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RPCV Highlight – Joan Eichner, GUY 14

RPCV Highlight – Joan Eichner, GUY 14

Name: Joan Eichner GUY Group: GUY 14 Guyana Site: Vergenoegen, EBE Type of Volunteer: Education 1. What have you been up to since you finished Peace Corps? Grad school and the 9 to 5 grind. 2. What do you miss most about Guyana and your Peace Corps experience? Travel and adventure, hanging out with great […]

 

U.S. Peace Corps Swears-in 22nd Group of Volunteers in Guyana

http://www.guyanachronicleonline.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11461:us-peace-corps-swearing-more-guyana-volunteers-today&catid=2:news&Itemid=3#Scene_1 U.S. Peace Corps swearing more Guyana volunteers   Tuesday, 30 March 2010 04:11 PEACE Corps Guyana will, at 10:00 h today, swear in its 22nd group of volunteers at a ceremony in the Theatre Guild Playhouse, Kingston, Georgetown. This 33 arrived in the country last February 7 and had been engaged in an intensive […]

 
Unititled Guyanese Film Takes Shape

Unititled Guyanese Film Takes Shape

UPDATE: The Untitled film now has a name!  The yet-to-be released work is titled, “The Seawall.” In 2009, the Friends and RPCVs of Guyana had the pleasure of working with Mason Richards of Maurva Productions to assist in fundraising for the production of Malachi’s Wish (tentative title).   The film is currently in post processing, and […]

 
RPCV Highlight – Jason Rosen, GUY 3

RPCV Highlight – Jason Rosen, GUY 3

Name: Jason Rosen GUY Group: GUY 3 Guyana Site: Bartica, Georgetown Type of Volunteer: Urban Youth Development, Prison Reform and supporting the Guyana Olympic Association What have you been up to since you finished Peace Corps? Well, its been almost 11 years since my COS, and in that time I basically have been working in […]

 
Remembering Cy Grant

Remembering Cy Grant

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 […]

 

Deep water harbour in Berbice? Are the tides turning?

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 […]

 

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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. […]

 

Trinidad and Guyana to play charity match for Haiti

(via radiojamaica.com) 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 […]

 

How you can help – Haiti Earthquake Relief

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 […]