We talk so easily of the dichotomy between developed and developing societies, without staring stark reality in the face, without confronting the differences, without active challenging of our abstract acceptance of our condition.
Citizens concerned about this society want urgent action to rid our communities of crime.
Our Guyanese nation faces daunting social problems, with the top three being our paucity of professional skills, widespread illiteracy, and alarming crime.
We fail to audit the real results of our efforts at developing our society. Especially in social development, the years go by and we fail to recognise that our people sink into a social morass of shocking stagnation.
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
Walking through the Georgetown Public Hospital becomes an experience of profound despair. The Men’s Surgical Ward, for example, houses ailing men in rooms occupying six beds each, with the concrete floor cold and bare.