· May, 2008

Stories about Guyana from May, 2008

Guyana: We the Bloggers

  29 May 2008

“You know that feeling you get when somebody compliment you but they slip in a few digs, so you end up puzzled?” A newspaper editorial compares news-blogs and traditional media, leaving Guyana-Gyal to comment: “Go on, you bloggahs you…give yourself a pat…for sharing your stories, histories, thoughts…and for bringing world-citizens...

Guyana: Living Life

  22 May 2008

News of Guyana-Gyal‘s family and a few presents that they have sent her from abroad cause her to be “simply livin’ and appreciatin’.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Hijacked for Water

  16 May 2008

“With cutlasses at their necks, truck drivers are being hijacked by desperate villagers to deliver water to certain parts of the country…”: Blogging from Trinidad & Tobago, KnowProSE.com thinks that perhaps the government is “just not speaking the same language as the people around them.”

Guyana, USA: Speaking With Soul

  15 May 2008

Signifyin’ Guyana is enjoying reading a book about Ebonics, but says: “If I ketch any one of my students writing that way, he or she gon get a straight up F.”

Guyana: The Art of Blogging

  14 May 2008

“I feel at home in my language–this brash, sexy combination of Standard-American-slang-Guyanese-creolese in which I speak and write. I own it. I am comfortable in it. I have no problem showing it off”: Blogging has helped Signifyin’ Guyana realise how much she loves to write.

Guyana: Hot Like Pepper

  14 May 2008

Guyana-Gyal‘s mother is making her famous pepper sauce – and asks her to go out and buy the “Secret Ingredient”.

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: Remembering Mittelholzer

  12 May 2008

“Before VS Naipaul or Samuel Selvon or Derek Walcott, there was Mittelholzer, who is regarded as one of the first professional novelists from the English-speaking Caribbean”: Trinidadian blogger Andre Bagoo observes the 43rd anniversary of the death of “this seminal Caribbean author”.

Guyana: Money Trees

  7 May 2008

Living Guyana confirms that “The government of Guyana is giving up 988,400 acres of jungle to be cut down by an American company” unless it is compensated by the international community to preserve the trees and adds: “We're seriously torn on this issue.”