West Indies Cricket Fans Forum

It appears that GuySuCo is on the mend
Dear editor, THE re-opening of three of the four sugar factories shuttered by the Granger-led so-called coalition government is a clear indication that President Irfaan Ali’s PPP/C administration has fulfilled one of its key campaign promises to the people. It was a decision the PPP/C Government made because it believes in the hard work and sacrifi
Long Creek: tranquil and serene
  Long Creek Village. By Michel Outridge Home of Wolvis Hinds This week the Pepperpot Magazine visited Long Creek, it is a large size village along the Linden/Soesdyke Highway. The entrance to the community is a small one-vehicle trail, which leads to several areas, including the creek itself on a private property and other occupied land. Long
Jahajee Sisters: Activism for Indo-Caribbean Feminist Futures
In The Diaspora Jahajee Sisters: Activism for Indo-Caribbean Feminist Futures By Stabroek NewsOctober 19, 2020 Can we imagine a world in which Indo-Caribbean women are not the subject of headlines in the form of murder? Can we imagine an Indo-Caribbean community that holds perpetrators of gender-based violence accountable? Where is the outrage
Investment office being revamped to cut red tape – Ramsaroop
Chief Investment Officer Peter Ramsaroop says Guyana’s lead agency in the steering investments is being revamped to cut bureaucratic red tape. “We are going to be proactive…there are many opportunities here and G-Invest becomes that first focal point- a place that investors come and will be guided and steered on all that is needed for their project
The Indian presence in Guyana
The descendants of indentured Indian immigrants and settlers who came to British Guiana between 1838 and 1928 constitute the largest group in the population. Today, they play essential roles in the economic, political and cultural life of the country. Muslims praying The Indian presence began with the arrival of indentured immigrants in British Gui
Pere DeRoy: the East Ruimveldt resident who became a Caribbean scholar
  Pere Cherise Marlena DeRoy By Marissa Victoria Foster PERE Cherise Marlena DeRoy is a name many will remember in years to come as it relates to academia and research. Her academic journey began when she attended the Richard Ishmael Secondary School. Today, she is a social scientist and is currently honing her skills as an academic to teach a
Guyana will become the investment capital of the region – President Ali
President Dr. Irfaan Ali President Dr Irfaan Ali has proclaimed that Guyana is set to become the region’s most exciting investment destination, despite the economic problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Head of State delivered the keynote address via zoom to the Forecast on Latin America and the Caribbean Conference, hosted by the Associ
Oil funds will remain untouched until reforms are enacted – President
  Flashback- The fuel hose leads from the Liza Destiny to the Cap Philippe for the transfer of Guyana’s first million barrels of crude  President Irfaan has assured that monies garnered from Guyana’s oil and gas sector will remain untouched in the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) until a series of reforms are enacted to strengthen the Governme
Sugar industry assets were left to rot, punts missing
Dear Editor, Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to visit the Skeldon, Rose Hall and Enmore estates as efforts are being made to resuscitate operations there. I had heard from others of the sad realities they met when they opened the estates gates and were able to walk around. I told myself maybe the situation wasn’t as bad. But as
Oil sector a welcome addition to Guyana’s economy but will not necessarily cure economic and social ills
By Dr Tara Singh   Many news headlines read, “Guyana to enjoy unprecedented oil wealth,” following the discovery of 8 billion barrels of recoverable oil by Exxon and its subsidiary ESSO E&P Guyana Ltd and partners (Hess Guyana Exploration and CNOOC Petroleum Guyana Ltd) in the Atlantic Ocean, some 120 miles+ off the Atlantic coastline. The weal
GuySuCo begins preparing ECD lands for use
  Some of the Success squatters protesting outside of Freedom House on Monday (Adrian Narine photo) – Squatters say the land is being flooded to force them to move THE GuySuCo lands being occupied by squatters at Vryheid’s Lust, Success and Chateau Margot on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) are currently being prepared for use in the next few
Reminiscing boyhood in 1960s and 70s rural setting
I WAS born and raised in Ankerville, a very rural setting, before leaving in 1977 to advance my studies in America as was the fashion from the 1970s and after; Canada was an option for some. (Before that period, youngsters primarily headed the UK or Mother India to pursue post-secondary studies with some still choosing the UK as an option). Rural l

Guyana Diaspora 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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