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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 […]

 

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 […]

 

Late News: Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin

As I was searching for some new material to post, I came across some old news that we at FROG never got to post: PCV Kate Puzey was murdered almost one month ago in the Benin village, Badjoude. She was 24 and an Education Volunteer. This is so very sad. My heart goes out to […]

 
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 […]

 

A shout out to Russell McGorman

FROG would like to give a shout out to Russell McGorman of Our house Graphic Design, for donating his time helping us with logo work. We appreciate the time and energy that went into volunteering for us! If you’re interested in finding volunteers to help with your organizations design work, check out DesignismConnects.com

 

Peace Corps Announces Top 25 Volunteer Producing Schools

(http://www.peacecorps.gov/) The Peace Corps is proud to announce the top colleges and universities on their annual list of “Peace Corps Top Colleges and Universities” for 2009. For the third consecutive year, the University of Washington is No. 1 on the undergraduate list in the large schools category, with 104 alumni serving as Peace Corps Volunteers. […]

 
Inaugural Parade will Include Peace Corps Community

Inaugural Parade will Include Peace Corps Community

We’re Marching! RPCVs to Take Part in the Inaugural Parade Now is your chance to be a part of history! The Returned Peace Corps Community has been selected from among groups around the country to march in the Presidential Inaugural Parade on January 20, 2009. A total of 200 marchers will carry flags and banners […]

 

‘Forum for Men’ held in observation of “National Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women”

(via stabroeknews.com/news) Participants at a ‘Forum for Men’ last Thursday were urged to aggressively pursue initiatives that will stamp out gender-based violence in the Guyanese society. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security, Trevor Thomas said that “Our challenge is not to passively condemn but to aggressively pursue initiatives that can […]

 
5,000 Guyanese receiving free treatment for HIV and AIDS

5,000 Guyanese receiving free treatment for HIV and AIDS

(via bbc.co.uk) I first met Otisha, a tall Afro-Guyanese transvestite prostitute in 2003 when I reported on HIV and Aids in Guyana and Barbados. Otisha says Aids awareness has increased in Guyana Back then, the Caribbean had the second highest rate of infection in the world. The prevalence among female sex workers in Guyana was […]

 

December 1st is World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day (December 1st) is marked as a day in which people and organizations from around the world share information about and bring attention to HIV and AIDS. 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day. For information on World AIDS Day…  http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/static/en/ News about World AIDS Day in Guyana (http://www.kaieteurnews.com/?p=16607) World AIDS Day […]