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.
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.
Waking up at 4 am to get to remote locations before sunrise might not be your idea of fun, but for local wildlife photographer, Kester Clarke, it’s a great way to spend his weekends.
We eat every day, but for some of us, preparing and tasting the same food every week, month and year can get boring.
If you asked an international group of enthusiasts what was the greatest boxing match of all time, there would be no consensus.
For this edition of Lifestyle, in keeping with the celebrations of 50 years of independence—Guyana’s Golden Jubilee—our theme is ‘Golden’.
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.
The rich diversity of Guyana’s cuisine means that we can eat something different every day for weeks on end – sampling from our history mixing and matching from our diverse heritage.
Few things seem capable of evoking such strong emotions in Guyanese as the West Indies cricket team.
In May 1966 Guyana untangled itself from colonial rule with celebrations throughout the country.
Every year, hundreds of Guyanese living in the Diaspora begin packing barrels and boxes to post ‘home’, some as early as June/July.
Christmas time is here. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, it is difficult, if not impossible, to be immune to the sights and the sounds.
No matter where we may roam, being home for the holidays is special.
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.
Potato Stacks are thin slices of potatoes, stacked one on top of the other and baked.
This is another recipe about adding a little twist to what is deemed traditional.
Photos by Jannelle Williams Diwali – the Festival of Lights is celebrated by Hindus across the globe primarily with rows of lights that illuminate the world on what is considered to be the darkest night of the year.
By Jannelle Williams Much like a baton in a relay race, cultural traditions are passed from generation to generation.
As we approach August 1 and the celebration of 177 years of the emancipation of slavery, this issue of Lifestyle has ‘freedom’ as its underlying theme.
By Mark McGowan There is a special place in the rich history of cricket in the Caribbean reserved for the Bourda Cricket Ground, the home of the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC).
By Oluatoyin Williams It might be seasonal, but African head wraps are very much a going thing in Guyana even though many who step out in the headgear are more enamoured of the fashion than of the culture and tradition.
No one can be absolutely sure when the first enslaved Africans were brought to our shores, but we do know that when the first Dutch arrived in what was to become the Colony of Berbice in 1627, they brought six Africans with them.
‘Canje Pheasant’ – a sculpture by Brentnol Lewis, which was on display at the Museum of African Heritage as part of the exhibition ‘The Making of the Guyanese Nation’ held from June 26 to July 3 in collaboration with Guyana United Artists.
By Cynthia Nelson Caribbean food is a creative combination of cuisines from all over the world.
Welcome to the first edition of Lifestyle. As our name suggests, this magazine looks at the Guyanese lifestyle.
For some, fishing is a sport, a hobby or a nice relaxing way to pass the time on a Sunday afternoon.
This capsule collection by Stacy Hope and The Online Runway presents a different female personality in the workforce in each piece.
When I was a child, the seasons of Lent and Easter were seen as the worst of times and the best of times.
Yield: 10 INGREDIENTS 5 large russet or Idaho potatoes Oil Salt 3 – 4 tablespoons butter ½ cup whole milk 3 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese for filling and topping ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions Freshly ground black pepper, to tasteDIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400 degrees F with the rack in the middle.
INGREDIENTS 1 bone-in shoulder of lamb (about 4 pounds)Salt and pepper to taste 3 – 4 tablespoons green seasoning 3 large onions, peeled and halved 1 head of garlic, extra papery skin removed and cut crossways 4 cups vegetable stockDIRECTIONSRemove any excess slivery sinew from the outer part of the shoulder using a paring knife.
Every Easter Monday the skies come alive in a burst of colour and sound as Guyanese flock to every open space with their kites to join in the annual kite-flying activity.