Ways of Looking & Feeling

Community development remains a dream for the hinterland

Community development remains a dream for the hinterland

Port Kaituma bustles with taxis shuttling people to and from the small airport, a hyper-busy commercial centre crammed with pickup trucks, SUVs, cars and ATVs, and boats traversing the calm, brown Barima and Kaituma rivers .

Executive power over God’s country

Executive power over God’s country

Travelling around the hinterland talking to Guyanese inspires a great belief in the future of this nation .

Cuss down mode

Cuss down mode

Statistics tell one story .

What kind of government do we want?

What kind of government do we want?

Choosing what kind of government we want to govern us as a people is the whole point of free and fair, democratic national elections .

Guiding the new generation

Guiding the new generation

For a decade, from about the mid-1970’s to mid-1980’s, this nation saw such severe economic deprivation that a generation may have been lost under the weight of poverty and social degradation .

Re-writing the future

Re-writing the future

How could this nation create a brand new future; one that sees that astonishing, elusive, national potential become real?At this elections time, leaders emerge on platforms making grandiose promises, seeking power to govern the people .

What of community development projects?

What of community development projects?

In this elections campaign, Government hails its macro-economic policies and parade economic statistics to prove that it has developed this country over the past 19 years .

Nurturing the national conversation

Nurturing the national conversation

How do we nurture this society to be the best place for Guyanese to spend their days, to call home?Most Guyanese feel they could be way happier   .

The people who stayed

The people who stayed

Even as experts bemoan the fact that 85 percent of this country’s skilled people migrated and gave their talents to overseas societies, we still have a pool of great people who stayed here and battled the tide of deterioration .

The role and power of image

The role and power of image

Serena Williams lost the US Open tennis final recently, and ended up on the front page of the world’s newspapers .

Empowering the individual

Empowering the individual

Democracy promises power to the individual .

Design thinking as a lifestyle

Design thinking as a lifestyle

Working hard to hone and develop inner character rewards one with a deep appreciation of life’s beauty .

Reading as a lifestyle

Reading as a lifestyle

Cultivating the reading habit presents any person with the greatest of gifts .

Writing as a lifestyle

Writing as a lifestyle

Words play a vital role in a person’s life .

Trusting the media to play its role

Trusting the media to play its role

Democracy works best as a triangular love affair between the people of the society, elected government under free and fair national elections, and an independent, diverse, credible and ethical mass media .

Do we have what it takes?

Do we have what it takes?

In the time since this nation achieved political independence from Britain – over the past 50 years - several nations saw their people lifted out of gross poverty .

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 .



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