Cottage, Mahaicony

Photos by Joanna Dhanraj

A friendly little village in Mahaicony situated approximately 51 kilometres from Georgetown, Cottage is a haven to its more than 250 residents, whose foreparents reportedly took up residence there in the mid-1800s.

The crocodile strikes

Wracked by dissention and uncertainty, compounded by the dismissal of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, known by the nickname of ‘Crocodile’ which he embraces, the army on Wednesday occupied strategic points in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, and deposed President Robert Mugabe, aged 93 and in power for 37 years.

Tropical Mockingbird

The Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus) is a resident breeding bird from southern  Mexico south to northern Brazil, and in the Lesser Antilles and other Caribbean  islands.

Watching life pass her by

“I does sit down in the yard all day. I don’t mix or nothing but I does just sit down in the yard because I don’t have nothing to do.” The words of a 21-year-old mother of one who lives in a depressed community in Georgetown.

Bandicoot Berry

Leea Indica commonly called Bandicoot Berry originated in Asia and Australia. It has green foliage and is the sister of Leea Coccinea ‘Rubra’, which has similar traits.

Shrimp Nuggets

One of my favourite Guyanese foods is the white-belly shrimp. Small, soft shell, glistening, pink and so fresh, a thing of beauty and absolutely delicious.

The changing tourism market

Diversity of service With November being the month in which Caribbean countries were asked to celebrate tourism, this writer was encouraged to explore the subject of tourism further, particularly as it pertained to Guyana. 

Travelling in the good old days

On the way back from a recent trip to Canada, it occurred to me that although there are still airline problems in the Caribbean, it is nothing compared to the headaches that used to exist.