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· September, 2008

Stories about Guyana from September, 2008

Guyana: Power Hungry

Guyana-Gyal is on a steady diet of power cuts and “thick, charcoal-dark bitter carbon…”

Guyana: Perception Rejection

Living Guyana says: “Not unexpectedly the PPP Government of Guyana has rejected Transparency International‘s grading of Guyana on their corruption index.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Amerindian Heritage Day

The Voice of the Taino People Online reports that “Amerindian Heritage Day will be commemorated this year in Trinidad and Tobago.”

Jamaica, Guyana: New Book

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp focuses on a new book by Guyanese author Sasenarine Persaud.

Guyana: The Crying Game

Signifying Guyana attempts to outwit her “cry-baby” son.

Guyana: Unspectacular?

Guyana-Gyal examines “the mundane, the ordinary, everyday routine of living” – with a twist.

Guyana: Criminal Inquiry?

As the opposition party calls for an inquiry into the deaths of two suspected mass murderers, Living Guyana says: “We disagree. No one can deny that the deaths of Fineman...

Guyana: Fire Kills Three Children

After three Amerindian children die in a dorm fire, Living Guyana voices his disapproval over the way in which the funeral arrangements were handled by the government, while Signifying Guyana...

Bahamas, Guyana: Fringe Benefits

Bahamian blogger The Gaulin Wife reflects on her experience at the recently-concluded Carifesta: “Perhaps being left out of officially sanctioned spaces is sometimes the critical jolt that remembers us to...

Guyana: El Dorado

Guyana-Gyal thinks up some alternatives to her country signing the European Union Economic Partnership Agreement.

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: Cricketer of the Year

Caribbean Beat Blog reports that “Guyanese batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has received the International Cricket Council ‘Cricketer of the Year’ award…the first West Indian to claim such a major prize from...

Guyana: Massacre Suspects Killed

The killing by joint army and police services of Guyana's most wanted man, Rondell "Fineman" Rawlins, and his "Lieutenant" Jermaine "Skinny" Charles on August 28, has been greeted with relief...

Jamaica, Guyana: Bolt Welcomed Home

“The rain didn't stop Usain Bolt's return ‘back a yawd’. People lined the road from Norman Manley Airport all the way to the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston”: A...

Caribbean: Ike Strikes

The 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season is not letting up. Beleaguered Caribbean islands like Cuba and Haiti barely had time to recover from the ravages of Hurricanes Gustav and Hanna when...

Jamaica, Guyana: New Publishing House?

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp reports that “as publishing opportunities for Caribbean writers continue to shrink…Derek Walcott, David Dabydeen, and Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo have agreed to pursue the development of...

Guyana: The Other Side of the Akon Story

Last week, a video of hip-hop rapper Akon apparently hitting a female fan in a crowd-surfing frenzy during a Carifesta concert in Guyana caused an uproar in the Guyanese blogosphere....

Guyana: Hands-On

Where would Guyana-Gyal be without her hands?

Guyana: Akon Again

Akon has done it again - created controversy in the Caribbean. This time, Guyana is his territory of choice and bloggers are interpreting this latest outburst as a demonstration of...

Jamaica, Guyana: Poet as Maker

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp features Guyanese poet Cyril Dabydeen in his own words.

Guyana: Living or Surviving?

Both Guyana Providence Stadium and Living Guyana blog about the high cost of living: “It is a heart wrenching situation when the mathematics is done based on real terms. Things...

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