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· January, 2006

Stories about Guyana from January, 2006

The Caribbean Single Market

It's rare to find Caribbean bloggers across different islands talking about the same issue at the same time, but one would have thought that yesterday's historic signing in Jamaica of...

Caribbean: BlogHer's site launches

BlogHer's new “internationalized” site is now online, with Karen Walrond covering Latin America and the Caribbean.

Caribbean: The Taíno & Catholicism

Indigenous issues blog Voice of the Taino people links to an article entitled “Christianity, Capitalism, Corporations, and the Myth of Dominion”, noting that the “Roman” Catholic Church still has not...

Guyana: Conversations & CCH Pounder

MediaCritic has begun posting a series of conversations with anonymous Guyanese figures. So far he's conversed with London-based Guyanese, Prodigal, a journalist who's moved to another island, and Young Bright...

Guyana: Ratings & charity walk

Roopster rates some of Guyana's online newspapers and web sites, and draws attention to the Guyana Flood Website, which has been documenting the destructive flooding occuring in several parts of...

Caribbean: McWatt wins literary prizes

The Caribbean Beat Blog announces that Guyanese writer Mark McWatt has taken both the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best first book in the Canada/Caribbean region, and the prestigious Casa de...

We Love Cooking!

#1: All Indian food does NOT taste the same! From the UK, We all live downstream explains this popular belief that find its roots in the lack of adventurous spirit...

Caribbean: Does “pre-Columbian” also mean Chinese?

JT at the Caribbean Beat Blog writes about the “ancient-looking map” which turned up last month, suggesting that a Chinese admiral may have visited the Caribbean before Columbus.

Guyana: Americas II cable breakdown

Both MediaCritic and Guyana-Gyal are temporarily deprived of internet access due to the breakdown of the Americas II fiber optic submarine communications cable.

Guyana: Diaspora blog

“It is estimated that there are as many Guyanese living overseas as they are in Guyana,” goes the headline of the Guyana Diaspora blog, which launched on January 23. Among...

Guyana: Telemarketing & Guyanese blogging

Monologist speculates on the shape the new Guyanese telemarketing industry is likely to take, given the country's cultural peculiarities. But she resists being thought of as a “Guyanese blogger”.

Latin America: Sixth Annual Weblog Awards

Panamanian chef, Melissa De Leon has been selected as a finalist in the best Latin American weblog category of the “2006 Bloggies.” Other finalists in the Latin America category include...

Guyana: Local idioms

VSO intern Michiyo notes a few Guyanese idioms she finds strange. As usual, she offers a Japanese translation of the post as well.

Caribbean: Introducing Indigo Leaf magazine

Karen Walrond unveils her ambitious new venture, a Salon.com type web site called Indigo Leaf magazine featuring work by writers and artists previously unpublished in the US.

Guyana: Flood coverage

MediaCritic commends Stabroek News reporter Christopher Yaw for his coverage of the flooding and the plight of the residents in the Mahaica/Mahaicony area.

Guyana: Visit to Iwokrama

VSO worker Michiyo reports on a visit to the Iwokrama Field Station in the Rupununi region of Guyana.

Caribbean: A blogger's book awards

For the fourth year in a row, Trinidadian Nicholas Laughlin publishes the “Nicholas Laughlin Book Awards” for Caribbean books — “i.e. books written by Caribbean authors, set in the Caribbean,...

Caribbean: Caribbeing

“In this CSME time. In this time of dancehall self-righteousness versus soca wutlessness. In this time when Trinis don't want to hear about “small islanders” reaching to the Billboard charts...

11 key moments in [Anglo-]Caribbean blog history

THE INTERNET ARCHIVE IS preserving copies of many early blog pages, but most bloggers are too busy posting to think about otherwise documenting what they're doing. The history of the...

Guyana, Venezuela: Bad Neighbor Policy?

CaribPundit is surprised but pleased to note that Guyana's Stabroek News is “able to acknowledge that national security and democracy trumps the pleasure to be derived from a reflexive anti-Bushism”....

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