On life

I saw an interesting film called ‘Flatliners’ last weekend. In it, four medical students, curious about what happens after we die, choose to stop their hearts, then to be revived to tell of their experiences.

For Leonard

Unknown to most of us before the tragic events of last week, Leonard Archibald’s face is now etched in the memories of many, indeterminately.

Spare the rod

The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the United Nations in 1989 and approved by the Government of Guyana in 1991.

Moving social cohesion beyond words

A woman of African descent wrote on social media this week, “Amerindians are animals and should go back to the bush.” The post resulted in people of all ethnicities condemning her and the condemnation in part saw her being subjected to racial slurs.

A praying nation

We often ask people, “How are you?” Though, in many cases, we don’t really care about the answer.

Legalise it

Most people who use marijuana in Guyana consume by smoking the herb. It is not only members of the Rastafarian community who engage in the practice, which is sacred to them, but people of every class, religion, ethnicity and gender.

Through the fire

As Emancipation approached this year, I found myself uninterested. It wasn’t because I had strayed from its significance or that my love and respect for the occasion had dwindled.

Man and the bottle

Like a play, we all have a beginning, a middle where we face various challenges and conflicts that we must resolve, and, of course, an end.

The voices from the grave

It seems like even the atheists were praying on Sunday night. Another tragedy had happened and, as is often the case, many sought divine intervention.

SHE is Eternal

Selfless, Heroic and Eternal is SHE. Creator, Mother, Queen, Motivator, Homemaker, Career Woman – SHE is everything under the sun.

Haitian experience

Every day Cubans are arriving in Guyana to engage in shopping. Asians have been coming for years setting up businesses all around the country.

Us, Together

By Kojo McPherson (Guest writer) Kojo McPherson is a multidisciplinary artist currently focused on filmmaking.

Hope

Hospitals are places where new life is welcomed, where healing is expected to take place and hope is restored.

Tolerance

Do most Guyanese have a problem with gay people? Or is it the sex that bothers them and more particularly the sex gay men engage in?

Blow

‘Blow,’ which is a Guyanese term for infidelity, has been trending in recent weeks.

Love the skin you’re in

Did they assume that I was in danger of losing my way? How could they not see that I am not a person with fabricated beliefs about myself?

A brilliant man, a part-time beggar and Mr. Sugar

“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.

Somewhere in the muddle

A plot to assassinate the president? While there will always be those who disapprove of His Excellency, Brigadier (rtd) David Arthur Granger, such an allegation was disquieting.

A misstep

A meeting was planned to accommodate consultations on the proposed Value-Added Tax (VAT) on private education.