A martyr is someone who dies because of a cause or belief. Many of us have stood for causes or have sounded our voices in the face of oppression, but we did not lose our lives because of it.
Many Guyanese now refer to the period of July and August as summer.
When freedom of expression is challenged, we all are at risk. It is our right to use our voices without fear of persecution or prosecution.
Food shortages and medical drug scarcities; crime and hyperinflation; mismanagement and dictatorship. Are such issues oppressing and killing the Guyanese populace?
The silly season can be applied to any situation that is ludicrous, farcical, or that demonstrates a lack of intellect or common sense.
Political parties campaign on promises. More jobs, improved living standards and, in the case of Guyana, an end to blackouts.
The nation mourns again. This time it is for a child who was killed in an accident a week ago.
Guyana’s 53rd Independence anniversary and the second Guyana Carnival just ended. The Guyana Carnival included block parties, shows featuring foreign artistes like Machel Montano and Buju Banton, J’ouvert, a colourful costume parade and other events.
Gossip is a part of our society. Many stories we hear are not always factual, or the truth might be misconstrued, but still people are judged based on these unverified accounts.
Influence is a powerful tool. We are all influenced by other people and social factors.
‘Dear Mr. President’ is a salutation that demands attention. ‘Dear Mr. President’ is often prompted by frustration with the system.
Every opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate our accomplishments should be esteemed. Often, the gloom and doom would appear to overshadow the hope, peace and happiness in our society.
We highly regard tolerance in this time. In many societies, the exercise of the right to freedom of expression along with freedom to believe whatever one chooses are the core of the balance.
One of my favourite American television series was a science fiction show, called “Fringe.” The first episodes focused mainly on gruesome and mysterious occurrences that were investigated and solved with science.
Women are encouraged to leave abusive relationships, but are we preparing our men to cope when they leave?
Hundreds of Guyanese were at the Square of the Revolution this week to meet with ministers of government and other officials.
Bouncing off the floors and walls, the scents of life and death, and hope and despair coalesce in hospitals.
It is written in the Bible that Jesus performed a miracle where he fed five thousand people from five loaves of bread and two fish.
Creative people are often asked about their sources of inspiration. Sources include personal experiences, the experiences of relatives and friends, social issues, current affairs, spirituality and mysteries.
Forty-nine years ago, Guyana became a Republic and Mashramani was born. In the time since we gained our republican status, we have made more than 49 missteps along the way; some of our people have not used their power, while others have misused it.
By Selwyn Collins We have to be better and do better to attract the better we want and expect to come.
In my life, I have looked at my mother as a tower of strength because she survived losing a child.
“Music is the universal language of mankind” – Henry Longfellow. “Music once admitted to the soul becomes a sort of spirit and never dies” – Edward Lytton.
Alice Walker is a novelist, poet, short fiction writer and activist. Author of the renowned novel ‘The Color Purple,’ which was adapted to film, Ms.
This week, the Caribbean Summit on Youth Violence Prevention was held here in Guyana at the Marriott Hotel.
A predator is an animal that naturally preys on others. Predators can also be a person or group that exploits others.
Most people perhaps do not question the laws by which they live. There are laws of nature and also man-made laws.
Has there ever been a time since Independence when we were not fighting in this country?
We have been advised to be watchful around Georgetown during this season. Still, while commuters sit in traffic, men are reaching through the windows and grabbing their bags, phones and other valuables.
Sex work has often been referred to as one of the oldest professions in the world.
Karaoke is a regular feature at many local nightspots. On any day of the week, friends, lovers or even acquaintances can enjoy a night of impressive and not so impressive singing.
While in many parts of the world theatre practitioners can live off their talents, it is not so in Guyana.
Where are our male role models? Are they nonexistent or on the verge of extinction?
Throughout our history as a self-governing nation, many leaders have treated the people like marionettes.
There are many cultures where the dead are celebrated. Many Guyanese celebrate Halloween, but some may not know the origins.
Unenthusiastic, unconcerned and uninformed are just a few words to describe some of the outlooks on the upcoming Local Government Elections.
The air in Lethem seems unpolluted. Though the heat is almost unbearable at times, and the dusty, bumpy red dust roads can be a bother, there is no denying the splendor of the place, which is still pristine in many ways.
It has been about ten years since I have been attending our local observance of the Maafa at the Seawall Bandstand in Georgetown.
It was the day of her school party. She was in the company of friends.
The tales of Guyanese women are not primarily shocking horror stories. Faith in the compassion of our people compels me to believe that the experiences of most Guyanese women are not shaped by trauma.
The following article contains content about sexual abuse that may trigger an anxiety response in some readers.
“I was raped,” she said. Stunned by her confession, I wondered: Should I hug her?
I rarely visit the Stabroek Market and its environs by choice. The camaraderie among ordinary Guyanese mostly earning an honest living is good to witness but there is also often the risk of being confronted by belligerence and harassment.
Pride Indigenous Heritage Month this year is being celebrated under the theme ‘Proud of Our Indigenous Identity, Celebrating in Unity.’ It is a theme from which we can all draw inspiration.
The first incident of maternal filicide I recall encountering here occurred in the 90s, when a young woman killed her newborn baby by throwing him into a latrine.
Most Guyanese are not paid adequately. Often, when we compare remunerations here to places outside our country—even if we only examine the remunerations in other Caribbean territories—significant disparities are revealed.
Oil will do nothing for Guyana. This is a bold, thought-provoking, fear-inducing and disconcerting statement.
There is no limit to what the mind can conceive. Fantasies are experienced daily by many if not most people.
In recent times, we have become familiar with terms like “fake news” and “alternative facts.” These are terms which originated in the United States of America and which have added to the asininity that we have been witnessing worldwide.
Jahseh Onfroy was a young rapper. He was known by the stage name XXXTentacion.