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· August, 2006

Stories about Guyana from August, 2006

Guyana: Face of the nation

By analysing the facial expressions of Guyana's incumbent president Bharrat Jagdeo, Andy is “100% confident that he is the new president-elect of Guyana“.

Guyana: Ministerial reconstruction

Guyana's “ministries [of government] and their portfolios are outmoded, irrelevant and obscure,” says MediaCritic three days after the country's general election, as he reconstructs government and puts forward his own...

Guyana: Election watch

On Monday 28 August, an estimated 300,000 Guyanese turned out to vote in elections for the unicameral National Assembly. Elections in Guyana have historically been fraught with public anxiety and...

Guyana: Wild garden

Guyana-Gyal's mother likes a wild garden.

Caribbean: Exporting Carnival

“. . . it's interesting how these festivals have echoed, in a small way, the evolution of their original model in Trinidad, as a vehicle of solidarity, an assertion of...

Guyana: At the airport

MediaCritic describes the experience of arriving at Guyana's international airport, wondering why the place is so empty and desolate: “Is it the election effect? This is after all the height...

Guyana: “It was a dark and balmy night. . . “

Guyana-gyal keeps readers on the edge of their seats as she describes the commotion surrounding a recent incident involving Guyanese in the Caribbean.

Caribbean: Brooklyn Labor Day Carnival

Carib World Radio releases a podcast of a panel discussion on the Labor Day Carnival in Brooklyn, New York, and its benefits to the Caribbean community.

Caribbean: Colonial artifacts

Jeremy Taylor ponders the appropriate uses of colonial forms and artifacts in the Caribbean context.

Guyana: Eight killed by gunmen

Living Guyana posts five short entries (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) linking to and commenting stories about the brutal slaying of eight people, including four journalists, by gunmen in Guyana...

Guyana: Flawed election list

“Something is very dodgy here,” says MediaCritic, having perused the list of electors and found the names of two relatives who left Guyana several years ago (and who, moreover, had...

Guyana: The other side of the story

The plot thickens as Guyana-Gyal learns more about a local drug addict.

Guyana: Two sides to the story

Guyana-Gyal re-evaluates her attitude towards a local drunk, remarking that “every story got two sides.”

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