Rose Hall Town comes alive with Mashramani children’s parade

By Tracy Khan THE town of Rose Hall came alive with colours, costumes and hundreds of revellers marching the streets for the Scotia Bank Children’s Mash Parade hosted by the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club. Ten schools, the Police Youth Group, Orphanages, and residents from the Amerindian Hostel in Berbice proudly carried banners

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Linden dominates Mash Competitions

By Naomi Marshall THE talented town of Linden dominated the Junior Soca Monarch, Senior Soca Monarch, Senior Calypso Monarch, Mashramani Dance Competition and many other events which were held in honour of Guyana’s 48th Republic Anniversary. During this season of colours, costumes and celebration, Linden has shown the real reason why the Mashramani festivities started

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Mashramani is about spending quality family time together

A STRONG family works together and plays together as well. They search for opportunities to spend quality and quantity time together as a family, but also with friends, improving their chances of sharing quality experiences and bettering their lives. Studies have shown that eating meals together, talking about the events of the day, sharing joys

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Chowtal and Ulaara singing are essential to Phagwah

By Indrawattie Natram CHOWTAL singing or “jaal clashing” which officially originated during the 1838-1917 amongst the indentured workers, in India, has officially become the essence of the Phagwah season in Guyana and today has become popular in every Temple during the festival of colours. In fact, history has proven that Chowtal singing commences the season

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DRUG PROCUREMENT AND NATIONAL DRUG SECURITY FOR CONSUMER BENEFIT

GUYANA imports most of the pharmaceuticals it uses and this costs several billion dollars. With this volume, it is not unlikely that some sub-standard items are imported. Such sub-standard products could impair the health of the population. On Tuesday 13th February last week, the Ministry of Public Health, PAHO/WHO, the Caribbean Regulatory System (CRS) an

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Appellate Court dismissed appeal

MANSLAUGHTER accused Kissoon Wazar Alli who stabbed his wife to death in 1967 and was sentenced to death after pleading guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter, appealed against the sentence as severe. But the Court of Appeal constituted by Chancellor E.V. Luckhoo, and Justices of Appeal Guya Persaud and P.A. Cummings dismissed the appeal

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What’s in your toothpaste?

WHILE people are free to use what they want, I believe it is a good idea for everyone to know what is in the products we are using for our oral health. Sometimes despite what may seem to be scientifically contradictory, even, we, dentists (including myself) and physicians, prefer and use many brand name kinds

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Guyana’s Image in Southern Africa is expanding

By Francis Quamina Farrier WITH Guyana celebrating its 48th anniversary of Republican status, I decided to investigate the current image of our beautiful country within Southern Africa that came about due to the recent resignation of the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, at the behest of his own political party, the ANC. President Zuma

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Guyanese Languages and Identity

By Gibron Rahim “A NATURAL language is the archive where the experiences, knowledge and beliefs of a community are stored.” The above words were uttered by the late Spanish linguist Fernando Lázaro Carreter. It underscores the relationship between language and identity. Guyana’s many languages are a testament to our rich culture. Language preservation needs to

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Barbecued Chicken

Ingredients 1 chicken, 2-3 lb 1/4 pt vinegar 1/2 pt water 3/4 pt ketchup 1/4 pt lemon juice 1/2 tsp allspice 4 tbsp piquante sauce 1-2 tsp chopped wiri-wiri pepper 4 oz margarine 1 onion, chopped 4 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp black or white pepper 1 tsp chopped garlic 2 tbsp vinegar Method 1

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