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
Here’s a sneak peak of my inbox and the subject of my next blog. I have three theories as it relates to the source of such political terrorism. What’s your take? Have you or anyone you know received this or a similar message? Leave a comment or inbox me on Facebook. Continue reading Another side to the 2015 elections campaign
In the land of the blind, one-eye man is king… From now until May 11, some of us will contemplate the answer to this question with much fear, hope or a combination of both. Will the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)win? Or will they lose? Before I answer this, I believe it is worth clarifying where I stand: I am the Bharrat who stands in the … Continue reading Will the PPP win in 2015?
“My name is… Bharrat. I am an East Indian Guyanese…” (The beginning of a Primary School composition in the early 90s). The relative of a high ranking public official engaged me in conversation on January 15, 2014. We spoke briefly about the connotations of a certain word. They believe the word is an insult to Guyana and Indians. “…the beloved country you are fighting for … Continue reading For Tribe or Country
By Saieed I. Khalil Mr. Khalil is a final year Economics student at the University of Guyana. Our pattern of voting influences the nature of government and its policies. The power to freely and informedly choose the political and socioeconomic data by way of the ballot is what constitutes the lynchpin of a peaceful democracy. Ideally, elections ought to reward governments for good policies and … Continue reading I am a Swing Vote