Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, There are some things in life that just get better with age – wine, steak, cured meats, black cake

Men are called back to ‘purpose’ in book by local apostle

The young men in today’s society need to come back to “purpose and take up the responsibility for the future generation,” according to Apostle Adrian Wade who feels so strongly about the issue that he has put pen to paper and written a book expressing these sentiments.

Canadian movie nights start Saturday

Next weekend the Canadian High Commission will open its doors to show two Canadian films to the first 100 persons to arrive in celebration of that country’s successful film and television industry.

Scene Stealer

Lisa Thompson-Griffith’s, ‘It’s all about Music and Light,’ celebrates the musical rhythms in life and the beauty of light found in nature as well as in the culture of Guyanese.

Culture Box

Breaking-up always seem to be difficult and sometimes, or should we say many times, it becomes nasty with both parties trying their utmost to hurt each other.

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, The Christmas holidays are brutal, they are not for the weak or faint-hearted.

Sonia Noel brings Xmas cheer for single parent homes

Designer Sonia Noel has barely had time to breathe since the inaugural Guyana Fashion Weekend, but she is pushing back commitments and declining invitations to be in Guyana next weekend for a charity fashion show.

Local film goes international today

A movie produced locally by Guyanese artiste, Bunny Alves, is set to be shown throughout the Caribbean and North America as part of the Caribbean Media Corporat-ion’s (CMC’s) World AIDS Day programme today.

Fourteenth Kala Utsav a success

The Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha recently held its fourteenth Kala Utsav at the Sanskritik Kendra, Prasahd Nagar, during which youthful talent from praants located throughout the country participated in 11 categories.

Berbice businesswoman reopens beauty academy

The Berbice Academy of Hairdressing and Beauty Culture aims to give women a chance to enhance their looks, Manager Raphael Lyte Munroe said at a brief opening ceremony hosted on Saturday at Rosignol.

Shaggy is coming

Grammy-winning, international recording artiste Shaggy is expected to perform for his local fans come December 16.

Local designers shine at New York fashion show

Guyana Fashion Week (GFW) might have wrapped up in August but the hype is certainly not over, as a few of the local designers turned on the heat in chilly Brooklyn last weekend at a lavish fashion affair.

Culture Box

An interesting discussion arose recently in a little academic circle at the University of Guyana of which we got word and could not resist bringing up.

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, It’s hard work, all that grating, mixing, spooning and folding. But the end result is almost indescribable.

Cham, Munga Honourable stole the show at the not so hot Inferno Concert

After weeks of boastful talk and much pump and hype, the highly anticipated Inferno Concert held last Saturday was not even close to being labelled the ‘hottest concert of the year,’ as there was a lack of exhilarating local performances and other ingredients necessary to pull off a good show.

Solo art exhibition on at Hadfield Gallery

A one-man exhibition of mosaic art on wall hangings and table tops, themed ‘It’s all about Music and Light,’ is currently on at the Hadfield Gallery on Hadfield Street, Georgetown.

Nine to vie for Miss India Guyana crown

Nine young ladies will be facing off tonight at the Starlite Drive-In Cinema, Montrose, East Coast Demerara, for the coveted Miss India Guyana crown.

The music behind the name

“What’s in a name?” Time-worn though the Bard’s question may be, it nevertheless remains a reasonable one.

Culture Box

So its Christmas time again and while lots of people, mainly children and young people, can’t wait for the celebration to really start, another lot, adults mainly, are dreading the season as their brains are already calculating the dollars that would be spent during the season.

‘The Awakening’ moment for Christopher Goodridge

Christopher Goodridge is the type of individual who tries anything that comes to mind and finds some amount of success, but he has spent the last decade of his life following the wrong dreams, until now.

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, No, I’ve not gone into dairy farming, I’ve just discovered through some very good friends, how easy it is to make Indian cheese or paneer.

