According to the Guyana Police Force statistics for the month of July 2016, there has been a 17% decrease in reported rapes from January to July 2016 compared to the same time period last year (243 in 2015 to 201 in 2016). While this can be looked at in a positive light I still believe we have… Continue reading THE GUYANA I WANT| Says No to Sexual Violence!
It has been a while since I have put pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, or even express my thoughts about anything Guyanese in a blog. I guess a plausible reason for my hiatus from blogging was due to my new job, to me migrating, or maybe it was just me being overwhelmed by the… Continue reading THE GUYANA I WANT| Is Anti-bullying
Four years ago I was elated after viewing the trailer for the then, new DC Comic TV Series, called Arrow. I guess it was because I was extremely enthused to see how CW will deliver on their franchise of the Green Arrow. Consequently, after watching the first episode I was immediately hooked and now three… Continue reading IT’S A MAN’S WORLD!
As the clock strikes 00:00 on January 1st 2016, many of us will usher in the new year by enacting some of our resolutions. Things we plan to change about ourselves. Sadly, this practice is often times a feeble attempt by many to be better versions of themselves, a task many never complete.
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
On March 10 2015, within minutes of each other two men were brutally gunned down in Guyana on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) corridor within a relatively short distance of each other. The two incidents may have been completely unrelated but at the end of the day, it is unfathomable how the death of… Continue reading Why condemn one and ignore the other?
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