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Maximum amount of coffee ever produced in Guyana was just under 1,200 tonnes over 100 years ago
GEORGE Hanneman Bennett in his book, “An Illustrated History of British Guiana,” wrote that coffee was cultivated in the colony since 1721 after it was introduced from what is now Suriname. Inland and coastland plantations were laid out by the Dutch, where it was often cultivated alongside sugar, indigo, and cocoa. The coffee grown in the Pomeroon
An indentured labourer's daughter remembers
At age 107, Sajo Jhagroo, daughter of an indentured labourer, still has vivid memories of her childhood and the stories her father told her about his life in the barracks.The mother of nine, grandmother of 42 and great grandmother of 51, chuckled and even cried at times as she reflected on her long life.She uses a wheelchair and her body is not as
Remembering Harry Bhai of Port Mourant
SOCIAL and political activism plays a very vital role in bringing about social and political (and by extension economic) changes for the betterment of a society. In every village in Guyana, there are a few individuals who take a lead role in social and political activism to improve community, and by extension, national life. They are unsung heroes
Tearing Apart and Selling Oil Pipelines – May Guyana be Spared
May this never be the fate of Guyana! May our leaders and citizens all look, listen, and learn from what is happening in Venezuela! We call upon fellow Guyanese to pay attention to an article in Bloomberg dated September 11, which was titled, “Venezuela is tearing apart oil pipelines to sell as scrap metal.” This is how bad things have gone with ou
Baleshwar facilitated scholarships for Guyanese in India
  Dear editor, NOT many Guyanese know of Baleshwar Agrawal and his contributions to relations between India and Guyana and other parts of Indian diaspora. Baleshwar Agrawal, whose birth centenary is being celebrated this year (born in July 1921), is an unsung hero who made incalculable contributions in India’s relations with Guyana and in prom
Under President Ali’s mantle, ‘The best is yet to come’
Dear editor, DURING US Secretary of State, Mr. Michael Pompeo’s visit last week in Guyana, both himself and President, Dr. Irfaan Ali, had expressed agreements and commitments whereby both countries are open to advancing economic development for this country and the US’ willingness to provide help in realising this goal. They also spoke on strength
Traveling in Georgetown, Guyana
altrendo images / Getty Images Georgetown, the capital of Guyana, is almost fairytale-like in appearance thanks to tree-lined streets and avenues and quaint Dutch colonial and Victorian architecture stemming from its days as a Dutch and an English colony. Georgetown lies below the high-tide level, protected by a seawall with a series of canals cris
Sans Souci, a community on the north-western coast of Wakenaam Island
  Aftab Zahoor’s home, said to be more than 100 years old, was at one time the house where overseers livedBy Joanna DhanrajMarch 22, 2020 Sans Souci, a community on the north-western coast of Wakenaam Island, is home to approximately 200 people, many of whom are farmers and fishermen. Sans Souci begins on the border of Good Success community a
We must be able through the strength of our friends to demonstrate that military aggression will be repelled
Guyana is a small peaceful country. Our borders were clearly demarcated and internationally accepted in law through the 1899 Arbitral Award. Decades later Venezuela claimed, and still claims that this Award is null and void. It continues to occupy the half of Ankoko Island which belongs to Guyana and is able to do so because we are militarily infer
President Ali commends UN for impact made over its 75 years of existence
 President Dr Irfaan Ali Speaking on behalf of the Group of 77 and China, Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali, on Monday, commended the United Nations for the impact the organisation has made over its 75 years of existence. “We recognise and laud the citizens, international civil servants from every country, including my own, who have served unreservedly
The 10 Most Beautiful Spots In Guyana, South America
  Iwokrama Rainforest, Guyana © MM / WikicommonsFor endless adventure, little-visited Guyana offers those in the know an authentic chunk of untouched South American wonderland. Here are 10 places not to miss on your next trip. Georgetown For a dose of civilization before heading out to the remote savanna or jungle forest, the capital of Guyana
Guyana is an Amerindian word meaning "the land of many waters."
  Culture Name Guyanese Orientation Identification. Guyana is an Amerindian word meaning "the land of many waters." Attempts to forge a common identity have foundered, and it is more accurate to speak of African, Indian, and Amerindian Guyanese cultures. There were small European, Portuguese "colored," and Chinese communities before large-scal

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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