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Stories about Guyana

24 January 2013

Guyana: Literary Controversy

Writer Ruel Johnson has expressed concern at what he considers to be possible case of nepotism at Caribbean Press, a publishing company owned by the government of Guyana: When I saw...

20 December 2012

Caribbean: What Happened in 2012 (Part 2)

The first part of this post observed that in the Caribbean blogosphere, the year was punctuated by hunger strikes - the first in Cuba and the second in Trinidad and...

11 December 2012

Netizens “Bow Farewell” to Guyanese Writer Jan Carew

Guyanese writer Jan Carew passed away at his home in Louisville, Kentucky on December 5th. One of the most prominent West Indian writers of his generation, Carew was a poet,...

27 November 2012

Protests Put an End to Chris Brown's Guyana Gig

Just over a month ago, Guyanese bloggers were voicing their displeasure over talk of a Chris Brown concert that was allegedly being supported by the government. Much of the controversy...

23 October 2012

Guyana: Upcoming Chris Brown Concert Upsets Anti-Violence Advocates

When news broke that Barbadian-born singer Rihanna's then-boyfriend Chris Brown had allegedly assaulted her, Caribbean bloggers were outraged. Talk of an upcoming Chris Brown concert in Georgetown has bloggers speaking...

18 September 2012

Guyana: Seeking Justice for 17-Year-Old Victim of Police Shooting

Today marks a week since 17-year-old Shaquille “Georgie” Grant was killed as a result of a police shooting. The police claimed that a shot was fired and that they were...

4 September 2012

#OccupyGuyana ‘Inspired’ by Linden Protesters

The #OccupyGuyana movement was launched after the shooting of peaceful protesters in Linden on July 18. Global Voices spoke with activist Sherlina Nageer to learn more about the movement's formation,...

30 August 2012

Tracking Counterfeit Medicines in the Developing World

Some 700,000 people die annually from fake malaria and tuberculosis drugs alone. The WHO reports that the annual earnings from substandard or counterfeit drugs stand at about USD 200 billion....

21 August 2012

Guyana: Social Media Plays Role in Linden Solidarity Protests

The protests in Linden have spawned other protests in solidarity, both in Guyana and overseas - and social media, in the form of blogs, online videos and Facebook - have...

17 August 2012

Guyana: Linden Protests Intensify

The protests in Linden, Guyana have intensified with the recent burning of buildings. Netizen commentary suggests that what began last month as a peaceful demonstration about increased electricity rates has...

12 August 2012

Guyana: Linden Still in Crisis Following Shooting

In July, three people were killed and twenty injured in the mining town of Linden, Guyana after police fired upon a crowd protesting the increase in the electricity tariff. Nearly...

1 August 2012

Caribbean: Marking Emancipation

Today, many Caribbean territories celebrate Emancipation Day, which commemorates the abolition of slavery. Each year, bloggers mark the occasion, but this year, online attention to the holiday is rather low-key,...

21 June 2012

Journeys Through Latin America

Thanks to a collective of bloggers who are traveling through Latin America, readers from all over the world can get a glimpse of the many facets of this vast region....

15 May 2012

Caribbean: Supporting Our Mothers

Mother's Day, celebrated this past weekend all across the Caribbean, was a hot topic of discussion with regional bloggers - or rather, mothers were. From posts of admiration and thanks...

14 February 2012

Caribbean: It's V-Day; Can You Feel the Love?

Love is definitely on the minds and in the hearts of Caribbean bloggers today; here's a quick look at how many of them are honouring the feeling that makes the...

3 January 2012

Caribbean: Looking Back on 2011

The regional blogosphere in 2011 saw a few territories, most notably Cuba, taking front and centre - especially when it came to digital activism. The rest of the Caribbean meanwhile,...

7 December 2011

Guyana: Police Versus Protesters

A new president has taken his place at the helm of Guyanese government following the country's recent general elections, but while the incumbent party got re-elected, it also lost its...

1 August 2011

Caribbean: Online Reactions to Guyana Plane Crash

When news broke early on Saturday that a Caribbean Airlines flight had crash landed at Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana, the regional blogosphere sat up and took notice. In...

23 May 2011

Caribbean: Reflections on the Rapture

So the world was supposed to end this past Saturday - at least according to some religious sects. Caribbean bloggers write about how one man's delusion had an impact on...

2 February 2011

Latin America: Drawing Parallels with Egypt

As protests in Egypt continue, Latin American bloggers are drawing historical parallels with similar uprisings in the region and some are wondering: “Could it happen here now?”

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