Remembering Cy Grant

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Cy Grant, born November 8, 1919, passed away last week in London. Grant was a Guyanese actor, singer and writer who in the 1950s became the first black person to appear regularly on British television. And while he may be remembered for his Calypso news reports, or performances at St. James Theatre, I think his… Read more »

Deep water harbour in Berbice? Are the tides turning?

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A team of officials from India have conducted a week of testing the Guyanese shoreline and determined that Berbice will be the most feasible location for a deep water harbour: “the Indian Government concluded that the Berbice area was most suitable for construction of the facility as waters bordering that area have the necessary depth… Read more »

Trinidad and Guyana to play charity match for Haiti

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(via Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana will play each other in a fund-raising Twenty20 match to aid victims of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. The match will be played on Wednesday at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The teams to be involved in the charity match are currently playing each other… Read more »

Peace Corps Launches Digital Library

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(via Director Aaron S. Williams is pleased to announce the launch of Peace Corps’ Digital Library – a searchable collection of electronic Peace Corps materials from 1961 to the present – and invites current and returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs) to share their unique service experiences through firsthand narratives and personal photos. As the… Read more »

Breaking News: Congress Prepares to Approve $400 Million for Peace Corps

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(via The United States Congress is beginning final action on Fiscal Year 2010 appropriations. According to Congressman Sam Farr, speaking tonight at an event in Washington to celebrate the Peace Corps, negotiations on the State/Foreign Operations appropriations bill have closed. Congressman Farr says the final bill contains $400 million for the Peace Corps. “This… Read more »

Guyana rainforest diversity…threatened.

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On a trip to collect information on the giant river otter, an endangered species, a group of researchers ended up in Rewa Head. “In just six weeks the expedition recorded an astounding variety of life: 158 species of birds, 22 species of medium to large mammals, and half of Guyana’s known endangered species.” They also… Read more »

Peace Corps Morocco volunteer So-Youn Kim dies

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(via The Peace Corps volunteers and staff throughout Morocco have been shocked by the death of twenty-three year old So-Youn Kim. Her work at Tamagourte in the youth centre has been highly praised by those associated with her. And today, throughout Morocco, Peace Corps workers paused to remember and pay tribute to the young… Read more »

Thanks Ale Barahona!

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FROG would like to give a big shout out to Ale Barahona of for working with us to create a new design that we’ll use for shirts, mugs and other fundraising items in the future.  We love her sense of style!  Check it out! To see more of her work, you can find her… Read more »

Norway offers Guyana up to $250mln to save forests

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(via Norway agreed on Monday to pay Guyana up to $250 million by 2015 to preserve forests in the South American nation as part of a scheme to slow climate change. Norway, which has led donor nations in slowing tropical deforestation with a budget of 3 billion Norwegian crowns ($530 million) a year, said… Read more »