Guyana

Poet Malik al-Nasir with Gil Scott-Heron, a jazz and spoken-word artist.

Gil Scott-Heron 'was first and foremost an activist,' fellow poet says

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Gil Scott-Heron had a profound influence on many aspiring poets including Malik al-Nasir and his band, Malik and the OGs. Nasir joined The World's host Marco Werman to talk about his lifelong connection with Scott-Heron recounted in his new book, "Letters to Gil."

Gil Scott-Heron 'was first and foremost an activist,' fellow poet says
Group of people gather outside a church for a prayers

Cuban Americans make plea to Biden administration for help on immigration limbo

Cuban Americans make plea to Biden administration for help on immigration limbo
Stan Lee poses like Spiderman shooting a web from his wrist

The legacy of Stan Lee: 'Marvel let us dream'

The legacy of Stan Lee: 'Marvel let us dream'
“I think I’m blessed in tuning harmoniums,” says Mindra Sahadeo, who is from Guyana but now lives in New York City. “I find joy, actually, in fixing them.”

Meet the harmonium king of Queens, New York

Meet the harmonium king of Queens, New York
Jamaicans take part in a demonstration against the rape of three children and two women in Kingston in 2012.

Caribbean rape culture is back on display

Caribbean rape culture is back on display
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A singer sparks outrage for telling the truth about her country's poverty

Guyana's Lisa Punch called her country "poor" during an interview on the reality show "Rising Star." The stats say she's right, but some of her countrymen were angry to hear it.

A singer sparks outrage for telling the truth about her country's poverty
Sujaria's emigration pass.

A journalist tells her great-grandmother's story as a 'coolie woman'

When slavery ended, plantation owners looked for a new form of cheap labor and found it in indentured servitude. Thousands of men and women were sold into indentured servitude and shipped across the seas to work the plantations. A new book tells their stories.

A journalist tells her great-grandmother's story as a 'coolie woman'

The Amazon Water Lily, Queen Victoria and the British Empire

During the Victorian era, one flower captured the British imagination like no other - the Amazon Water Lily. Author Tatiana Holway explores the water lily's rich history and how it became a symbol of the British Empire.

The Amazon Water Lily, Queen Victoria and the British Empire

Fiscal Cliff Bill's Hidden Subsidy For Caribbean Rum

Which of the Caribbean region rum producing countries has the oldest continuously producing rum distillery ? Rum expert Edward Hamilton has the answer.

Fiscal Cliff Bill's Hidden Subsidy For Caribbean Rum

Mother of deceased lead singer from Thin Lizzy discusses musician's early life

You may or may not recognize the band Thin Lizzy, but you probably recognize their song "The Boys are Back in Town." The lead singer of the band, Phil Lynott, died more than 25 years ago, but now his mom is speaking about the singer's early years.

Mother of deceased lead singer from Thin Lizzy discusses musician's early life

Slideshow: Customized Atlases of the Amazon

In the Amazon, scientists have teamed up with indigenous communities to create atlases that show how hunting and other activities affect the forest.

Slideshow: Customized Atlases of the Amazon
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The extraordinary life of Janet Jagan

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Orin Gordon about Janet Jagan, an American woman who became the president of Guyana. Jagan died this weekend at the age of 88.

The extraordinary life of Janet Jagan
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TALES AS TALL AS MANGO TREES

Storyteller Ken Corsbie of Guyana and Barbados performs the birth of the steel drum, in poetry, and spins tales about northern habits of materialism.

TALES AS TALL AS MANGO TREES
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TALES AS TALL AS MANGO TREES

Storyteller Ken Corsbie of Guyana and Barbados performs the birth of the steel drum, in poetry, and spins tales about northern habits of materialism.

TALES AS TALL AS MANGO TREES