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Guyana Love

Moving to Guyana has been filled with challenges and opportunities. I wanted to take a minute to reflect on all the things I love about Guyana. 2,327 more words


Umana Yana

The Umana Yana is a national symbol of Amerindian heritage in Georgetown Guyana. For more information http://nationaltrust.gov.gy/umana-yana-african-liberation-monument/

Still trying to find out what the significance of this pole is… 86 more words



Today (and tomorrow) Guyana is celebrating the Hindu Festival of Lights known as Diwali. This celebrates the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness. According to Hindu tradition it is considered to be celebrating Vishnu’s return after fighting Ravana, sometimes referred to as the Demon King. 98 more words

Peace Corps

Happy International Girls Day

So I’ve never celebrated International Girls Day before, I’m not even entirely sure that I knew about it. Being in another country and experiencing cultural norms for women here first hand has really made me take a closer look at women’s issues. 208 more words

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Health Week

This week Guyana is celebrating Health Week. (Last week was Education Week as schools restarted.) PAHO and the Ministry of Health are holding a health fair in Stabroek market, downtown Georgetown. 62 more words



Gaffing is my favorite Guyanese Creole word. A term used for shooting the breeze, small talk with friends, etc.

In the spirit of gaffing, Gaff is the Guyanese pcv newsletter to update fellow pcvs and rpcvs on the goings on around the country. 141 more words


Happy Guyanese Independence Day (May 26th)

May 26th was National Independence Day in Guyana. They celebrated 51 years since becoming independent of the UK. I thought it would be nice to share with y’all how Independence Day is celebrated around the country. 799 more words