Peace Corps Celebrates Volunteers Returning to Sierra Leone

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By signing an agreement, the United States and Sierra Leone governments agreed to reestablished a Peace Corps/Sierra Leone program. Sierra Leone hasn’t had a Peace Corps program since 1994. “I am honored to celebrate the volunteers returning to Sierra Leone,â€? said Peace Corps Chief of Staff Stacy Rhodes (Bolivia, 1968-1970) at the send off celebration…. Read more »

Peace Corps to open program in Colombia

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On May 11, 2010 Peace Corps announced that the Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaime Bermúdez and Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams met to sign an Understanding to establish a Peace Corps program in Colombia. “We are honored that the government of Colombia has invited Peace Corps to establish a program in Colombia,â€? said… Read more »

RPCV Highlight – Joan Eichner, GUY 14

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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… Read more »

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

by In Education, Guyana, Health, PCVs, Peace Corps On 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… Read more »

Unititled Guyanese Film Takes Shape

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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… Read more »

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 »