To those in the Diaspora returning for the Jubilee Year Celebrations
By Francis Quamina Farrier
My Fellow Guyanese: If you are one of the hundreds of overseas-based Guyanese, who is returning for the Jubilee Celebrations around May 10 to 30, 2016, then I say a big “WELCOME”, and wish you a great stay. However, I feel duty bound to give you a few tips, if you have not visited the Land of your birth in fifteen, twenty, thirty, or more years. Some of these tips may have already been given to you by concerned relatives and friends.
The very first thing that I will let you know, is that the country has changed; in the same way that almost all other countries around the world, have changed, during the past fifteen to thirty years. But not only has Guyana changed with many of the physical infrastructure; the People, by-and-large, have also changed; and not necessarily for the better. Continue reading