· June, 2006

Stories about Guyana from June, 2006

Suriname, Guyana: Khan's mother protests

  28 June 2006

Propaganda Press publishes a photo of the mother of fugitive businessman Roger Khan, a Guyanese national who was recently arrested and jailed in Suriname following a drug bust, protesting her son's treatment at the hands of the Surinamese authorities in front of the Surinamese Embassy in Washington DC.

Guyana: New Guyana film festival

  23 June 2006

Kyk-Over-Al announces the inaugural International Guyanese Film & Video Festival, which aims “to celebrate cinematic achievement in films and video in short format, feature-length dramatic or documentary projects with at least one Guyanese or a person of Guyanese heritage in a key creative role.”

Guyana: Roger Khan web site

  22 June 2006

Living Guyana wonders who might be behind the newly established web site of jailed businessman Roger Khan, who was apprehended in a recent drug bust in Suriname.

Guyana: Life without a compooter

  19 June 2006

“Like a piranha without teeth…nah, worse, like a donkey without a bray, that was how I been feeling without this compooter,” writes Guyana-Gyal in her account of the temporarily un-wired life.

Caribbean: BLP role in CSME

  19 June 2006

The Barbados Labour Party blog gives its political leader — and Prime Minister of Barbados — Owen Arthur a pat on the back for the role he has played in the development of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME).

Haiti: Telecom Wars

  18 June 2006

Digicel billboard, Martinique. By blogger Greg at InternetRapide.com. Jamaica-based Caribbean telecom giant Digicel has a presence in over a dozen countries in the region. Digicel officially launched operations on the Haitian market in May to much resistance from local private telecoms Haitel and Comcel but bloggers and other web commentators...

Guyana: Blog performance

15 June 2006

Guyana Providence Stadium assesses the performance of a few Guyanese blogs. Among the category headings is “started out hot & sweaty and then simply fizzed out”.

Guyana: Remembering Walter Rodney

  14 June 2006

On the 26th anniversary of the June 13th, 1980 assasination of Guyanese historian Dr. Walter Rodney, Guyanese Resource Centre links to a Guyana Chronicle article outlining the incident and Rodney's vision, and to a Kaieteur News piece announcing that progress is being made toward the establishment of a Commission of...

Guyana: Flooding in Lethem

  12 June 2006

Guyana Resource Centre links to a Guyana Chronicle aerial photo of last week's flooding in Lethem, in Guyana's Rupununi savannah. The report called it “the heaviest flooding there since 1989″.

Caribbean: Hurricane unpreparedness?

  9 June 2006

As hurricane season begins, Taran Rampersad worries that “the Caribbean in general can't handle a Category 3 hurricane. All everyone is discussing at this point is how fast one can recover”.

Haiti Rejoins CARICOM

  9 June 2006

Collectif Haiti de Provence points to an AFP article that announces (Fr)Haiti's official rejoining of Caricom. Haiti temporarily ceased being a member of the 15-country Caribbean body in 2004, after the fall of then President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. CARICOM invited President Preval to attend the organization's next summit in July in...