Count your blessings
Things good about Guyana
December 4, 2002
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Beautiful rainforests and savannahs stretching for miles
A rich mix of ethnic cultures
Feeling free as a bird
Cows and sheep grazing by the roadside
Warm tropical climate
Everyone knowing everybody
Easy-going work environment with little pressure
Knowing people who can help you
Living for today
Few cumbersome building Regulations
Traffic police looking the other way
No apparent speed limit
Being able to drink a few and still drive
Wedding processions tooting their horns on a Sunday afternoon
Letters to the editor
Vendors who bring fish, brooms, fruit - you name it, to your door.
Fresh fruit in the market
Afternoons in the rum shop
Test matches at Bourda
A strongly religious society
Lovely old wooden buildings
Low property rates
Politicians who make you laugh
Sunset-walks on the seawall
The scenic trip to Berbice
Children playing cricket in the street
A people convinced tomorrow will be a brighter day
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The young Clive Thomas
Oh the folly of youth! This week the Mirror reprinted a gushing letter it had received from a young Research Fellow Clive Thomas back in 1962 in which he writes: "It is my hope the government will not shy away from the extensive state control over all elements of private enterprise (both foreign and local) that is necessary for successful working of the exchange control system... The imposition of taxes on net properties is very welcome since it is the basic aim of our government to inhibit any rapid private accumulation of wealth at the expense of the working class..."
Quite why the Mirror would republish this letter is hard to fathom. Hopefully not to demonstrate that such policies were right and should be put in place shortly.