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· July, 2006

Stories about Guyana from July, 2006

Guyana: US interference?

Guyana 360 asks why the US government has revoked the travel visa of Guyana's acting police commissioner Henry Green. “Instead of openly stating their position, the US resorts to public...

Guyana: Pothole challenge

“Dear Car Manufacturers Abroad, I challenge you to come and test you cars in Real Life Conditions…. Some potholes so deep you can’t call them potholes, you got to call...

Guyana: Election date announced

Following the announcement that a long-anticipated general election will be held in Guyana on 28 August, Demeraralighthouse analyses the election strategies of the country's two major political parties, while Living...

Guyana-Gyal wonders whether her nosy yet unfriendly new neighours — a group of men — might be in “purdah”.

Guyana: Mystery columnist

Guyanese blog Demeraralighthouse racks its brains to figure out the identity of the Kaieteur News columnist “Peeping Tom“.

France: The Beginnings of Affirmative Action

Says (Fr) France-based Senegalese blogger Seckasysteme about the allegedly affirmative-action induced hiring and debut of Black French newsanchor Harry Roselmack on French national television: “Roselmack's (…) professional competence and the...

Guyana: Migration and family

Guyana-Gyal contemplates migration and familly ties: “Them countries that got the best of my family…them countries just don't know how they lucky.”

Caribbean: Stanford 20/20

Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat weblog notes the début of the Stanford 20/20 in Antigua, the “fastest and whackiest form of the game [of cricket] yet,” adding that “the...

Caribbean: Google maps Caribbean territories

Ryan at The West Indies Cricket Blog notes that Google Maps has added high-definition satellite images for Guyana, Jamaica and Barbados that allow for “upclose overhead shot[s]” of the cricket...

Guyana: Zidane's head-butt, in Creolese

Guyana-Gyal posts what is very likely the first written analysis of Zinedine Zidane's head-butt in Creolese, Guyana's “nation language“: “‘You saw that?!?’ I ask in my best ready-to-gossip voice. Right...

Canada, Caribbean: West Indian restaurants

Barbadian blogger Jdid writes at length, and with great humour, about his experiences of West Indian restaurants in Toronto.

Martinique: First Caribbean Social Forum

Le Blog de [Moi] is pleased (Fr) to learn that the first Caribbean Social Forum is happening in Martinique this week (July 5-9) but does not think its timing was...

Caribbean: New series of news blogs

Online newsmagazine Caribbean360.com announces a series of blogs by writers and columnists.

Guyana: Government ignores Caricom?

Demeraralighthouse sees the non-attendance of Guyana's President and Security Minister at two key Caricom meetings as a sign that “the Guyana government has apparently embarked on a policy-position to ignore...

Guyana: Is the fridge male or female?

Guyana-gyal's doubts about her refrigerator's gender leads to more general confusion about non-sexist language usage — all in a tongue-in-cheek way, of course.

Guyana: With new eyes

A new pair of glasses highlights the interesting domestic dynamic of an Amerindian couple, as witnessed by Guyana-Gyal.

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