Guyana Diaspora Online Forum

We are a Forum Dedicated to Guyana established since 2008, We strive to Empower and Elevate the people of Guyana towards a brighter future, with the support of our Guyanese diaspora.

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
Kaieteur News –  Our governments keep drumming into our heads that foreign direct investment creates jobs and supports local businesses. Yet, they have failed to make it mandatory for these foreign companies to hire local companies which have the capability to supply goods and services required by foreign investors. When Aurora Gold Mines (AGM
  Any form of Shared Governance-- where decisions are arrived at by discussions and consensus will immediately take away this current perception that only one group has all the answers and authority and that every decision is predicated by the assumption of how 'my voting support group can benefit' rather than the Country as a whole becoming better
This is the only justification for "Shared Governance":Two race groups. One group numerically (slightly) larger than the other. Each group has its own race-based party. Almost down to the last person everyone votes race. In such a setup, the larger group will always win. The smaller race group will be permanently cut off from executive power. How d
  By OilNOWOctober 4, 2020 The more than 8 billion barrels of oil equivalent resources discovered offshore Guyana since 2015 by US oil major ExxonMobil is merely the tip of the iceberg, with much more to come. Multiple drill targets remain on the 6.6 million acres Stabroek block and new prospects will be tested in adjacent blocks in the coming
  By OilNOW Must Read NewsOctober 2, 2020 “We were not negotiating a production agreement” – Jagdeo on Payara licence NewsOctober 2, 2020 TechnipFMC set to deliver massive subsea production system for Payara development NewsOctober 2, 2020 Location for gas to power project to be determined by year end, work to begin in 2021 – Bharrat OilNOWOil
  Local, foreign interests peak for construction of specialty hospitals – Health Minister October 4, 2020 Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony has revealed that there is significant local and foreign interest from the Private Sector in constructing specialty hospitals in Guyana. An artist’s impression of the specialty hospital which was conceptua
It is refreshing to be a Guyanese currently noting the groundbreaking developments within the oil-and-gas sector which will catapult Guyana to economic stardom in the next few years. Equally significant is the release of the recently signed contract/licence between the Government of Guyana and ExxonMobil, to further the development of the Payara of
The Liza Destiny Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vesselBy Marcelle ThomasOctober 1, 2020 Twenty-nine companies on Tuesday responded to government’s retender for Request for Proposals (RFPs) to market Guyana’s share of oil from the Liza Destiny FPSO, and while ExxonMobil again did not submit a proposal, its partner in the Stabroek
With yet another fallout between the A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance For Change, Senior People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) member, Dr Karen Cummings, has downplayed the concerns of the smaller coalition partner, indicating that the party will move forward with or without them. This latest fallout stemmed from the election of the
By Dr Tara Singh Guyana’s Minister of Agriculture, Hon Zulfikar Mustapha, recently announced the reopening of three sugar estates: Enmore, Rose Hall and Skeldon, that were closed, along with Wales, by the PNCR Government within one year of their accession to power in May 2015; despite the Government’s CoI recommending that no estate should be close

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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