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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.

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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.

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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.

Lucky B’s search for calendar cover girl set to start Monday

Local singer turned fashion designer Carlos `Lucky B’ Williams was forced to postpone his Ms Bikini Television Series, which was scheduled for December 1, after HJ Entertainment – Channel 72 suddenly went off air giving no indication when its operations would resume.

Christmas treat in song, drama and poetry on tonight

The Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Conference of Guyana promises an evening of poetry, singing and drama tonight at the National Cultural Centre when its stages its Fifth Advent Praise concert.

Guyana Model Search launched

The much talked about Guyana Model Search was officially launched on Thursday night at the King’s Plaza Hotel setting off a fashion fiesta that promises to take the country by storm.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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