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Rishma Persaud: On a mission to inspire fashion consciousness

Rishma Persaud: On a mission to inspire fashion consciousness

In the near future, local fashion designer Rishma Persaud sees herself as a force for change by inspiring more Guyanese to be fashion conscious .

Exploring Georgetown: History and heritage

Exploring Georgetown: History and heritage

Georgetown is the city of my birth and I have an admiration for its handsomeness .

Freeze it!

Freeze it!

Hi Everyone,  Daylight breaks earlier and the sun sets later, summer is here .

Are Guyanese trend setters?

Are Guyanese trend setters?

Have you ever thought about the real reason why trends in the Caribbean take so long to catch on? We Caribbean people always happen to be the last to grasp hold of a new look and the last to wear it out .

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Cartoon

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Lionel Richie to  be named ‘Legend of Live’ at Billboard Touring Awards

Lionel Richie to be named ‘Legend of Live’ at Billboard Touring Awards

(Billboard) - Lionel Richie will be named a Legend of Live at the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards, to be held November 20 at the Edison Ballroom in New York City .

Hunger Games, Divergent pushed aside for new Comic Con fare

Hunger Games, Divergent pushed aside for new Comic Con fare

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Young adult film franchises have dominated the conversation at San Diego’s annual Comic Con gathering in recent years, but as the buzz-building convention kicked off on Thursday, the absence of established blockbusters has allowed studios to push new fare targeting a similar audience .

Ten best albums of 2014 (so far): Critics’ picks

Ten best albums of 2014 (so far): Critics’ picks

(Billboard) We had lonely hours, turned blue and felt like outsiders while listening to our favourite albums of the year so far .

The Book of Life takes No 1 spot on US bestsellers list

The Book of Life takes No 1 spot on US bestsellers list

[caption id="attachment_298467" align="alignleft" width="166"] Deborah Harkness[/caption]NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Book of Life, the final novel of the time-travelling trilogy written by Deborah Harkness, shot straight to the top of the US bestsellers list on Thursday .

Beauty is more than a pretty face,  says Miss Guyana Talented Teen 2014

Beauty is more than a pretty face, says Miss Guyana Talented Teen 2014

Not many 14 year olds can outshine five older teenage girls, but Reesa Sooklall did taking the 2014 Miss Guyana Talented Teen crown and title on July 6, at the National Cultural Centre, with poise and charm .

Is there a method to my madness?

Is there a method to my madness?

Into the third week of drama classes I developed a strong interest in subtexts, learning about characters, becoming the character, method acting .

Buying Black Pudding

Buying Black Pudding

– it is a backdoor affair

Hi Everyone,  This week’s column concludes the 2-part look at Black Pudding .

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Girl power! Dead in Guyana? No!

Girl power! Dead in Guyana? No!

The Last Word

By Ashma JohnBeing a female is possibly one of the most stressful things to deal with .

Marvel says the next Captain America will be an African American

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An African American character will soon strap on the star-emblazoned shield and step into the red, white and blue uniform of Captain America in the pages of Marvel Comics .

Sam Smith tops Billboard Artist 100

Sam Smith tops Billboard Artist 100

(Billboard) - Sam Smith takes over atop the landmark new Billboard Artist 100 chart, rising 2-1 .

Beyonce, Eminem, Azalea lead MTV Video Music Awards nods

Beyonce, Eminem, Azalea lead MTV Video Music Awards nods

[caption id="attachment_297631" align="alignright" width="310"] Iggy Azalea[/caption][caption id="attachment_297632" align="alignright" width="319"] Beyonce[/caption]LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - R&B singer Beyonce and rappers Eminem and Iggy Azalea led the nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards, one of the industry’s top televised showcases, the cable TV network said on Thursday .

Planet of the Apes climbs to top  of US box office charts

Planet of the Apes climbs to top of US box office charts

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, a sequel about highly intelligent apes that battle with humans for dominance, has knocked the giant Transformers robots out of the top spot on US and Canadian movie charts .

Radio Rock 'N' Roll

Radio Rock ‘N’ Roll

[caption id="attachment_297624" align="aligncenter" width="506"] Gavin Mendonca’s Radio Rock and Roll graphic[/caption] .

Mr Guyana Talented  Teen to champion  youth empowerment

Mr Guyana Talented Teen to champion youth empowerment

You can expect to see Delroy Walcott promoting male pageantry and youth empowerment .

Theatre Workshop

Theatre Workshop

For nearly a month now, as part of my ambition to explore the culture and art of dear old Guyana and dive into vacation season I started attending theatre classes after weeks of consultation and advice from dramatists .

Making Black Pudding

Making Black Pudding

– it’s not about a recipe

Hi Everyone,This week begins a 2-part series about Black Pudding .

The Scene Cartoon

The Scene Cartoon

The Scene Cartoon .

Racked TT

Racked TT

Last Sunday I left for Trinidad and Tobago to review a pop-up shop hosted by Emma Forster Hiscock, Stephanie Rydle and Ain Earle .

Yaphet Jackman’s signature, a gift of words

Yaphet Jackman’s signature, a gift of words

Yaphet Jackman’s poetry is his signature .

Writer’s block

Writer’s block

Ugh! It’s happening again .

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Telling it like it is

Hi Everyone,We are people who are at once sophisticated and simple .

The Scene Cartoon

The Scene Cartoon

The Scene Cartoon .

Designers come out for a worthy cause

Designers come out for a worthy cause

Some seven designers put their work on display for a worthy cause last month, in Sonia Noel’s annual “Style Mission”, which supported the Guyana Sickle Cell Association .

Raagas and Rhythms 2 for Theatre Guild this evening

Raagas and Rhythms 2 for Theatre Guild this evening

Raagas n Rhythm 2, a musical concert, directed and produced by Amar Ramessar and Rena Ramessar will be staged at the Theatre Guild, Georgetown from 7 pm today .

Radio Rock n Roll aims to win fans for rock music

Radio Rock n Roll aims to win fans for rock music

Radio Rock n’ Roll is a brand new radio show focusing strictly on rock music, from classic to modern alternative to punk to heavy metal, hosted by local rock musician Gavin Mendonca of punk rock band Keep Your Day Job! and heavy metal band Feed The Flames .

Experiential shopping in Guyana... a dream

Experiential shopping in Guyana… a dream

When you go shopping in Guyana are your experiences pleasant? Do you visit the same store repeatedly because of the any particular stimulator? Do you feel compelled and tingly inside to immediately return when you get your next pay cheque? All my answers would be a big fat no!I personally don’t feel we are spoilt for choice locally despite the ridiculous amount of fashion retailers we have .

Soyini Fraser  is Miss Guyana Jamzone 2014

Soyini Fraser is Miss Guyana Jamzone 2014

After weeks of competition through a reality show aired on Hits and Jams Television network (HJTV) Soyini Fraser was selected to represent Guyana at the Miss Jamzone International Pageant, beating out two other contestants Faydeha King and Onesha Hutson .

Lisa Punch deserves  our votes

Lisa Punch deserves our votes

Social media in Guyana has been on fire since Sunday with “Lisa Punch” and “Rising Star” trending .

Let’s  fry some chicken

Let’s fry some chicken

Hi Everyone,What is it about fried chicken that is so alluring? It’s a favourite of almost everyone, (well except vegetarians of course) .

The Scene Cartoon

The Scene Cartoon

The Scene Cartoon .

‘Star’ girl Lisa Punch chats about ‘Rising Star’

‘Star’ girl Lisa Punch chats about ‘Rising Star’

If you haven’t heard the name Lisa Punch then you must be living under a rock .



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