Two nations

By David A. Granger Hinterland Guyana comprises over three-quarters of this country’s territory.

Caricom’s inertia: Who’s to blame?

Address by Dr. the Hon. Ralph E. Gonsalves Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Chairman of CARICOM at the Opening of the Twenty-Fifth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government at Buccament Resorts, St.

Implementing decisions: ‘The Secretariat is not CARICOM’

Once I had read and re-read Dr Ralph Gonsalves’s address to the opening of the Twenty Fifth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government it was inevitable that it would be set aside for publication in this issue of the Guyana Review.

Talking media

Capitol News Director Enrico Woolford shares his views on media issues with the Guyana ReviewGR: When you think of media freedom what do you consider to be its key elements?  

A remarkable life of magic realism and urgent relevance

Boyd Tonkin recalls a recent pilgrimage to the former home of Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Cartagena and marvels at a writer whose fantasies helped define a country and continentLast September, I might easily have died in Cartagena de Indias.

Goat milk ice cream

Evaluation of nutritional, chemical, textural and sensory characteristics of goat milk ice cream manufactured with three different levels of Caprine milk fatNew research has been launched at Fort Valley State University for development of goat milk ice cream and its quality evaluation.

Deborah Backer

Deborah Jan Osman-Backer, Attorney-at-Law, former Deputy Speaker and Member of the National Assembly, died on Friday March 21, 2014, at the age of 54.

Terrence O Holder

Veteran Guyanese broadcaster and media administrator, Terrence O. Holder died on Wednesday Janauay 8, 2014 following a prolonged illness at the age of seventy- three.

Dr Laurence Clairmonte Clarke

Born sixty-two years ago in the East Coast Demerara village of Plaisance, Clarke attended Queen’s College from 1962-1969 where he established a reputation as an outstanding student and a know sportsman.

Delivering education: Realizing effective parent/teacher teamwork

The vast majority of parents send their children off to school every day hoping that they would do well though a smaller number actually address the formal education of their children from the standpoint of a carefully laid out plan designed to – as far as possible – ensure that they do well.

Education: Something to celebrate

The Caribbean Examinations Council marks 40

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) began its 40th Anniversary celebrations with a series of Interfaith and Thanksgiving Services across the region.

Politics: The political culture and the will of the people

The significance of the outcome of the November 2011 general elections – at least as far as the electorate was concerned – reposed in what we  describe as the “one seat majority,” that is to say the single-seat numerical advantage which the parliamentary opposition holds over the executive in the National Assembly.

Education: The Caribbean Examinations Council at 40:

A Testament to regional assertiveness

By Dr Didacus Jules This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), It is a significant watershed, perhaps insufficiently observed in the Caribbean. 

Society: Apartheid in the Americas: Are you Haitian?

The implications of the ruling of September 23 by the Constitutional Tribunal of the Dominican Republic, stripping citizenship from the offspring of non-resident Haitians born in the Dominican Republic, where nationality is conferred jus soli, by place of birth, are only beginning to be understood by the international community with the OAS, Amnesty International, and the governments of Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, St Vincent and the Grenadines, openly condemning the violation of human rights it represents.

Gender: Entrapped

The concerns expressed by this teenaged victim of sexual harassment have led us to exclude her name from this story and to otherwise disguise our approach to the interview to protect her identity.

Books: Shipwrecked

Amos Sarrouy’s conversation with 2013 winner of the Guyana Prize for Literature, Ruel Johnson

The records that were available to me indicate that the first book ever published about Guyana was The Discoverie of the Large, Rich, and Beautiful Empyre of Guiana (With a Relation of the Great and Golden Citie of Manoa (Which the Spanyards call El Dorado) and of the Provinces of Emeria, Aromaia, Amapaia, and Other Countries, with Their Riulers, Adjoyning by Sir Walter Raleigh, an Englishman in 1596. 

People: A Conversation with Ras Leon Saul

Guyana Review: Take us back to your formative years as a writer. Ras Leon: I was first a primary school teacher, then an Accounts clerk in the Ministry of Health before becoming an Information Officer in the Ministry of Information and Culture.