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I grabbed a copy of the Stabroek New in Georgetown, Guyana and a major concern revolves around the trash in the city. An editorial and a letter to the editor both voiced concern about the issue.

After two days of walking around the city, I could see why. Georgetown is one of the dirtiest cities I have ever been in as far as trash being a problem. This is a strange contrast because the country is a leader in eco-tourism, but it does not take long to realize the interior and the capital are two different animals.

Guyana Green

Pick it up Guyana is a start

It appears the capital is trying to clean itself up. The fact that people are expressing concern in the paper is also a positive sign. There are signs exhorting the populace to “pick it up.” I remember growing up there was the “don’t be a litterbug” and Texas had “don’t mess with Texas,” so having an add campaign is a start.  As you can see from the photo below it has not quite exactly taken hold, but some Guyanese are actually getting close.

Guyana garbage

At least some were close

Stay tuned,


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