Derwayne

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

Terrence

Expectations of the New Government: The Reduction of Sexual Violence is a Battle We Must All Fight

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

Brusheildon

Of Guyanese vernaculars – The phoenixation of creolese

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

Terrence

The #IAmApolitical Youth: A deterrent to the development of a nation

There is a startling number of Guyanese who refuse to acknowledge an important aspect of our culture which is our politics. The refusal to identify with Guyanese politics has contributed significantly to the decay of the political landscape of Guyana. In my opinion, many Guyanese avoid politics and political conversations in an attempt to pacify

Derwayne

YOUTH, ACTIVISM, AND THE INSANITY OF GUYANA’S ‘TALKSHOP’ CULTURE

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