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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
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 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
  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
  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
It is said that hypocrisy is the audacity to preach integrity from a den of corruption. We have had too many of false “saviours”. Their empty promises mean no good.A liar begins by making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.With our country trying to disentangle from an unnecessary electoral twist, a
(Editor’s Note: This article was written nine years ago in 2011. It is long but very informative) By Hubert Williams – Boston, Massachusetts, October 30, 2011 — I wouldn’t have thought that it mattered very much. Or that anyone would bother to notice. Until I visited New York to participate in family celebrations over the 2011 Labour holiday w
By Sharnab Neogi Guyana is a beautiful country in the Caribbean world, with the juxtaposition of its varied cultures, religions, languages, food habits, and so on. This South American nation has accepted all kinds of cuisines and added it all to their main-stream diet. Here is a list that acquaints you to the best of the Guyanese dishes, their name
Government MP, Sanjeev Datadin – Datadin tells National Assembly (Guyanachronicle)GOVERNMENT Member of Parliament (MP), Sanjeev Datadin, said, on Monday, that the measures outlined in Budget 2020 will strengthen democracy and the rule of law in Guyana. Datadin, a lawyer by profession, told the National Assembly, in his inaugural address, that the P
A melting pot of cultures and a captivating maze of natural splendours, Guyana has been shaped by hundreds of years of tumultuous history. Considered one of South America’s most hidden of gems, the Co-operative Republic of Guyana boasts a long-held and hard-fought history, having been used as a pawn of war and conquest ever since European arrival s
In The Diaspora Guyanese Cuisine Culture By Stabroek NewsAugust 10, 2020 By G. J. Giddings Dr. Jahwara Giddings is Professor of History at Central State University It is always a good time to reiterate Guyana’s food traditions, practices, and prospects, and to emphasize the power and potential of good food in general. Just as food does amazing thin

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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