To the casual observer, I’m probably just a shy kid, who always has his phone in his hands, or his headphones plugged into his ears as he walks—as my friend describes it—like a peacock, head in the air, synchronised steps and seeming to have not a care in the world .
Me, I’m not a sports guy .
Earlier this week, I sat down with my young cousin helping him study for a literature test .
Let us look at the future of drama in the Guyanese context and reflect on its importance .
The glitz and glamour of the commercialised Christmas sparkles everywhere; trees are going up, streets are filled with pedestrian traffic, shops and stalls are springing up all over and police officers are now on almost every city block downtown .
One of the pluses of being a young writer is that we tend to look at the world in a different way .
There is something awfully sad about the entertainment industry in Guyana .
Remember that BlackBerry craze in 2009? Remember it again in 2011? Well you definitely won’t forget 2013’s rush as everyone with a smartphone signed in this week to download BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for the Android and iOS .
There are certain careers where one must display professionalism .
The University of Guyana (UG) is celebrating its golden anniversary this month .
During Carifesta in Suriname, I took the opportunity to ask many of the participants a simple yet deep question – Do you think of yourself as a Caricom citizen, why/why not?This is a question I think the Caricom Secretariat should really ask around the member states .
I have spent the past two years of my life studying the closest thing to governmental policies and diplomacy at the University of Guyana, International Relations .
She has lost the blue hair, for now at least, and has come out with an empowerment anthem that pulled the carpet out from under Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” to take the number one spot .
On September 8 and 9, Guyana joins the international community in celebrating World Literacy Day which is a celebration of those who have triumphed in learning to read and write; a celebration of those who teach literacy and a call for all to become literate in their language .
April was the final of six consecutive months of reviewing city restaurants and visiting Cafés was the ideal way to close this mission .
Done in the month of March, this was a short mission since there are only two prominent sandwich shops in Guyana: Quiznos and Subs and Salads .
There aren’t many restaurants with the word ‘burger’ in their names; maybe JR Burgers is the only one .
This review was done in January, a month where perhaps all business is slow, crash except for the restaurant business; we’re always hungry .
I know I said last week that it was the perfect time for pizza, well what about ice cream? During the review in December last year, it was raining a lot and ice-cream was the last thing on my mind .
This might be the perfect season for a scrumptious, juicy, mouth-watering slice of pizza, but I did this back in November 2012; it was the first category I did .
People’s food preferences make for healthy and sometimes heated debates when it comes to choosing where to eat in Georgetown .
Welcome ‘Summer’ vacationers: members of the Diaspora and the average Guyanese who wants to explore the lost wonder of the world known as Guyana .
From the inception of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom) in 1973, economic integration and a viable trading bloc were the incentives behind the regional integration .
The Princess Hotel and Casino has once again made its name a headliner in Guyana with an international entertainment centre which includes an arcade of hundreds of games, two fully functional theatres and even a 7D Theatre .
Since the 70s, the Brain Drain and its effect on every aspect of society have been injurious to our strength as a nation .
I had been to numerous drama shows but never a musical in Guyana, until the Georgetown International Academy’s (GIA) production of The Lion King .
On Tuesday evening, the Georgetown International Academy staged The Lion King – (the musical) .
Still in the spirit of Independence, I continue to ponder how our country is viewed .
Walk along Avenue of the Republic in Georgetown and you will come across several bridges, some beautifully designed in wrought iron; some with the British insignia, rusted and broken but still there .
This week, we present a review on the five who were knocked out; why some should come back and projections on who might win the 2013 Guyana Star GT&T Jingle and Song Competition .
The ten finalists of the GT&T Jingle and Song Competition have been announced from the list of 15 who competed in the semi-final .
The semi-final of the GT&T Jingle and Song Competition featured Caribbean Night so the contestants had to bring it home with Soca, Reggae and Dancehall .
Today The Scene commences its seven-week review and analysis of the GT&T Guyana Star Jingle and Song Competition with the Quarter Final/Individual Round which aired last Sunday .
Guyana is in dire need of a Rosa Parks; someone to stand up and say no .
So where was I? Oh yes! Sharing with you a minute journey of realisation I had when compared to so many adventures Guyana has to offer .
Once you’re a true Guyanese you have that instinctive attachment to the earth and you have that innate feeling of adventure – a certain fire within you is set ablaze, not so? Well for years I have had that feeling, but I only started fulfilling my ultimate goals in travelling a few years ago .
The arts, whether drama, dance, drawing, painting, fashion, is a means of expression .