Something stinks

Many of us are repulsed when we encounter people of unsound mind, who are often unwashed and smelly.

Slack and loose

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.

Letter to Kescia

Dear Kescia, Your name will not be forgotten. Your relatives and friends and colleagues and the thespians will make sure of that.

Some mothers

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.

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.