Category Archives: Cuisine – Foods

Guyana Ottawa Cultural Association – Guyana Together Gala – February 29. 2020

Guyana: Don’t Mess with Christmas and Independence – by Francis Quamina Farrier + 2 Videos /Photos

– by Francis Quamina Farrier

Folks stop me all the time to share some of the things which bother them as citizens of The Cooperative Republic of Guyana, asking me to write about whatever the issue is. John’s issue was about two special days on the Guyanese calendar – Christmas and Independence. Since we are now in the Festive Season I was not surprised that he wanted to bare his soul about some of what bothered him regards this particular year-end Holiday.

“Too commercialized”, he blurted out, regards the Pre-Christmas commercial activities as one of those “Music Carts” went by blasting “All I want for Christmas is You” by Maria Carey. Incidentally, after twenty five years, that very popular Christmas song has finally reached Number One on the charts this year, 2019. Deep inside, I thought to myself that the commercial activities at the end of the year which includes the Christmas Holidays, are all part of the culture of many countries around the world, including our own Beautiful Guyana.        Continue reading

“Confession” – Poem by Tunisian American Poet Leila Chatti – by Rosaliene Bacchus

– by Rosaliene Bacchus – Three Worlds One Vision ~ Guyana – Brazil – USA

Tunisian American Poet Leila Chatti – Photo Credit: Leila Chatti Website

My Poetry Corner December 2019 features the poem “Confession” by Tunisian American poet and educator Leila Chatti, published in the anthology of poetry Halal If You Hear Me: BreakBeat Poets Vol. 3, edited by Fatimah Asghar and Safia Elhillo.

Born in 1990 in Oakland, California, Leila Chatti is one of four children of a Tunisian father and American mother. Her parents met when her father came to the United States to study for his PhD. Her father, the only one of seven children to leave Tunisia, maintained a close relationship with relatives by having his American-born family spend the summers with them.

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Guyana 50th Republic Celebration and Cultural Awards event – Toronto – March 21, 2020

…..   Awards recommendations by February 14, 2020

Guyana 50th Republic Celebration Cultural event on March 21, 2020 in Toronto.

The Steering Committee for Guyana’s 50th Republic Anniversary Celebrations in Toronto, Canada was formed under the auspices of the Consulate General of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana in Toronto.

The Guyana 50th Republic Awards Committee was developed to recognize achievements of excellence and leadership in the Guyanese diaspora in Canada and to recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations who contribute to the development of Guyana and to the continuation of our Guyanese heritage, community and culture in Canada.

Awards
The categories of awards are as follows;            Continue reading

Guyana: ” Small days is still on my mind; Small days is a good good time”- By Geoff Burrowes

Small Days: Guyanese Folk Song  

Video: Guyanese Artist Marlon Jardine ” The King of Folk ” sings Folk Songs of Guyana. Former Musical Director/Bass Guitarist of “The Yoruba Singers” M.S. (Band)

— By Geoff Burrowes

I was born 77 years ago in a quaint British colony on the Northern Atlantic coast of the South American continent. Since it was British we were the only English speaking country in South America. As a colony, all of the important decisions regarding our welfare and administration were made in London and dictated to us through a colonial administration, headed by a governor, who was therefore the big sahib in British Guiana (BG). Continue reading

Students serve Caribbean cuisine at industry showcase in NYC

By Tangerine Clarke
Kat Taveras, program manager for Food Education Fund, a non-profit, (forefront) with students, after lunch at the Food & Finance School showcase in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC
Eleventh grade students of Food & Finance High School, a culinary-arts institution, served fine Caribbean style cooking, on Thursday, Nov. 21, to impress top restaurateurs, at a showcase in the school’s Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan location.                Continue reading

Guyana SPEAKS: Bourda Bazaar – London UK – 8th December 2019 (11am-4pm)

Dear Friends,

The Guyana SPEAKS year comes to a close with our third Bourda Bazaar.  This event offers a unique opportunity to shop Guyanese-style, and nostalgically draws its inspiration from Bourda Market in Georgetown, Guyana.  Traditional Guyanese foods and drinks, hot and cold, will be on sale along with adult and children’s books (many heavily discounted), arts and crafts, creams and oils, jewellery and clothes and much, much, more.          Continue reading

Guyana: Cassava Festival in Kwebanna – on December 14, 2019 ― ahead of Commissioning of Cassava Flour Factory

The Farmers Group along with the Hand-in-Hand Women’s Group in Kwebanna Village, Moruca sub-region, Barima/Waini, Region One, successfully concluded a one-week training exercise in preparation for the hosting of the first-ever Cassava Festival scheduled for December 14.

The session which was conducted by Hinterland Employment Youth Service (HEYS) Catering Facilitator, Margaret Cornette, saw fifty women participating in the five-day exercise.

The training targeted members of the two groups to creatively experiment with the Cassava Flour before the commissioning of the much-anticipated Cassava Flour Processing Facility.    Continue reading

GCCABC: Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of BC: Old Time Lime – Nov 9. 2019

GCA: Guyana Folk Festival wraps up with Family Fun Day event in Crown Heights

(From left) President of the Guyana Tri-State Alliance Patricia Jordon-Langford; Guyana Consul General to New York Barbara Atherly; First Lady of Guyana Sandra Granger; and President of GUM Sherif Barker-Fraser, join Public Advocate for the City of New York Jumaane D. Williams and his daughter.

“The day was filled with nice-ness and one-ness,” according to Dr. Vibert Cambridge, president of the Guyana Cultural Association. “The Children’s Village was the site of innovations.”                Continue reading

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