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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 .

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 .

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 .

Writer’s block

Writer’s block

Ugh! It’s happening again .

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 .

Dating in Georgetown

Dating in Georgetown

So, stemming from last week’s whole “Do we date?” It is clear the answer is maybe not .

Finding Mr/Miss Right

Finding Mr/Miss Right

Guys? How do you look for Miss Right? How do you get a girlfriend? Does the hissing and the hustling work? I mean is this a decent way (or any way at all) to get a committed partner? Can you find anyone decent by shouting at her, “Ey baby! Yuh lookin’ like pine tart deh! Crispy, sweet and juicy!” Like seriously?Ladies? How do you get boyfriends? Do you flirt, proposition or call the shots in the relationship? If you’re looking for a decent guy you can settle down with, would a sloppy approach work?You get what you deserve, and who you are with is usually a  .

Comedy Night at Upscale

Comedy Night at Upscale

There are some people who will say and absolutely believe that Georgetown is a boring city with nothing to see, nothing to do and nothing to experience but I say experiences can come out of nowhere; it is a journey you make yourself to explore, to live and always try new things .

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

World renowned American poet and author Marguerite Ann Johnson, popularly known by her penname Maya Angelou died on Wednesday morning at the age of 86 .

Pageant  season  (Part 2)

Pageant season (Part 2)

When it comes to local pageants Miss Guyana Universe has always been the most anticipated; there must be a great deal of pressure on the wearer of this crown and to a lesser extent, the Miss Guyana World title holder as well .

Pageant season

Pageant season

It’s that time of the year again when the air grows thick with competition and rivalry as a magnitude of pageants unroll .

JADA

JADA

By Mariatha CauswayAka Jennifer Thomas In my bellyThe ultra soundPortrayed your sweetnessIn profile view .

Guyana’s crown jewel

Guyana’s crown jewel

It should be the dream of every Guyanese to visit the Kaieteur Falls .

Kaieteur!

Kaieteur!

So we landed and I exited the plane stretching and appreciating the environment .

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 .



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