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· June, 2006

Stories about Guyana from June, 2006

Suriname, Guyana: Khan's mother protests

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...

Guyana: Amusing umbrella

Guyana-Gyal's beat-up umbrella becomes a source of amusement for a minibus driver.

Guyana: Life lessons

Visiting a woman dying of cancer, Guyana-Gyal learns a few lessons about life and love.

Guyana: New Guyana film festival

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...

Guyana: Scenic music video

Living Guyana links to a music video showing scenes of the Guyanese landscape, both rural and urban.

Guyana: Roger Khan web site

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

“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...

Caribbean: BLP role in CSME

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...

Haiti: Telecom Wars

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...

Guyana: Blog performance

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

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...

Guyana: Flooding in Lethem

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?

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...

Guyana, Barbados: Happy birthday, Carter and Lamming

Geoffrey Philp sends birthday greetings to two major West Indian writers: the late Guyanese poet Martin Carter, and the Barbadian novelist George Lamming.

Haiti Rejoins CARICOM

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...

West Indies: Mockery not cricket

A West Indian sports commentator's mimicry of an Indian cricket fan's commentary in Hindi is “not cricket”, says Barbadian blogger Titilayo.

Global Voices, Caribbean Accents: report on Caribbean blogging roundtable

THE CARIBBEAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION (CSA), one of the major assemblies of scholars of the history, culture, and society of the Caribbean region, held its annual conference in Port of Spain,...

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