Some lighter sides

The Annual, the Astor, the Authority

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.

Students and younger Guyanese must familiarise themselves with the literary institution and tradition that is the Guyana Annual.

First named the Chronicle Christmas Annual, because that newspaper encouraged and funded the objective of encouraging and publishing the works of young writers (especially), the publication is now 101 years old. From just literary and journalistic works the magazine expanded to include photography and art work over the decades. Poets and short story-writers competed to win prizes in the then Christmas-time prestigious “Annual”…..

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The PNC at sixty (Part 5)

Was on a brief overseas vacation so I missed all the Georgetown celebratory activities marking the 60th anniversary of the People’s National Congress (PNC) last weekend.

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Our Diaspora, Irma and Immigration

Uncharacteristically, I begin today being sorry for myself and “hurt” because my virtually pioneer observations on certain issues are hardly ever recognized.

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Our Guyana – via one weekend’s news

-the PNC at 60 (Pt 2) I assumed two positions and approaches to this piece today.

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Oppose, expose, depose – and a jubilee election

-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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First Arrivals: Getting to Guyana first

-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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