Recently, the Government of Guyana, i.e. the Ministry of Public Health, announced that in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) it was in the process of devising a strategic plan to deal with the condition of the elderly.
Saluting Tchaiko Kwayana
By Nigel Westmaas
Tchaiko Ruramai Kwayana was an educator, pan-Africanist, and civil rights activist. Born and raised in segregated Georgia in the 1930s, she began her teaching career in segregated southern schools, eventually moving to Oakland, California.
“Life is hard.”
“I have no idea what’s going on.”
“I am hoping to get out of it.”
“I applied for a house and I am waiting.”
Those statements were uttered by three vagrants I had a conversation with earlier this week.
Trump supporters: ‘Lock her up!’
Two setting-the-scene, background points relevant to my lead issue: (1) I myself was a teacher in the public school system for eleven years before editing and producing educational supplementary readers for the Ministry of Education long before current efforts.
The touching tableau of six slender bronze statues with their simple ship bundles, envisioned by two of Guyana’s leading artists should have been standing in all of its shining glory a week ago to commemorate the historic May 5 1838 arrival of the first East Indian indentured immigrants.
Mr Jagdeo has been blamed recently by government officials and supporters alike for instigating a capital strike. The argument goes that Mr Jagdeo has immense powers in the private sector such that his business associates and friends have curtailed their investment since the new government came into power in 2015.
By Lisa Outar
Dr. Lisa Outar is an independent scholar who researches Anglophone and Francophone Caribbean literature. Originally from Port Mourant, Guyana, she publishes in the areas of Indo-Caribbean literature, feminist writing and the connections between the Caribbean and other sites of the indentureship diaspora.
Demerara Waves reported Dr. Kalim Shah, Climate Change and Energy Policy expert, and Professor at Indiana University, as having stated as follows at a recent conference held in Belize:
Even though our countries are not responsible for significant greenhouse gas emissions in the global scheme of things, we are experiencing and projected to experience many of the effects of climate change on the frontlines.
Her father was involved in a misunderstanding with a relative, which was about to get violent. As the relative advanced with a cutlass, not thinking of the danger, Michelle ran between them and held the hand with the cutlass while she pleaded with the relative not to harm her father.