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: Notable Places in Guyana

The height and volume of water in Kaieteur falls makes it the 26th most visited falls in the world. Being three times the height of Niagara, and twice that of Victoria falls, this water falls is dubbed one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world. Pushing some 663 cubic meters of water per second over the edge of the Potaro River (one of the longest and widest rivers in South America), Kaieteur is considered…

Maypole

: Maypole Plaiting – Have You Ever Danced the Dance?

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of watching the young women of St. Albans Episcopal Church perform the Maypole dance at the annual Guyana Folk Festival held in Brooklyn, NY.   I remember doing this as a little girl growing up in Guyana dressed up in frilly dresses and socks with colorful hair bows, as we danced and weaved the ribbons to the sound of music. Watching this recreated many, many years later brought back sweet memories. A maypole is a tall…

GGR Book Club

: Are You An Author? Submit Your Book to the Guyanese Girls Rock Book Club

The Guyanese Girls Rock Book Club  (GGRBC) is an online platform to browse, share and shop for books written by Guyanese Women and Girls.  Authors may submit their books to contact@guyanesegirlsrock.com. You must have a website or a link to your book sale page. Submissions will be listed permanently on the GGR website as a “Recommended Reading” list.   Happy Reading!  Browse all Books via the GGR Book Club Tab above. Disclaimer:  GGR reserves the right to reject any book that is…

David Granger and Moses Nakgamootoo

: “A Change Has Come” to Guyana – Congratulations to the APNU+AFC Party on winning the General Election!

Today is a historical day in Guyana as supporters of the coalition APNU+AFC party celebrate an historic win over the ruling People’s Progressive Party (PPP), which has been in power for 23 years.  The new President of Guyana, Brigadier David Granger is a former Commander of the Guyana Defense Force and National Security Adviser and  new Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo is an Attorney of Law and former Member of Parliament.  Many overseas-based Guyanese like myself, who were unable to cast our votes, waited…

Phagwah

: Happy Holi (Phagwah)!

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 powder (‘gulal’) or colored water on each other breaks all barriers of discrimination so that everyone looks the same and…