At the beginning of this year I wrote a piece titled “2015: Year of the liberal or terrorist sympathizer?” Little did I know at the time that there was some amount of redundancy in that statement. The events of 2015 and the responses they got from many Liberals have shown that one can be both… Continue reading My Conclusion of 2015 and the Question of Terrorist Sympathy
The Quandary: “Unusual” is the best word I can think of to describe the current imbroglio faced by the followers of Hinduism in Guyana. I can’t recall any recent occasion where such a rift became obvious in what most would agree is a usually peaceful and uncontroversial religion. Yet this year the debate rages on… Continue reading Ramjattan’s Diwali Quandary
October 26th will mark only four months since the US Supreme Court made its landmark ruling on marriage equality. Like millions of other Facebook users worldwide, I changed my profile picture to a rainbow coloured one to show my support for this cause. Seems innocent enough, but people living in Third World countries like Guyana… Continue reading Anachronism and the Guyanese Society. Humanists get ready?
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.
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?
In 2005, the citizens of Guyana saw the realization of what had passively been thought of as mere rhetoric. The month of January experienced seven times the average amount of rainfall seen for that period in the past 100 years. This phenomenon resulted in the country’s worst natural disaster, consuming 60% of Gross Domestic Product.… Continue reading Guyana: Paradise in Peril