Stabroek News: Lifestyle - - Introduction -

Wel­come to the first edi­tion of Life­style.

As our name sug­gests, this mag­a­zine looks at the Guyanese life­style. Peo­ple mak­ing a living, Guyanese cul­ture and tra­di­tions, food and fash­ion will be the fo­cus.

In this our first is­sue, we take you to Sheet An­chor, a fish­ing vil­lage in Ber­bice where our writer Jan­nelle Wil­liams found that devel­op­ment has mil­i­tated against the sim­ple lives of th­ese fisher folk. Their liveli­hoods de­pend on them ven­tur­ing out into the Ber­bice River and re­turn­ing with fish. This has not been hap­pen­ing and the fish­er­men have pointed to var­i­ous de­vel­op­ments which they be­lieve might be caus­ing this.

By con­trast, in the vil­lage of Bux­ton, our writer Than­deka Per­ci­val found a kite maker whose busi­ness is thriv­ing. With the in­flux of im­ported kites, the gen­eral as­sump­tion was that lo­cally made kites were no longer soar­ing as they had done in the past. Far from it; as kite maker Marvin Cole points out, busi­ness is brisk and he is even ex­port­ing his prod­uct.

Food writer Cyn­thia Nel­son presents a ver­i­ta­ble Easter feast, while look­ing back nos­tal­gi­cally at the fast­ing and feast­ing of the Len­ten and Easter sea­sons in her child­hood. She also in­cludes two of her orig­i­nal recipes with de­tailed in­struc­tions for achiev­ing culi­nary per­fec­tion.

In a glance at fash­ion, Stacy Hope and Ashma John have dis­sected of­fice wear and found it want­ing. They have come to­gether and pre­sented fresh new ideas on an up­beat of­fice style that fits right in with Guyanese con­ser­vatism with­out be­ing drab.

This is Stabroek News’s first full-colour mag­a­zine, which we would like to pub­lish on a quar­terly ba­sis and fit with sea­sons and events. On of­fer will be the ex­cel­lent qual­ity read­ing ma­te­rial with which our news­pa­per is as­so­ci­ated. The dif­fer­ence is that this makes for leisure read­ing and it’s free. So come with us as we ex­plore the Guyanese life­style.

Ch­eryl Springer


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