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.
A couple of weeks ago, I attended an evening of reflection for the late Ronald Waddell.
I would imagine that no one pictures their child/children being in a sex tape at any point in their lives.
Paid parking is now a reality in Georgetown. While some seem to have no issue with the new system, many are objecting.
Security guards are people who deserve the utmost respect. It is a profession that many of us would never venture into either because of the pay, the shifts or because our qualifications and/or interests lead us in a different direction.
Since its return in 2011 the National Drama Festival has helped to develop and expose the talent of many young people.
Recently, Prince Harry of the British royal family visited our country. I have never really been interested in any monarchy, and in the case of Prince Harry, we are worlds apart.
After the Lusignan massacre occurred, I did not sleep well for weeks. With only Annandale separating Buxton and Lusignan, the tragedy was too close to home.
Just around 7am last Sunday, the dreaded blackout arrived in parts of Georgetown.
Diwali is an opportunity for introspection–we must think about what we are doing for the betterment of our community and what part are we playing in the narrative of good over evil, light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair.
She walks the streets pushing a trolley. The need for visibility—and with it, sales—propels her to leave the shelter where the vendors have been relocated.
Guest column by Durwin Humphrey* In Guyana and across the Caribbean, many Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) are dying because they cannot generate enough funds to support the work they do.
A few months ago, I wrote about poor customer service. Not much has changed.
Some believe that children should only be born within the confines of conventional marriage.
“Thief! Thief!” As a child, you dreaded hearing those words, especially in the stillness of the night.
The thought that loved ones and ultimately each of us will one-day leave this life is unsettling for many people.
I had never known a Guyanese had won a medal at the Olympics until I learned that Michael Parris did it in 1980, when he won a bronze for Boxing.
The first time I was confronted with the reality of child sexual abuse was during my early teens.
While growing up, Emancipation Day was one of highlights of my life. Every July 31st, the anticipation for the libation and other cultural expressions, such as the music, dance, poetry and drama, made me wish that time would go faster.