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.
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.