American citizen, Guyanese national
Various countries and cultures and the United Nations Organisation all define what they deem to be the World’s “youth”.
Dictionaries define “youth” to be the period of life “between childhood and maturity.” (Not unlike the meaning of “adolescence.”) Again various countries decide on who is a child, a “youth” or an adult legally.
Race relations, USA: False rhetoric and revenge
Believe me my (more regular) friends, after today I’ll do my utmost to avoid this theme and issue for an extended period.
More on remand, bail, sentencing
Earlier this year I was moved to comment (twice) on thoughts and issues of identity and belonging evoked by the poetry and other declarations by Ms Ryhaan Shah, Indian Pride activist.
- Challenges of ‘governing’ themselves
– Suspending democracy sometimes?
You may consider today’s offering as one of my (briefest) “time-out” pieces. (I truly admire those who could churn out numerous pages on issues they feel strongly about.
- Searching for good since May 1966
Quite often, when guilty, immoral or indifferent persons are confronted with deeds or thoughts which are negative to good order, to righteousness, even national development, they slink and hide behind one mantra: “It happen everywhere, not only in Guyana.”
Not choosing to come out publicly, even privately, to denounce wrong-doing, they – usually normal folks – choose not to be courageous.
-Our ‘Heartland’ of drugs, terror in America
A brief visit to two of Georgetown’s Magistrates Courts was enough to re-trigger my years-long consideration of local administrators of legal justice in our homeland.
Ali: Old men, young men, war
I am aware of the United Nations’ definition of human security. It now embraces wide-ranging sub-concepts – from refugee security to gender security, economic, environmental, food, health, community, cultural, political and , of course, personal security.
-Auditing the audits and commissions
-The Anniversary Broth: Too many (new) cooks?Some years ago my column containing some of the following sentiments was titled, in part-creole, `Aftuh Gawd, is Police!’
The expression meant that no matter how the working-class society disparage the police service, whenever there was imminent or present criminal danger, after soliciting divine assistance from their heavenly creator (God) folks swiftly sought recourse to police expertise and personnel.
The beneficiaries of corruption and fraud
In terms of “Independence Regrets”, I’m repeating sentiments I’ve had published elsewhere in this newspaper. That’s because in case they were missed, I feel they merit repetition for the “regulars” of this Friday feature.
What parents? What cohesion?
You all know that it’s almost a personal “policy” not to join roaring debates on current national issues, as I prefer to defer to those with superior qualifications and experience.
-After her heritage poem
-‘It was always illegal’
Two small up-front points: I’m glad I actually purchased a Guyana Times this past Sunday (I’m not too much a regular); secondly, what follows is as much a testimony to my fascination with other people’s Indianness in Guyana, as it is a brief nano-summary of my continually-delayed enlightenment on the issue, the phenomenon, the complex matrix of (a) people’s origins, history, culture, religion, ethnicity and generational lifelong bond.
- ‘J’ for Jubilee, ‘J’ for Jamaican
The American “Solidarity Forever” trade union battle song was meant to say it all: in unity there is working-class strength; strength to negotiate workers’ rights even though there should be no need to have to “bargain” for just rewards.
Jail those thieves! The pros and cons
Perhaps a little research can reveal if we – less than a million of us – really boast, proportionally, too many national holidays.
In high places, Guyana
Crime – as trade and profession
Just the briefest of my own grass-roots, man–in-the-street brand of “philosophising” about the implications of the behaviours now being exhibited by some “new” personalities in high places.
- Controlling your PPP blood pressure
-Primo passes pellets
Most of you will bear with me and this short sharp blast on my own personal trumpet. (Sometimes if you fail to recognise your own worth and contributions no one else will; self–respect might even earn external respect/appreciation?)
But perhaps in keeping with Historian/President Granger’s penchant for a renaissance in terms of national heritage and identity, this is a mere auto-biographical snapshot of my perspective on being a cultural patriot, a steadfast citizen.