Monthly Archives: May 2016

Highlights of the first Timehri Film Festival

Guyana’s inaugural Timehri Film Festival ended on Friday, wrapping up three days of screenings showcasing films from around the Caribbean. This excellent (and free) showcase of short and feature films had some great offerings, pulled together by the festival’s Caribbean-American team – comprising Romola Lucas and Justen

Highlights of the first Timehri Film Festival

Guyana’s inaugural Timehri Film Festival ended on Friday, wrapping up three days of screenings showcasing films from around the Caribbean. This excellent (and free) showcase of short and feature films had some great offerings, pulled together by the festival’s Caribbean-American team – comprising Romola Lucas and Justen

Selma James in Guyana: “We as women have much in common”

“What happened here tonight was the class struggle.” The Woodbine Room at Cara Lodge was in some disarray. One person had stormed out, another came close to it. A third of the audience were eating brownies and pastries at the back of the

Selma James in Guyana: “We as women have much in common”

“What happened here tonight was the class struggle.” The Woodbine Room at Cara Lodge was in some disarray. One person had stormed out, another came close to it. A third of the audience were eating brownies and pastries at the back of the

On small acts of kindness in Guyana

The middle-aged Indian man sitting behind me on the minibus taps my shoulder as I count out the fare in preparation. He shakes his head and tells me, he’s got this. A young black taxi driver takes me to a relative’s house, patiently

On small acts of kindness in Guyana

The middle-aged Indian man sitting behind me on the minibus taps my shoulder as I count out the fare in preparation. He shakes his head and tells me, he’s got this. A young black taxi driver takes me to a relative’s house, patiently

Image courtesy Government of Guyana

11 Things to Know Before Coming to Guyana for the Golden Jubilee

Dear impending visitor to Guyana, Congratulations! You have been accepted to be one of the thousands… hundreds… tens… (who knows) of people touching down in Guyana for our Golden Jubilee celebrations. This joyous occasion marks 50 years since we kicked the colonisers

Image courtesy Government of Guyana

11 Things to Know Before Coming to Guyana for the Golden Jubilee

Dear impending visitor to Guyana, Congratulations! You have been accepted to be one of the thousands… hundreds… tens… (who knows) of people touching down in Guyana for our Golden Jubilee celebrations. This joyous occasion marks 50 years since we kicked the colonisers

Open-air cinema showcases Guyanese short films

Last night, there were dramatic scenes at D’urban Park, where Guyana’s official Golden Jubilee celebrations are set to take place in just a few weeks. But this time it wasn’t the rushed preparations, dodgy wooden seating or bendy flag pole in the spotlight. All eyes were fixed

Open-air cinema showcases Guyanese short films

Last night, there were dramatic scenes at D’urban Park, where Guyana’s official Golden Jubilee celebrations are set to take place in just a few weeks. But this time it wasn’t the rushed preparations, dodgy wooden seating or bendy flag pole in the spotlight. All eyes were fixed

Do you speak foreigner?

Foreigner English \ˈfȯr-ə-nər \ˈiŋ-glish n. When an English person mimics the accent or grammatical structure of another language to help them connect with its native speakers (or to hide the fact that they don’t know the language). Case in point: footballer Joey Barton and manager Steve McLaren

Do you speak foreigner?

Foreigner English \ˈfȯr-ə-nər \ˈiŋ-glish n. When an English person mimics the accent or grammatical structure of another language to help them connect with its native speakers (or to hide the fact that they don’t know the language). Case in point: footballer Joey Barton and manager Steve McLaren