“Be a part of the solution, not part of the problem.” The Vice-Chancellor’s words were indelibly etched in my mind as I left the “student consultations.” 20 years have passed since the University of Guyana implemented its tuition fee. Up until two days prior to writing this blog, that fee had never changed from its… Continue reading WE FAILED OURSELVES AS STUDENTS
Written by Tricia Teekah and edited by Francis Bailey I am not a youth policy expert but here is my attempt to the questions asked above. Since the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for youth in 1998, and the adoption of the Lisbon Declaration on Youth Policies and Programmes, many countries that did not have a… Continue reading What is a National Youth Policy and why is it important?
The answer to that question requires one to look no further than any social networking site. Social networking has startling become less of a tool for staying in touch with relatives and old friends and more of a forum for heated arguments. Irrespective of the issue of contention an argument on Facebook, Twitter or any… Continue reading Have we as a society become too politically correct?
My older sister has always provided me with musical gems that I’d have been oblivious to on my own. She had ‘discovered’ John Mayer with the rest of the world a day introduced me to the airy sweetness of ‘Your Body Is A Wonderland’, the angst ‘Heartbreak Warfare’ and his earlier polemic ‘Waiting On The… Continue reading Puritan censure cloaked as liberalism: Blurred Lines and the end of sex
What does Guyana’s population dynamics mean for our sovereignty? It seems to me that the concept of “sovereignty”- specifically Guyana’s sovereignty- has enjoyed some amount of media time. While we bicker amongst ourselves whether the United States foreign policy, and the actions of one western diplomat, who is no stranger to conspiracy and ‘feral blasts’,… Continue reading SOVEREIGNTY AT RISK; Population Dynamics, the 2012 Census
In my estimation, neither the PPP nor the PNC deserves to be part of the Government of Guyana. They have both had more than two decades in power and each have a sordid track record of poor governance and rampant corruption.