Lifestyle

For the love of Guyana

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.

Favourite things

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.

Wildlife

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.

Getting to Golden

For this edition of Lifestyle, in keeping with the celebrations of 50 years of independence—Guyana’s Golden Jubilee—our theme is ‘Golden’. In a historical piece, we trace the steps to independence.

The Road to Independence

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.

Five for Fifty

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.

Golden Oldies

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.

Nostalgia

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.

Home for the Holidays

No matter where we may roam, being home for the holidays is special. It is the time that we connect, and reconnect with family, friends and loved ones.

Pull-apart Garlic Butter-Butter Flaps

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.

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