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 .
One of the questions I have been frequently asked is if writing isn’t boring or time consuming .
I love my job .
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 .
Every now and again I call on all of us to support our local entertainment industry .
In this little piece of paradise we call Guyana, we hardly depend on the tourism industry yet we have much to offer .
Some people are arguing that there is no longer a Mashramani, not even in the traditional sense of the word .
I would love to know why we really celebrate Mashramani .
Guyanese-born poet, writer and academic David Dabydeen is perhaps one of the most colourful literary artists of his time .
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 .
I love Soca music! Absolutely love it! The genre defines my phone’s playlist and I have the energy for it .
Honestly, no one knows the constant battles in my head .
I stand with the ones who are disrespected, who are wronged and simply put, tired of it all .
I know I said all of this before, but it really is worth repeating .
The way the season started, I just was not feeling it .
The Christmas holidays have always been the best time of year for me and my family .
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 .