Continuing its recent attacks on the Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom), the PPP is currently waging a public campaign against the recent hiring of Richard Francois as the commission’s Public Relations Officer (PRO).
Something happened earlier this year which reminded me that government policy and programmes are not for all of us. I went to the Ministry of Housing to check on my land application and, as was the case before, was pushed around again, after an almost four-year wait.
Guyana has a long way to go in regards to respecting the rights of the child and ending violence against our children, according to a recent United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) study, which found that 76 percent of our children are victims of violent discipline.
This week, I found myself reflecting on my journalistic career and the toxic nature of the relationship that develops between the independent press in Guyana and our government, particularly within the last few years of the PPP/C’s scandal-filled management of the state.
Just days after the World Health Organisation (WHO) named Guyana as the country with the highest estimated suicide rate for 2012 globally, the findings of a local study were released and together they confirmed the growing mental health crisis we are facing.
By Guest Contributor
Life for the average Guyanese parent, and especially the thousands of single- parent mothers left to struggle because fathers opt not to honour their obligations, remains a struggle.
Within a relatively short time, the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and its messy internal politics have become a major distraction in the country, which is an unfortunate development at a time of popular dissatisfaction with government.
It has been over a century and a half since slavery was abolished in the Caribbean, but the wide-ranging consequences of one of the most oppressive and intolerable institutions in human history continue to shape life in the region.
Last month, I travelled to Buxton to stand in solidarity with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community as they protested the detention of a 15-year-old who was locked up following a fracas in which he was booked by police as both aggressor and the victim.