Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens… – “My Favourite Things” (1959) by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein – The Sound of Music
Not everyone will agree with legendary musicians Rodgers and Hammerstein about their favourite things.
Tired of being alerted to all that was negative in Guyana on the worldwide web, a couple decided to fight the bad with the good and created a space specifically designed to showcase all that was positive in the Land of Many Waters, giving birth to the Visit Guyana Facebook page.
The independent state of Guyana was forged in the crucible of contention. It was in 1946 that Dr Cheddi Jagan and his wife Janet, along with Jocelyn Hubbard and Ashton Chase formed the Political Affairs Committee, and it was out of the PAC that the first mass-based nationalist party in what was then British Guiana emerged in 1950 – the People’s Progressive Party.
Few things seem capable of evoking such strong emotions in Guyanese as the West Indies cricket team. And for the non-cricket fan, this phenomenon may seem mind boggling, especially with the poor performances of the men’s team over the last two decades.
In May 1966 Guyana untangled itself from colonial rule with celebrations throughout the country. Many citizens possibly did not grasp what independence truly meant, yet, there was a spirit of expectation that the change would somehow bring betterment.
Adding little twists to all-time favourites helps to make the holidays special. Given that holiday meals are usually served family style, serving pull-apart breads makes the idea of breaking bread, together, at the table, memorable and fun.