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Paediatrician Dr Seepersaud Chatterdeo passes away

Minister of Health Dr Frank Anthony today expressed sympathy to the family, friends, colleagues and patients of Dr. Seepersaud Chatterdeo who passed away early this morning. A release from  Dr Anthony said that Dr. Chatterdeo was one of Guyana’s prominent paediatricians and once headed the Paediatrics Department of the Georgetown Public Hospit
BY September, ExxonMobil is tentatively hoping to meet its full capacity of producing 120,000 barrels of oil per day as final commission to its gas compressor system is ongoing. For the last month, ExxonMobil has been producing between 80,000-90,000 barrels of oil per day while re-injecting 85 per cent of the produced gas. The beneath-target operat
His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali has received a congratulatory letter from President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, His Excellency Jair Bolsonaro, who expressed his desire to see strengthen cooperation between the two nations. In his letter, President Bolsonaro said, “At this moment in which the perspective of ample and important transf
His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali has received a congratulatory letter from President of the Hellenic Republic, Her Excellency, Mrs. Katerina Sakellaropoulou, who expressed a desire to see relations between the two countries further strengthened. In her letter, President Sakellaropoulou extended “on behalf of the People of Greece and on my own
GUYANA could expect its fourth shipment of crude in November 2020, as the Ministry of Natural Resources is working to secure a suitable firm to market Guyana’s crude by October. The country secured its third crude lift in August 2020. Though payment for this shipment is yet to be processed, Guyana already has over US$90M in its Natural Resource Fun
US oil giant ExxonMobil has begun drilling at the Tanager-1 well located in the Kaieteur Block offshore Guyana. The target total depth of 8000 metres will take an estimated 90 days to drill, Westmount Energy Limited announced recently. On Monday, local online news website, Demerara Waves quoted an official from ExxonMobil confirming that drilling c
The first group of Guyanese operations and maintenance trainees recently returned home after an extensive 18-month training programme in Canada which was organised by ExxonMobil Guyana. They will soon be deployed to the FPSO Liza Destiny where they will be employed by Destiny operator SBM Offshore, in support of ExxonMobil and its partners, to prod
Caribbean News Global   ‘Go to Guyana’ says incumbent UWP chairman to national trust director has implications Oswald Augustin (left) and Bishnu Tulsie By Caribbean News Global LONDON, England – The unfettered utterances by the incumbent chairman of the United Workers Party (UWP) Oswald Augustin, towards the director of the Saint Lucia Nationa
The Guyana government has moved forward with reopening the tender for marketing the country’s share of the Liza Crude being produced 120 miles offshore at the ExxonMobil Liza Phase 1 Development. In a notice published in the local press, the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) said the deadline for submission of Request for Proposals is Tuesday, Se
I am moved by the commentaries, insights and sagaciousness of the British High Commissioner Greg Quinn in his recent interview on a radio program. I implore all Guyanese to take the time to listen and learn from this eminent citizen of this planet who has taken his time to share his observations and understanding of fundamental problems facing the
It has been drawn to my attention that my predecessor, Basil Williams, is contending that the passage of the No-Confidence Motion prevented the appointment of the Commissioners of the Law Reform Commission (LRC).This must be a joke.The Coalition Government never considered itself restrained in exercising Executive powers of a Government, as it shou

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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