Have you ever noticed that in our everyday conversations with friends the frequency with which we often contrast ourselves to other Caribbean nations as soon as a topic emerges on national issues? At some point in our lives we have all heard or even made the statement “Guyanese people are too passive!” and sometimes this… Continue reading University of Guyana Students a Microcosm of Guyanese People
2015 has just begun and already the ugly face of religious extremism has unmasked itself. Excluding the continual massacres in the Middle East, three new attacks (one in France and two in Nigeria) have already gained infamy, all of which are tragic and disturbing events. However, what has revealed itself as being equally loathsome and… Continue reading 2015: Year of the Liberal or Terrorist Sympathizer?
THE other night I sat in an event hosted by the Guyana National Youth Council at the ‘elitist’ Georgetown Club. I witnessed something that made me proud; young people coming together to talk. Talk about issues that worry them, about race, about unfair treatment, about political misfortunes, about the Guyana they live in and even… Continue reading YOUTH, ACTIVISM, AND THE INSANITY OF GUYANA’S ‘TALKSHOP’ CULTURE
As I look back at our brief journey which started in July, I feel a sense of accomplishment and gratitude. While we may not have achieved all our milestones, I am humbled and encouraged by the fact that we have been able to prove to ourselves and the viewing public that “YES, there are young… Continue reading 2014 and Onward