The Scene

Eighteen in Carib Soca Monarch semi-finals

Adrian Dutchin

Eighteen artistes have been named for the Carib Soca Monarch semi-final showdown billed for New Amsterdam, Berbice on January 31. According to a press release from the organisers, the competition began with 32 persons from which 18 were selected for the semi-final based on the lyrics,

Niketa Barker lives her dream

“…Part of me always dreamed of being in the spotlight…


As a 12-year-old girl flicking through channels on television Niketa Barker stumbled across a Miss Universe Pageant and from that moment, became enamoured with beauty contests; she also began to receive encouragement from those around her.

Demerara Gold comes home

Ingrid Griffith

Ingrid Griffith’s gripping one-woman drama Demerara Gold finds its way home this month with shows at the National Cultural Centre, Theatre Guild, New Amsterdam Multilateral School and Lichas Hall in Linden.

Xie Xie


A friend and I were driving around the city in circles the other day, disappointed that there was really no place to sit, talk, relax without too chatter and music.

2014’s most inspiring

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Today The Scene looks back at the artists interviewed last year who inspired through their commitment to their respective fields. The list is not hierarchal but presented in chronological order from January.

2014 happenings!

2014 was an eventful year in local entertainment as this look back at some of the happenings will reveal. At the start of the year, American Grammy award winner John Legend and Jamaican reggae singer Beres Hammond performed live at the Guyana National Stadium.