Dear Dave, Over the last weeks, I have been going into selected communities to help implement a project for the Guyana National Youth Council. I have never been so inspired in my life. I have gone from street to street meeting honest Guyanese who are passionate about building this nation. In Region 5, I met a local government official who said that they understand that … Continue reading For Dave Martins – 100 Reasons to Hope: Reason #3
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
Dear Dave, I still think of the evening of May 24th, 2016 at Moray House Trust. Only two days before our country’s 50th Independence Anniversary, I spoke about my vision for Guyana in 2066 and expressed my belief that change, the kind we want, was inevitable. After my talk, you more or less asked me why we should continue to hope. I tried my best … Continue reading For Dave Martins – 100 Reasons to Hope: Reason #1
I originally wrote this article as a sample to be submitted to an editor. I decided to publish it today because there are some questions which must not be allowed to sleep for too long. If you would like a copy of the original article complete with references feel free to reach out to me either by commenting here, email or Facebook. “I believe it … Continue reading Is a 50% ministerial pay increase really the best way to address corruption?