Category Archives: Arts / Culture

The 10 Most Popular Foods in Guyana | IntoxicatedTV

The 10 Most Popular Foods in Guyana | IntoxicatedTV

The food of Guyana are as diverse as its population.

Today we are counting down the Top 10 most Popular foods of the multicultural South American Destination, Guyana.

Do enjoy!!

OPINION: Chapter 2: The Departure from Guyana (continued from The Decision) – By Geoff Burrowes

 By GEoff Burrowes

You know the argument about tearing a plaster (my beloved wife Norma still chastises me for not saying Band-Aid) off bit by bit , or one fast rip. I favour the fast rip but emigration is not like that – it takes time and you have to wait while the Canadian bureaucracy takes its time making each decision.

I know there were lots of parties – we born in Guyana love parties, don’t we? We had to say goodbye to friends and family and what better way!.    Continue reading

GUYANA SPEAKS: 50th Anniversary of Hansib publications – December 13, 2020. 2pm-4pm GMT – London. UK

Dear Friends,    ZOOM EVENT by GUYANA SPEAKS

I would like to invite you to join Guyana SPEAKS in an online celebration of Arif Ali’s contribution to book publishing in Britain and the 50th Anniversary of Hansib publications.  This event taking place on Sunday, 13th December from 2pm to 4pm, (GMT) will include tributes, readings and entertainment.  All attendees will also be given a non-transferable 25% discount code for any books they would like to purchase from Hansib between 13th – 20th December 2020.

Guyana Politics: A neighbourly old tale of race relations – By Dennis Nichols

In Guyana, ‘old time story’ is a phrase that can be interpreted a couple of different ways. One relates to an argument or feud between families or friends that could date back several generations. Another is the recall of an amusing or striking event that happened in the past and left an indelible impression on your mind.

The following can be described as a mixture of both, with a bearing on Guyana’s political and social history. It relates to a time when, in Charlestown, Georgetown, I first became aware of the amalgam of races in our capital city, and a few memorable encounters.    Continue reading

LIFESTYLE: Why Finland And Denmark Are Happier Than The U.S. – Video

LIFESTYLE: Why Finland And Denmark Are Happier Than The U.S. – Video

CNBC – 2,737,599 views – Jan 9, 2020

What does it take to be happy? The Nordic countries seem to have it all figured out. Finland and Denmark have consistently topped the United Nations’ most prestigious index, The World Happiness Report, in all six areas of life satisfaction: income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity.

Each year, a group of happiness experts from around the globe rank 156 countries based on how “happy” citizens are, and they publish their findings in the World Happiness Report. Happiness might seem like an elusive concept to quantify, but there is a science to it.     Continue reading

Guyana History: Lord Bishop William Piercy Austin (1807 – 1892) of British Guiana – By Dmitri Allicock

Bishop William Piercy Austin

— By Dmitri Allicock

Honoring our heritage must be as natural as breathing for it is indeed the foundation on which you stand. Many great individuals of early British Guiana have been lost to the fog of history but the legacy of Anglican Bishop Dr. William Piercy Austin lives on in Guyana. Bishop William Piercy Austin’s ideas and diligent contributions gave rise to the academic pursuits in Guyana for which he is recognized as one of the most outstanding individuals in the history of the Colony of    British Guiana.      Continue reading

OPINION: Are the Pastors doing enough? – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

— Sadly men of the cloth are not behaving as they ought.

Has the church lost its influence? Has it become weaker? Are the pastors hiding?

A shroud of darkness has enveloped the land, and I am yet to see the pastors make a historical stand. In 2015, I wrote an article denouncing the rising rate of femicide in Guyana, and called on, not only the government, but also the church, to make efforts to ensure that we stamped out the seeming Guyanese curse — that of our men being responsible for putting our women in hearses. www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2015/12/05/guyanese-women-find-themselves-in-a-catch-22-situation-2/.      Continue reading

GUYANA: The Barima-Mora Passage – Region One – “Most intact mangrove ecosystems”

REEL GUYANA Video: Premiered on November 15, 2020

Guyana’s most intact mangrove ecosystems are found within a very special place in Region One, known as the Barima-Mora Passage. Beyond its rich mangrove population, this area is home to a number of IUCN red listed species, rich biodiversity, and incredible indigenous culture.     Continue reading

Guyanese Words and Names – By Geoff Burrowes + Video “Song of Guyana’s Children”

 By Geoff Burrowes

If you or your parents are Guyanese you have probably heard some or all of these words: (phonetical spellings)

        Kiskadee, Blue Saki, Carrion Crow, Crapaud, Mypuri, Fowl cock, Buxton Spice mango, Starapple, Mami apple, Golden Apple, Sugar Apple, Awara, Genip, Jamoon, Breadfruit, Mauger like a Yow, Hungish, Bruk Foot, Nharra, Fresh Cold, Banga Mary, Hassah, Patwa, Mauby, Ginger Beer, Man Piaba, Woman Piaba, Granny Backbone, Lemon Grass, Conga Pump, Wirry wirry pepper, Karilla.      Continue reading

Guyana SPEAKS: Stanley Greaves – 29th November 2020 at 2pm GMT/ 9am EST / 10am GYT

GUYANA SPEAKS – ZOOM PRESENTATION
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We are delighted to have as speakers: Stanley Greaves (in conversation with Akima McPherson), Grace Aneiza Ali, Maria del Pilar Kaladeen and Khadija Benn.
Guyana SPEAKS in two parts: Stanley Greaves, ‘Maker of Things,
Plus Migration and Women in the Guyanese Diaspora
Sunday, 29th November @2pm GMT / 9am EST / 10am GYT
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