Musical tradition has decided that Trinidad and Tobago is the “home” of the Calypso, that art-form that once outsiders defined as “a West Indian Song.” The origins of calypso are somewhat varied but a common thread is that it has a base in African lament and rhythm.
Guyana, in April 2013, celebrates its 60th anniversary of cabinet government. The Cabinet is an essential element in the state.
The professionalism of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the practices that attend policing in Guyana have long been the subject of intense public discourse.
Forty years ago on the 11th January 1973, the inaugural meeting of the Caribbean Examinations Council was held in Barbados.
After all of the official fuss and public anxiety that has been expressed over the issue of violence among schoolchildren and in schools in recent years, we were more than a little surprised that both the Chief Education Officer and the General Secretary of the Guyana Teachers’ Union passed up the offer made to them by The Guyana Review to publicly pronounce on these issues and even to say what, individually or together, their respective institutions are doing in order to seek to remedy these problems.
Public discourse over gender issues and more particularly the issue of violence against women rivals and in many cases, exceeds most other items on the national agenda.
Today, the Guyana National Council on Public Policy (GNCPP) wishes to launch its print media initiative to introduce itself to the Guyanese (reading) public.
It does no harm for the labour movement to get the occasional reminder about its threatened drift into irrelevance even though fears that it sometimes interprets those reminders quite incorrectly.
From the pioneering work of aviation stalwarts like Arthur James “Art”Williams and Colonel Herman Edgar “Harry” Wendt to the current initiative to transform the Ogle aerodrome into the country’s second international airport, the aviation sector in Guyana owes its growth and development to the cumulative contributions of groups and individuals who
Guyana’s economic improvement over the past 20 years, has seen a striking parallel in the aviation sector where Air Services Limited, has grown to become Guyana’s largest domestic aviation operator in the country.
Our Mission: To provide safe and reliable air transport services to our customers in Guyana and around the region Originating in 1956 from a single float plane air service, Trans Guyana Airways (TGA) has grown into Guyana’s premier and
Ogle International Airport is a general aviation Regional Class Airport with a Class2C runway catering to commercial and private operators of aircraft.
The Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School, which is housed in the Hangar of Caribbean Aviation Maintenance Services Ltd., was conceived by Capt.
Walter B. Alexander Let us get back to basics to properly understand the role of the Public Service in Guyana over the first or the last sixty years of ministerial government in Guyana.
Steady appears to be the best word to describe the Carib-bean Advance Proficiency Examination (CAPE), both in terms of its growth and the performance of candidates The Encarta Dictionary describes ‘steady’ in these terms: steady: fixed, stable, or not easily moved.
The performance of candidates in the May/June 2012 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) on English A and Mathematics examinations has resulted in a call for action in the region to address deficiencies in the two core subjects.
These impressions of contemporary Cuba were penned by Guyanese, Dr. David Pollard shortly after he visited the Caribbean island in December 2012.
Some institutions in Guyana, for reasons associated with their longevity and the contribution to the growth and development of the Guyanese society engender a special sense of history.
One has to wonder whether the hope expressed late last year that the outcome of the November general elections that had given the combined opposition a one-seat majority in the National Assembly would bring ‘some good’ to our political landscape was more of a pipe dream than an earnest hope.
The little that we do is not nearly enough If there is something profoundly sickening about the monotonous regularity with which domestic violence is claiming the lives of our womenfolk, what is even more disturbing is the sense one gets that the decibel level of public protestations notwithstanding, we are, on the whole, indifferent to the carnage.
Challenges of the Caribbean Community Keynote address at Dies Natalis Anton de Kom University of Suriname By Sir Shridath Ramphal The Treaty of Chaguaramas of 1973 – itself an emanation from the CARIFTA Agreement of 1965 – began with words which are fundamental to the economic integration commitments which followed.
Ideology, identity and the destiny of the PNCR The People’s National Congress Reform celebrated its 55th anniversary a few weeks ago in October at the centre of a five-party political partnership.
Whatever the extent of political and public criticism of his tenure as Home Affairs Minister the ruling PPP/C is unlikely to let go of Clement Rohee Clement Rohee has become used to questions being raised about his suitability to serve as a Cabinet Minister.
