Over the years, several high-level leaders have asked me what I want. I have never offered a clear or even appropriate answer. It is not because I didn’t know. I just thought they wouldn’t care. The answer is simple – I want our political leaders to find ways of dealing with their distrust, suspicion, and fear towards each other; I want them to be honest with the citizens who vote for them; and I want them to work towards a more inclusive system of governance that truly benefits the people. Continue reading On Guyana’s 55th Independence Anniversary – Will trust ever be possible for us?
When I was 7 or 8, I lived along Craig Sideline Dam at my grandparents’ farm house. I farmed my own little plot of cash crops to help buy my school books and I spent hours stooping in slushy mud, between pakchoy and lettuce banks, picking snails and weeds from among the healthy, thriving plants. This is something I haven’t very often shared about myself. … Continue reading Politics Will Not Decide Who I am
Dear Dave, In 2015, the APNU/AFC Coalition won the general elections by 1.1% or 4, 506 votes. I like to think of this margin as the 1.1 majority and I believe that it is, to a large extent, reflective of the majority of non-partisan voters who voted in that elections. We must also recognize that there are those non-partisan voters, like myself, who decided not … Continue reading For Dave Martins – 100 Reasons to Hope: Reason #2
These days I don’t say a whole lot about politics in Guyana but that doesn’t mean that I have nothing to say. I’m just not ready to say it. I’m still here and I’m still engaging my country men and women and I’m still recording experiences and opinions. Since the Granger government swore in its ministers and appointed its senior officials there has been a … Continue reading The Senior Government Official Guyanese Women Dislike
“the abuse of entrusted power for private gain”. Corruption can be classified as grand, petty and political, depending on the amounts of money lost and the sector where it occurs. – Transparency International As a certain budding blazer politician – who I once had pay for my fabulous Oasis coffee in the most rude manner possible – will testify, I am very fond of social … Continue reading What is Corruption?