· April, 2007

Stories about Guyana from April, 2007

Guyana: Sarwan New W.I. Captain

  30 April 2007

Voice of Guyana International is thrilled that Guyanese Ramnaresh Sarwan is “being entrusted with the arduous task of taking West Indies cricket forward”, following former captain Brian Lara's recent retirement from the sport.

Caribbean: Farewell to a cricketing legend

  25 April 2007

In the early ’90s, the West Indies' dominance of the international cricket scene entered its long decline. There were fewer victories to celebrate, fewer exceptional demonstrations of the brilliance to which West Indian fans had become so accustomed. And when there were bright spots, they often came courtesy of one man: Brian Charles Lara. Lara played his last ever international cricket match in Barbados on April 21, 2007, in front of thousands of fans and visitors. The Caribbean blogosphere pays tribute to the man some consider the greatest cricketer of all time.

Guyana: Society Producing Murderers?

  25 April 2007

“In light of this (Virginia Tech) incident and other such brutal attacks, like the one at the Kaieteur News printery last year”, The Guyana Groove thinks that “the debate at hand should not be about gun control, security measures or what could have been done different. The necessary debate should...

Guyana: Life in the Fast Lane

  23 April 2007

Guyana-Gyal likens herself to “a drunk man lolling on grass parapet” after a fast-paced weekend gets the better of her.

Guyana: Do The Chicken!

  19 April 2007

The Jolly Spectator reports that the enthusiastic, fun-loving attitude of Irish cricket supporters (not to mention their team's unique dance moves) have made the Irish the darlings of the Caribbean: “Said Irish Captain Trent Johnston of Guyana, Barbados, and Jamaica, ‘I think the locals have warmed to us.’ Why? Perhaps...

Guyana: Parent-Child Relationship

  18 April 2007

“Everyday, in between silly mother-daughter struggles, we insist on taking care of one another…sometimes we appreciate, sometimes resent because it feel so over-protective; other times, we take it for granted.” Guyana-Gyal examines the parent-child relationship.

Trinidad, Guyana: Roti Musings

  9 April 2007

Just in case you were confused about the different types of roti (a soft, flour-based nan that is a staple of Indo-Caribbean cooking) Lifespan of a Chennette clears things up.

Guyana, Jamaica: Driving Miss Crazy?

  9 April 2007

Living Guyana drives home his point about the local taxi drivers: “Clearly, the Guyana taxi industry lives by two codes – ‘we'll get you there – dead or alive’ and ‘we'll brake when we hit something'”. And the Jamaican blogger at Stories of Me recounts his own driving woes: “Driving...

Guyana: Every Dawg has its Day

  5 April 2007

Brown Dawg finally gets his day, managing to slip in a post on Guyana Gyal‘s blog in much the same fashion that he slips into practically every cricket match “more silent than a piece of stew chicken plopsing to the ground.”

Guyana: Failed strategy for World Cup Cricket

  3 April 2007

Guyana Providence Stadium links to a story by by Vaneisa Baksh about the failed marketing strategy of the Cricket World Cup: “West Indians sensed early that this World Cup cared little for their company, their culture, and ignored the realities of life in this part of the world. It just...

Guyana: Her mother's voice

  2 April 2007

Guyana-Gyal's mother's hoarse voice – the result of a foreign “taliban flu” – reminds Guyana-Gyal of the voices of the vendors on Water street who “don’t talk to one another. They shout.”