The utter shame of CJIA

V. S. Naipaul’s insight, in identifying a sort of unconsciousness, a lack of feeling and seeing, in his native Trinidad and Tobago and India, comes home with force upon landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

Intellectual Property is valuable

How corrupt is the soul of our nation? When our leaders resort to the unethical behaviour of buying pirated textbooks for our school children to be educated, we know our nation’s soul lies in a moral mess.

Mapping the future

– designing the Guyana Dream We face two possible kinds of future. We could either stumble along into the default future, or design and create the future we want.

The People and Parliament

Social Media worldwide buzzes with talk, pictures and videos of a new hangout in Georgetown, dubbed ‘the People’s Parliament’, taking shape at Brickdam and High Street, just outside the National Assembly.

The culture of Cabinet

Power plays its most crucial role in this country not at Parliament, but within the Cabinet – that mysterious government forum where ministers and state officials choose programmes and policies.

Creating you

Free knowledge and training on the Internet makes it so easy for a person today to become the best in the world.

The State is our servant

-curbing the arrogance of big government

Central Government in this country so pervades every nook and cranny of our society, that we see big government as the answer to our problems.

The State is our servant

-curbing the arrogance of big government

Central Government in this country so pervades every nook and cranny of our society, that we see big government as the answer to our problems.

That Manickchand Mandate

Given the serious challenges facing this nation in this second decade of the 21st century, we must focus on one major goal to transform how the next generation lives.

Media key to solving corruption crisis

Solving the two crucial challenges that confront our nation, in the ethnic insecurity showing up in our politics, and pervasive, endemic corruption, calls for an ethical, independent, professional and investigative national media industry.

The inner devastation

From deep inside the belly of our society, like a quiet hookworm eating away at the core of our country, a devastating social decay is overtaking our people.

Impacting another person

-like a writer to a reader

Loud touts at the international airport at Timehri, and at bus parks in Georgetown, present a graphic picture of the social decay afflicting our Guyanese nation.

Searching for leadership

Our nation searches for the kind of leadership that lifts us, that causes us to delve deep into our character and believe in building our society, community by community, village by village.

We lack skills to care for our blind kids

Skills shortages show up everywhere across the country. The crisis is crippling. Such a pervasive shortage of this crucial national resource base, our human capital, causes all manner of problems.

Nurturing gifted entrepreneurs

Private businesses struggle to lead in generating our economy. Despite lots of thriving private businesses, and a new class of nouveau riche with questionable origin of wealth, the national economy struggles firmly in the grips of State bureaucrats.

The worst crime

Dave Martins embodies the unique Guyanese culture. Our body politic, after nearly 50 years of political independence, has developed a culture that identifies us as a distinct nation in today’s global village.

Our body politic rots at the soul

Shakespeare’s ‘Coriolanus’, Girard’s scapegoat theory offer us key insights for solutions

We start the year 2012 with the hung Parliament hanging over our heads, as the political parties bicker and quarrel in acrimony and strife over the Speaker’s chair.

Designing 2012

Time marches on with such rapid haste. As we usher in 2012 in a couple of days, the global village settles into its stride to tackle the enormous challenges facing the 21st century human family.

Feeling responsible

Living in this country could be such a beautiful experience. The natural environment of breezy warmth, the sunny weather bathed in lush tropical rains, the leafy greenery and fertile land – these offer a lifestyle of tranquil beauty, of a quietude of the soul.

People want State action

-on crime, corruption and the constitution

Listening to people voice their concerns across this country shows voters want urgent action on three fronts: rampant State corruption, pervasive organized crime, and promised Constitutional reform.