In Tribute: Emeritus Professor the late Doris Rogers

By Philbert Gajadhar No greater contrast could be imagined than that which existed between the imaginative power, the passionate drive and humour of Doris Rogers’ art on the one hand and her appearance and habits on the other.

Trump presidency: What priorities for US-Caribbean Economic engagement?

International Relations

By Alicia Nicholls Reprinted from Caribbean Trade Law and Development: Posted on November 17, 2016 The United States’ position as most Caribbean countries’ largest economic partner and an important foreign policy ally means that constructive engagement with the incoming Trump administration is not just a choice but an imperative.

On the passing of the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro

Tribute

Fidel Castro’s death on Friday November 25 was, arguably, one of the most profoundly anti- climactic occurrences in contemporary global politics, his end coming a decade after he had relinquished the title of ‘El Commandante,’ Cuba’s unquestioned leader for forty-seven years.

Night Shift

Creative Corner

It was one of those nights when the children had gone to bed with little to eat, when she had had to cover the distance from Kitty to Kingston on foot and when the Guard Hut felt colder and more desolate than it customarily did.

Not at all funny: A conversation with Odessa Primus

Theatre

Odessa Primus says she was born to be funny. Perhaps oddly enough her claim is not particularly believable, at least not when her intellect strikes you like a rumbustious gust of breeze once you engage her in conversation.

Carl’s mighty promise and the mightier disappointment

Cricket

By BC PIRES The 1990s, the Queen’s Park Oval, West Indies playing – India, if memory serves, but mine is more likely to spit in my soup – and Carl Hooper slid down the wicket, like a cobra on cocaine, to lift some poor sap – Anil Kumble?

West Indies cricket plodding along

Cricket

We can only hope that the outcome of the final Sharjah test against Pakistan on November 3 provides some kind of impetus for the West Indies cricket team ahead of what will almost certainly be a far more testing encounter against England later next year.

Celebrating our Jubilee

We are still in our Jubilee Year though the ceremonies and celebrations put together to mark the 50th Anniversary of Guyana’s independence have passed and gone without matching the hype and hoopla that had been attached to the buildup to the event.

The ‘Good life’

Address by His Excellency Brigadier (retd) David Granger Leader of the People’s National Congress to the 19th Biennial Delegates Congress of the People’s National Congress The 19th Biennial Delegates Congress of the People’s National Congress assembles today.

Caricom – trends towards the future

A PRESENTATION BY AMBASSADOR COLIN GRANDERSON ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) SECRETARIAT AT THE ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR THE NEWLY APPOINTED HEADS OF GUYANA MISSIONS Caricom, going forward In 2012, one year before the celebration of the Fortieth Anniversary of the Caribbean Community, the Conference took the decision to “re-examine the future direction of the Community and the arrangements for carrying it forward”.

Wrong Turn

After the deed had been done they were unable to think straight, to fashion a plan to extricate themselves from what they had done.

Noises of war?

An extraordinary escalation of Venezuelan military activities

Venezuela’s historic pattern of provocation and sabre-rattling in support of its spurious territorial claim against Guyana has manifested itself once again.

The May 2015 general elections and beyond

Just how long the changed atmosphere in Guyana will last following the May 11 general elections and the removal of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic administration from office after twenty three years.

PPP suffers setback in Guyana elections

By: Dr. Odeen Ishmael, Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs   Guyana witnessed a change in administration after the ruling People’s Progressive Party-Civic (PPP) lost by a mere one percent of the votes to an alliance of opposition parties comprising A Partnership for National Unity and the Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) in the general elections held on May 11.

The Caribbean… a zone of peace

Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana Address by Brigadier David Granger, MSS President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana  to the 11th Parliament, Georgetown, on 9th July 2015.

The rise and fall of Donald Ramotar

At 65 and generally felt to be in fairly good health one might have thought that Donald Ramotar departed the political centre stage far too early though, in as sense, it was he who ‘called time’ on his own presidency.

US/Cuba Relations: A contemporary overview

Introduction On April 11, 2015, Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro shook hands at the Summit of the Americas in Panama, marking the first meeting between a U.S.