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Book: Born to Defend by Howard Randolph Hamilton

The-book-cover-of-Born-to-DefendThe Soul of Jurisprudence - Lawyers are oftentimes the butt of derision, maligned in revolting and  unforgiving terms. Deservedly so, some might argue. But there are a few who have risen above public chastisement, assuming the rarefied status of "People's Advocates." One such personage is Howard Randolph Hamilton.

Book: Ordinary people in a Normal Society by Dr Jerome Teeluckingh

The-book-cover-of-Ordinary-People-in-a--Normal-SocietyAn author's portrayal of an empty, tragic society

Dr Jerome Teelucksinghs's latest offering is a macédoine of interfacing dialogue and disjointed scenes clothed in a bipolar literary style, if ever it existed.

Britain’s Black Debt To The Caribbean…Will Britain accept?

Hilary-Beckles-SirSince the mid-nineteenth-century abolition of slavery, the call for reparations for the crime of African enslavement and native genocide has been growing.

Explosive book warns of Black rage (Guyana Uncensored)

The-book-cover-of-Sitting-on-a-Racial-VolcanoIn the field of psychopathology, "Black Rage"  is a veridical mental disorder, a seething psychic wound that festers,  then erupts with savagery at its perceived oppression. The term has also been deftly used by defense lawyers to humanise perpetrators hauled before an unforgiving penal system.
G.H.K.Lall is neither therapist nor attorney, but in this shoot from the hip, emotively unrelenting and daring undertaking, he has assumed both these titles….and more.

The Caribbean and the cartels

Book Cover cocaine trafficking in the CaribbeanExecutions. Missing limbs. Hundreds of young men mysteriously shot, mutilated, missing… Illicit drug trafficking. Expert Daurius Figueira explains how this country's many "crime waves" are linked to our location in the belly of the international drug trade.

Premier of Nevis invites actress Cicely Tyson to celebrate St. Kitts and Nevis’ 30th Anniversary of Independence

Brantley Tyson-1Premier of Nevis Hon. Vance Amory on Monday June 10, 2013 extended congratulations to actress Cicely Tyson for winning an award for her lead role in a Broadway Play.

From Despair to Hope - Haiti’s Devastation Revisited

haiti book coverTime hurries by, leaving behind trauma and pain that are sometimes pushed to the back burner, a distant memory. It has been three years since Haiti was shattered by an earthquake that claimed close to a quarter million people in a mere thirty five seconds.

“The True Story of the Bilderberg Group” and What They May Be Planning Now

the-bilderberg-groupFor over 14 years, Daniel Estulin has investigated and researched the Bilderberg Group’s far-reaching influence on business and finance, global politics, war and peace, and control of the world’s resources and its money.

His book, “The True Story of the Bilderberg Group,” was published in 2005 and is now updated in a new 2009 edition. He states that in 1954, “the most powerful men in the world met for the first time” in Oosterbeek, Netherlands, “debated the future of the world,” and decided to meet annually in secret. They called themselves the Bilderberg Group with a membership representing a who’s who of world power elites, mostly from America, Canada, and Western Europe with familiar names like David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton, Gordon Brown, Angela Merkel, Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, Larry Summers, Tim Geithner, Lloyd Blankfein, George Soros, Donald Rumsfeld, Rupert Murdoch, other heads of state, influential senators, congressmen and parliamentarians, Pentagon and NATO brass, members of European royalty, selected media figures, and invited others – some quietly by some accounts like Barack Obama and many of his top officials.

Book: Our Caribbean: A gathering of Lesbian and Gay writing from the Antilles

Book Cover of Our Caribbean1Struggle for Gay Rights in the Caribbean Heats Up    - Injecting religious rhetoric into a culture steeped in unbridled machismo is tantamount to adding fuel to an already waging fire. In sociological terms, a poisonous and intolerant scenario has bedeviled the gay and lesbian community in the Caribbean.

