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Suriname – Sell Off – video

Suriname – Sell Off – video

Deep in the jungles of South America, the culture of escaped slaves has been preserved for over three centuries. But their unique heritage is now being threatened by developers.

The former Dutch colony of Suriname is home to the largest undisturbed expanse of tropical rainforest and the highest number of ethnic groups in the world. “You have the indigenous people, the bushnegroe cultures. It’s a unique and wonderful mix that is not found anywhere else,” explains Russel Mittermeier from Conservation International.

But with 70% of the population living below the poverty line, the government is considering selling forest land to developers. “Our government has put our forest out for sale,” laments resident Cornelly Olivera. But indigenous people see themselves as the legal owners of the forests and are determined to fight all developments.

Entry submitted by Dmitri Allicock.

Jamaica Tourism – natural beauty and intoxicating culture

Another CARICOM member – featured by Guyanese Online

Jamaica – Once You Go, You Know

Nestled in the warmth of the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica is an unrivalled tropical destination whose intoxicating culture and remarkable beauty makes for a unique island escape. With a moderate climate and a landscape that ranges from tropical rainforest and soaring mountains to rolling meadowland and dramatic coastlines, Jamaica is a land of adventure, sophistication and elegance. From adventurous palates to adrenaline junkies, newly weds to nature lovers, caters to everyone, and guarantees an unforgettable experience.

Peter Greenberg’s Hidden Gems: Jamaica  Continue reading

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