Guyana Peace Corps Response Volunteer featured on Peace Corps Website

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The Peace Corps website recently featured Ashley Benson, who served as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Guyana. Working through the Catholic Relief Services, Ashley provided 6 months of much needed support to the “Program on Abstinence for Guyana”. Working with the goal of prevention in mind, Ashley found the experience to be rather rewarding…. Read more »

How you can help – Haiti Earthquake Relief

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Yesterday, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and it’s estimated that up to three million people have been affected. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has joined other government and non-governmental agencies to mobilize resources and staff to the disaster. ICRC’s head of delegation in Haiti, Riccardo Conti issued the… Read more »

Peace Corps community support for Samoa

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As we all know, the worldwide Peace Corps community is a close bunch. When a part of that community is in need, no matter the geographic region, we are there to help however we can. Below are some links and information about relief efforts to the island nation of Samoa. Support can come in many… Read more »

All 35 PCVs in Samoa are Safe

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Peace Corps Washington reported that all Peace Corps Volunteers in Samoa are safe. According to the Press Release, “Peace Corps leadership in Washington, DC remains in constant communication with Peace Corps staff in Samoa and will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation. At this time, volunteers have been asked to remain in their host… Read more »

Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer in Tanzania

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Peace Corps Volunteer, Joseph Chow, died in a rock climbing acident near the village of Mbuji in the southern part of Tanzania. Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams issued the following statement. “Joseph was active, creative and charming. He was always ready to lend a helping hand, to work and play, and to contribute to his… Read more »

PCVs in Philippines are safe from flooding – no official word from Peace Corps about Samoa

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Yesterday, Peace Corps issued an official news release regarding the safety of Peace Corps Volunteers in the Philippines during recent flooding. Currently, all PCVs serving in the Philippines are safe. Peace Corps Director, Aaron S. Williams, issued the following statement. “On behalf of the Peace Corps and the more than 7,500 volunteers serving around the… Read more »

Join FROG in NYC this Friday!

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This Friday [7/31/2009], Friends and RPCVs of Guyana will be hanging out in NYC and we want you to join us! Come meet up at Kettle of Fish at 9:00PM for drinks and “gaffing’. Kettle of Fish is located at 59 Christopher Street, New York, NY. All are welcomed and we’d love to see as… Read more »

Calypso art form at risk without recognition

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In a recent Kaieteur News article, well known Calypso artist, Lurlene James highlighted the potential demise for the art form. In an attempt to raise awareness of the issue, Ms. James spoke with the newspaper about issues regarding the art form. “The calypso art form will die altogether if it is not given the deserved… Read more »

President Obama announces nomination for Peace Corps Director

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Today, the White House release an official press release stating President Obama’s intention to nominate Aaron Williams as the new Peace Corps Director. Mr. Williams served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic from 1967-1970. Currently a Vice President for International Business Development with RTI International, Mr. Williams has over 25 years of… Read more »