Uncharacteristically, I begin today being sorry for myself and “hurt” because my virtually pioneer observations on certain issues are hardly ever recognized. Months and/or years after my offerings, “others” snatch a limelight.
I soon recognized and understand the reason(s) for the above. Boo-hoo-hoo, it is (partly) because I am unlettered! No high school nor university exposure. I remain hurt at not being a trained, science-based analyst. My own fault! Take the issue of our Guyanese Diaspora. Since the early years of this Man-in-the-Street column I have explored the phenomenon. Where are our countrymen? Why? When? Climaxing on 2011 I have several pieces on the Diaspora, remittances and “organizing Guyanese abroad.”….
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.
-Don’t speak ill of the dead? Why not? Since last month I paid tribute to the Emancipation/African experience I’ll offer reflective comments on this month someone decided to deem Amerindian Heritage Month.
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