Of course the entire lead caption is really “Lawlessness and homicides on our roads- a lack of discipline, education and enforcement.” See? The trained professional sub-editors would frown on such a long-winded caption. Definitely not acceptable in communications/Journalism classes. But it is actually my whole message as outlined in this paragraph.
There are social phenomena, everyday issues of national significance that one gets just tired of pursuing even with the best of intentions. Journalistic saturation and fatigue as in beating a dead horse. What new is there to offer, to debate? To me Frankly Speaking, the reality of Guyana’s daily road/ traffic carnage is one such topic. Personally however, as I hurtle deeper into senior-citizen status I never- the-less remain concerned for this the current dot.com-generation. So many wounded and fatalities on our roadways! So many not even reaching age forty! So my “social conscience” ….
-National Flag, Corentyne’s Children “Her children pledge each faithful hour To guard Guyana’s Lands To foil the shock of rude invaders Who’d violate her earth To cherish and defend forever The state that gave them birth” The foregoing, of course is just a snatch from our Guyana’s Song of the Republic.
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