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AFRICANGLOBE - Just after 8pm on June 13, 1980, Walter Rodney was assassinated by a bomb hidden in a walkie-talkie at the height of his political activism. Rodney was a bright light in a Guyana trying to navigate its way through political chaos, and his assassination ushered in a dark time for those who hoped to bring about grassroots social transformation in Guyana, and throughout the Caribbean.
AFRICANGLOBE - Guyana and Haiti are expected to lead the economic growth among countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the recently released United Nations’ annual World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report 2014. It said that both Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are projecting to have economic growth of 4.5 per cent this year,
AFRICANGLOBE - "It is interesting to see Caribbean countries and territories moving to reduce oil and gas imports, seriously develop their renewable energy sources and putting in place energy efficiency measures because the majority of Caribbean nations spend precious foreign exchange earnings importing costly fossil fuels,” noted Melissa Marchand.
In a case with remarkable parallels to the mining massacre that killed 34 in South Africa in August, the South American nation of Guyana...
AFRICANGLOBE - Dr. Ivan Van Sertima was born in Guyana, South America. He was educated at the School of Oriental and African Studies (London University) and the Rutgers Graduate School and holds degrees in African Studies and Anthropology. From 1957-1959 he served as a Press and Broadcasting Officer in the Guyana Information Services. During the decade of the 1960s he broadcast weekly from Britain to Africa and the Caribbean.