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Sometimes the dreadfulness stemming from social issues and disappointments with the powers of the day seem to overshadow all the other things that are happening in our country.

Reflections and Hope

I do not usually make New Year’s resolutions. What I do throughout the year is make notes on what I want to accomplish both in the short and long term.

A season of drama

Since its return in 2011 the National Drama Festival has helped to develop and expose the talent of many young people.

Save a little

We are in a season where the cries of Guyanese at home and even some abroad have become constant.

Was independence enough?

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.

What next?

The average Guyanese will probably not pry into every detail of the budget.

Trying times

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.

Not a festival of noise

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.

Coconuts and KFC

Last Sunday, I attended the Guyana Coconut Festival, which was organised by the Ministry of Business and held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre.

A time for seniors

We all know the saying “getting old is a privilege.” Experience shows that it can be a privilege but it can also be terrifying.

Achieving NGO sustainability

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.

Vigilance

“Thief! Thief!”   As a child, you dreaded hearing those words, especially in the stillness of the night.

Too soon

The thought that loved ones and ultimately each of us will one-day leave this life is unsettling for many people.

What dreams are made of

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.

Emancipation

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.

Untold Struggles

For years, many Guyanese living at home have had the idea that migrating to places like the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom would catapult them into a position of ease, where all their struggles would disappear.