I assumed two positions and approaches to this piece today. Firstly I admitted just a bit of personal journalistic laziness. Secondly I fancied myself a complete stranger to Guyana of September 2017. (As if I’m a first-time visitor from Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe or Sweden.)
Various countries situated in very diverse locations on our planet confront – most likely – similar socio-human, economic and political realties as humans who dwell everywhere. Basic challenges are global and all around – if even in localised versions.
But as senior citizen Allan Fenty of our Republic last weekend, I saw so much of my country’s burdens- “numerous unnecessary”- mirrored in last weekend’s dailies (Saturday/Sunday editions.) Here is a peek into mainly bad negative news with brief comment. The encounters of a new visitor…..
The murders, the rapes, the robberies, the corruption, the road fatalities, at the courts and hospitals mentally saturated, today I employ the escapist route, for relatively “lighter sides.” So, for starters I invite young and old Guyanese poets, writers, artists, photographers, essayists, cartoonists, and oil and gas researchers/experts to get Interested now in the Guyana Annual 2018.
-Florida, Irma and Guyanese (Hoping to keep today’s offering to relative concise snippet-like size and length.) After Forbes Burnham engineered a coalition with business tycoon D’Aguiar’s United Force and formed the ‘64-‘68 government, Cheddi Jagan could have been excused for being bitter.
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