US$1,500, bragging rights up for grabs in Shabeau ‘Style Off’

Salon stylists across the Caribbean will soon pull out the hot combs, flat irons, pieces and hair products and their God-given talents when Shabeau Magazine presents Style Off ’08, the hair show and battle that is being touted as the biggest ever in the region.

Beenie Man: Undisputed indeed!

It is impossible to dispute Beenie Man’s self-proclaimed ‘King of the Dancehall’ title when the Jamaican stood alone for nearly two hours appeasing and pleasing the largely jaded Guyanese crowd that turned up at the National Park two Saturdays ago, expecting a packed show which turned out to be a one-man performance.

Shabeau ready to launch new ‘Face’ contest

Shabeau Magazine is ready to splash a new face on its cover and has begun planning for its 2008 competition; looking for franchise holders in countries across the region.

Right Choices, disappointing premiere

The premiere of Right Choices, Bunny Alves’ locally produced film, last year was disappointing, but the producer plans to launch it again with the hope that it would receive better support.

Home for the holidays: C.M. Rubin

Best-selling children’s author C.M. Rubin, who is largely unknown in the Caribbean but is Guyanese-born, left British Guiana at the age of six, but she vividly remembers her childhood, from the street she grew up on to the interior design of the home she left and even where her aunt kept decorations for Christmas.

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, You can turn up your nose all you like, scoff all you like and even feel sorry for me if you like, the fact is, there is nothing quite like opening a can of sardines to whip up a fast, delicious meal.

Culture Box

A film we would recommend is the recently released The Great Debaters. We have seen it twice and have every intention of seeing it again; it is that good.

Singin’ in the Rain starts off 2008 season of Classic Tuesdays

The American musical Singin’ in the Rain is the choice for next week’s ‘Classic Tuesdays’ at the National Gallery, Castellani House Co-directed in 1952 by Stanley Donen and dancer Gene Kelly, Singin’ in the Rain opens the 2008 season of ‘Classic Tuesdays’ on January 8 at 6 pm, a release from Castellani House said.

2009 Miss Tourism Amazon pageant launched

The year 2008 may have just begun, but already persons are making plans for events for 2009 as is the case with the Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Manniram Prashad, who has set up a special committee to plan and execute a Miss Tourism Amazon pageant billed for next year.

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, This has been a delicious, adventurous, educational year in the kitchen for me.

Culture Box

The idea of spending Christmas behind bars must be depressing. You would think that it would make a Grinch out of any holiday enthusiast, but the men at Camp Street who are actually on ‘lock down’ appear to be a different lot.

Winter in Hitsville

Some things in life really are just too good to be true even if we chose to ignore the clich

Beenie to close year in live entertainment

The ‘Undisputed’ King of the Dancehall headlines the Guinness Christmas Jam at the National Park tonight in what is expected to be another show of his lyrical prowess and hardcore dancehall style.

Detour to dancehall

As reggae’s best-selling living artist, Shaggy took a detour from the mainstream this year.

Culture Box

Some suggested recently that Christmas is the biggest clich

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, Warning! Don’t eat and drive! Yeah, I know that it’s different from the familiar ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ but I tell you, this should be a label attached to all Christmas black cakes.

Christian DJs for ‘Big Lime’

Main Big Lime, which Minister of Tourism, Industry & Commerce Manniram Prashad promises will be on rain or shine, is expected to have a new addition in the form of some Christian deejaying that will see at least two international singers giving those who are into Christian reggae a taste of their talent.

Festival of Carols at

For 40 years the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception’s annual Festival of Carols has been going strong.

Culture Box

If ever there was a local advertisement that one just had to stand up and take notice of, it is most certainly the King’s Jewellery World advertisement produced for the Christmas holidays.

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, We use them all year round, in a variety of dishes both sweet and savoury and in certain beverages, they are a must.

Unique beach party tomorrow

History is to be created tomorrow when Beach-a-rama will be held in Guyana for the first time at the Splashmin’s Fun Park, with A-list regional entertainers, fun and frolic in the beach atmosphere.