Guyanese race relations: genuine talk or open conflict

ghklall volcanoThe House Speaker and a prominent Roman Catholic clergyman have endorsed a new book on race on Guyana that calls for an open and frontal discourse on the issue or the country could erupt into open conflict.

A regrettable account of Guyana’s missed opportunity

Book cover of A Dream DeferredIn A Dream Deferred: Guyanese Identity and the Shadows of Colonialism, academic Stephen Spencer examines Guyana’s squandered economic and political opportunities. There was a time writes Spencer that Guyana stood at the cusp of a robust identity, with an array of enviable accomplishments – the literary arts, sports, and economic sustainability.

50 Dates with 17 Mr. Wrongs by Chénelle Taylor - Book blasts Jamaican Men but Questions Linger

The-book-cover-of-fifty-something-datesChénelle Taylor blazes a trail of despair and disappointment in “50 dates with 17 Mr. Wrongs.” It's a bruising attack on Jamaican men, their misplaced values and blaring disregard for women. Taylor's work is anecdotal - her personal experiences with a band of scoundrels bent on honouring the machismo script to the hilt.

Explosive book defends Jewish rejection of Jesus

_Why_the_Jews_rejected_JesusThe Jews' rejection of Jesus has always stirred controversy. Author David Kinghoffer explains the rationale behind this position in this well annotated page- turner that chronicles that pivotal point in Western History.

Boogie Days by A. Cumberbatch -Guyanese Dance through time hits mark

The-book-cover-of-Boogie-DaysGuyanese native, Albert Cumberbatch, hoists readers on his literary wagon, traversing time in this nostalgic novel. The road is a not always smooth, but through the prism of Rudy, a twelve year old, trials never seem adversely impactful.

The Believers –An Intriguing Look into the World of the Occult

The_Believers_coverThe Believers –The Hidden World of West Indian Spiritualism in New York by Dr. Glenville C. Ashby is a regular ‘jumbie story’ and then some more.  This always intriguing effort focuses on the core beliefs of the West Indian immigrant in the most modern and hard-edged of metropolises.  These are beliefs that operate in tandem-sometimes secretly-within the hearts, and in the actions, of the West Indian migrant community.

Navel String: A poetic call to Identity and Nationhood

The-book-cover-of-Navel-StringAdrian Augier's Navel String is a paradoxical treatise. A fine work that reveals the inexorable pain of displaced souls. It's "Socratic," didactic and compelling, with a palpable sense of foreboding, a looming spectre of a dissociative identity in need of repair.

Book Review: We Cannot Forget - Africa's worst genocide relived

Cover_-_We_Cannot_ForgetHistory is living, breathing, and has always been played out in the present. The daily atrocities in Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are reminders of past human depravities – none as haunting as the1994 holocaust in Rwanda – arguably the most gruesome chapter in African history.

Love and Hate Collide in Dramatic Novel "The City of Devi".....Author: Manil Suri

Book-cover-of-The-City-of-DeviIn "The City of Devi," award winning author Manil Suri presents an imaginatively hypnotic drama that captures the full gamut of human emotions. It is provocatively existential, pricking our very conscience.

Dutch slave trade comes to life in new novel

Gouden-HandelAMSTERDAM–The roles of the former Dutch colonies Curaçao and Suriname and the motherland The Netherlands in the slave trade in the 17th and 18th centuries come to life in the new novel Golden Trade, Novel on Slavery (Gouden Handel, Roman over de Slavernij) by Kees Uittenhout, which will be presented next month.

He had the Power: Pa Neezer, the Orisha King of Trinidad

Book cover of He had The powerThe Simple Life of a Miracle Man……The miracle worker, Pa Neezer, led a life of spiritual austerity. Sound ritualistic preparation and fasting defined him as the consummate spiritual craftsman, sealing his place among the most adept occultists.

Book Review - Accountability book challenges government

Glenville_Ashby_3The highly anticipated new book, “Improving Public Accountability: The Guyana experience, 1985 -2007,” by Dr Swatantra Anand Goolsarran, portrays an anemic Guyanese society wrought with bureaucratic largess, corruption, and public mistrust.