Guyana Diaspora Online Forum

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MASHRAMANI (Mash) is a calendar event in Guyana that is primarily a festival of song, parades and floats

MASHRAMANI (Mash) is a calendar event in Guyana that is primarily a festival of song, parades and floats depicting various aspects of Guyana, which is held every 23rd February to celebrate the country becoming a Republic in 1970. Republic Day is a national holiday in the Co-Operative Republic of Guyana. Christopher Columbus was, reportedly, the fir
Guyana holds a special place in China’s diplomatic history. It opened diplomatic relations with China as far back as 1972, the first country in this region to do so and at a time when China was struggling to break the bonds of isolation. China has always been grateful and developed political relations with the PNC, adding to that which had been his
THE GAWU saw a Capitol News report in which AFC leader Mr Khemraj Ramjattan described the support by the Government of Guyana to GuySuCo as “…pouring good money in a wholly unprofitable project…”. Mr Ramjattan specifically spoke to the plans to reopen three of the four estates that were closed when the AFC leader occupied a senior post in the then
PLANTATION Hope Estate is located on the East Coast of Demerara. The estate occupies approximately three thousand acres, extending from the Atlantic on the north, to the Crown Dam on the South; and from Dochfour on the east to Noontenzuil on the West. The estate engages with approximately 200 tenant farmers whose main produce are cash crops, rice,
The Albion sugar estate is expected to start harvesting today and grinding operations are expected to commence in a few days, following the  burning of the first beds of canes yesterday, with Estate Manager, Threbhowan Shiwprasad saying that he is  optimistic about the future of the estate and GuySuCo in general.  Initially, the firs
In her capacity as both the Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and as Prime Minister of Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley of Barbados, has drawn particular attention to her capabilities as a regional leader of substance. In those instances where she has been required to address international fora as part of the responsibilities as CA
Engineers working on Exxon’s oil platform compressor which malfunctioned again last month are considering technical recommendations for upgrades, as flaring offshore continues and the company again assured all was being done to swiftly remedy the issue. “Technical experts in Germany continue to assess operating data and inspection findings in order
FIRST of all, let me congratulate the Hon. Dr. Ashni Singh MP, senior Minister in the Office of the President with responsibility for Finance and team for a well-crafted budget 2021.  I must also extend congratulations to the PPP/C government for presenting yet another budget with all Guyanese in mind. Budget 2021 as I have predicted on my Fac
Dear Editor, Please permit me space in your newspaper to respond to a missive floating around on social media written by APNU/AFC first-time Member of Parliament Juretha Fernandes where she sought to discredit Vice President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo’s assertions that public servants would receive a salary increase. In the VP’s Facebook post, he stated tha
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

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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