PHOTO: First Lady Sandra Granger performs a ceremonial walk at the 49th Independence Day flag raising ceremony on May 26 at Guyana’s Independence Arch, Brickdam, Georgetown. © Brian Gomes Photography About six days ago, May 24 to be exact, I glimpsed at the dailies Kaieteur News, and Stabroek News, and I couldn’t help but cringe… Continue reading Sandra Granger- ‘First Lady’ or ‘First Fighter’
Last year, sometime in the month of July, I participated in the ‘Knowledge Underground’ IDEAS forum event. The event was sponsored by The Consultancy Group, facilitated by the Moray House Trust located on Camp and Quamina Streets. The aim of the IDEAS forum was to explore TIME magazine’s one hundred ideas that changed the world… Continue reading Atheism in Guyana
This post was written by Derwayne Wills. It was first published on UNICEF’s Voices of Youth on May 19, 2015. Some changes have been made to the original post. In my last blog post, I spoke of the youth in my country and how their actions were changing the political dynamics. I made that post before… Continue reading Expectations of the New Government: Mend this Race-Torn Country
It is said that the success of a Government and by extension the development of a nation can be measured by the way the most vulnerable citizens are treated. The elderly, children, and women are often times if not always a part of the nation’s vulnerable citizens. As such, as we prepare to usher in… Continue reading Expectations of the New Government: The Reduction of Sexual Violence is a Battle We Must All Fight
The answer would be some pretty negative shit that we as humans have no need for? Why the big hue and cry over who is black and who is Indo and who is in power? Guyanese feel that because “a black man in power” Afro-Guyanese will be granted certain privileges? F**k NO! The respect I have for this man the person I think he is. Such a thought doesn’t sit well with me.
As a young person, there are many things I wish to see from the newly elected government: a better education system, reduced corruption, an end to winner-takes-all politics, reduced poverty, empowerment of women, and the list goes on. I am mindful however, of the fact that there are severe limitations to how much can actually… Continue reading Expectations of the New Government: Climate Change and Social Development
The past two weeks have given birth to two scenarios. Scenarios which seem very different when peripherally examined, but upon closer examination reveal striking similarities.