Covent Garden

Colouring rice for the Rangoli

Covent Garden on the East Bank Demerara is a laid back community with an average population of 300. A far cry from its British namesake with its well-known fruit and vegetable market, the local village has small gardens in the various yards where residents grow flowering and non-flowering plants and a few vegetables here and there.

GAWU’S new, militant, mode

The recent three-day general strike in the sugar industry, called by the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), protesting the delay by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) in initiating wage talks, signals a return to militancy of Guyana’s largest and most influential trade union.

Bold Black Beans

Legumes of all variety are good for us; they are an excellent source of protein, dietary fibre, carbohydrates and micronutrients. In the absence or limited supply of meat or seafood protein, the use of legumes provides much-needed nourishment.


(Continued from last week) Heliconias make excellent table and floor fresh flower arrangements and can be found in hotel lobbies, malls, banks, churches and reception halls.