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Put Guyana First

By Mosa Telford December 16, 2017  stabroek news Hecklers, offensive statements that go against the nature of national unity, a surprise appearance by a Santa Claus, secrets exposed around oil bonuses – haven’t the Guyanese people been betrayed enough? Insubordination – the ‘Bishop had not exhausted his queries about proposed expenditure under the…

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Something stinks

By Mosa Telford December 9, 2017  stabroek news Many of us are repulsed when we encounter people of unsound mind, who are often unwashed and smelly. Regardless of the circumstances that led to their illness, we do not venture near them because we fear contamination. They can serve as a symbol of…

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We are not objects

By Mosa Telford stabroek news december 2, 2017 It is almost impossible to find a woman who has not been subjected to some form of sexual harassment. Disparagement is familiar to many women due to the unwelcome attention of men, with whom they often have no affiliation. And it is sad that…

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Slack and loose

By Mosa Telford stabroek news Our society makes it is difficult for people to admit that they were abused because victims are often manipulated into believing that they are blameworthy. Victims of sexual abuse are often dismissed or quieted and this culture makes it difficult for them to speak. Why is there…

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Letter to Kescia

By Mosa Telford November 18, 2017 stabroek news Dear Kescia, Your name will not be forgotten. Your relatives and friends and colleagues and the thespians will make sure of that. For days, I fought with idea of penning my thoughts, finding it difficult to even start for never would I have imagined that…

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In Memory of Candace Ifill (and all those before her) Part 2

By Mosa Telford stabroek news Last week, I discussed the plight of Sicklers in Guyana and highlighted some of their experiences and challenges in accessing care. Candace Ifill, who recently died, suffered immensely because of the disease and I hope that by bringing to light the circumstances surrounding her death, those responsible for…

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The Guyanese Halloween experience

By Mosa Telford stabroek news october 28, 2017 In recent years, many Guyanese have been celebrating or acknowledging a number of foreign holidays, like St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving and Halloween. We have also embraced practices from other countries closer to home, such as J’ouvert from Trinidad and Tobago, which we have integrated…

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Some mothers

By Mosa Telford stabroek news october 21 Not every mother deserves praise or respect. The process of bringing a child into the world is not a simple task and maybe all women who commit to nine months of drastic changes to their bodies and possible health risks, such as hypertension and diabetes,…

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