11 Young Designers Reflect on their Experience in Guyana

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(via core77.com) The Guyana Project is made up of 11 young designers. As a group, we are united by an interest in sustainable materials and ethical working environments. Inspired to learn firsthand how our concepts become products, we traveled to Georgetown, Guyana in May of 2009 to work in the Liana Cane Factory, which uses… Read more »

Obama, Gates Team Up to Create “World Online Peace Corps�

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(via uptake.com) Anticipation is building up around the UN Climate Change Conference scheduled for December 7-18 in Copenhagen, with environmental advocates expressing increasing concern that certain world powers–including the United States–won’t take a strong enough stand to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. But whatever comes of the Climate Change Conference with respect to international environmental… Read more »

Clinton lauds oldest Peace Corps volunteer

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(via cnn.com) U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday praised as “one of the best” the oldest Peace Corps volunteer in the world, an 85-year old Florida woman serving in Morocco. Clinton recognized Muriel Johnston during a meet-and-greet session of U.S. Embassy officials and other Americans in Marrakech, Morocco. Clinton was representing the U.S. at… Read more »

Maps of the Peace Corps

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Maps of the Peace Corps is a site hosting five decades worth of maps created by volunteers of their host communities.  Check it out!

Guyana RPCV Spotlight – Cabul Mehta

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Cabul served in Guyana as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2004 – 2006 in West Coast Demerara.  Cabul is now a dual-degree MBA-MPH candidate at the Boston University School of Management.  BU.edu recently spotlighted Cabul on their own side, heres a takeaway from the site – Please tell us about your dual-degree experience. Being a… Read more »

Wife of Guyana’s First President Dead at 77

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(via caribbeanworldnews.com) The wife of Guyana`s first President, the late Arthur Chung, has passed away after a brief illness. She was 77. The Office of the President said Doreen Pamela Chung, died Saturday but funeral arrangements were still up in the air as of last night. Mrs. Chung leaves to mourn her two children –… Read more »

FROG T-Shirts – Hot off the presses!

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Our shirts are durable 100% cotton. The tastefully screenprinted FROG logo on the front is sure to catch the attention of the casual passerby so you can tell them all about Guyana and FROG. We have a limited quantity, and once they are out – they are out! So order quickly and order several before… Read more »

The Next Director of the Peace Corps – Aaron Williams

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(via peacecorpsonline.typepad.com) President Barack Obama announced his nomination of Aaron Williams to be Director of the Peace Corps. “America was built on a belief that the best progress comes from ordinary citizens working to bring about the change they believe in,” Obama said. “Through a lifetime of service, Aaron Williams has embodied the very best… Read more »