The Scene

Moussaka: A shared dish

Moussaka made with ripe plantains (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Hi Everyone, Ask anyone to identify a Greek dish and the iconic Moussaka immediately comes to mind.  However, Moussaka, an eggplant-based dish, has its origins in the Middle East and the Mediterranean not in Greece.

GFW opens in TO


On Wednesday the Toronto Premier of the Guyana Fashion Weekend (GFW) was launched at the art infused Trane Studio. This historic event, a GFW release said, featured the Caribbean flavours of Mariska Designs, Marica De Santos, Nitisha Johns, Carol Fraser, David Clarke, Michael Kellman, Alana Bining & Michael De Abreu and is a prelude to the Caribana festival in Toronto.

Musa Njoko’s inspiring Caribbean visit

Musa Njoko

Guyana and Barbados recently benefited from visits of a woman of substance in the name of Musa Njoko, a South African Zulu gospel singer who gave inspirational testimonies through songs and inspired many with her life story of living with HIV for 16 years but has not given up on life and is closer to God.

Things that make you go hmmm.…


We’re hosting guests from overseas. They’re Guyanese who have not been “home” in perhaps a decade. They don’t want to appear obvious so they have tried very hard to “blend in” (their words).

Bye-bye mangoes

Freshly picked mangoes set  to ripen. (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)Photo: cbeef

Hi Everyone, Bye bye mangoes. Your season is almost over. Sure, we have a couple of weeks remaining but I am missing you already.

Freestyle dancer tWitch steps up into movies

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Freestyle dancer Stephen “tWitch” Boss may not have won the TV contest “So You Think You Can Dance”, but he took the prize in the charisma stakes which is now paying off with a flourishing career in dance and movies.