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GUYOIL turmoil

While there is still much to be learnt about what has transpired, the ongoing turmoil at the Guyana Oil Company will be a test of the PPP/C government’s professed intolerance of corrupt behaviour and commitment to good governance. On the sidelines of an event at the Dharm Shala on Friday, Minister in the Office of the President with responsibility
THE ‘Rule of Law and Access to Justice’ are of great importance in any country, and it applies especially to Guyana’s situation and the last election. That now infamous March 02, 2020, Guyana General and Regional Elections will always be remembered for what the A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) perpetrated. In simple l
Kaieteur News-There is a letter in yesterday’s Kaieteur News and Stabroek News by Eusi Kwayana, the so-called virtuous man of Guyanese politics who in the age of the ubiquity of the transmitted image doesn’t know what went on in the March 2020 election and still says so in April 2021. Here is the title of the missive in the Stabroek News, “The prin
One Tom Linden, perhaps a fake name, attacked me in his party-aligned internet paper (April 7) for defending the internationally recognized democratic outcome of the Guyana, March 2020 elections. Guyanese and I am grateful to the United States for helping to save our democracy. Linden slammed the US and global forces for protecting voters ballots a
It is okay to give someone or a group of people compliments at times. But continuously pandering to people is unhealthy as it boosts their ego and diminishes your self-esteem.  Such a relationship whereby you need to pander to people is not a healthy relationship as it leaves you feeling drained and exhausted while portraying to those being pa
The Opposition scoffed when, during the campaign, the PPP declared it would be delivering 50,000 house lots during the next five years, were it to get into office. In its previous iterations, the housing sector was one of its glowing successes, and it was not coincidental that much of that success occurred under the watch of Irfaan Ali who was then
I am a relatively young man, as is the majority of the Guyanese population.  Sport runs in my blood, some more so than others.  Cricket is a part of my culture, a part of my heritage and a part of my being.  As much as I am critical of West Indies cricket, I find great joy and happiness in those briefest of moments of success. 
I feel compelled to respond to an article written in another section of the media. In his extravagance, the writer stated “the 2011 elections were a referendum on the Bharrat Jagdeo 12-year rule.” Really, a referendum? Since when does an election become equated with a referendum? Perhaps he has included this in the course Politics 101! More astonis
The Government has once again come to the aid of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) with President Dr Irfaan Ali announcing the advance payment of $100 million in taxes to the cash-strapped Council. This is not the first time that Government has had to help the M&CC. Last year while drowning in a financial crisis, the M&CC went running t
ExxonMobil and its production partners in the Stabroek Block are on track to triple its production capacity offshore Guyana, as its second Floating Production, Storage and Offloading Vessel (FPSO)—Liza Unity—vessel nears completion. The massive 220,000 barrels per day (bpd) FPSO is being constructed at the Keppel shipyard in Singapore with SBM Offs
  Disputed Chairman of the PAC, David Patterson — as PAC Chair, should next meeting end in stalemate THE persistent reluctance of members of the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition to entertain a motion tabled in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) by members on the Government’s side for the removal of D

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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