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· April, 2009

Stories about Guyana from April, 2009

Guyana: e-Waste

29 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.

Guyana: Taking Root

27 April 2009

‘If you can have a tree growing in you, what kind of tree you would want?” Guyana-Gyal poses an interesting question.

Puerto Rico: Indigenous Summit

24 April 2009

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.

Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago: Summit Summary

24 April 2009

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.”

Guyana: Minor Charged

24 April 2009

Guyanese bloggers Imran Khan and Live in Guyana take notice of a case in which a minor allegedly stabbed and killed her “stepfather”.

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Americas: 5th Summit Reactions

20 April 2009

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.

Guyana: Journalistic Ethics

16 April 2009

“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.

Guyana: Stupid is as stupid does

13 April 2009

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...

Guyana: Single Parents

9 April 2009

Diaspora blogger Signifyin’ Guyana lauds the efforts of the country's Minister of Human Services, as a fund is launched to assist single parents.

Guyana: Response to CLICO

6 April 2009

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: Apology Owed

2 April 2009

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.”

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