While we can often have debates surrounding nature vs. nurture and what takes precedence, it cannot be argued that the environment people grow in, has a large role to play in how they develop as individuals.
Over the years, the celebration of Pride month in the Caribbean has slowly been morphing from one that has operated in hushed spaces, towards one that is steadily visible in all of its flamboyant glory.
“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.”
Over the decades, several international charities and aid organizations have made a home in Guyana.
In 2005, Guyana raised its age of consent from 13 to 16.
As the tepid battle against COVID-19 continues, the push for achieving herd immunity through vaccination has been one enthusiastically adopted by local, regional and international governments.
Mental illness, despite the marginal progress we have made, continues to be a persistently troublesome issue within Guyana.
Regardless of the day and year, an issue that remains alarmingly constant is the occurrence of sexual assault.
Long before the arrival of COVID-19, teachers within the public service have had to deal with disrespect for their profession.
While the region continues to face the threat of a mounting pandemic that will most likely stay with us for quite some time, we are also in the midst of an increasing climate crisis.
It is no secret that Guyana has a drug problem. The increasing creativity and scope of its drug operations has found its way into local and international entertainment.
In the halls of power, anything goes. So frequent are accusations of physical and economic violence that both politicians and the public have adopted a blasé attitude towards it all.
On any given day, one can see long lines stretched outside of the Central Housing and Planning Authority.
There is a worrying regularity with which unexplained deaths of mothers and their infants occur within both the public and private health system in Guyana.
Throughout this week, International Women’s Day was celebrated with much pomp and circumstance.
Whenever cases of sexual and physical abuse hit the media, which is often, I try to stay away from public discussions of it.
From the beginning of racism, colorism has existed; that is not an opinion, it is a fact.
Mulatto, dougla, buffiana, blasian – there are many words that are used to describe the Black mixed child.
If it is something Guyanese generally seem resistant to, it is learning from our mistakes.
As a resource rich country on the cusp of oil gains, the management and distribution of our nation’s promised wealth is often contentiously debated.