When You Say Decriminalize, What Do You Even Mean?

What does decriminalizing same-sex intimacy really mean in Guyana? The question above is the finish line; let’s begin this conversation at the starter block. What is same-sex intimacy? Intimacy is often described as closeness, attachment, connection between two people; it can also mean sexual relations between two people. Same-sex intimacy is, as the term connotes, intimacy between people of the same sex. For as long … Continue reading When You Say Decriminalize, What Do You Even Mean?

The Timehri Film Festival is Back for a Second Year

The Timehri Film Festival (TFF) is back for a second year – from May 31 to June 4, 2017 – in Guyana. With a mission of highlighting the work of Guyanese and Caribbean filmmakers, festival-goers can expect to enjoy films from local filmmakers as well as that of their peers in the Caribbean diaspora. In an effort to ensure that there are many other opportunities … Continue reading The Timehri Film Festival is Back for a Second Year

Why I chose to boycott Guyana Restaurant Week 2017

The Guyana Restaurant Week (#GRW), ‘Spring Edition’ of which it was originally introduced, recently concluded and from the looks of things once again did pretty well. I strongly believe that #GRW is perhaps one of Guyana’s most brilliant marketing and tourism campaigns yet. It brings a fresh twist to social media marketing; it offers friendly competitions and additional exposure to local restaurants thereby giving them … Continue reading Why I chose to boycott Guyana Restaurant Week 2017

The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media Marketing

I am reading a book about Global Communication and one of the pages has this phrase  that struck me – “Connecting is not Communicating.” It caused me to reflect on my annoyance with local businesses and their use (misuse) of social media. Connecting which enables you to have a presence is essentially the first step, communicating is how you harness this connection for YOUR greater … Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media Marketing