Waxed floors and Test cricket

Guyanese under 30 years of age will likely have no knowledge of it, but there was a time in our country when there was a ritual, common in many of the middle class homes, that involved the process of bringing wood floors to a shine by buffing them by hand using wax.

Allamanda is a showy shrub

Allamanda commonly called Buttercup or Golden Trumpet originated in Brazil and comes from the Apocynaceae family. Allamanda was named after Frédéric-Louis Allamand a Swiss Botanist who collected the seeds from South America and sent them to his countryman Carl Linnaeus in 1770.

The Hoatzin

Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) feeding on the Mahaicony River.  (Photo by Kester Clarke /

The Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin), also known as the Stinkbird, or Canje Pheasant is the national bird of Guyana. The alternative name of “stinkbird” is derived from the bird’s manure-like odour, caused by its digestive system.

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