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BBC Travel: Paradise Undiscovered?

BBC Travel: Paradise Undiscovered?

Despite its cultural, political and economic credentials as a Caribbean nation, Guyana’s coastline on the northeast edge of South America is nothing to write home about. But on the bright side, the country’s muddy beaches have deterred the kind of development seen elsewhere in the region. The hotels and resorts have mostly stayed away and […]

BBC: Gold and Green Guyana

BBC: Gold and Green Guyana

Almost everyone in Port Kaituma is making money from gold. From the miners who head out to the camps in the surrounding jungle to the owners of the bars and stores where the miners spend their money. It is clear that the economy of this small town in northwest Guyana is entirely reliant on the […]

CBC/BBC: Developing Jonestown?

CBC/BBC: Developing Jonestown?

It’s hard to believe that Jonestown ever existed. The patch of rainforest in remote northern Guyana where Jim Jones moved his People’s Temple in the 1970s has been almost entirely reclaimed by the jungle. Locals say if you search long enough, you can still find remnants of a tractor used for transport and agriculture and […]