Guyana

 
 

Guyana Peace Corps Response Volunteer featured on Peace Corps Website

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. […]

 

Guyana rainforest diversity…threatened.

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 […]

 

DC Fund Raiser

Come to our DC fund raiser!  This Thursday, November 12th at Garretts Restaurant and Railroad, 3003 M St, NW Georgetown, Washington, DC from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. There will be a raffle with great prizes, drink specials, good people, and great conversation.  A $5 donation is suggested at the door with all proceeds going […]

 

Peace Corps Guyana: Training Manager

Vacancy Announcement for Training Manager (TM) United States Peace Corps in Guyana Basic Functions of the Position: Manage the design, delivery and evaluation of competency-based training to prepare Peace Corps Trainees for two years of volunteer service in Guyana. Coordinate and manage the development and implementation of the training curriculum, which includes Pre-Service Training, as […]

 

Calypso art form at risk without recognition

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 […]

 
Clean Water Project in St. Monica

Clean Water Project in St. Monica

Beneficiaries: Congratulations to Philip Chan, an RPCV from Guyana, who won our hearts – and our first small grant – with his proposal to assist a small villiage in Guyana in their effort to obtain clean drinking water.  Please take a moment to read his magnificent project report below. PROJECT REPORT FROM PHILLIP CHAN (Slightly […]

 
Have you heard of…the Rupununi Learners?

Have you heard of…the Rupununi Learners?

I came across a great website one day for the Rupununi Learners. The organization is made up of two non-profit organizations – the Rupununi Learners Incorporated (RLI) and Rupununi Learners Foundation (RLF). RLI is a registered non-profit in Guyana, founded in 2007 and RLF is a registered non-profit in the USA that started in 2001. […]

 

Melanie Fiona: Another Great Guyanese Export

Give It To Me Right is just now hitting the radio stations in DC. I love it – and if you’re into great music – I think you will too. I’ve got to admit, knowing Melanie Fiona‘s (Canadian-)Guyanese makes me love her more. You may have first heard her on Reggae Gold 2008 – the […]

 
Not my most serious of posts…however:

Not my most serious of posts…however:

Did you know that T-Pain was going to Guyana? But then didn’t because of threats to his life? To make matters worse, he is now being sued for cancelling the show! Apparently this elevates the rapper to baller status, considering I found the following article on BallerStatus.com: T-Pain Sued Over Guyana Concert Cancellation Posted on […]

 

USAID Program Has Helped Curb Spread of HIV in Guyana

(via kaisernetwork.org) Guyana’s Health Minister Leslie Ramsammy said recently that a U.S.-supported HIV/AIDS prevention program has helped to reduce the country’s HIV/AIDS prevalence from nearly 3% to about 1%, the AP/Google.com reports. Ramsammy said that the USAID/Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and Prevention Project, or GHARP, “is a huge success story.” According to Ramsammy, the government has […]