Guyana Diaspora Online Forum

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Rice fields in Branch Road, Mahaicony

Rice fields in Branch Road, Mahaicony By Michel Outridge Gleavia Bourne is among 14 others of Perth Village, Branch Road, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, who are Community Infrastructure Improvement Project (CIIP) workers. The group was out in the community, braving the sun, cleaning drains and parapets as part of their daily job. The mother of thr
  Local musician and one of the Directors of the Rupununi Music and Arts Festival, Gavin Mendonca By Vishani Ragobeer IF you’re looking for a different yet worthwhile way to enjoy your Valentine’s Day, then look no further than the virtual showing of the seventh Rupununi Music and Arts Festival that will be replete with past performances, enli
  Chandreka-Persaud Wallace By Jeune Bailey Van Keric NEW AMSTERDAM-born Chandreka-Persaud Wallace, who left her homeland as a child, was recently promoted as matron of the Alexandra Hospital in the Caribbean island of Nevis. Born to Lackram and Dyavanti Persaud, the young Chandreka and her sister, Hemwattie. were raised at Betsy Ground, East
Loosia Valantina Moti called ‘Aunty Val’ (Carl Croker photos)   FOR Loosia Valantina Moti called ‘Aunty Val’ being hospitable and down to earth is part of who she is and being nice to people, even strangers, is not out of character for her. She is by far one of the nicest persons you will encounter and after that meeting, she will leave a last
THE Government of Guyana under the presidency of Dr. Irfaan Ali must be highly commended for its proactive approaches in consultation with several organisations and reaching out to various communities throughout the country. National inclusive dialogue involving all key stake- holders is essential for building consensus on major issues for the deve
Yellow-spotted River Turtle By Telesha Ramnarine EIGHT beaches on the Rupununi River, four of which now have formal protection, are being observed in an effort by the South Rupununi Conservation Society (SRCS) to increase the population of the Yellow-spotted River Turtle, which has seen a rapid decline over the years. Classified in the scientific c
  An artist’s impression of the Georgetown River Walk Hotel and Amusement Park that will be constructed next door to the MovieTowne mall and cinemas, at Turkeyen, Georgetown, once the requisite approval is garnered — multimillion-dollar investment part of efforts to bring ‘world-class’ family entertainment to Guyana A MASSIVE transformation is
Attorney-at-law, Charrandass Persaud   FORMER Member of Parliament, Charrandass Persaud, who voted in favour of the then opposition-sponsored No-Confidence Motion, that essentially evicted his party from government, is likely to become the next Guyanese High Commissioner to India. Well-placed sources have confirmed that the attorney-at-law is
ACCORDING to an opinion poll conducted by the North American Caribbean Teachers Association (NACTA) on contemporary issues, the public finds that President Irfaan Ali-led PPP administration has done or achieved more than the preceding APNU+AFC regime in governance in a variety of areas. The public feel that the five-month-old Ali administration has
Land cleared by indentured labourers and used for recreation, cricket, mass gatherings, cultural activities, religious events like Ramayana, satsanghs, Phagwah, festivals like Holi, kite flying, kabadi, wrestling, and other functions at “Four Foot”, Ankerville, just behind the yard of the Jagans, has been desecrated. The indentured labourers and th
THE late PPP activist, Majeed Hussein and I were not friends, but I had several helpful encounters with him on the streets, on the campaign trail in recent elections, and during visits to Freedom House to gather data for my research. He was very simple. I found him to be a gentleman. He was very simple and ordinary and very compassionate towards th

Guyana Diaspora Online Forum

We have a large database of Guyanese worldwide.  Most of our readers are in the USA, Canada, and the UK.  Our Blog and Newsletter  would not only carry  articles and videos on Guyana, but also other articles on a wide range of subjects that may be of interest to our readers in over 200 countries, many of them non-Guyanese  We hope that you like our selections.

It is estimated that over one million Guyanese, when counting their dependents, live outside of Guyana.  This exceeds the population of Guyana, which is now about 750,000.  Many left early in the 50’s and 60’s while others went with the next wave in the 70’s and 80’s.  The latest wave left over the last 20 years. This outflow of Guyanese, therefore, covers some three generations. This outflow still continues today, where over 80 % of U.G. graduates now leave after graduating.  We hope this changes, and soon.

Guyanese, like most others, try to keep their culture and pass it on to their children and grandchildren.  The problem has been that many Guyanese have not looked back, or if they did it was only fleetingly.  This means that the younger generations and those who left at an early age know very little about Guyana since many have not visited the country.  Also, if they do get information about Guyana, it is usually negative and thus the cycle of non-interest is cultivated.

This Guyana Diaspora Online Forum , along with its monthly newsletter, aims at bringing Guyanese together to support positive news, increase travel and tourism in Guyana and, in general, foster the birth of a new Guyana, which has already begun notwithstanding the negative news that grabs the headlines.  As the editor and manager of the publication, I am committed to delivering Blog entries and Newsletters that are politically balanced, and focused on the positive ideas we wish to share and foster among Guyanese.

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