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Guyana’s social media party seeks youth followers

“My friends, if I have rats in my house, I would need a cat to take out the rat. I wouldn’t care if the cat is a white cat, a brown cat, or a black cat. I want the mouse

Guyana’s social media party seeks youth followers

“My friends, if I have rats in my house, I would need a cat to take out the rat. I wouldn’t care if the cat is a white cat, a brown cat, or a black cat. I want the mouse

Why we need critics.

A Guyana Restaurant Week review inspires fury from an apparent staff member. “Ur full fo shit!” People talk of being slighted or blacklisted for having criticised institutions or individuals. “Guyanese don’t do criticism”, say some. Others complain, “People always knock you down

Why we need critics.

A Guyana Restaurant Week review inspires fury from an apparent staff member. “Ur full fo shit!” People talk of being slighted or blacklisted for having criticised institutions or individuals. “Guyanese don’t do criticism”, say some. Others complain, “People always knock you down

51 things to do in Georgetown

There’s nothing to do in Georgetown? Think again. Here are 51 ideas to get you started – one for every year of independence in Guyana. Lime on the seawall on a Sunday afternoon with friends, beers and hotdogs. Take your

51 things to do in Georgetown

There’s nothing to do in Georgetown? Think again. Here are 51 ideas to get you started – one for every year of independence in Guyana. Lime on the seawall on a Sunday afternoon with friends, beers and hotdogs. Take your

Holding it together

Things weren’t going well. Halfway to the Indian Cultural Centre, my bicycle chain snapped. It could have been worse, but the sudden loss of drive in the middle of the intersection between Sheriff Street and the line wasn’t ideal. I pushed

Holding it together

Things weren’t going well. Halfway to the Indian Cultural Centre, my bicycle chain snapped. It could have been worse, but the sudden loss of drive in the middle of the intersection between Sheriff Street and the line wasn’t ideal. I pushed

Firing the canon at Bocas Lit Fest 2017

Trinidad’s Kaiso Blues Cafe was packed. Elbows poked ribs. Waitresses squeezed through tight spaces with loaded plates. And ears strained to hear the poets unfold their words on the small stage. This was Bocas Lit Fest on the road. Most

Firing the canon at Bocas Lit Fest 2017

Trinidad’s Kaiso Blues Cafe was packed. Elbows poked ribs. Waitresses squeezed through tight spaces with loaded plates. And ears strained to hear the poets unfold their words on the small stage. This was Bocas Lit Fest on the road. Most

The soundtrack of Guyana

You can’t escape birdsong in Guyana. From the caw caw of the wild parrot and macaw to the omnipresent kis-ka-dee, kis-ka-dee. For Guyanese flautist Keith Waithe, these are not just background sounds – but inspiration. Now ‘The Flute Man’ is

The soundtrack of Guyana

You can’t escape birdsong in Guyana. From the caw caw of the wild parrot and macaw to the omnipresent kis-ka-dee, kis-ka-dee. For Guyanese flautist Keith Waithe, these are not just background sounds – but inspiration. Now ‘The Flute Man’ is

What UG’s new publishing imprint means for Guyana

Last night, the University of Guyana and Ian Randle Publishers signed an agreement to create a University of Guyana imprint – meaning UG will be able to publish books and journals under the name ‘University of Guyana Press’. There are

What UG’s new publishing imprint means for Guyana

Last night, the University of Guyana and Ian Randle Publishers signed an agreement to create a University of Guyana imprint – meaning UG will be able to publish books and journals under the name ‘University of Guyana Press’. There are