In a world of 7 Billion, 3.5 Billion people’s wealth is equivalent to the combined wealth of the world’s richest 85 people. The richest 1 % of the world has USD 110 Trillion, almost 50% of the world’s total wealth. To give this even more perspective, the top 1% has wealth equivalent to 65 times… Continue reading The Wealthy Elite threaten Democracy and Economic Stability
I’m sure by now everyone has seen the videos of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I’ll be honest and say when I first saw it I couldn’t help but scoff at how incredibly juvenile it seemed but then I did some research (which is not that hard thanks to this wonderful invention called Google. I encourage those… Continue reading THE ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE: DO IT RIGHT OR NOT AT ALL
Television was written into the fabric of this world’s time. People say words have revolutionary power. They are the world’s greatest cataclysm. Like a biological imperative they must be not damned and so the greatest scholars and poets and authors have retained the written and spoken word in their pages’ helix. Television changed this. The… Continue reading The light on the silver screen flickers. Who will save it?
My colleague Mahendra recently authored a post about mental illness that coupled with the recent suicide of actor Robin Willaims inspired me to follow suit. Williams’ death seems a tragic end to what was by all accounts the life of a great man. My post is decidedly more personal in tone.
Back when I was in high school, the girls in my class would take part in a most horrific act. Seldom were the days when I would look at the back of one of their wrists and not notice several insidiously carved cuts. At that time I never paid too much attention to it since… Continue reading Mental Health and Guyanese Youth
As Parliament moves to recess, what is worrying is that the current impasse, which will see thousands of University Students displaced and deprived of student loans, will not be resolved. I am not one to jump on a rant against political parties unless I feel that their actions are a hindrance to national development. But… Continue reading UG STUDENTS; Collateral Damage for Guyana’s Parliament
Corruption is a crime so egregious that the perpetrators are an affront to all humanity. The world is filled with persons who derive great wealth on the suffering of entire societies. These individuals have grown lavish in their plunders and relaxed in their impunity, sheltering behind institutions and legislation that they have been able to… Continue reading Corruption, a crime against humanity