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Shontell Gittens took over with her ‘Chinese’ calypso

“Who taking over, Chinese Big business in Guyana, Chinese Cellphones and your TV, Chinese Everything now in the country, Chinese The clothing you wear, Chinese Women check out your false hair, Chinese Ayo look at me, I am an Afro-Chinese”   It was third time lucky for 2014 Junior Calypso Monarch Shontell Gittens, who had previously entered the competition in 2012 and 2013.

The evolution of Mashramani

Some people are arguing that there is no longer a Mashramani, not even in the traditional sense of the word. Last week I questioned why we really celebrate the actual holiday if we do not have much to celebrate after having done little to no work but this week I want us to look at the evolution of our local celebration of the carnival festival.

Picnic eating

Hi Everyone, Tomorrow is Mashramani and apart from the main event – the parade of costumes and bands in various parts of the country – the number one activity that many will be participating in is some form of picnic.

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