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My next big adventure

My next big adventure

As the Chinese Philosopher Lao-tzu taught “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” and so a year ago, I made the first step in my commitment to explore this country; its cultures and people, places and things in what I deem would be my ultimate adventure, spiritual even as I try to be in touch with Guyana .

Procrastination and all that jazz

Procrastination and all that jazz

One of the questions I have been frequently asked is if writing isn’t boring or time consuming .

It’s okay to forget your socks…

It’s okay to forget your socks…

I love my job .

Woman I am

Woman I am

By Mariatha Causway Aka Jennifer Thomas I am woman I am built strongly Specifically To ride on the emotional waves Of my love On the tides of child bearing   .

Happy Birthday Boom FM!

Happy Birthday Boom FM!

Every now and again I call on all of us to support our local entertainment industry .

Let’s talk tourism

In this little piece of paradise we call Guyana, we hardly depend on the tourism industry yet we have much to offer .

The evolution of Mashramani

The evolution of Mashramani

Some people are arguing that there is no longer a Mashramani, not even in the traditional sense of the word .

It’s Mashramani! But is the hard work done?

It’s Mashramani! But is the hard work done?

I would love to know why we really celebrate Mashramani .

Just like Dabydeen’s Coolies…

Just like Dabydeen’s Coolies…

Guyanese-born poet, writer and academic David Dabydeen is perhaps one of the most colourful literary artists of his time .

Play more local

Play more local

The clarion call for local music to be given its rightful place on radio, television and live shows is a song whose refrain is very well known .

Soca or Ragga?  love it anyway!

Soca or Ragga? love it anyway!

I love Soca music! Absolutely love it! The genre defines my phone’s playlist and I have the energy for it .

Battle in  my mind

Battle in my mind

Honestly, no one knows the constant battles in my head .

I stand with the ones…

I stand with the ones…

I stand with the ones who are disrespected, who are wronged and simply put, tired of it all .

Shaking My Head

Shaking My Head

I know I said all of this before, but it really is worth repeating .

Christmas in GT

Christmas in GT

The way the season started, I just was not feeling it .

No place like home for the holidays

The Christmas holidays have always been the best time of year for me and my family .

(Crazy) people make the world go round

(Crazy) people make the world go round

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 .

Sports and potential

Sports and potential

Me, I’m not a sports guy .

Nostalgia

Nostalgia

Earlier this week, I sat down with my young cousin helping him study for a literature test .

Let’s talk drama

Let us look at the future of drama in the Guyanese context and reflect on its importance .

Christmas is in the air

Christmas is in the air

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 .

The joys  of writing!

The joys of writing!

One of the pluses of being a young writer is that we tend to look at the world in a different way .

Why not  support  our own?

Why not support our own?

There is something awfully sad about the entertainment industry in Guyana .

BB blues

BB blues

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 .

Professionalism is the key

Professionalism is the key

There are certain careers where one must display professionalism .

50 and counting?

50 and counting?

The University of Guyana (UG) is celebrating its golden anniversary this month .

Are you a Caricom citizen?

Are you a Caricom citizen?

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 must change these things

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 .

Empowering songs

Empowering songs

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 .

Wear your  literacy cap!

Wear your literacy cap!

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 .

Cafés

Cafés

April was the final of six consecutive months of reviewing city restaurants and visiting Cafés was the ideal way to close this mission .

Sandwich shops

Sandwich shops

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 .

Burger joints

There aren’t many restaurants with the word ‘burger’ in their names; maybe JR Burgers is the only one .

Chinese fried rice

Chinese fried rice

This review was done in January, a month where perhaps all business is slow, crash except for the restaurant business; we’re always hungry .

Ice-cream parlours

Ice-cream parlours

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 .

Pizzerias

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 .

Eating out in Georgetown

Eating out in Georgetown

People’s food preferences make for healthy and sometimes heated debates when it comes to choosing where to eat in Georgetown .



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