Monthly Archives: April 2016

Bridging life and death

My heart went out this week to the young Guyanese woman who was rescued by two passing motorists after jumping off the Demerara Harbour Bridge in an apparent suicide attempt. She is not the first to do so. In recent years, several

Bridging life and death

My heart went out this week to the young Guyanese woman who was rescued by two passing motorists after jumping off the Demerara Harbour Bridge in an apparent suicide attempt. She is not the first to do so. In recent years, several

The only white person for miles

You’ve probably heard it. You may have even said it yourself, breathless with excitement after a trip to an ‘exotic’ travel destination: “I was the only white person for miles!” It’s always niggled for me because I think: Why is that

The only white person for miles

You’ve probably heard it. You may have even said it yourself, breathless with excitement after a trip to an ‘exotic’ travel destination: “I was the only white person for miles!” It’s always niggled for me because I think: Why is that

“Good morning, miss” – getting to grips with greetings in Guyana

Walking down the street. On the bus. In a shop. I’m constantly greeted by ‘Good morning’ or ‘Good afternoon’ in Guyana. I like it, but as a Londoner, I’m quite disconcerted at being so visible. Are we not meant to

“Good morning, miss” – getting to grips with greetings in Guyana

Walking down the street. On the bus. In a shop. I’m constantly greeted by ‘Good morning’ or ‘Good afternoon’ in Guyana. I like it, but as a Londoner, I’m quite disconcerted at being so visible. Are we not meant to

Why Rhianna’s ‘Work’ is a human-rights anthem

“Work work work work work work He said me haffi Work work work work work work! He see me do mi Dirt dirt dirt dirt dirt dirt! And so me put in work work work work work work! [courtesy Metro

Why Rhianna’s ‘Work’ is a human-rights anthem

“Work work work work work work He said me haffi Work work work work work work! He see me do mi Dirt dirt dirt dirt dirt dirt! And so me put in work work work work work work! [courtesy Metro