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.

From town to de country

There are almost two hundred thousand people living in Georgetown. Yet, I am often asked by acquaintances about places to rent in the city.

Are we forgetting the ‘big truck’?

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.

We are in so much trouble

Earlier this week, we celebrated Phagwah. Phagwah is a Hindu festival of colours and celebrates good over evil and the beginning of Spring.

We are survivors

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.