Wednesday, December 14, 2005


Peace Corps Guyana's headquarters is in Georgetown, this four-story-tall looming concrete structure tucked behind a secure gate. We occasionally had classes in a small conference room on the top floor, up a long spiral staircase. The lounge was in the bottom floor, and offices of various people were sandwiched between. In order to get in, you have to pass through two security gates, be identified by a pair of security guards who also check every vehicle for bombs, and then you have to go through a fireproofed front door and past the post of another security guard. Crime in Guyana is higher than many other Peace Corps countries, but after 9/11 the safety and security thing has really exploded. In Dominica, the office was in a little modest house beside the road.

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