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.
I knew an elderly man who was not in agreement with women and girls wearing pants.
The MARCH (Modeling and Reinforcement to Combat HIV/AIDS) project was initiated in Guyana in 2006 to specialise in Behaviour Change Communication.
‘Big Blow to Racism’ the headline read in the Guyana Chronicle after it was announced that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled to uphold the presidential term-limit.
“There will be consequences. If they think that they can rig the elections and have the kind of peace that we have now, they’re wrong; very, very wrong.
It is too late for actions that could have prolonged or saved the life of Beyoncé Ross.
In 1987, the Guyana Prize for Literature was established by the late President Desmond Hoyte.
The damage to many children begins when they are very young. Whether in the form of physical, verbal, psychological or sexual abuse, many Guyanese children are affected by the inadequacies of the adults who are supposed to protect them.
Thoughts on carnival This weekend, we celebrate our 52nd year of independence. Some will also be celebrating the Guyana carnival, which is modeled off Trinidad’s carnival.
As long as guns exist, some will believe that they can confidently stand their ground.
Our material possessions are often a large part of our happiness. However, even though for many it is next to impossible, it may not be wise to emotionally attach ourselves to those possessions.
Am I tired of writing about women being murdered in Guyana? Yes. Can I ignore this crisis and never write about it again?
For many years, foreigners like Chinese and Brazilians have been coming to Guyana to set up businesses and to make lives for themselves.
Solitude Solitude is often necessary for our sanity. Man’s ongoing suffering often enters our circle of awareness and tries to hijack our emotional wellbeing.
If people could have foreknowledge of kismet, many would undoubtedly make attempts to change the course of their lives.
Last week, Kwame Assanah, Dextroy Cordis and Errol Adams were killed by the police.
“Black Panther” recently premiered and T’Challa, the lead character, is the super-hero many are still talking about.
Hell is imagined to be a dungeon of fire where the ‘wicked’ would be punished in the afterlife.
The consensus seems to be that this year’s Mashramani was one of the best in years.
Evidence suggests that only a small fraction of Guyanese make it a priority to tour our beautiful country.
A young man was murdered. He was found in a pool of blood on the road.
Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) is one of the most hated utility companies in Guyana.
A little more oil in my lamp to keep it burning A little more oil in my lamp I pray A little more oil in my lamp to keep it burning Keep it burning till the break of day The chorus is a snippet from a popular song that is sang in many Christian churches.
It is not often that women come together in our society for the purpose of inspiring each other and reclaiming and rediscovering the feminine power.
In Buxton, where I grew up, it is the custom of the Anglican Church to sound a bell to indicate the death of a person.
In our society, there are many “judges” who are not qualified to operate in courts of law, but they are performing the roles nevertheless.
What would happen if more people started eating to live rather than living to eat?
A woman’s purse was snatched. Stunned, she tearfully held her head as her cash, ATM cards and ID were in the hands of a thief, who ran through the unaware crowd too fast to be apprehended and too desperate to care about the devastating effects of his actions.
Hecklers, offensive statements that go against the nature of national unity, a surprise appearance by a Santa Claus, secrets exposed around oil bonuses – haven’t the Guyanese people been betrayed enough?
Many of us are repulsed when we encounter people of unsound mind, who are often unwashed and smelly.
It is almost impossible to find a woman who has not been subjected to some form of sexual harassment.
Our society makes it is difficult for people to admit that they were abused because victims are often manipulated into believing that they are blameworthy.
Dear Kescia, Your name will not be forgotten. Your relatives and friends and colleagues and the thespians will make sure of that.
Last week, I discussed the plight of Sicklers in Guyana and highlighted some of their experiences and challenges in accessing care.
Imagine a knife cutting deep into your flesh. Imagine it reaching even deeper and stabbing the bone repeatedly; such is the pain that those with Sickle Cell disease experience as described by Ms.
In recent years, many Guyanese have been celebrating or acknowledging a number of foreign holidays, like St.
Not every mother deserves praise or respect. The process of bringing a child into the world is not a simple task and maybe all women who commit to nine months of drastic changes to their bodies and possible health risks, such as hypertension and diabetes, should be commended for that.
Stabroek, particularly around Demico, the bus parks and the market, is a hub displaying snippets of Guyanese 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.