Daily Archives: 02/07/2022

GUYANA: Foreigners mistreating locals; fire pumps for drainage and Indian roadbuilders – The GHK Lall Column

GHK Lall

Encouraging Events, Disturbing Developments…  By GHK Lall

It is all negative this week, the things that disturb. Foreigners in the growing oil sector are playing games with Guyanese. They are treating us like slaves and indentured servants, with practices that hark back to slavery days and colonial times. When I read of how Guyanese workers are being treated, rage and disgust flares. It is as if nothing has changed, after all the heartfelt promises, the warm smiles, and warmer handshakes, and this being the era of political correctness, where every word and posture is measured and remeasured to ensure there are no missteps.

GUYANESE WORKERS MISTREATED                  Continue reading

GUYANA: MUDWATA – The profane and homophobic commentator – Wanted by police

The vast majority of Guyanese do not have access to social media to be able to experience the MUDWATA product. It is among the influential to whom MUDWATA is available that the opponents of profanity and homophobia lurk, hence the ease with which the police, the Crime Chief himself, is invoked for a cuss case, in between investigating a G$20 million armed robbery in Berbice.        Continue reading

Archaeology: Africa’s heritage is humanity’s – and it’s been overlooked for too long

As an archaeologist, I am hoping my new project will connect the continent’s people to the hidden history of their land

The Laas Geel rock art site, outside Hargeisa, Somaliland.
The Laas Geel rock art site, outside Hargeisa, Somaliland. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

My teacher and classmates were lovely, yet I still had this feeling of “What am I, a Somali refugee, doing here?” Furthermore, I had never even seen an archaeologist before, or held an archaeological object. But I had read a sentence in a book (Africa: history of a continent, by Basil Davidson) which said that to write African history we need to do archaeological research.          Continue reading

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