Tag Archives: Georgetown

GuyaNEWS: Flooding and a Funeral

This newsletter is a little different than the first eight that I’ve sent out over the course of my nearly ten months living in Guyana. For starters, this newsletter is late arriving to you. However, unlike my other newsletters, this update isn’t … Continue reading

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“Guyana, The Land of Many Waters”

After an entire day being held up in my house due to extreme flooding, in the late afternoon, I managed to find a dry path to the road and walked down the street. I overheard one of my neighbors glancing … Continue reading

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The Garbage Outside Our House

A picture is worth a thousand words. Here is what one of the trash heaps on our street, right near our house, looks like.

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“A Real Teacher Hits Their Students”

At least, this is what one of my fifth graders told me this morning. I paused at the blackboard in response to this and did my best to address the issue at hand. I fished a few more questions out … Continue reading

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Poem: Weave

Weave. It’s what they say to do. In Guyana, we weave. Weave between the buildings, between the social constructs, between the crowds. We weave, between the gutters or the ditches, between the sidewalks or the side of the road, between … Continue reading

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GuyaNEWS – The Guyanese September Newsletter

GuyaNEWS – September 2014 Greetings Friends, Ever since applying to work internationally last year, it was always my intention to stay in touch with everyone back home in the United States. Now that I’ve been living abroad for nearly a … Continue reading

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Guyana, Where Everyone Has Your Back

I’ve navigated my way through the work week and am currently experiencing my first “real” weekend in Georgetown. The adjustment period continues as I’m still desperately trying to get my footing and develop some sense of normalcy, something that I … Continue reading

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