2018 is upon us and this is the time of year where we sit and think about what the new year has in store for us. More money? Happier family, better job? Greener public buildings? GTT has been asking me since November what will I do with a million dollars, and upon their suggestions I cannot help to ask back, how am I buying a … Continue reading What can we as Guyanese predict for 2018?
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 (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
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
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
So I recently had a run-in with a magistrate. Sounds exciting right? Wrong!! The experience was equal parts ludicrous and alarming. The utterances that came out of the mouth of this “learned” person were completely disheartening. This encounter happened on Thursday, March 2 when I appeared at the court to bear witness to Petronella’s case. You’re probably wondering why I was at court and who … Continue reading Bess vs. Equality & Justice
Some people are arguing that there is no longer a Mashramani, not even in the traditional sense of the word. Last week I questioned why we really celebrate the actual holiday if we do not have much to celebrate after having done little to no work, but this week I want us to look at the evolution of our local celebration of the carnival festival. … Continue reading The Evolution of Mashramani
“Up in yuh face” Vanilla sings in her smash new 2017 Mashramani (Mash) song titled ‘Mash up de place’. Only a few weeks ago we were introduced to this song but we already can’t get the lyrics out of our system. It’s currently one of the most played Mashramani songs on local airways. Could this be one of the best Mashramani songs for 2017 thus … Continue reading MUSIC REVIEW: Mashing Up De Place
Hi, I’m a dark-skinned girl living it up in the 21st century. I know, I know… it’s not ground breaking news, but we still exist – real chocolate girls with melanin and natural glow. Why am I reminding you that we still exist? Well, I feel like we’ve become endangered, exaggeration intended. Too many of our dark-skinned girls are lost every day to the rapidly … Continue reading OPINION PIECE: 21st Century Black Girl