Put to task at the age of just ten to help to create the family’s Christmas cake propelled Rabina Shivraj into a world of baking and decoration and today she has learnt the art of hooking her customers, first with her creativity and secondly with the taste of her creations.
After a year of flaunting the Miss Global International Guyana crown and doing Guyana proud at the international leg by becoming the first runner and copping six awards, Poonam Singh handed over her crown to 23-year-old old stunner, Cynthia Dookie, the new queen, two Fridays ago at a simple coronation held at the Pegasus Hotel.
Just as prom pictures were about to dominate my Facebook timeline for the next two weeks or so, they were quickly dwarfed by the stories and photos of the recently averted Republic Bank robbery and the Camp Street jailhouse fire respectively.
Under the directorship of Missosology Guyana (an organisation that says it is committed to pageantry in Guyana and its diaspora) the gorgeous Divya Yabindranauth was chosen to represent Guyana at the Miss United Continents in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Though still two months away from coronation night and the Mr/Miss Guyana African Roots week of activities, rehearsals are in full swing and contestants have been working tirelessly to ensure that they are ready for the big night.
Veteran actor Ron Bobb-Semple will in August be holding a one-man show in commemoration of the 130th birth anniversary of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the Jamaican African hero who founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA&ACL).
Majek Fingers Drumming School will be holding its first drumming educational workshop come next month aimed at educating some 35 drummers about the basic techniques of drumming, hand patterns, rhythms, the history and art of drumming of Guyana.