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Getting children ready

The Georgetown Reading and Research Centre (GRRC) on Thursday launched a library programme through which children aged 11 years and under, countrywide, can borrow books to read from the centre, free of charge.

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone,When last did you have a nice big glass of ice-cold, homemade mauby – the frosty beads of water on the glass from the coldness, the ice twirling in the glass, the heady scent of the ripened bark mixed with clove and cinnamon, the slight froth at the top indicating that it’s been properly brewed?

Culture Box

Tanks, tubes and spaghetti strap tops are back and seem to be all the rage. However, for obvious reasons, some women and young girls cannot or should not wear them.

‘Mash in Guyana’ turns 20

Rudy Grant’s infectious “Mash in Guyana”, which has become the unofficial anthem of Mashramani has been going strong for 20 years and though he modestly says it comes as a surprise, there were early indications it was going to be around for a long time.

Scene Stealer

Many would have heard his voice on the radio and depending on how much you are into dancehall reggae would have heard it on mixed tapes/discs and unwittingly taken part in the evolution of a boss DJ.

Oh home on a plate!

Hi Everyone There was a time when you could not find bora in Barbados so the first time I walked into one of the supermarkets and saw bora I trembled with excitement.

Adrian ready for the competition

Reigning Carib Soca Monarch Adrian Dutchin is bound to face challenges this year. He copped the crown for the last two consecutive years but with a number of new faces popping up he is endeavouring to “deal with the competition”.

Fojo launches ‘Woman’ video

Continuing to make an impact on the local entertainment scene Fojo received accolades from the special invitees present to witness the launch of his R&B production “Woman” last Friday.

Casino bill adjourned

With stiff opposition from the religions, the debate on the contentious bill to enable casino gambling had to be adjourned to Monday after a record 30 MPs indicated their intention yesterday to speak on the topic and the government showed no sign of budging from the plan to have it passed quickly.

Leslyn Lashley: born dancing

When Le Classique Dance Company held its production, Alley Cats, a few months ago the choreography was excellent and the dancers were good but Leslyn Lashley was better than good.

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