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Stories about Guyana

A palace on stilts: Guyanese novelist Wilson Harris returns to life in Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival

"Everywhere in Harris’ book we are asked to look up. At the sky, at the sun, at houses built on stilts."

Former West Indies cricket great: ‘We have to put a lot of things right to sustain that level of play’

West Indian cricket fans are longing for a return to their side's glory days, but cricket veteran Deryck Murray says there's still a lot of work to be done.

‘No-confidence’ vote upheld by Guyana's courts

On January 31, 2019, Guyana's acting chief justice ruled in favor of the opposition coalition's 'no confidence' vote. New presidential elections will be called in March.

Divided they stand: Caribbean nations take sides on Venezuela

Maduro reportedly told members of the diplomatic corps that he had spoken to CARICOM leaders and was "open to mediation talks in 'Trinidad and Tobago or wherever'. . .

Caribbean nations hesitate to recognise Venezuela's Guaidó

"If the regional powers break Venezuela, guess who picks up the pieces? Neighbouring countries, that's who."

A ‘no-confidence’ vote finds Guyana politics in uncharted territory

After a surprising "no-confidence" vote, Guyana's president and members of the cabinet must resign, according to the constitution — a first for the country's politics.

Cultural activist from Guyana's Wapishana tribe tries to revive a near-extinct language

"If we weaken indigenous culture, we weaken an integral part of Guyanese culture."

Guyana's transgender community celebrates the overturning of an archaic cross-dressing law

Activists called the ruling “a clarion call to engage state actors on how the law engenders social and economic exclusion of disadvantaged groups”.

The Caribbean Court of Justice loses again — this time with voter apathy and distrust

"People do not trust the power institutions, the hierarchies in the region — and that's not going to change for a long time to come."

Guyana's LGBT community hosts its first ever gay pride parade

"#Guyana is the only South American country where homosexuality is still illegal. It just held its first LGBT Pride parade. Let's hope decriminalisation is next..."

Encounters with Caribbean Genius: Derek Walcott, Wilson Harris, Aubrey Williams

"So much to praise and cherish forever as long as forever ever lasts." A celebrated Caribbean writer on three of his contemporaries.

Guyanese Literary Giant Sir Wilson Harris Leaves Behind a ‘Literacy of the Imagination’

"The indigenous people of the Caribbean, the landscape [...] and native myth were [...] given new meaning because of him. He changed the way Caribbean literature is written and read."

‘Ready to Reckon With the Colonizing World, Daring It to Try’ — What the ‘Black Panther’ Film Means to Trinidad & Tobago

"Black Panther is sublime. Not because it's a perfect narrative. No such thing exists. [...] It's sublime because it's an ardent vehicle for black joy."

‘My Freedom Is Mine’ — Caribbean Netizens Discuss Emancipation Day

"I choose to question myself every day and put down other people's loads that are no longer mine to carry. That is my freedom. What is yours?"

New Database Aims to Track Rights Violations of Caribbean's Most Vulnerable Communities

The Caribbean has just launched its first online database aimed at tracking human rights violations and providing data to assist advocacy work.

#NotMyPrince Hashtag Uses Prince Harry's Upcoming Caribbean Visit to Resist ‘Colonisation of the Mind’

"Why is it necessary for the Crown to have any symbolic, ceremonial or constitutional role in the 21st century Caribbean?"

The Caribbean Considers a World Where Donald Trump Is President

"If you thought Trump was more dangerous than Hillary you know little to nothing about world events. Hillary lost because [...] people were tired of the status quo [...]"

ExxonMobil's Significant Oil Find Off Guyana Leads to Questions About the Country's Future

"I hope the Guyana Government knows that this can affect Guyana in a positive or negative way depending on how it is handled."

‘It's Not a Compliment’ Campaign in Guyana Uses Personal Stories to Fight Street Harassment

"I think respect for women is vital and it starts with everyday interactions."

36 Years After Guyanese Activist Walter Rodney's ‘State-Sanctioned’ Murder, a Glimmer of Justice

"Rodney, who attracted support across the race-divide, had to die. And Burnham thought nothing of killing him. Something we, Walter’s friends, knew all along."

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