BBC over the telephone system in Georgetown.

Another fresh start

Darren Sammy’s surprise appointment as West Indies captain appears to mark another ‘fresh start’ for Caribbean cricketSurprising though the decision may seem to appoint Darren Sammy captain of the West Indies cricket team, the selectors may well have felt that they had little choice.

Another story of underachievement

One of the largest teams ever fielded by Guyana at the Commonwealth Games concluded their assignment in India with a single medal, a bronze plus the considerable embarrassment of the defection of its entire three-member boxing team.

Fear and loathing in Bartica

Bartica is much more than the ‘gateway to the hinterland.’ It has also become a gold-plated magnet for armed robbery and murder.

Donald Ramotar – last man standing

Donald Ramotar, bar the shouting, seems to be the last man standing in the race for the nomination as the People’s Progressive Party’s presidential candidate.

Remedying the ills of the Georgetown municipality will be a challenging process

Head of the Commission of Enquiry into the Operations of City Hall, Keith Burrowes talks with The Guyana ReviewKeith Burrowes is altogether unsurprised over the fact that the outcomes of the 2008 Commission of Enquiry into the operations of the Georgetown Municipality have not, so far, brought the citizenry bountiful returns.

Man with a key to the internet

Gerard Best goes one on one with Bevil Wooding, the Caribbean’s very own technology ambassadorBevil Wooding Since news broke in the international media that a Trinidad and Tobago technology evangelist was one of only seven persons in the world trusted with keys for the Internet, the spotlight has turned to this tiny Caribbean state and to Bevil Wooding, the man with a key to the Internet.

Amazon Conquerors in Africa

What happened to the Amazon Conquerors in South Africa was a considerable and predictable humiliation.

Dr. Vincent Adams…A Guyanese engineering giant

A motor accident several years ago may have cut short a promising cricketing career; life, however, is full of ironies, and when one door was closed to Vincent Adams another threw itself open for him to step inBy Orin DavidsonEven as the Guyana twenty/20 cricket team reflects on its failures at the just concluded Champions League tournament in South Africa, a former Guyanese cricketer continues to climb the ladder of success in an entirely different field.

Celebrating Caribbean writers

Trevor Rhone Beginning with this issue The Guyana Review seeks to shine a spotlight on Caribbean Writers whose works are widely felt to have made a significant impact on the literature and culture and in an understanding of the West Indian condition.