The Guyana National Cultural Center was ablaze with talent last Monday evening for the “Let the Women Speak” Red Revolution Gala. Women from all over the country showed up decked out in a sea of red as a sign of solidarity and strength for the fight against domestic violence. The crowd was treated to live […]
The festival of Holi can be regarded as a celebration of the Colors of Unity & Brotherhood – an opportunity to forget all differences and indulge in unadulterated fun. It has traditionally been celebrated in high spirit without any distinction of cast, creed, color, race, status or sex. It is one occasion when sprinkling colored […]
In 1966, The Land of Many Waters, Guyana, graced the Miss World stage for the first time in history. Hoping for the best, yet preparing for the worst, little did they know that their representative, Umblita Van Sluytman would be called into the semi- finals. She did not advance to the top 7 round, but […]
Cleopatra herself in all her glory
couldn’t look as good I did
done up in all my finery
for an assignation with you.
Maybe I was in denial
but there’s something about an affair
that apart from feeling horny
makes you Queen-like
and so beautiful […]
Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. This month we will highlight the contributions and achievements of Guyanese Women.
Rajkumari Singh, A.A. (1923-1979), stands out as a major pioneering Caribbean woman writer, political activist, educator and distinguished cultural leader in her native land, Guyana, where she received national honors. She was respected and praised by her contemporaries for the quality of controversy, criticism and debate present in her works, for which she received many […]
Guyanese Singer Charmayne (Maxee) Maxwell of the 1990s R&B group Brownstone, mysteriously died Saturday, members of her family have confirmed. Maxee was born Charmayne Maxwell on January 11, 1969 in Guyana. She was best known for her work with Grammy-nominated band Brownstone and her 2000 solo single “When I Look into Your eyes.” She was […]
Damali Abrams is a Guyanese-American video and performance artist. She is the daughter of retired journalist and “Metemgee” author, Ovid Abrams and former school teacher, Norma Abrams. Her knack for creativity and artistry led her to earn a Bachelors of Arts Degree from New York University and Master of Fine Arts Degree from Vermont College.
Mashramani is carnival like in nature. This year’s theme is “Showcasing our Culture, Sustaining Our Heritage.” Customarily, this is a colourful festival and is a combination of costume competitions, float parades, masquerade bands and much dancing and merriment in the streets to the sweet sounds of steel pan along with calypso and soca music. The […]
Congratulations to Dr. Paloma Mohamed, poet, playwright & academic from Guyana on being named one of four honorees for the Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence (Arts & Letters). Dr. Mohamed is currently the Director of the Centre for Communication Studies at the University of Guyana.
The Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards is the […]