Cover girl for calendar being sought

Local singer Carlos ‘Lucky B’ Williams, who recently decided to take up fashion designing, is looking for a cover girl for what he calls his ‘2008 Stush Clothing Line’ calendar and she will be chosen by the public.

Kala Ustav set for November 25

Kala Ustav, the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha’s Festival of Art and one of the most eagerly awaited events on the local Hindu calender will be on at the Dharmic Sanskritik Kendra in Prashad Nagar on November 25.

Culture Box

The recent confirmation that Miss England’s representative to the Miss World Pageant was told to ‘fatten up’ if she hopes to win the title seems comical but ironic to say the least, given the universality that the pageant characterizes.

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, I do not like breakfast; I am not really a breakfast person.

Wildfire Productions:

A group of young creative minds headed by businessman Jonathan Beepat have managed to build what could be considered a firm foundation in Guyanese entertainment industry over the last year.

‘Little African’ set to release second album soon

Despite the many challenges in the local music industry, the main one having to do with copyright law, Jamaican-born singer Little African, who claims he is a preserver, is set to launch his second music album.

Steel pan, calypso extravaganza for tomorrow night

Come tomorrow night the sweet sounds of steel pan rhythm and the entertaining lyrics of calypso are expected to explode into a music fiesta at the National Cultural Centre when the first ever Calypso and Steel Pan Showcase 2007 will be staged.

Sizzling concert coming soon

Weeks after Guyanese were hit with the pulse-throbbing Guyana Music Festival, they will be burnt with the pulsating Inferno Concert, which according to its promoters would be big and different and would be sporting a long list of popular entertainers.

Culture Box

Nuff respect to all the musicians for delivering on the pre-show hype, but it’s unfortunate that more local performers were not featured.

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, Back in March, at the onset of Phagwah, (Hindu festival that celebrates Spring), I wrote about how living in a multicultural society provides an opportunity to learn the customs and traditions of my fellow country-people, and that being bi-racial provides me with a front-row seat to the cultural heritage of my parents.

Guyana Music Festival

Almost twenty years into his career, Buju Banton might be reggae’s most polarizing artist.

Another slice of Jamtown in G/T

With the recent opening of another Jamaican restaurant in the city, Jamaican cuisine seems set to take its place alongside those currently available, ie, Indian, Creole, Chinese and Brazilian.

Gospel singer brings Christmas Chutney style

With the Christmas season fast approaching, those looking to celebrate to a different beat need not look far for the music, as a new CD especially for the season by gospel singer Anil Azeez has just been released.

Chutney fete set to fire up Starlite

Hips are expected to sway wildly as the familiar and pulsating sounds of ‘Firewater’ and ‘Mor-tor’ along with other hits blast out later this evening when Neeshan Parboo better known as ‘De Hitman’ and Rikki Jai perform in what is promised to be “chutney music at its best”.

Culture Box

Who says Guyana is a poor country? Okay, we can hear the resounding `me’ being belted out by many because after all it is no secret that our country is poor compared to many.

Tastes Like Home

Let’s be honest, many of us get anxious when we hear that one or more of our guests are vegetarian.

Reality TV model search to jazz up fashion week

The catfights, gossip, hot fashions, parties, runway shows and occasional back-stabbing that all make for must-see model search TV shows in the US will debut here as the committee which organised the electrifying Guyana Fashion Weekend (GFW) rolls out Model Search 2008.

Talented Teen Princess racing to paediatrican dream

Taking home the gold and outdistancing the other runners to win the 100M sprint at the Olympics was once the dream of recently crowned Miss Guyana Talented Teen Trisana Cox but now the former national athlete is concentrating on becoming a paediatrician.

Taste Like Home

Hi Everyone, You remember several weeks ago when I told you that I’m nuts for coconuts?

CultureBox

We are not sure what it is, maybe it is the climb of the cost of living, but from all appearances Guyanese citizens seem to be in what is known as a ‘bad mood’ all the time.