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Slingshot reminds us that ‘Christmas is Family’

Slingshot reminds us that ‘Christmas is Family’

His name has become synonymous with down-to-earth Guyanese music because John ‘Slingshot’ Drepaul is about as real as it gets .

A back breaking Christmas?

A back breaking Christmas?

Why do women do it? I’m talking about the breaking up of the house before Christmas .

The Christmas meal

The Christmas meal

Switch sides but keep the main dishes traditional

Hi Everyone, The preparation for the Christmas feast kicks into high gear from this weekend .

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‘Black-ish’ - a breath of fresh air

‘Black-ish’ – a breath of fresh air

With a title like “Black-ish”, ABC’s newest family sitcom surrounding a successful black family was bound to garner a lot of buzz .

Sensible Christmas shopping

Sensible Christmas shopping

Christmas is around the corner and for many of us this means shopping; new wardrobe for work and probably even some new Brazilian weave .

Sonia Noel set to end 2014 on a high note

Sonia Noel set to end 2014 on a high note

Sonia Noel has been trending on social media and from the buzz, it appears that she is well on the way to closing 2014 with a bang .

About the Holidays

About the Holidays

The masquerade bands on the streets and the smells in the air; the holidays are the best time of the year! Seriously who does not like Christmas? It really is the most wonderful time of the year! Georgetown transforms before our very eyes, the streets look a bit cleaner; police officers in neat uniforms patrol on foot, directing traffic and keeping the pickpockets at bay .

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Holiday Ham: A Primer

Holiday Ham: A Primer

Hi Everyone, the pièce de résistance at Christmas is the ham – a very large cut of meat, cured, cooked and glazed to glistening perfection .

Discovering Chronixx

Discovering Chronixx

When it comes to reggae, dancehall, soca and chutney, we Guyanese tend to pride ourselves on our link to the Caribbean; none of these genres might have originated here but we sure do take them and make them seem so .

 Happiness is…

Happiness is…

It’s hard to write about fashion every week when you are based in a region that has a struggling fashion industry .

Mr Guyana International  Paul Charles is on  an upward curve

Mr Guyana International Paul Charles is on an upward curve

By Jairo Rodrigues Paul Anthony Charles, one of the top dancers with the widely acclaimed Classique Dance Company is on a self-propelled upward curve that has so far won him the inaugural Mr Guyana International title and he is determined to rise even higher .

Of Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Of Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Gobble Gobble! I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving Day on Thursday .

Conkies – Ole  School Cooking

Conkies – Ole School Cooking

Hi Everyone,There are many old time foods that we can make today using the most modern of appliances and techniques, but Conkies (aka sweet dumplings) is not one of them .

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The Scene Cartoon

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The Collection Moda

The Collection Moda

After spending four full days in Kingston, Jamaica for ‘The Collection Moda’, I can safely say Trinidad & Tobago has the best designer content .

For Nickose Layne life is theatre and theatre is life

For Nickose Layne life is theatre and theatre is life

In the theatre circles he is the short man with the big voice, an emerging talent and this week Nickose Layne, Best Director in the Junior Category of the National Drama Festival two years in a row sat down this week with The Scene to talk about his passion for theatre .

Guyanese people

Guyanese people

Guyanese people: multi-ethnic with mixed and celebrated cultures, united heritage and diversity; one of the most resilient groups of Caribbean people .

Forbidden Love Bacon

Forbidden Love Bacon

Hi Everyone, Smoky, salty, fatty, crispy, bacon is all that and more .

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Ten to compete in Texila American University pageant

Ten to compete in Texila American University pageant

Ten students from Nigeria, Venezuela, Guyana, Congo and India currently attending the Texila American University (TAU) will compete for the titles of Mr and Miss Texila American University 2015 in their second annual pageant on the night of November 29 under the theme ‘A Royal Affair’ .

Aunt and niece set  to launch fashion line

Aunt and niece set to launch fashion line

- contributing to the fight against cervical cancer

Nadia Thomas-Winter and her niece Natalya Thomas will launch their clothing line, ‘Fashion into the Night’ on December 30 at the Ramada Princess International Hotel in Providence .

6 Carlos, Prada Street & Maracus Beach in Meiling

6 Carlos, Prada Street & Maracus Beach in Meiling

Last Wednesday Meiling held her annual collection showing alongside knitwear designer Aisling .

Clinton Duncan: The face behind the faces on stage

Clinton Duncan: The face behind the faces on stage

Clinton Duncan’s career as a theatrical makeup artist started just after high school .

Greener pastures

Greener pastures

The University of Guyana’s main campus in Turkeyen graduated over 1,500 students last week Saturday and many of these graduates will move on to further their education elsewhere, reside in another country or, as the guest speaker Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Irwin LaRocque recommended, apply for the Caribbean Single Market and Economy Recognition of Skills Certificate and enhance the development of their region .

Steppers, Trotters & Heels

Steppers, Trotters & Heels

Hi Everyone, I love feet, that is, chicken feet, pig’s feet and cowheel .

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Trinidadian fashion pack

Trinidadian fashion pack

I got back from Port-of-Spain on Monday afternoon after a long and tiring week of fashion shows, collection viewing events and art exhibitions .

Six women win Best Director awards  in fourth National Drama Festival

Six women win Best Director awards in fourth National Drama Festival

 Women directors dominated last Friday night when the awards for the fourth National Drama Festival were handed out at the National Cultural Centre .

National Drama Festival awards

National Drama Festival awards

The closing ceremony of the fourth National Drama Festival was truly “The Night of Stars” as it was dubbed and shining brightest of them all for her successful direction of the festival and choreography of the closing ceremony was Colette Jones-Chin .

Okra Slush  – It sweet fuh days!

Okra Slush – It sweet fuh days!

Hi Everyone,  Have you ever had Okra Slush? No? Man you missing out, especially, if like me, you can’t get enough of the slender, green-apple-coloured vegetable called okra (ochroes) .

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New drama group shines  at national festival

New drama group shines at national festival

Centre Stage Productions, a new drama group, won several awards in the Junior Category of the National Drama Festival last week with its play What If .

Just Jackie

Just Jackie

When Lisa Punch was on centre stage a few months ago, a lot of questions were asked in connection with the local support given to local artists .

Expressions 2  for Theatre Guild

Expressions 2 for Theatre Guild

Expressions 2, the second in the new production series staged by GEMS Theatre Productions, is set for tomorrow evening at the Theatre Guild playhouse in Kingston .

Former journalist Annalisa Bahadur publishes first  book of poetry

Former journalist Annalisa Bahadur publishes first book of poetry

Former journalist Annalisa Bahadur has published her first volume of poetry A Flower’s Envy .



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