Guyana’s finest fare on show
ALL THINGS GUYANESE were on display last weekend at the old Pepperpot location on Hastings Main Road. Called Showcase Guyana, the event that took two months to plan will be an annual affair, said promoter and organizer Burchmore Simon.
With tents filled with fashion, food and craft such as tie-dye clothing, leather shoes, dolls made out of banana leaves and trays filled with eggballs, black and white pudding, cow heel soup and dhal pourri, a mixture of locals and Guyanese and some visitors were seen milling about the event. There was also live music from some of the biggest names in the calypso arena in Guyana such as three-time Junior Calypso Monarch Tennicia Defreitas, Road March king 2012 Adrian Dutchin and Soca Monarch King Jumo Primos.
Simon explained that he had “some challenges but local support was fantastic in the form of the Police Force and Immigration Department.”
He added that one of the reasons behind the event was to show the partnership the nations of the Caribbean should have. (NSH)