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Of ‘Special Invitee’, ‘Delegate’, and ‘Complementary’- The ‘Come Alive’ Experience

SOMETIMES I feel, as young people, we are a self-defeating rhetoric. While we continue to demand the voice of youth at the decision-making table in advancing the Caribbean youth agenda, we have to be careful not to create a division among the youth voice by throwing up barriers where we should be tearing them down.… Continue reading Of ‘Special Invitee’, ‘Delegate’, and ‘Complementary’- The ‘Come Alive’ Experience

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President Granger vs. The Media (To Be Announced)

After reading the morning buzz from the GT Mosquito, I am pleased to know that there are other folks who share my concern of President David Granger not sitting down with the press corps since his coming to office after the May 11 elections. It has been 80 days to the point of publishing this… Continue reading President Granger vs. The Media (To Be Announced)

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Dear Barbados Today, What about the infamous ‘Guyanese bench’?

I commend the Barbados Today media house for publishing an Editorial on the recent happenings in the Dominican Republic, which threatens the livelihoods of both Haitians, and Haitian-descendants living in that country. I sought to add a different angle to the conversation. That angle is presented in the letter written below. The letter was sent… Continue reading Dear Barbados Today, What about the infamous ‘Guyanese bench’?

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WATCH: June 18 Midnight Live Feed from Dominican Republic

It’s Thursday morning. You are shaken from sleep by the frantic screams of your mother and siblings. The day you dreaded for so long has come. The day they come for you. They have come to rip you from your safe-space and transfer you to that place. They tell you they are sending you home,… Continue reading WATCH: June 18 Midnight Live Feed from Dominican Republic

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Sandra Granger- ‘First Lady’ or ‘First Fighter’

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’

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Expectations of the New Government: Mend this Race-Torn Country

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

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How Youth Participation Revolutionised Guyana’s Politics

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