How The Us Derailed Guyana’s Democracy

American intervention in British Guiana (now Guyana), during the 1950s and 60s, has been known for a long time.…

Hunting In Pairs

Good fast bowlers hunt, the old adage goes, in pairs. And led by the pair of fast bowlers Jerome Taylor and Fidel Edwards, Chris Gayle's troops battled to…

Beyond Bush Ii

The inauguration of Barack Obama as the first African American president of the United States is scheduled for January 20, 2009, a date that will stand as a…

The Irrelevance Of Sport

I wonder what it would be like to exclude sport completely from one's life for, say, one year? No playing sport, no watching it, no reading about it,…

Exposed

Warren Buffet’s famous statement has been gaining currency in recent times not only with respect to Wall Street but to our own economy as well.…

Still Spooked By Cuba

Western capitalism is haunted by the spectre of Cuba, terrified by the possibility that this small, poor, third world nation in the Caribbean may succeed in proving that…

Medicinal Plants Updated

The publication of this book, Medicinal and Edible Plants (2008 ed.), is a welcome addition to the corpus of knowledge available to research students and faculty members who…

An Exhibition Of Gratitude

The 2008 Christmas Season was weighed down by the obvious feeling that money was in greater abundance 365 days ago. Nevertheless, in spite of spiraling murder statistics, collapsing…

Forebodings Of An Emissary

Charles Freer Andrews (1871-1940) graduated in theology from Cambridge University, and entered the priesthood before going out to India as a Christian missionary in 1904. Attracted by the…

La Deuda Es Impagable

I was a child of 12 when Fidel and his comrades stormed the Moncada Barracks. As teenagers, we would tune our radio dials to the Miami stations to…

Rage With Relish

Vidia Naipaul’s most recent book A Writer’s People: Ways of Looking and Feeling collects fragments of autobiography, history, criticism, memoir and travel writing, even literary gossip, into a…

Long Way From Social Compact

It was the Governor of the Central Bank who, to his credit, first called for the creation of a social compact.…

Obama And The Search For A New Contract In America

Baldwin proved to be remarkably prescient as the outcome of the 2008 American presidential election unfolded over the course of the year. The election of Barack Obama to…

Caribbean Champion

Professor Kari Polanyi-Levitt, Professor Emerita of Economics, McGill University, has enriched Caribbean scholarship and illuminated economic policy for almost fifty years.…

Naipaul Is…what He Is

The authorized biography of VS Naipaul treats us to all the shabby details of Naipaul’s life in a manner which should satisfy all those who love to hate…