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· February, 2006

Stories about Guyana from February, 2006

Guyana: Mashramani

VSO/CIDA intern Michiyo experiences Mashramani, Guyana's Carnival, and posts a few photos with short captions (also rendered in Japanese). A sampling: “Everyone is full of glitters. By the time I...

Guyana: Sucking teeth

“With one long “stchuuuuup” and you eyes looking thin and mean, you can cut a big man down to li’l boy size,” writes Guyana-gyal in her treatise on the Caribbean...

Caribbean: World Cup 2007 security

Barbados Free Press has it from “a confidential source” that “British and South African intelligence agencies and counter-terror units are to play major planning and operational roles in providing security...

Guyana: Artist Donald Locke

Guyana Diaspora profiles painter and sculptor Donald Locke.

Caribbean: Cricket shrink

Ri imagines a conversation between the West Indies cricket team's captain, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, and the team's new Irish shrink.

Caribbean: Music and copyright

Attorney and writer/blogger Nyashazasha publishes a well-researched article on copyright issues affecting the Caribbean music industry.

Caribbean: Hurricane season

“My Caribbean and Florida bloggers, do you realise we are less than 16 weeks away from hurricane season”? asks Cayman Islands-based blogger Ri.

Guyana: Nu-soul and elderly love

Guyana Diaspora profiles nu-soul singer Nhojj, and Guyana-gyal muses on love and “‘bout old people, imagining how it must feel for some o’ them.”

Caribbean: Food stories

Iriepeople.com publishes a recipe for Escovitch Fish, while Can Cook Must, Cook hunts for a good roti in London and reviews a new Caribbean cookbook.

Guyana: Amerindian Bill

Indigenous matters blog The Voice of the Taino People publishes a press release issued by the Amerindian Peoples Association of Guyana (APA) objecting to the passage of the Amerindian Bill...

Guyana: Truth in journalism

MediaCritic publishes a letter sent to him by a journalist disputing MediaCritic's claim that the Stabroek News was the only Guyanese media outlet to carry the “complete” story of what...

Caribbean: Racism in cricket?

Trinidadian journalist Vaneisa Baksh joins the debate on racism in cricket going on at the Cricinfo – Wicket to Wicket blog with a susbstantial article which concludes that, while racism...

Caribbean: Cricket notes

The West Indies Cricket Blog links to an article which looks back at the history of West Indies tours to New Zealand, “including the infamous 1980 series when the umpires...

Guyana: A local Muslim on the cartoons

Guyanese Muslim blogger Qays finally weighs in on the Danish cartoons issue. “Could it really have been something as insolent and flippant as “testing the boundaries of free speech?” he...

Caribbean: Cricket World Cup in jeopardy?

The West Indies Cricket Blog links to a Guardian article which casts some doubt upon the Caribbean's ability to host the Cricket World Cup in 2007.

Caribbean, South Africa: Legacy and succession

South Africa-based Caribbean blogger Crossing Worlds wonders whether the struggle begun by the architects of the independence movement is safe in the hands of the current generation. “As the US...

Guyana: Eulogy for slain journalist

On his personal blog, Indo-Guyanese political party leader Ravi Dev reproduces the eulogy he delivered at the funeral of controversial Afro-Guyanese journalist Ronald Waddell, who was murdered in January.

Caribbean: Caribbean Single Market ignored

Barbados Free Press notes the striking lack of attention paid to last week's historic ratification of the Caribbean Single Market by the international press.

Guyana: Journalist's funeral

MediaCritic congratulates Guyana's Stabroek News for telling the unvarnished truth about the funeral of controversial journalist Ronald Waddell.

Caribbean: Plantains & film

The Caribbean Beat Blog links to a NY Times article about an ingenious new plantain peeler, and reports that the 1957 film “Island in the Sun”, which was filmed in...

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