Ways of Looking & Feeling

Everest Club, Wismar Court, Mahaica farms and Canje discontent

Everest Club, Wismar Court, Mahaica farms and Canje discontent

Promise and potential exist side by side with plight and hardship in this country .

The simple pleasures of Berbice…and a hair-raising drive

The simple pleasures of Berbice…and a hair-raising drive

Berbice exudes the kind of charming calm that countryside living offers .

Developing the East Bank Demerara

Developing the East Bank Demerara

People coming into this country travel along the shocking eyesore that is the East Bank Demerara corridor .

The Big Goal

The Big Goal

To endure the rat race of living in a world of all-too-frequent troubles, it’s useful to cultivate a big goal, a life pursuit that furnishes one’s days with fun,   .

Harnessing the powers of the new era

Harnessing the powers of the new era

Internet-driven technology continues to transform the world, and the new future rushes at the global village so fast that the old order comes crashing down with hardly any warning .

How we see our community

How we see our community

Craig Village lies nestled, serene, on the eastern bank of the Demerara river, mid-way between Georgetown and the international airport at Timehri .

Our titans and their stories

Our titans and their stories

Sir Shridath Ramphal co-chaired the Commission for Global Governance with the Swedish Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson in 1992 .

Filling the blank page

Filling the blank page

My first job after graduating Central High School saw me turn up to work every morning to face a blank blackboard .

The master mentor

The master mentor

Mentors make men and women strive for the extraordinary .

The power of practice

Shivnarine Chanderpaul stands out as a great Guyanese, joining the long list of sportspersons who escaped the poverty of small-village rural living to conquer the world .

The Venezuelan and classical music

The Venezuelan and classical music

How could poor societies uplift their citizens? What action could this country take to safeguard the next generation against the numbing effects of poverty?The rise of India, China and our own neighbouring Brazil has seen the lifting of nearly a billion people out of gross poverty .

Making a difference

Making a difference

Innovation stands as the new buzz word of the world’s top business leaders .

The Garden City of friendliness

The Garden City of friendliness

Once the Garden City .

Words of power

Words of power

Something is indeed rotten in the state of our nation .

Engaging civic society for citizen power

Engaging civic society for citizen power

“Some people don’t just live: they lead a life .

A society of vital friends

What kind of society do we live in?I am friends with a former senior St Lucia government official and top businessman there who, when he heard about the gross corruption rampant here, said business-state corruption riddles Caribbean societies .

Building a healthy democracy

Building a healthy democracy

In this Information Age where knowledge ranks as the top traded commodity in the global village, our society seems deformed and dysfunctional .

Let’s find a President of wisdom

Let’s find a President of wisdom

“Where shall wisdom be found?”This question forms the title to a probing book by literary critic Harold Bloom that seeks to investigate where humankind may find the fundamental answers to life’s fundamental challenges .

Minister Anthony holds the key to us being one people

Minister Anthony holds the key to us being one people

Who is a Guyanese? What makes a person qualify to be a Guyanese? This question becomes important because we see all manner of shenanigans as various sub-cultures become vociferous in demanding their place in the society .

Raphael Trotman stood out

Raphael Trotman stood out

We look up to our leaders as mentors, inspiring examples of how to live well, and as having our best interests at heart .

Jagdeo initiatives plant new seed for citizen sector

Jagdeo initiatives plant new seed for citizen sector

One laptop hooked up to wireless internet hands power to the single individual in society .

Originality of thought  and creative minds

Originality of thought and creative minds

-where does the national budget stand?

How Government spends public money generates controversy year after year .

Transforming our environment of power politics

Transforming our environment of power politics

Who inspires this nation?Men and women proclaim themselves leaders – in business, politics, civic organizations and even religion .

Banking on creating human  capital and social entrepreneurs

Banking on creating human capital and social entrepreneurs

News on the dawn of 2011 that the Inter-American Development Bank wants to work with enterprising entrepreneurs comes with a huge sigh of relief .

We make a global nation

We make a global nation

Small village living comes easy to us .

Happy families and  unhappy families

Happy families and unhappy families

When people look in to Guyana what do they see? What do others feel about us as a society? When foreigners walk the streets of Georgetown, talk to us and encounter our socio-cultural norms, what do they see?Do they see what we aspire to? Or do they see that we struggle to provide our basic needs and wants?Walking through the villages of Corentyne,   .

Cultivate an educated  imagination

Cultivate an educated imagination

Where do new ideas come from? Such a question may sound strange to us, especially in our Guyanese society still obsessed with the little things of daily existence .

Living for our dreams and aspirations

Living for our dreams and aspirations

Georgetown suffers from poor management .

Designing our social spaces

Designing our social spaces

Think design – life design: I could design my life the way an architect designs a building, for aesthetic beauty, for creative flair, to be a human being of value, living to transform my world into a just social space .

Listen to the Talk

Listen to the Talk

Stabroek News introduces a weekly column by journalist and former SN   reporter, Shaun Michael Samaroo .



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