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Decoding Sandra’s silence

Sandra Granger

Baffling does not even begin to describe First Lady Sandra Granger’s deafening silence on the issue of the dress code. While it clearly doesn’t affect her—I mean, who would stop the First Lady from entering any public building in one of her array of sleeveless dresses—surely, given her position of influence some sort of verbal statement is warranted, especially since the issue affects mostly women.

Going places

Going places

This bevy of attractive teenagers being prepared for the Wednesday, August 17 Miss Summer Blaze Pageant at the Theatre Guild, includes secondary school students and post-CXC university aspirants.

Upcoming animator Dre eyes the big time

20160730 Dre

Versatile is how Andre Jacobus describes himself. A young, up and coming animator, he hopes to someday make his own debut in the international animation industry and work alongside other great animators on the production of animated blockbusters.

Bitter Love

Karaila Curry with Coconut Milk
(Photo by
Cynthia Nelson)

Hi Everyone,   Karaila (bitter melon/bitter gourd), like okra, is one of those vegetables that you either love or hate. Or, you may have a complicated relationship whereby you can only eat the vegetable if it is prepared a particular way.

Evil glamour


Bonjour! I am in France currently soaking up the sun and trying not to feel too sad or scared by the upsurge of terrorist activities plaguing the country.

Adapting recipes

Pork Meatballs - meatballs are highly adaptable and can be made with different meats and a variety of herbs and spices for flavour. (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Hi Everyone, I have often been asked what it means to adapt a recipe. More recently, I received an email asking what changes I made to the recipe for the Turkish Kiymali Pide, which was featured, in last week’s column.

Brown girl beauty


I recently met up with a fellow Guyanese who is also based in Europe. To my pleasant surprise she lives about 30 minutes walking distance from me.

Merundoi launches Season Five

Season Five of the radio serial drama “Merundoi” commenced on Monday and is expected to run until December 31. The new season will include behaviour change messages on civic education as it seeks to improve public awareness and education and highlights key issues in local government towards building strong communities in regions across Guyana, a release said.

Wardrobe dictatorship

Jaden Smith in Chanel

Guyana is one bizarre place filled with much hypocrisy. Sometimes it is not until you remove yourself from an environment that you begin to recognize some of the foolishness you once freely entertained.

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