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· May, 2006

Stories about Guyana from May, 2006

Caribbean: What blogging is for

“Blogging … challenges the elitism that pervades the Caribbean and is a great experiment in the democratization of data,” says Geoffrey Philp in a thoughtful essay on the potential role...

West Indies: Cricket victory over India

Today Trinidad and Tobago hosted the fourth match in the current West Indies vs India One Day International cricket series. Francomenz didn't make it to the Queen's Park Oval in...

Caribbean: WI cricket resurrection?

He's afraid of blighting them with his positive words, but Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat Blog has been more than pleased to see the West Indies cricket team show...

Guyana: Report on International Day Against Homophobia

Wednesday 17 May was International Day Against Homophobia. Guyana's Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) reports on its programme of commemorative activities: a film screening, a radio discussion, and an...

West Indies: Cricketer Ramnaresh Sarwan comes of age

Today the West Indies cricket team won its third One Day International match in the current series against India, in which Guyanese batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan scored 115 runs not out....

Montserrat volcano watch and West Indies cricket

A woman looks at the rear window of her car, broken by a flying rock from the nearby Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat, on Saturday. Photo from the Trinidad Express website...

Caribbean: Hurricane outlook

Over at the West Indies Cricket blog, Ryan Naraine cites the NOAA’s 2006 Atlantic hurricane season outlook, which says there is “an 80% chance of an above-normal hurricane season, a...

Caribbean: A West Indian anthem?

Kyk-Over-Al links to a column in Guyana's Stabroek News criticising the new West Indian anthem adopted recently by CARICOM (the Caribbean Community), and the Caribbean Beat blog asks its readers...

West Indies: Brian Lara's appointment “commercial”?

Sir Viv Richards, West Indies cricket legend, says star batsman Brian Lara was recently appointed captain of the team for “commercial reasons”. “A tad ungracious of the great man,” says...

Caribbean: The meaning of “excellent service”

Jamaican Francis Wade at Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle thinks about customer service in the Caribbean. “There is not a single island I have visited in which there is a...

Guyana: Music piracy

“On the streets young men push cart loads of stolen booty. In stores around town sales girls hand you the very latest stolen booty with a dazzling smile.” Guyana 360...

Guyana: Open letter to politicians

Guyana Resource Centre posts “An Open Letter To All Guyanese Politicians” which has been circulating online among “diaspora” Guyanese: “It remains obvious to the Diaspora that we have not received...

Caribbean: New West Indies anthem

At the Trinidad & Tobago World Cup blog Stacy-Marie Ishmael parses some of the mixed reactions to the new West Indies anthem, which was sung for the first time at...

Guyana: Clinton's man hired by political party

Guyana Resource Centre reproduces a Stabroek News article revealing that one of Guyana's political parties has hired political consultant Dick Morris. Morris managed US President Bill Clinton's successful re-election bid...

Caribbean: Farewell to two cricket grounds

At the West Indies Cricket Blog, Ryan Naraine notes that the Caribbean will bid farewell to two cricket grounds this season, Guyana's Bourda and the Antigua Recreation Ground.

Guyana: Plan B for the Cricket World Cup

“Guyana's secret “Plan B” for the 2007 Cricket World Cup has been leaked!” writes Nicholas Laughlin in a post pointing to a Stabroek News humour piece on the country's continency...

Caribbean: Regional Telecom Penetrates French DOMs

“For 155 million dollars, Denis O'Brien's Digicel Group just acquired Bouygues Telecom Caribbean, the second wireless network in the French Caribbean DOMs i.e. about 160,000 subscribers and 80 employees,” says...

Guyana: An Islamic interpretation

Guyanese Muslim blogger Qays offers an Islamic interpretation of the breakdown of the rule of law in Guyana.

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