Stacey and Chris Rahaman of Visit Guyana
Stacey and Chris Rahaman of Visit Guyana

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.

These two closely-related species prove that it takes two to tango in this midair dance in a Georgetown backyard. They are perhaps the most widespread and ubiquitous birds throughout lowland Guyana. (Photo by Kester Clarke)
These two closely-related species prove that it takes two to tango in this midair dance in a Georgetown backyard. They are perhaps the most widespread and ubiquitous birds throughout lowland Guyana. (Photo by Kester Clarke)

Blue-gray vs Palm Tanager

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.

The sweeping savannahs near Karanambu Ranch in the North Rupununi should be big enough to satisfy this Giant Anteater’s daily appetite for 35,000 ants and termites. Digging with formidable claws that can kill a jaguar, and darting its 18-inch tongue into holes 160 times per minute, the giant anteater has been perfecting its foraging skills for 30 million years. (Photo by Kester Clarke)

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’.

Alvin Kallicharran

Five for Fifty

Few things seem capable of evoking such strong emotions in Guyanese as the West Indies cricket team.

A Guyanese Christmas

Every year, hundreds of Guyanese living in the Diaspora begin packing barrels and boxes to post ‘home’, some as early as June/July.

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.

A Hindu devotee lighting diyas at a mandir in East Canje

Celebrating Diwali: then and now

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.

Freedom

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.

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