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· April, 2008

Stories about Guyana from April, 2008

Barbados: False Pride?

“Tourism has become the life blood of most of the Caribbean countries and it needs to be re-energized”: Living in Barbados wonders whether the region can be proud of its...

Caribbean: Food Shortages

“If music be the food of love, play on”, wrote Shakespeare, who could not possibly have anticipated the global food crisis the world is facing today. Rising food prices are...

Guyana: Tribute to McAndrew

Signifyin’ Guyana is pleased that the government will “pay a special homage” to the late Wordsworth McAndrew at Guyana's upcoming Carifesta celebrations.

Guyana: Price of Rice

“Rice is the new pearl,” says Guyana-Gyal, as spiraling food prices make their impact.

Guyana: Footprints

Living Guyana shares a few steps he is taking to mimimise his carbon footprint.

Guyana: RIP McAndrew

Signifyin’ Guyana acknowledges the passing of Wordsworth McAndrew, “a pioneering Guyanese artist.”

Jamaica, Guyana: Evolution

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp features a poem by Guyanese writer Cyril Dabydeen.

Guyana: Who Let The Dogs Out?

Guyana-Gyal‘s neighbourhood could do with a dog whisperer.

Guyana: Back to the 50s

Guyana Providence Stadium posts a series of photos by Godfrey Chin of 1950s Guyana (you'll have to look in the blog's April archives, as there is no photoset) – including...

Guyana: Walking Shoes

Guyana-Gyal goes for a walk.

Barbados: Rising Food Prices

Bajan Global Report takes a look at how rising food prices are affecting various Caribbean territories.

Guyana: Threats of Tourism

“Third World governments invariably justify the promotion of tourism as a driving force for economic development,” says Guyana Providence Stadium, but asks: “Is tourism really the holy cow to be...

Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago: Debt of Gratitude

Signifyin’ Guyana profiles a Trinidad-born writer whose latest work book was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for biography: “I owe Arnold Rampersad a great big...

Jamaica, Guyana, U.S.A.: Virginia Tech Remembered

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp links to Guyanese poet Fred D’Aguiar's poem for Virginia Tech on the one-year anniversary of the shootings.

Guyana: Demerara Bridge is Falling Down?

Living Guyana issues a national warning about the Demerara Harbour Bridge, calling it “a floating disaster waiting to happen.”

Guyana: Sweet or Sour?

Guyana-Gyal‘s lime tree is leaving a bitter taste in her mouth.

Guyana: Cleaning House

Guyana-Gyal is cleaning house.

Guyana: Ruel Johnson's Relevance

Signifyin’ Guyana says that Ruel Johnson's work, which won the Guyana Prize for best first book of fiction in 2002, is “even more buzz-worthy” now than it was then: “He...

Guyana: Cheap Cheats

“Labour is cheap, don’t pay one cent more, cheap pockets, cheap hearts, cheap consciences”: Guyana-Gyal is not fond of the cheating kind.

Guyana: Jungle Gym

Guyana-Gyal discovers the “jungle-garden” workout.

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