Less than 24 hours ago His Excellency President Donald Ramotar named the big day: May 11, 2015. Campaign material flooded social media almost immediately and, of course, the inter-party battles begun. Guyanese will be attacking each other in the safety of cyber world with the worst possible weapon: words. But must it really be this way? Not so long ago, my elderly neighbour collapsed in … Continue reading Remember…We’re all Guyanese
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?
“…when a monster grows, it grows out of control. It eats up even those who created the monster. And it’s time that our people understood this.” Walter Rodney, 1977, Georgetown. In January, a woman suggested that I put down my pen – because it was useless – and that I march in the streets of Georgetown. I was taken aback. Did she really believe that … Continue reading The Economics of Activism and the Writer
Dear Dr. Roger F. Luncheon, First, I must express my most sincere gratitude to you, and by extension the Government of Guyana, for responding to my concerns regarding democracy, trust and tragedy in our nation. I hope that our interaction will inspire generations to come. I hope it serves as evidence that our leaders, our politicians, like you, are not unreachable or unwilling to engage … Continue reading To Dr. Roger F. Luncheon – On the LEAD Project
Dear Roger F. Luncheon: I had a bone to pick with you about that USAID Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project. However, bone picking is exactly why we are the way we are. I have been many things, I am many things, I will be many things but I will never become the bone-picking-Bharrat. Truth is the currency I deal in. After you announced that Cabinet … Continue reading To Roger F. Luncheon – On Democracy, Trust and Tragedy