So It Go

Al Jazeera jumps in

Coincidences can be an intriguing part of life. For the past two weeks, for example, I had been in a back-and-forth with a publisher, Desmond Roberts, of the Guyana Diaspora Times magazine, produced electronically in New York.

Restoring standards

Among the many items on the varied ‘to do’ list for Guyana’s new government, the problem of falling standards in our society is being raised frequently by social commentators, and in the very early days following the election President Granger has raised this matter, both specifically and by alluding to it, in several of his speeches.

Pressing priorities

With the election dust almost settled, I have some suggestions for important items the new government needs to tackle as soon as it gets in harness, but I am sure there will be a flood of other voices raising suggestions – some have already begun – so I’ve decided to shelve my big items for now and focus on some of the minor irritations or inefficiencies that we have to wrestle with every day, in the hope that the folks coming into power may be listening.

In transition

Sometimes in life we are in the middle of a major social transition on a national scale, but the intensity of the movement and the frenzy of it can often reach such a pitch that we are not able to see past the furor and recognize, at a deeper level, the fundamental alteration that is taking place.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Bandit killed in Belvoir Court attack

  2. Pastor on trial over rape of six-year-old

  3. US$ rate is $230 -manufacturers

  4. Man shot dead during alleged attempt to ambush car occupants

  5. ‘It wasn’t me’

  6. Queens man gets 2-6 years for hit-and-run death of Guyanese

  7. Smart City Solutions terminates employment of 60

  8. Entry refused to tuna shipment

  9. Who gave an American missionary permission to preach in Georgetown schools?


Recommended For You