The fight against child sexual abuse By Margaret Walcott More often than not societies resist change.
The Kuru Kuru Cooperative College In Guyana, Cooperatives have survived the passage of time and the emergence of a full-blown economic culture that gave the lie to the professed beliefs of both the People’s National Congress and the ruling People’s Progressive Party in a state-driven economy.
At eighty Magda Pollard remains mentally alert, enlightened, a keen conversationalist and seemingly always inclined to engage in discourse on important issues.
Historically, in nations under colonial rule, formal social control of the population was undertaken by a security force that had the mission of maintaining the status and prerogatives of the colonizers and their political and social elites.
Roraima Airways plays a significant role in the growth of the Guyanese economy, as a provider of travel services to tourists and commercial clients – offering foreign businessmen a convivial environment within which to do business in Guyana.
What has changed in Caribbean cricket apart from the fortunes of the Westindies team is the extent to which issues relating to what one might call the politics of the game surface in the mass media and in public discourse.
President Donald Ramotar is the first Guyanese Head of State ever to have to compete for the presidential candidature.
It will be some time before a definitive determination can be made regarding the real significance of the leadership change that occurred a matter of days ago inside the People’s National Congress/Reform.
Long after the contest between David Granger and Carl Greenidge for the PNC/R’s presidential candidature had passed and gone, Party insiders were alluding to what they claimed was a lingering division between the rival camps that wasn’t going away.
By Sam Lochan This move to emphasize citizenship and values education in schools in Trinidad and Tobago, we are told, is motivated by the high incidence of murderous crimes by young males and the anti-social behaviour of our children.
By Cheryl Stephens Through the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), the Caribbean Examinations Coun-cil (CXC) and its stakeholders have created a post-secondary system that is seamless, inclusive, democratic, socially responsible, developmentally focused and internationally recognised.
The sense of shame that I feel cannot easily be explained; nor can it be wished away.
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I feel privileged to join my Colleague Heads of State and Government here in St Lucia at this Thirty Third Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community and I am pleased to reaffirm Guyana’s commitment to the integration process.
By George Lamming The following statement titled “Rodney and the Concept of Labour” was delivered via skype at the re-launch of Walter Rodney’s seminal work “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa” which took place on June 13, 2012 at the CLR James Auditorium at Cipriani Labour College.
Guyana’s longest surviving secular choir, The Woodside Choir, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.
This year, Kingston Methodist Church is commemorating the One Hundred and Eighty First Anniversary of its establishment.
By Margaret Walcott It is the week before the Panorama Competition semi-finals. They turn off the main road into Hamilton Street and down the poorly lit path that leads to the ‘Village’ the pan yard of ‘Petrotrin Phase II Pan Groove’.
For as long as he remains captain of the West Indies team Darren Sammy’s credentials as a cricketer deserving of a permanent place in the Caribbean side, far less the distinction of being its leader, will probably always be in question.
Leadership – political, institutional and business – has failed the Caribbean integration process and people over the last decade in the thrust to move from common market to single market and economy and to cope in an unsympathetic global environment.
There was little that was extraordinary or even either eye-catching about President Donald Ramotar’s February 10th address to the National Assembly though it never seemed as though the Republic’s seventh Executive President set out to deliver a rousing speech to the Parliament anyway.
By Stephen Alleyne Outwardly, Jennifer (whose real name has been withheld to protect her identity) has a body most women her age would spend a pretty penny to acquire and maintain – petite, curvaceous, unblemished.
The ‘green wave’ that followed the formation of A Partnership for National Unity last June, the results of the general and regional elections in November 2011 and the current configuration of
Just how divided public opinion on the allegation of rape made against Police Commissioner Henry Greene has become is evidenced in the view expressed recently by Education Minister Priya Mannickchand that the controversial 57-year-old ‘top cop’ should no longer occupy public office.
Joschka Fischer, Germany’s foreign minister and vice-chancellor from 1998 to 2005, was a leader in the German Green Party for almost 20 years.