1. Every day is Earth Day.

    thisisguyana:

    Manatees (Trichechus manatus) rise to feed at the Guyana National Park on a Saturday afternoon.

    Guyana

     
  2. thel0veoffood:

    Homemade Hot Cross Buns | Instagram: thel0veoffood

    Growing up as a child, around Easter time I would watch my mama make “Hot Cross Buns”. This is a big tradition in my family and today I decided to make “Hot Cross Buns” for the very first time. The recipe I used was a huge success and I love it.

    Please do not remove the tag. Thank you.

     
  3. fylatinamericanhistory:

    Postage stamp from the former British Guiana (present-day Guyana) showing a map of South America as well as a portrait of King George VI (ca. 1940). The country gained independence in 1966 and became a republic four years later.

     
  4. Hard coconut goodness!  Fresh coconut meat is grated and its milk extracted to make Guyanese dishes and delicacies such as cookup rice and sugar cake.

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  5. Box Kites and Singing Engines The colourful handiwork of kite makers at Easter time always adds flavour to the streets of Georgetown. Final touches such as the kite tails and ears are assembled on the pavement upon purchase. Many of the kite designs pictured were fashioned after the colours of flags of Caribbean nations.

    Happy Easter!

     
  6. A tethered cow gazes over verdant rice fields in Essequibo, Guyana. (Photo: A. Smith)

     
  7. Salat-al-Janazah (the Islamic funeral prayer) and other burial rites are made under a mango tree at a traditional Muslim funeral for a former primary school headmaster in Bath Settlement, Berbice.

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  8. Family and friends gather for a Quran Shareef reading in Bath settlement, Berbice.  

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  9. Muslim women listen to the teachings of Islamic elders after a dua’a (call upon Allah) recitation.

    Guyana

     
  10. Nowadays a small pack of peanuts, produced in the remote Rupununi, sells for GY$100.00. 

    Guyana

     
  11. The end of the day ushers in the last customer before closing time at a market stall in Port Kaituma. 

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  12. Fresh local produce on display in the Port Kaituma market.

    Port Kaituma, Guyana

     
  13. Bob Marley’s likeness gazes out from a large towel among pants, belts and other garments in a local market.

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  14. "Cultural things formed in the Caribbean — reggae, soca, calypso, the steelpan, overbearing Guyanese families, a tendency for Sunday to remain Sunday — ought to be protected and treasured, even as oil wealth and high-speed internet connections promise to broaden the gap between the Caribbean’s folk temperament and the thrills of modernization."
     
  15. Street photography in downtown Georgetown, Guyana

    Photographs courtesy of Kirth Bobb (http://kbobbphotography.com)