The Timehri Film Festival is Back for a Second Year

The Timehri Film Festival (TFF) is back for a second year – from May 31 to June 4, 2017 – in Guyana. With a mission of highlighting the work of Guyanese and Caribbean filmmakers, festival-goers can expect to enjoy films from local filmmakers as well as that of their peers in the Caribbean diaspora. In […]

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Bess vs. Equality & Justice

So I recently had a run-in with a magistrate. Sounds exciting right? Wrong!! The experience was equal parts ludicrous and alarming. The utterances that came out of the mouth of this “learned” person were completely disheartening.  This encounter happened on Thursday, March 2 when I appeared at the court to bear witness to Petronella’s case. […]

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The Evolution of Mashramani

Some people are arguing that there is no longer a Mashramani, not even in the traditional sense of the word. Last week I questioned why we really celebrate the actual holiday if we do not have much to celebrate after having done little to no work, but this week I want us to look at […]

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Abbigale Loncke: From Humble Beginnings to Major Moves

When given the chance to shine, SHINE! This is the lesson learnt from Abbigale Loncke’s recent adventures in the Americas. Hardworking, fun-loving and determined Abbigale Loncke was among four young Guyanese entrepreneurs selected to participate in the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI). The passion and determination exuded by Abbigale throughout the six-week exchange […]

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Good Hair Don’t Care

Ever since I was a child I admired persons with long flowing hair – the kind that went pass the shoulders and moved its way down the back. The kind that looked like silk; oh, how I wished that my own hair was that silky. My mother, being of East Indian descent, may have contributed […]

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Why I go to the gym …

“Why do you come/go to the gym?” has been a question I’ve been hearing for most of my gym life. I’m petite, or for want of a more popular word, slim or ‘fine’ as we say in Guyana; and I weigh about 124 lbs (figure I saw last time I jumped on a scale), so […]

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That Time I Had A Coconut Milk Pedicure

I can’t compare this experience to another because 1. this was my first coconut milk pedicure and 2. I’ve only done pedicures at this spa – Healing Waters Spa, but I can say that it was utterly mind-blowing. (I’m not overreacting!) One of my favourite things about Healing Waters is there weekly specials, follow them on […]

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#SundayFunday at HJ Water World

Last Sunday, my girlfriends and I decided to take #SundayFunday to the HJ Water World. It was my second time at the establishment, my first to really take in the sights (sites) and sounds. I was honestly impressed with the place.

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