In awarding its highest national honour, the Oliver Tambo Award, to the late President Forbes Burnham, South Africa recognises a crucial integrity of character in us as a nation.
We see stormy waves kick up every so often as frustrated citizens demand justice, fair play and equal access to the corridors of power.
Clear signs abound that our nation’s development is steaming ahead. But the picture may not be as rosy as it looks.
People across this land go about their daily life oblivious to the shenanigans of their Members of Parliament, who this week engage each other in an exercise filled with acrimony, strife and distrust.
Aunty Baba, 90, wakes up every day looking forward to her calm, peaceful, tranquil lifestyle at her Canje, Berbice home.
Hope for our future as one nation, with one destiny, stirred our hearts this week when House Speaker Raphael Trotman and former Speaker Ralph Ramkarran echoed each other in scolding their quarrelling colleagues, while calling for good conscience to govern public behaviour.
How could we motivate and inspire our fellow citizens to live their best, to wake up every day believing in the Guyana Dream, to tackle the task of self-development with zeal and gusto?
Our nation plunges to pathetic social depths so often that citizens may now be immune to the shock.
News reports in the State media show that senior Government officials persist in branding independent thinkers in this country as agents of the “opposition”.
How could we build a decent society if our leaders sap their own energy, inspiration and initiatives with constant strife and quarrels?
Inspiring people, accomplishing amazing feats, live all around us in our nation. Role models accomplishing feats of excellence inspire us, causing us to believe in ourselves and our nation.
We used to be a generous, kind, friendly nation. Today, however, we harbour a sort of cynical hardness of heart, with economic exploitation for personal gain, sadly, an accepted norm.
– Experiencing the frustrating New Amsterdam Hospital. Vibrant and alive, this country hums with economic energy.
We could learn two valuable lessons from Jamaica, in fast-tracking our leap into a 21st century society.
Electing leaders for villages, towns and the city offers Guyanese exciting prospects. Such opportunity, denied the citizen for close to 20 years, offers everyone the personal power to determine who governs their neighbourhood.
High Commissioner of Guyana to Canada, Harry Narine Nawbatt, and Sattie Sawh, Consul General in Toronto, Ontario, hosted a New Year’s get-together at the Guyana Consulate office in Toronto last Friday.
Could our Guyanese nation resolve to make 2013 the best year in our history?
Government ends 2012 with its draconian abuse of the Guyana Chronicle, our State newspaper, showing no sign of relief.
To solve a critical problem, one has to first face up to it.
For such a poor country, we seem to generate enormous wealth through organized crime.
Hope renews the heart, re-energizes the soul and regenerates one’s optimism to strive for a fruitful life.
How could a ship with goods from Guyana end up in Malaysia with US$7M worth of cocaine?
Official world reports continue to paint an awful picture of our homeland. We make it on the global brain-drain list for our alarming level of skills depletion stemming from our extreme migration pattern; we appear on the global index of State corruption year after year; the US State Department lists us as violators of human rights, citing us for extra-judicial killings and other problems in the law-enforcement sector.