‘Shaping Progress – through Investing in Women and Girls’

On International Women’s Day 2008, Help & Shelter salutes and extends warm greetings to all those women from all ethnic groups throughout Guyana who continue to fulfil their numerous roles as mothers, grandmothers, wives, sisters, daughters, caregivers and breadwinners.

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, I’ve been confused about fish broth and steamed fish. When is a broth really steamed fish, and when is steamed fish really a broth?

Culture Box

“Mash done?” With a questioning and slightly incredulous expression on her face, she delivered the question, to no one in particular as she rushed around, her eyes scanning the area, possibly to see if perhaps there was at least one straggler float anywhere.

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, I’ve been confused about fish broth and steamed fish. When is a broth really steamed fish, and when is steamed fish really a broth?

Chutney title, a dream come true for ‘Girley’

From housewife to Chutney Queen, she is looking to get into “business”. The music business that is and though that has been a part of her life since she was a little girl, it is only now that she has a chance to make one of her dreams a reality.

Young Bill Rogers’s time has come

It took 16 years for Young Bill Rogers to win the calypso crown and he deserves an equal amount of time to reign solely because of his undying commitment and solid resolve.

Culture Box

There are some people, who without knowing it make your day a little better.

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, I was inspired this past week by Mark Bittman of The New York Times to make sun-dried tomatoes.

Stanford 20/20: cricket and culture

Stanford 20/20 cricket is the real deal. It is entertaining, energetic, colourful and all the action takes place in the space of a few hours.

Culture Box

And the Grammy goes to, wait a minute, did we hear right? Amy Winehouse.

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, On my plate this week is Jamaica’s national dish, ackee and salt fish.

Casting for GFX starts tomorrow

Casting for the Guyana Fashion Xpo begins tomorrow, as the designers behind the anticipated fashion extravaganza search for the right looks for the catwalk.

Culture Box

For an art form rich in culture, dating back even before the first Mashramani and one that is well respected in the Caribbean and further afield, calypso is being poorly treated by the private sector in this country, which is depressing and downright difficult to accept.

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, Growing up, I was tortured by porridge. The only kind of porridge that I could bear was sago porridge.

Full line-up of calypso monarchy contenders for Bartica semis

Out of respect for the tragedy at Lusignan the Adult Calypso competition quarterfinals was cancelled last Saturday so the full line-up of performers will be in Bartica tonight campaigning for the title when the semi-finals is held.

Culture Box

The pain of ‘breaking in’ new footwear was excruciatingly and vividly brought home to me this week when I had to do just that.