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Mark Holder: Still ‘Something of Value’


“She doesn’t stand out in a crowd//She might not merit a second glance//But to me, she’s a treasure//And I’ll tell the world that she’s something//She’s something//She’s something of value…” Wherever the opening bars of this song is played, Guyanese, especially those who enjoy ‘oldies’ will come up with the name Mark Holder.

Journalism 101


As a younger writer in the grandest cake-shop of this great land of ours, I visit nice conference rooms, muddy farms and notorious ghettos to gather the ingredients for our irresistible masterpieces.

A quick bread

Cheese & Herb Quick Bread (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Hi Everyone, This morning I woke up early as usual but I was unusually ravenous. I felt like toast and tea but given that I don’t use bread regularly, there was none in the house.

Arabian Night for June 6

It is expected to be an exotic night with a different flavour when the University of Guyana Medical School Association hosts Arabian Night at the Mojos Cocktail Lounge on Main Street on June 6.

Musicians on stage for June 6

Flashback: The St John Bosco Boys Steel band on stage with conductor Colgrain Whyte at the Guyana Music Teachers Association’s show Musicians on Stage at the National Cultural Centre on June 7, 2009. (Stabroek News File Photo)

Expect piano, violin, trumpet, sax, pan, solos, duets, choirs, dance and perhaps a bit of theatre. All this and more will be on show come next Sunday, June 6, when the Guyana Music Teachers Association presents its annual concert, ‘Musicians on Stage’.

Painting the Spectrum 6 opens next Tuesday


‘Painting the Spectrum’ the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination’s (SASOD) sixth film festival will open next Tuesday at Sidewalk Café with the film Blueprint ; Guyanese born award winning singer Nhojj is also expected to make an appearance.

‘Love is Contagious’ or ‘Hold Yuh’?

fans to decide It will either be Tarrus Riley of “Love is Contagious” and “She’s Royal” fame or Gyptian, singer of the now popular “Hold Yuh” who will headline the first summer concert in July but it is left up to fans of the two men to ensure which one it will be.