No man is an island entire unto himself…

First Lady, Sandra Granger, weighs in on the deaths of the 17 prisoners last week: “I have been following the issue of the prison riots and the deaths of 17 prisoners and injury to others, and the comments made in the social media. Some have leapt to ascribe blame. While some recognise the common humanity we share with these men, I am disturbed that many also seem to think that they got their ‘just desserts,’ as well as the contemptuous dismissal of these men. No one is claiming that any of these men were angels or saints. The fact is, … Continue reading No man is an island entire unto himself…

Everyone wins the election

Yesterday was Guyana’s historic elections and today we are all waiting anxiously on the elections commission (GECOM) to let us know who won. They have given two press conferences today but have managed to not share any relevant information with the public. Guyanese are getting frustrated. In the meantime, this afternoon both the PPP/C and the APNU AFC have declared that they’ve won the election, according to their tallies: http://www.inewsguyana.com/breaking-news-apnuafc-leads-pppc-by-6797-votes-in-preliminary-results/ http://caribnewsdesk.com/news/9866-breaking-ppp-also-claims-statistical-victory-in-monday-s-election So, there you have it. Everyone’s a winner! Continue reading Everyone wins the election

Originally posted on The Michael Lam Collection's Blog:
I’ve heard people say (this would be either in person, in books or on television) that they can tell a lot about a person by “certain things”, like their shoes, their watch, their friends, what they read, etc. etc. etc. I’m sure some psychiatrist / psychologist / psychic can probably try that, I won’t even think of trying, given the wide range of books that I’ve read so far, I’d probably be classified as insane or at least as having no particular taste….  I was going to indicate here what I… Continue reading