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.
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.
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.
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.
As a product of a single-parent household, I know firsthand some of the challenges such parents face.
Often when phenomena such as natural disasters occur many voice the view that the world will soon reach its end.
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.
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.
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.
By Kojo McPherson (Guest writer) Kojo McPherson is a multidisciplinary artist currently focused on filmmaking.
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.
Is a visa to England, Canada or the United States a golden ticket to paradise?
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 meeting was planned to accommodate consultations on the proposed Value-Added Tax (VAT) on private education.
Every now and then one is faced with local stories that leave one questioning the purpose of life.
There are almost two hundred thousand people living in Georgetown. Yet, I am often asked by acquaintances about places to rent in the city.