Guyana: Let’s have a ‘One Guyana Peace Concert’ and a ‘Day of Prayer’ Before the Elections!

By. Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Three Worlds One Vision

COMMENTARY By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine
The West Indian Magazine, July 27, 2019
Reprinted with permission of the author

 

Some may think that the idea is outrageous or even downright crazy. But we need to allay the fears of Guy­anese, to ease the tension, and show that we can work, sing and pray to­gether. We need a ‘One Guyana Peace Concert and a Day of Prayer’ and we need it before the elections. Both events should be non-political and aim to celebrate Guyana as a peaceful nation.

The daily vitriol on social media, from peo­ple that live thousands of miles away from Guy­ana, is bereft of peace or harmony. The online posts stir up hate and call on people to go to war. But Guyanese know bet­ter. They know that at the end of the day the races depend on each other for their survival. They know that we are…

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  • Linda  On 07/30/2019 at 1:28 am

    This sounds like a wonderful idea and efforts must be made to make it happen.

  • dhanpaul narine  On 07/31/2019 at 7:07 am

    Thanks, Dr. Blackman will be meeting with Eddy Grant soon and hopefully we can start to the planning to make the One Guyana Peace Concert happen.

  • francis jackson  On 08/03/2019 at 9:36 pm

    Would the concert bear fruit of a long history hate – blackman/coolieman – Just asking. Give it a try!

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