Category Archives: Cuisine – Foods

USA Ackee ban remains in effect

USA Ackee ban remains in effect


By NewsAmericaNow

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. April 18, 2014:  While many Jamaican nationals may look forward with longing to ackee and saltfish this Easter weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is recommending seizure or import refusal of canned, frozen and other ackee products.

The ackee fruit which is harvested from the ackee tree (Blighia sapida), is native to West Africa, but is also found in Central and South America, many Caribbean countries including Jamaica, and southern Florida.

It contains the toxin hypoglycin A, which drops to negligible levels in the edible portion of the fruit when it is fully ripe,, making them safe to consume . However, the rind and seeds still have high levels of hypoglycin A when the fruit is fully ripe and should not be consumed.  Continue reading

Guyana Independence Festival- A Taste of Guyana- Toronto – June 22, 2014

Guyana Independence - Vaughn event

The Secrets of Sugar – The Fifth Estate – CBC News

The Secrets of Sugar – The Fifth Estate – CBC News

Published on Oct 6, 2013We’ve heard about the dangers of eating too much fat or salt. But there has never been a warning about sugar on our food labels – despite emerging research that suggests the sweet stuff is making more of us fat and sick. 

NY Tutorial Support Group Breakfast – April 12, 2014. Brooklyn

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Bizarre Foods – A Taste of the Tropics – video

Bizarre Foods – A Taste of the Tropics – video

Capitol News – TV News videos – 11 February 2014

Capitol News - TV News videos – 11 February 2014

  • Guyana implicated in an Italian Cocaine Job
  • Increased Surveillance on Caribbean Airlines
  • Who put the cocaine in the Achar?
  • Sports

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Guyana implicated in an Italian Cocaine JobPosted: 11 Feb 2014 05:43 PM PSTFebruary 11, 2014   US Prosecutors familiar with the Drug Underworld in Guyana have implicated cocaine shipments from this country in an International Drug Conspiracy bridging Guyana, Italy and the US.  Court documents filed in both the US and Italy were unsealed over the past week and several persons were arrested today in the US […]
Increased Surveillance on Caribbean AirlinesPosted: 10 Feb 2014 03:05 AM PST  Continue reading

Bizarre Foods: Trinidad and Tobago – video

Bizarre Foods: Trinidad and Tobago – video

Trinidad and Tobago has many foods that reflect the multicultural history of the islands.  However, here we join  Andrew Zimmern, who travels the world and has a series of videos called Bizarre Foods – unusual dishes that are usually not on restaurant menus.

Some of these foods you may not care for, but it is sometimes interesting to see the exotic foods some people eat.

Guyanese Online – MOST POPULAR ENTRIES – January 2014

Guyanese Online:  MOST POPULAR ENTRIES – January 2014 (Click to view)

  2. Home page / Archives
  3. An upbeat and Tearful Sparrow stirs Fans in Brooklyn – inc video
  4. Botlahle: Age 11 – Winner Of South Africa’s Talent 2012 – 3 videos
  6. Old Jet Magazines – from 1950 onwards
  7. Two Amazing Trinidadian Magicians – video
  8. Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago – and Guyana
  9. Guyana: Outside Parliament Buildings – the homeless and garbage
  10. Georgetown, Guyana: An inundated city once again   Continue reading

Is choka the key to a healthy diet? – by Ron Persaud

Is choka the key to a healthy diet?

By Ron Persaud


It is a “New Year”.  As if you did not know!

And with it come New Year resolutions. You have heard of them!

And among those, there is sure to be at least one concerned with weight loss and / or dieting… and I have been thinking about this!

Here are my thoughts:

For the first 40 years of my life, I followed a typical Guyanese diet and had very few health problems. I was lean and mean, rather like my nanee (my mother’s mother); and quite active.

Well, there was this one problem. Whenever I asked my doctor, “What can I do to put on an extra ten pounds?”

Dr. Brahmam would reply, “It is better to be under-weight than over-weight.”  And that was good enough for me.    Continue reading

Guyana expo in Barbados

Guyana expo in Barbados

DECEMBER 9, 2013 | BY  |

A two-day exposition of Guyanese goods and services that began Saturday December 7, at the Guyana Consulate in Barbados promises well for further development of trade ties between the two CARICOM states.

Officials at the launching So says Permanent Secretary in the Barbados Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Charles Burnett. He referred to a joint agreement on a number of areas of cooperation signed between the two countries in October when Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Maxine McLean, visited Guyana.

Officials at the launching

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