Saturday, April 29, 2017
Authors Posts by Akola Thompson

Akola Thompson

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DESPITE its prevalence throughout the years, the stigma concerning mental health has hardly diminished. What this does is further alienate the mentally ill and...

ON March 29, 2017, a letter was printed in the Kaieteur News, headlined “Pseudo theories in the promotion of sex education,” by Matthew Gaul....

ABOUT two months ago, Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan, announced that a 14% tax would be added onto the school fees of private schools....

FOR a while, I have made a conscious decision to not comment on anything religiously-related. Often, I find I come off preachy and condescending...

I’M NOT one for holiday festivals and celebrations, particularly religious ones. All of them tend to merge into one continuous stream of things I...

DURING the past few days, three things have settled heavily on my mind. One, the death of Norma Leah McCorvey, better known by the...

Last week, I was once again reminded about why we need continuous conversations about race. I sat in a bus and listened as some...

Often, I would wonder about societal change. It is an interesting and sought after ideal of progressives even if it is an elusive one....

FOR years, I would sit by reading the news about the latest infraction against people. I would ask those closest to me and myself,...

Here in Guyana, as is true in other Caribbean countries and the world at large, we have a sex-driven culture. From the music we...