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Scholarships, The Arts and Disinvestment

3 June 2018   by Sherene Noble I was at a function in Brooklyn when the guest of honor, a visiting government functionary, announced that the Guyana government would be providing numerous scholarships in the fields of technology and engineering to students. He then added that the government would not be providing…

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Scorning the “other”

 ravi dev Guyana Times June 3, 2018   I wonder why so many are now expressing outrage at the grotesque treatment meted out to that innocent Amerindian boy, who dared to presume, when asked to show up in his people’s traditional costume, it was meant literally. What the administrators meant, of…

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Independence silencings

guyana times May 27, 2018 by ravi dev I thought it interesting that one of the persons President Granger decided to honour was Dr Alvin Thompson; who, along with himself and Dr Winston McGowan, edited the massive ‘Themes in African-Guyanese History’ in 2009. Like Granger, Prof Thompson specialises in the…

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Democracy, Authoritarianism and Reform – Sherene Noble

Democracy, Authoritarianism and Reform – Sherene Noble 1 May 2018 by Sherene Noble In my last post, I argued that citizens of Guyana struggle to function in a democratic society in large part because the education system does not support democratic ideals. In fact, what exists is an authoritarian system that is antithetical…

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