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Stories about Guyana

22 August 2015

Guyanese Police Officers Punished for Being Pregnant

Outdated laws in Guyana make it possible for the police service to dismiss female officers who get pregnant while on probation. Could that change sometime soon?

5 August 2015

Future Caribbean Lawyers Give Hope to Victims of Human Trafficking

Trafficking in persons is likely to exacerbate major societal issues such as violence, corruption and poverty.

2 June 2015

Could the Guyana Elections Experience Be a Lesson for the Caribbean?

"The Caribbean electoral systems need to be relooked at and be fixed immediately. They are failing the democratic nature of the region."

24 April 2015

Guyana's Health Minister Assails Women's Activist, Says He Would ‘Slap Her Ass’

The Minister of Health's tirade against a women's rights activist raises questions about gender equality, human rights and the political status quo in Guyana.

16 December 2014

Does the Caribbean Have a Rape Culture?

Is Caribbean society doing everything it can to protect women from rape? Some activists have had enough with the region's passive acceptance of a rape culture.

3 December 2014

Guyanese President Shuts Down Parliament to Avoid ‘No-Confidence’ Vote

President Donald Ramotar has prorogued the country's parliament for six months (discontinuing the body, without dissolving it), aggravating already polarized political times in Guyana.

9 July 2014

Guyana's Foreign Minister Comes Out Swinging After the US Ambassador Criticizes the Lack of Local Elections

The ruling People's Progressive Party (PPP) administration has failed to hold local government elections for 20 years.

13 June 2014

The Launch of Rising Voices Amazonia Microgrants

Rising Voices

Are you a community working for, from, or in the Amazon and need funding and support for an idea of how participatory media can help tell your story? Keep reading!

6 June 2014

Raise Your Voice, Not The Sea Level: The Caribbean on World Environment Day

In the future, Caribbean islands could theoretically be a thing of the past unless the world starts to take climate change seriously. Regional bloggers speak out on World Environment Day.

30 April 2014

Does the Caribbean Sanction Violence against Children?

A blog that discusses issues of violence, sexual assault and child abuse is infuriated at Caribbean governments' response to recent allegations of child exploitation in some state institutions.

21 February 2014

PHOTOS: Humans of the Caribbean

Slices of life in the Caribbean brought to you by a group of regional photographers who, like many across the globe, were inspired by the Humans of New York project.

4 February 2014

Blog Carnival Shows the Caribbean Some Love

Netizens from all over the Caribbean took part in a month-long blog carnival called e-Mas: "To the Caribbean, With Love", hosted by the online feminist collective CODE RED.

28 January 2014

Guyanese Website Could Be Game Changer in Regional Crime Fighting

Crimefighting in Guyana is changing thanks to a new website - and there's hope that the technology could tip the balance in favour of the good guys throughout the region.

6 December 2013

Caribbean: Farewell, Nelson Mandela

The announcement of Nelson Mandela's death has dealt a hard blow. Regional bloggers share their thoughts about the passing of one of the world's most enduring icons of peaceful resistance.

14 March 2013

Guyana, Cuba: Habemus Papam, But “Who Is He”?

It's been a full day since the white smoke billowing above the Sistine Chapel signalled the news that Catholics the world over were waiting for: Habemus Papam. As it turned...

25 February 2013

Sexual, Holy and Disruptive: One Billion Rising in the Caribbean

The "One Billion Rising" campaign, created in response to statistics which suggest that one in three women will be assaulted or raped in their lifetime, called on women across the...

24 January 2013

Guyana: Literary Controversy

Writer Ruel Johnson has expressed concern at what he considers to be possible case of nepotism at Caribbean Press, a publishing company owned by the government of Guyana: When I saw...

20 December 2012

Caribbean: What Happened in 2012 (Part 2)

The first part of this post observed that in the Caribbean blogosphere, the year was punctuated by hunger strikes - the first in Cuba and the second in Trinidad and...

11 December 2012

Netizens “Bow Farewell” to Guyanese Writer Jan Carew

Guyanese writer Jan Carew passed away at his home in Louisville, Kentucky on December 5th. One of the most prominent West Indian writers of his generation, Carew was a poet,...

27 November 2012

Protests Put an End to Chris Brown's Guyana Gig

Just over a month ago, Guyanese bloggers were voicing their displeasure over talk of a Chris Brown concert that was allegedly being supported by the government. Much of the controversy...

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