By John Seeram Introduction John Seeram The Fiscal Management and Accountability (FMAA) Act No 20 of 2003 – Section 11(b) requires heads of budget agencies to maintain effective Internal Audit Units (IAUs).
By John Lloyd John Lloyd co-founded the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, where he is senior research fellow.
Grand as in big but certainly not for grandeur, the CARIFESTA XII Grand Market in Port-au-Prince was not a disappointment but rather a sober display, not enough to be remembered or reminisced for its lack of that Caribbean unity and festival vibe.
By Jairo Rodrigues in Haiti After a few challenges in Haiti, all thirteen films entered by Guyana will be shown at CARIFESTA XII and four have already had their premieres.
By Jairo Rodrigues in Haiti Photos by Kojo McPherson Guyana’s presentation `Rites and Rhythms’ wowed the CARIFESTA XII audience on Sunday with glimpses of the cultural riches of the country ranging from its Amerindian folklore to African traditions to Hindu rituals all enrobed in dazzling costumes and high energy performances.
By Jairo Rodrigues in Port-au-Prince, Haiti The streets of Port-au-Prince were crowded on Friday with thousands – yes, thousands of Haitians lining the avenues and roads for the official start of Carifesta XII.
By Jeff Trotman Chief Executive Officer of the Linmine Secretariat, Horace James, is happy that control of the Mackenzie/Wismar Bridge is being returned to the Linden Municipality.
Nelsion Nurse has won several awards for his designs of Mashramani costumes bands and props for his fashion designs as well.
As a 12-year-old girl flicking through channels on television Niketa Barker stumbled across a Miss Universe Pageant and from that moment, became enamoured with beauty contests; she also began to receive encouragement from those around her.
Today The Scene looks back at the artists interviewed last year who inspired through their commitment to their respective fields.
The masquerade bands on the streets and the smells in the air; the holidays are the best time of the year!
In the theatre circles he is the short man with the big voice, an emerging talent and this week Nickose Layne, Best Director in the Junior Category of the National Drama Festival two years in a row sat down this week with The Scene to talk about his passion for theatre.
Guyanese people: multi-ethnic with mixed and celebrated cultures, united heritage and diversity; one of the most resilient groups of Caribbean people.
Clinton Duncan’s career as a theatrical makeup artist started just after high school.
The closing ceremony of the fourth National Drama Festival was truly “The Night of Stars” as it was dubbed and shining brightest of them all for her successful direction of the festival and choreography of the closing ceremony was Colette Jones-Chin.
Centre Stage Productions, a new drama group, won several awards in the Junior Category of the National Drama Festival last week with its play What If.
Hospitality is the bedrock of tourism. It drives the industry. Many Caribbean economies depend heavily on tourism, selling their year-round summer, sparkling blue waters, ‘life is a party’ image mainly to people in bleak climes.
“To me modelling is destiny. I can’t begin to tell you how I feel when I’m on the runway,” says Guyana’s newest Top Model Nkechi Vaughn.
Walking around St Cuthbert’s Mission from the Mahaica-Berbice settlement right over to Demerara-Mahaica, through trails to the sandy river banks and the hilly village centre; I scouted the environment stopping to sit and chat with the village folk.
During a recent visit to St Cuthbert’s Mission, we asked residents how the destruction of the Umana Yana by fire had affected them.
For some time now Paul Burnette has been on the pulse of local fashion, but more behind the scenes until Guyana Fashion Week 2013, when he showed his ‘Tease’ Collection.
Pardon me for being repetitive, but with the recently concluded graduation of artists across their respective fields under the newly formed Institute of Creative Arts; and the National Drama Festival’s first set of plays to be staged in less than a month, I feel it is my duty to return to arts and its place in our future.
In the month we celebrate the aboriginal people of Guyana the tragic destruction of the Umana Yana by fire on September 9 was an unfortunate blow to the heritage and celebration of Amerindian Heritage Month, Guyanese history and our culture.
Rafieya Husain believes that being a pageant title holder is a job that requires hard work, dedication and determination, because you’re no longer representing yourself but a group of people, a country and as is the case with her current crown, the prestigious brand of Miss World.