Guiding the new generation

For a decade, from about the mid-1970’s to mid-1980’s, this nation saw such severe economic deprivation that a generation may have been lost under the weight of poverty and social degradation.

Re-writing the future

How could this nation create a brand new future; one that sees that astonishing, elusive, national potential become real?

The people who stayed

Even as experts bemoan the fact that 85 percent of this country’s skilled people migrated and gave their talents to overseas societies, we still have a pool of great people who stayed here and battled the tide of deterioration.

Empowering the individual

Democracy promises power to the individual. Yet, the average person feels powerless and unable to influence the shaping of this land, of making a positive impact on his or her society.

Do we have what it takes?

In the time since this nation achieved political independence from Britain – over the past 50 years – several nations saw their people lifted out of gross poverty.

The simple pleasures of Berbice…and a hair-raising drive

Berbice exudes the kind of charming calm that countryside living offers. Aback of Number Two Village, Canje lies the sprawling green carpet of a wide expanse of savannah, decorated with the contented grazing of hundreds of cattle, horses, sheep, pigs and goats, all roaming freely munching on the fresh, lively grass under wide open skies.

The Big Goal

To endure the rat race of living in a world of all-too-frequent troubles, it’s useful to cultivate a big goal, a life pursuit that furnishes one’s days with fun,

The master mentor

Mentors make men and women strive for the extraordinary. Whether it is Tiger Woods in golf, Venus and Serena Williams in tennis or Shivnarine Chanderpaul at cricket, master mentors make the difference between being mere ordinary sports players or fascinatingly extraordinary performers.

The power of practice

Shivnarine Chanderpaul stands out as a great Guyanese, joining the long list of sportspersons who escaped the poverty of small-village rural living to conquer the world.

Words of power

Something is indeed rotten in the state of our nation. We’ve got so much going for us, with natural resources including quality gold and diamond, expensive wood and lumber, golden sugar and rice,

A society of vital friends

What kind of society do we live in? I am friends with a former senior St Lucia government official and top businessman there who, when he heard about the gross corruption rampant here, said business-state corruption riddles Caribbean societies.

Let’s find a President of wisdom

“Where shall wisdom be found?” This question forms the title to a probing book by literary critic Harold Bloom that seeks to investigate where humankind may find the fundamental answers to life’s fundamental challenges.

Originality of thought and creative minds

-where does the national budget stand?

How Government spends public money generates controversy year after year. While ministers came out of Parliament on Monday applauding themselves after Finance Minister Ashni Singh’s Budget speech, most of the nation yawned in knowing boredom.

We make a global nation

Small village living comes easy to us. Big global thinking comes hard. Marshall McLuhan taught literature as an eccentric professor for most of his life in Toronto, Canada.

Designing our social spaces

Think design – life design: I could design my life the way an architect designs a building, for aesthetic beauty, for creative flair, to be a human being of value, living to transform my world into a just social space.