Guyana Review

Politics…Countering conflict and economic stagnation with inclusionary government

An interview with APNU+AFC presidential candidate David Granger

Guyana Review poses key post-elections questions to APNU-AFC coalition presidential candidate David Granger GR: Setting aside hopes of unseating the ruling PPP/C, do you see the Cummingsburg Accord and the APNU-AFC coalition as the first steps in the direction of changing the culture of ethnic voting in Guyana?

Politics…Serving the government of the day

An Interview with PPP/C Prime Ministerial Candidate Elisabeth Harper

GR: The most persistent public response to your selection as the PPP/C’s Prime Ministerial candidate has been one of surprise. That, I believe, has had to do with the fact that your public image has always been one of a professional rather than a politician.

Society commentary…Fixing our broken down institutions

A Presentation to Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute Anti-Corruption Conference Hilton Hotel, March 20th 2015 A few weeks ago, Justice Gillian Lucky sentenced two men to jail terms, one for 10 months for drug trafficking and the other for 5 months for shooting with intent to do grievous bodily harm and robbery.

Politics…Bharrat Jagdeo and the PPP/C’s

2015 elections campaign:

A Perspective It took but a matter of days after President Donald Ramotar had made public the date for the holding of general elections for the country to realize that Bharrat Jagdeo would be the ruling Party’s engineer-in-chief in its bid for yet another term in office; and as the days went by it became clear that Mr.

Society…The make-up of a Great Club

Speech by Dr Ian Mc Donald at the Queen’s Park Cricket Club Annual Dinner Friday March 27, 2015

What a great honour this is!  This is one of the great Clubs of the world! I am delighted to have been invited – but of course I am also filled with trepidation.

Creative writing…Cold reality

It took half a dozen or so attempts before her shaky legs eventually carried her to the other side of the street, to the side where a handful of boisterous young men were drinking beer and tossing rude remarks at passing teenaged girls who were mostly grinning in response, as though the lewd remarks that were being flung their way they were fulsome compliments.

Why young people must go to the polls

By Elson Browne-LowMuch has been said about young voters’ role in the May 11 general and regional elections, and as the recent student strike at the University of Guyana has demonstrated, young people have become frustrated with the hand that they are being dealt as Guyana moves forward.

Ebola: Africa is not that far away

By mid October the west – and America particularly- had conceded that it had completely underestimated the threat of Ebola. After Thomas Duncan, the Liberian national who had travelled to America from his homeland had died at the Texas Presbytarian Hospital Ebola had ceased to be a West African problem and begun to be seen.

On a global stage

Address by His Excellency Donald Ramotar, President of the Co-operative Repub-lic of Guyana at the General Debate of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2014 in New York Mr President, Mr Secretary General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: I wish to congratulate you, Mr.

What Caricom is not

By Dr Ralph E. Gonsalves (edited version)   The current status of CARICOM can be characterized by the twin and dialectically-connected processes of consolidation and progress within the terms of CARICOM’s design as crafted in the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas of July 2001 and the subsequent decisions of the Conference of Heads and of other Treaty institutions.

Making the case for reparations

Address delivered by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, House of Commons, Parliament of Great Britain, Committee Room 14, Thurs-day, July 16, 2014 Madam Chair, the distinguished member of Parliament for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, Diane Abbott, other distinguished members of the House of Lords, and House of Commons, Excellencies of the Diplomatic Corp, colleagues at the head table, Ladies and Gentlemen.

University under pressure

Guyana Review talks with newly elected President of the University of Guyana Students Society Joshua Griffith GR: Yours has been an inherited position since you were elected Vice President rather than President of the UGSS.

Shiv on the shore

Courtesy of The Cricket Monthly from ESPNcricinfo   By Rahul Bhattacharya   One day Khemraj “Cowfly” Chanderpaul got vexed. He was a fisherman and a talented cricketer living on the northern coast of South America near where the Mahaica river drains into the Atlantic.

Talking shop

Edited Address by Brigadier (rtd) David Granger, Leader, to the 18th Biennial Delegates’ Congress of the People’s National Congress Reform at Congress Place, Sophia, Georgetown on July 25, 2014.

On leadership

Guyana Review talks with youth leader Astell Collins   GR: When you look at the various challenges facing Guyana how do you see your own ideas on leadership making a difference?

The Secondary Schools Reform Project

Ten years on: Have we left the Secondary Schools Reform Project behind?   By Walter B Alexander, A.A. During the conception of the Secondary School Reform Project (SSRP) in the early 1990s and during the life of the 1996-2004 Project, it was envisaged that initiatives undertaken in the twelve (12) Pilot Schools would be replicated throughout the secondary school system.

School and September

September ought to be the most significant month in the lives of school children and in the entire school year. It is the start of everything; starting out at school; starting a new class; starting tertiary and university education.

Our splendid democracy

Things have not been the same since the general elections in November 2011, though, as Guyanese would say, the outcomes – or at least the majority of them – were hardly anything to write home about, anyway.

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  2. Sheet Anchor man beats, chops wife to death

  3. Cap on ministers’ housing allowance was increased to $500,000 in 2015

  4. SOCU actively seeking Brassington, Ashni Singh

  5. Teacher who was found with husband’s dead body commits suicide

  6. Caribbean Container Inc announces 36-month closure of recycling plant

  7. Ramotar defends Brassington, Singh

  8. Couple hijacked at Ogle seawall, robbed of car, valuables

  9. CH&PA sets model houses price at $6.5m


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