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· March, 2006

Stories about Guyana from March, 2006

Caribbean, US: US-Caricom meeting

Larry Smith discusses the recent US-Caricom meeting in the Bahamas in the context of both recent US foreign policy and Condolezza Rice's career. He quotes a Bahamian diplomat, who says:...

Caribbean: Books for birders

“It's many years now–I might even say decades–since I've considered myself a real birder, and I stopped keeping a lifelist ages ago, but birds continue to have a special fascination...

Caribbean: Carifesta 2006

Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat Blog looks forward to seeing what the Caribbean arts festival Carifesta 2006 has in store. “I still remember the excitement of the very first...

Guyana: Expectations of women

When Guyana-gyal meets a widow and her two children at a charity luncheon, her thoughts turn to the plight of women. “So many women, waiting quiet, quiet, for donations. How...

Jamaica, Guyana: Walter Rodney

Jebratt and Geoffrey Philp remember slain Guyanese teacher, writer and political activist Walter Rodney, on the day of his birthday.

Jamaica: Commonwealth Games

Leon wonders why the 18th Commonwealth Games aren't getting more media attention. “Is it because the mighty U.S is not involved, since the Commonwealth games only include former territories of...

Guyana: Amerindian eco-resort

VSO intern Michiyo gets to spend some time in a Makushi Amerindian village in Guyana's Rupununi region, and experience first-hand the community's efforts at running an eco-resort. As usual, she...

Guyana: Miniskirt

A miniskirt almost upsets the matchmaking plans of Guyana-gyal's Auntie M.

Guyana: The phone conversation

Guyana 360 has received their copy of the recording of a phone conversation between the police commissioner and a member of parliament. Living Guyana doesn't seem to have received theirs,...

The Caribbean blogosphere does Phagwah

A chowtal group performs at the Phagwah celebrations in Trinidad. By Nicholas Laughlin In the Caribbean, the Hindu spring festival of Holi is more commonly known by its Bhojpuri name...

Barbados: Indigenous claims

A claim made by indigenous people from Dominica and Guyana on Barbados’ Culpepper Island leaves Titilayo puzzled.

Guyana: PR journalists

Guyana 360 expresses concern over journalists who lend their services as PR personnel for political parties.

Guyana: Buying mangoes

Guyana-gyal learns that there are risks involved in buying mangoes.

Caribbean: Women writers’ blog

Over at BlogHer, Karen Walrond announces her new project, The Pan Collective, “a community blog featuring the voices of wonderful women writers from the Caribbean”.

Commonwealth Games

Regan liveblogs the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, which took place last night in Melbourne, Australia.

Guyana: Media attack

MediaCritic wonders what's behind the “unrestrained and overt attack” by the Stabroek News on the current administration. “Is there an ulterior motive,” he asks, “or are they just responsbile media...

Guyana, Trinidad: Festival of Holi

The Kyk-Over-Al blog profiles the Hindu festival of Holi, as celebrated in Guyana, Trinidad and around the world.

Caribbean: Cyncism and West Indies cricket

Leon waxes cynical as the West Indies cricket team “snatch[es] defeat from the jaws of victory” and lose to New Zealand.

Caribbean: Another bad hurricane season?

Bermuda-based photoblogger Tom Q reports that Reuters and MDA EarthSat Energy Weather are predicting “another year of potential category 5 hurricanes”.

Guyana: Third force

When is a real “third force” going to emerge on the Guyanese political scene, asks Roopster.

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