Guyana Review: Keeper of the shrine

“In discussing our contemporary shambles, almost every visitor to this country ultimately comes round to asking about local publications of the nature of this one. 

A crisis of child abuse in Guyana

By Karen De Souza Most adults in Guyana agree – without even thinking about it – on how to treat very young children.

An unlikely heroine

It would not be altogether surprising if it transpired that the Government of Guyana finds it discomfiting the United States Secretary of State John Kerry has deemed Guyanese woman miner Simona Broomes a “hero” for her efforts to try to suppress the practice of Trafficking In Persons (TIP) in Guyana.

Fighting HIV/AIDS in our workplaces

Launched in May 2005, the Guyana Business Coalition for HIV/AIDS continues to strengthen the foundation created under the first phase of the Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and Prevention (GHARP) Programme. As part of its ongoing public awareness effort the coalition agreed to be interviewed by The Guyana Review about its thrust and its accomplishments over the years.

Q. Have you been able to measure the impact which the Coalition has had on employer responses to HIV/AIDS at the workplace?

What makes a convivial investment climate?

Address by Canadian High Commissioner David Devine at Guyana Investment Forum June 27, 2013 Canadian High Commissioner HE David Devine Globally, the demand for investment dollars is becoming increasingly limited and competitive. 

Jean Kingston: Talented Theatre Teacher

Long before she begun to attract wider attention for her work with schoolchildren participating in the Ministry of Education’s National Schools Drama Festival, Jean Kingston had been pursuing a love affair with the theatre.

Intimate partner violence in Guyana: Who cares anyway?

  There is something frighteningly repetitive about media reports regarding women… wives, paramours, girlfriends, all of whom   share the common fate of having been brutalized, abused and often slaughtered in the most heinous ways by intimate partners.

Lessons from our Tenth Parliament

After the results of the 2011 general elections and the consequences for the mathematics of the National Assembly had become clear, a fairly sizeable constituency of Guyanese roundly applauded the verdict of the electorate.

Patois in Trinidad and Tobago

From John Jacob Thomas to Lawrence D Carrington

Dr Jo-Anne S Ferreira   Many popular myths surround Patois (known to linguists as French Creole or French-lexicon Creole), one of which, is that it is not a ‘real’ language, or that it lacks a ‘real’ grammar, or that it cannot be written, or that it is ‘simplified’ French.

Recollecting Courtney Gibson

It surprised me considerably that the turnout at the St. Sidwell’s Anglican Church Memorial Service for the late Courtney Gibson included few of his contemporaries; I wondered whether it was that news of the event might not have reached them up to that time; but then it occurred to me that we live in a society where word gets around and once I got to thinking that there was probably no good reason why news of the event did not get around the circuit of Courtney’s contemporaries, I begun to reflect on times past and how different it was ‘in those days.’ News of Courtney’s death had reached me via Bert Wilkinson.

Archibald Moore – A CXC Architect

“The history of the Caribbean Examina-tions Council cannot be written without the name Archibald Moore occupying a stellar position.

Towards a local publishing house

By Barrington Braithwaite The issue of publishing and the national ethos has never been treated with deserving seriousness.

A wanderer’s tale

Canadian traveller Amos Sarrouy who is visiting Guyana as part of his journey of discovery writes about his soujourn in South America

When I first came to South America I wasn’t sure what to expect.

Guyana calypso: cool or critical?

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. 

Caribbean Examinations Council

40th Anniversary Celebratioins Commemorative Address by CXC Registrar Dr. Didacus Jules

Forty years ago on the 11th January 1973, the inaugural meeting of the Caribbean Examinations Council was held in Barbados. 

Is official indifference fuelling violence in schools?

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.

Women Speak

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.

Meet the GNCPP – Guyana’s civil society forum

The elections, the CCJ and the Constitution

Today, the Guyana National Council on Public Policy (GNCPP) wishes to launch its print media initiative to introduce itself to the Guyanese (reading) public.

Not a leg to stand on

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.