U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Jamaica was tall on media presence, but what really took the stage was his daring pro-LGBT stand in the Caribbean’s most LGBT intolerant country. Obama minced no words as he spoke directly to the 2009 case of Angeline Jackson in Jamaica. “Several years ago when Angeline was 19,… Continue reading Obama’s pro-LGBT stand in Jamaica
When former First Lady Varshnie Jagdeo spoke out in 2009 about what she called hi-tech domestic violence, she spoke of her fears and insecurities living in a country where her oppressor had his hand in every facet of the day to day functioning of the country. This put Varshnie in a precarious position that she… Continue reading Lis Harper’s role in the victimisation of Varshnie Jagdeo
Before moving to Trinidad, I was told many things. I was told how racially segregated the country is. I was told how the race politics is a scourge on their democracy. Quite honestly, I was told these things almost to be deterred from coming here. But then I get here and there’s a whole different… Continue reading T’ings Kaiso and David Rudder on May 11 in Guyana
Let’s talk violence against women. It’s a topic that could get some feeling a bit squirmish. Because the truth is that we all, at some point of our lives, have seen an act of violence against a woman that we either are familiar with or not. But the climax of that experience is whether you… Continue reading APATHY AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: Marcia Henville, Kitty Genovese, “de unknown Chile Mudda”
This blog entry was meant to be a Facebook status. But it was too long and needed connections. It started when I read Freddie Kissoon’s Kaieteur News February 1, 2015 column, “Do Caricom leaders prove that the white race is superior?” Duh man Freddie got me askin’ mehself nuff questions now.
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
WHEN 52-year-old Jane Doe first felt a lump, although she was advised by her workmate that it might just be her ‘end-of-the-month cycle’ doing its duty, she knew to herself that it was more serious and that she had to move right away…