In a recent column I made a passing reference to a comment from Stabroek News writer Alan Fenty who had posed the question in his column whether “one could be Guyanese – spiritually and culturally – without being Indian, African, European or Chinese?” I answered Alan at the time saying the answer is “no, because we are made up of all these strands from other places, plus the Amerindian one, so to be truly Guyanese you have to see all those strands as part of you.” However, I felt at the time that his comment called for more elaboration, hence my effort today.
For years, Wintress White was a victim of domestic violence. But even though her husband beat her at his every whim and fancy and she would leave him on her own or when he chased her she kept returning as she puts it “for love.”
As if the beatings were not enough, her husband also verbally and emotionally abused her and was unfaithful.
Red-bellied Macaws are mainly green with a red belly patch and blue forewings and head. They are most easily identified by their bare yellow facial skin and also by their high-pitched, wailing call while in flight.
On Wednesday 6th July 2016 president of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA), Mr. Eon Caesar, told Stabroek News that the association was notified by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) that the latter had decided to enforce import taxes on items ineligible for exemption under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, which governs trade relationships between Caribbean Community states.
Anyone following my columns and letters in the last 10 years would know that I am strongly in favour of a middle group of voters who will swing their votes willingly as a disciplining mechanism of the entrenched political class.