“We have been too quiet for too long. There comes a time when you have to say something. You have to make a little noise. You have to move your feet. Now is the time” U.S Representative John Lewis.  The May 18, 2022, statement by Shawnette Bollers, via her lawyer, Eusi Anderson on the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) dismissal […]

Women’s Reproductive Rights Under Threat in USA- could have implications elsewhere There is a popular saying when the West sneezes the world catches a cold.  Thanks to the leaked draft notes from the United States (U.S) Supreme Court justices, Roe v Wade, a 1973 Supreme Court ruling that has established abortion as a constitutional right is about to be overturned. If […]

The first lady is an unofficial title assigned to the female spouse of the head of government, be that person Premier/Prime Minister or President. As unofficial as the title is so is the role, though in some countries-and recently in Guyana, starting from first lady Varshnie Jagdeo- there is a public office and state allocation of funding to manage the […]

Ignoring the perceived absence of traditional protocol to engage in local political discussions whilst attending a diplomatic event, hosted by the European Union, the heated interaction between Messrs. Aubrey Norton and Bharrat Jagdeo was nevertheless illuminating. This is so not only because of the animation evident in the moment, the visibly ruffled disposition of the Vice President and his attempted […]

Anthropologist Cristina De Rossi is quoted in Live Science (15/12/2021) online magazine, defining “Culture [as] encompass[ing] religion, food, what we wear, how we wear it, our language, marriage, music, what we believe is right or wrong, how we sit at the table, how we greet visitors, how we behave with loved ones and a million other things” Within said parameters, […]

Vanessa Kissoon is running to be next president of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU). The last day of voting is April 15, and should she win she will be the first woman in more than two decades who ran and won the presidency. The last woman was Avril Crawford. Vanessa is busy on the campaign trail, fully aware that she […]

Creating a new society out of diverse historical experiences, initially forged on a divide and rule policy that incorporated the stratification of people based on race, class, colour, religion, could not have been easy. Inspite of the challenges, the foundation was laid and Phagwah celebrations last Friday reminds us of our historical struggle and achievement towards post-colonial nation building. Phagwah […]

Two seats in the National Assembly will be made available to the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) with the resignations of Dr. Nicolette Henry and Mr. Joseph Harmon. Henry’s resignation, which was announced in February, is to take effect from March 31st. Harmon’s will take effect from March 15th. With the resignation of Henry, which came first, it has long […]

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