This post was written by Derwayne Wills. It was first published on UNICEF’s Voices of Youth on May 11, 2015. Like a phoenix reborn from the ashes of a J.K. Rowling novel, old perceptions of youth in Guyana will burst into flames to make way for a rejuvenated, politically-conscious generation. A generation that isn’t afraid to… Continue reading How Youth Participation Revolutionised Guyana’s Politics
I sigh whenever I hear someone speak harshly about the residents of Sophia. I do not condone their behavior, from the mob lynching of the suspected thief in 2013 to last night’s incidents of arson. No one should. It’s heartbreaking to see a generally warm and friendly community resort to such erratic behavior ,and seemingly,… Continue reading The Plight of Sophia!- a Lisa Williams Perspective
I have always been an opinionated person, strongly so and some would even say maybe too opinionated. I have never been shy about expressing myself and this has led to many arguments, arguments which if given the opportunity to go back in time and keep quiet to avoid having, I’d have again in a heartbeat.… Continue reading Your Country Needs Your Vote
First off allow me to beg your forgiveness for the repugnant coinage of the phrase phoenixation to describe what I perceive to be the death and rebirth of creolese in the Guyanese society from the days whence it was scorned and indicated the level of one’s education or lack thereof. Now, for those of us who… Continue reading Of Guyanese vernaculars – The phoenixation of creolese
While all attention is being paid to May 11th (elections day in Guyana), it is important that we take a moment to remember that when that day comes and goes for this small nation, there are global items on our agenda that transcend the boundaries of any social or political conflict ever faced on this… Continue reading Guyana Post-2020?