Know your own story

When you write a column for the media, you’re drawing on nudges, intimations, angles from everywhere you can use; sometimes an idea comes in the middle of something else and you make a note of it in your “to do” book, which you resort to on the occasional week when no particular topic has already engaged you.

Ruminations on race and masculinity

TIFF 2018 - Part 2 of 3

The French/German period piece “Angelo” and the lurid British pop-film “Farming,” both premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September, exist on starkly different ends of filmmaking but come together to ask a similar question: What does it mean to be black in a world that sees your skin as a curiosity?

Social media misuse and social work in Guyana

By Dionne Frank Just over six weeks ago, Guyanese were captivated by the circulation of a series of videos on social media platforms showing a young lady, who despite appearing to withdraw her consent continued to be sexually abused by two men.

Singapore Bougainvillea

Two of the most common species of Bou-gainvillea are Bougain-villea glabra and Bougainvillea specta-bilis, which was cross-bred and hybridised giving rise to numerous varieties in the most amazing colours.

Aplomado Falcon

The Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis) is mostly found in South America  Its upperparts are dark blue-grey, with the usual falcon “moustache” contrasting sharply with the white throat and eyestripe.

We can save our sisters

In the video, the two move in a dance and even though the moves are at times out of time with the beat of the music and the environment somewhat unkempt one initially gets the impression that they are a couple in love having fun; the caption is, “Nobody can stop this love”.

Different purpose, different music

In a recent column, I reproduced an article by Guyanese Hubert Williams, once a leading journalism light here, dealing with a recent show in Barbados, put on by the Barbados/Guyana Association, where I performed along with The Mighty Gabby and Red Plastic Bag.

Saving our children

TIFF 2018 - Part 1 of 3

Amidst the socio-political unease of the world, filmmakers this year have seemed preoccupied with examining the ways that adults sometimes struggle with protecting the children they care for.

Bananaquit

The Bananaquit has dark grey upperparts, and a black crown with a white eyestripe.

Dis time na long time

My wife Annette is very big on Guyana.  Soon after I met her, some 10 years ago, showing pictures of the Guyana interior at a THAG function where I was appearing, that came across loud and clear to me. 

LUCAS STOCK INDEX

Last Update:                                        482.5 Movement: 3.48% Current Update:                                 499.36 YTD Movement: 69.67%The Lucas Stock Index (LSI) rose 3.48 per cent during the fifth period of trading in October, 2018. 

Read to Succeed

I remember “Read to Succeed” was once the theme of the activities and exhibitions organised to celebrate the work of library services for the children of Guyana.

Poetry and rallying cries

Dulce et Decorum Est      Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,  Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,  Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs  And towards our distant rest began to trudge.