We often ask people, “How are you?” Though, in many cases, we don’t really care about the answer.
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.
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.
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.
You don’t forget those expressions – astonishment, disbelief or fear; and the sniggers.
Selfless, Heroic and Eternal is SHE. Creator, Mother, Queen, Motivator, Homemaker, Career Woman – SHE is everything under the sun.
We live in a culture where many people find it difficult to communicate their feelings.
Every day Cubans are arriving in Guyana to engage in shopping. Asians have been coming for years setting up businesses all around the country.
Hospitals are places where new life is welcomed, where healing is expected to take place and hope is restored.
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,’ which is a Guyanese term for infidelity, has been trending in recent weeks.
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?
“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.
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.
Every now and then one is faced with local stories that leave one questioning the purpose of life.
People dying from AIDS in the present time seems rare. There was a time when people would die, especially the young, and one would often hear, “De big truck knock she down” or “He had de truck.” ‘Big truck’ is a colloquial term for describing the disease.
Skeletal remains were found in 1974 in Ethiopia from a female hominid of the Australopithecus afarensis species, who has been called Lucy and who is said to be one of our earliest potential ancestors.
I suppose people have always been fascinated with the element known as fire.