Daily Archives: 05/19/2014

CASSAVA DISHES – by Dmitri Allicock

Here is an interesting article by Dmitri Allicock that was carried on June 8, 2012. Many of the readers may not have seen it before so it has been rebloged.

Guyanese Online


by: Dmitri Allicock


Cassava bread is one of the foods given to the Guyana by the native people (Amerindians) of Guyana. It is traditionally one of the best known and consumed food. Its preparation is extensive work. In the days of difficult travel and trade, it served as a major staple and carbohydrate provider to their diet.

Cassava grows all year long in Guyana and is about the easy crop to cultivate. It is as simple as placing a stem of the cassava plant into well tilled soil. The cassava plant matures in about seven months and is ready for harvesting. Once the cassava root is harvested, it must be peeled; it reveals it’s white under skin, similar to that of a potato but much larger. After washing the peeled cassava, it is grated. The cassava at this point looks like white cheese.

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Top Gear Festival Barbados: Lewis Hamilton vs Ken Block

The race the world has been waiting for: Lewis Hamilton vs Ken Block
Published on May 19, 2014 – http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com

Lewis Hamilton (L) and Ken Block

BUSHY PARK, Barbados – It was a race that the world of motorsport was eagerly awaiting, and Top Gear Festival Barbados didn’t disappoint. For the first time ever, race ace Lewis Hamilton, took on Gymkhana star Ken Block on the beautiful island of Barbados. The all action head-to-head took place at the new Bushy Park Circuit at Top Gear Festival Barbados, which made history this weekend by hosting the first Caribbean round of the Global Rallycross Championship.
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Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014: Safety Tips

Another blog entry from Rosaliene Bacchus.

Three Worlds One Vision

Brazil World Cup Poster 2014Brazil World Cup 2014 Poster
Photo Credit: Portal Brasil

While football (American soccer) fans in North America, Europe, and other regions worldwide prepare to travel to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup 2014, just twenty-five days away, Brazilians continue to protest in the streets.

Working class Brazilians are angry. The government has spent billions on preparations for the World Cup: money needed for schools, hospitals, housing, and transportation. Discontent is rife among residents of favelas (slums) in Rio de Janeiro where police and military forces are indiscriminately cracking down on criminal elements, to ensure the security of millions of tourists arriving for the games. Increase in rents in the neighborhood surrounding the new World Cup stadium in São Paulo is yet another source of conflict.

To prevent violent protestors from disrupting the games and counter any terrorist threat, the Brazilian government, with the assistance of American and other foreign…

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