Celebrated around the theme of “Working together to prevent suicides,” a lot of focus last month was placed on how we can support each other to live healthier and long lives.
From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was recognized that our healthcare workers would be at the forefront of trying to manage it.
Housing inaccessibility plagues a significant portion of our small population. Despite remaining a fundamental right of every citizen, generations of families find themselves trapped in a vicious cycle of homelessness.
When it was recognized that COVID-19 was not going anywhere for now, one of the first things I thought about was how it would impact our unnecessarily overpopulated prison system.
We have long taken ethnic unease into our homes and swaddled it under blankets of mutual loathing.
Despite the progressive steps made in the workplace, it still remains filled with barriers that make it difficult for women to navigate professional environments.
Not so long ago, residents in Region 4 were being lulled into a false sense of security regarding the spread of COVID-19 amongst them.
Within our society, there is a dangerous philosophy that surrounds workers and the things that they are expected to endure.
At one point in our history, sugar served as the crown jewel of Guyana’s industries.
On the day the elections results were declared, many Guyanese breathed a sigh of relief.
Tomorrow we celebrate the end of chattel slavery, the day our ancestors were emancipated from an inhumane system that should have never existed.
The idea of reparations for the atrocities committed during the transatlantic slave trade is often a hotly contested idea.
Despite society’s reliance on the law and its punitive elements to direct behaviour, there are many gaps between our laws and what our culture continues to allow.
If it’s one thing society continues to do, it is the excusing of violence and sexual predation against women and girls.
Across the US of A, Black Lives Matter protests are still being maintained against the violent policing systems that target Black people.
Ever since I was a young child, I enjoyed the news.
Black Lives Matter; it is a phrase that is so simple and profoundly brief in its request for humanity.
COVID-19 is intensifying much of our social, economic and environmental issues that have for a long time been swept under the carpet.
Andaiye was an extremely wise woman who was full of profound words and beliefs.
“While we need organizing that is anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist, our organizing must also be anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-homophobic, and against all forms of exploitation, subordination and discrimination.”