Stories about Guyana from April, 2009
“The mo’ they fall, the mo’ they break, the mo’ they break, the mo’ you buy. Slick, smart cell-phone makers and sellers”: Guyana-Gyal considers where all the e-waste goes.
‘If you can have a tree growing in you, what kind of tree you would want?” Guyana-Gyal poses an interesting question.
The Voice of the Taino People Online says that a delegation of Caribbean Indigenous Peoples is speaking out on climate change at the Indigenous Peoples Global Summit.
GuyToons, a Guyanese cartoon blog, posts a series of funnies on the recently-concluded Summit of the Americas, while Trinbago Forever waits to see what benefits will be derived from the Summit and Mauvais Langue adds: “Instead of wasteful spending, use the money wisely and spend it to fight crime.”
Guyanese bloggers Imran Khan and Live in Guyana take notice of a case in which a minor allegedly stabbed and killed her “stepfather”.
Guyanese blogger Imran Khan is doing his part “to help save electricity, thereby saving fuel, thereby saving the environment.”
The much-hyped Fifth Summit of the Americas is now over, culminating with the Hemispheric leaders' adoption of the Declaration of Commitment of Port of Spain - albeit with one signatory - the Prime Minister of host country Trinidad and Tobago, who purportedly signed on behalf of all participating leaders. This signaled to many a clear lack of unanimity on the final declaration, hardly surprising given the differing agendas of the 34 participating nations. Bloggers were quick to post their impressions of the three-day engagement.
“I have known for some time that the various media houses seem to have no documented policies against journalists accepting gifts” – but Imran Khan thinks it a “grave, tragic and reprehensible situation” that Guyanese journalists are reportedly taking bribes.
As the much-anticipated opening of the Fifth Summit of the Americas - which will see 34 Western Hemisphere leaders coming together to discuss issues related to human prosperity, environmental sustainability and energy security, not to mention the global financial crisis - fast approaches, regional bloggers continue to closely monitor developments.
Guyanese blogger Imran Khan is convinced he must be stupid – why else would he fail to see the logic behind President Jagdeo's advice to flood-besieged farmers to diversify into aquaculture: “Forgive me for thinking that when the place is flooded that the fish ponds…would become flooded and the fish...
Diaspora blogger Signifyin’ Guyana lauds the efforts of the country's Minister of Human Services, as a fund is launched to assist single parents.
Diaspora blogger Signifyin’ Guyana is dissatisfied with the President's response to the CLICO situation: “Oh is that so Mr. President? So Guyana is not to be confused with the crippling financial crisis taking place in the United States (and other parts of the world I might add)? Guyana's financial status...
Guyana 360 links to a mainstream media report confirming that a government minister suggested that former First Lady Janet Jagan should receive an apology for “heinous acts perpetrated against her…in the wake of the December 1997 polls.”