As I’ve mentioned before, we’re seeing an influx of visitors, particularly bloggers, who’ve been raving about their visits to this country they’d never heard of before. This gorgeous photo was taken by Johnny, an Irish travel blogger. His blog post … Continue reading Friday Photo: Sleeping in the Savannah
The Bank of Nova Scotia is leaving Guyana – and eight other countries in the Caribbean region. They are selling their banks to Trinidadian Republic Bank. They are heading to greener pastures apparently. I suppose they are not impressed by … Continue reading In the news: Scotiabank is leaving?
On November 12, Guyana held local government elections. This is the second local government elections held under this current administration and the first consecutive poll in 50 years. Local government elections are constitutionally due every three years, however, prior to … Continue reading Friday photo: Local Government Elections 2018
Good news for progress in the Caribbean! Yesterday, the Caribbean Court of Justice ruled that Section 153(1)(xlvii) of the Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act, which makes it a criminal offense for a man or woman to dress in clothing assigned (by whom, I … Continue reading In the news: The CCJ rules Guyana’s anti-cross dressing laws unconstitutional!
On Tuesday, Guyanese celebrated Diwali. Diwali is a Hindu holiday which celebrates the triumph of light over darkness. Celebrations include lighting diyas, fireworks, sparklers and fire crackers. Here in Guyana, we also like to light steel wool and spin it … Continue reading Friday photo: Diwali in Guyana
Last week, the Houston Chronicle reported on an interesting situation in America’s backyard: Almost 4,000 feet beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, off the northern coastline of South America, Exxon Mobil is drilling one of the biggest oil discoveries … Continue reading In the news: Guyana’s Robert Ludlum treatment
Instagrammer @shershegoes takes in a beautiful view. She notes: 90% of the people in Guyana live along the coast, so hardly anyone visits the interior. I think they’re missing out! 😉 Continue reading Friday Photo: Enjoying the view
Take a look at this gorgeous shot of the old moon taken by Ferlin Pedro, founder of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Guyana. If you’d like a chance to capture a crazy photo of the moon or distant planets, make your way down … Continue reading Friday Photo: Fly me to the moon
Last Friday, I posted a beautiful photograph from a visit by a travel blogger. It seems she’s not the only one on her team who blogs – and enjoyed visiting Guyana. Silvia from Massachusetts (via Norway) also enjoyed her short … Continue reading In the blogosphere: Guyanese rock at these 5 things