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.

River Walk Hotel & Amusement Park coming to MovieTowne

  An artist’s impression of the Georgetown River Walk Hotel and Amusement Park that will be constructed next door to the MovieTowne mall and cinemas, at Turkeyen, Georgetown, once the requisite approval is garnered — multimillion-dollar investment part of efforts to bring ‘world-class’ family entertainment to Guyana A MASSIVE transformation is
Attorney-at-law, Charrandass Persaud   FORMER Member of Parliament, Charrandass Persaud, who voted in favour of the then opposition-sponsored No-Confidence Motion, that essentially evicted his party from government, is likely to become the next Guyanese High Commissioner to India. Well-placed sources have confirmed that the attorney-at-law is
ACCORDING to an opinion poll conducted by the North American Caribbean Teachers Association (NACTA) on contemporary issues, the public finds that President Irfaan Ali-led PPP administration has done or achieved more than the preceding APNU+AFC regime in governance in a variety of areas. The public feel that the five-month-old Ali administration has
Land cleared by indentured labourers and used for recreation, cricket, mass gatherings, cultural activities, religious events like Ramayana, satsanghs, Phagwah, festivals like Holi, kite flying, kabadi, wrestling, and other functions at “Four Foot”, Ankerville, just behind the yard of the Jagans, has been desecrated. The indentured labourers and th
THE late PPP activist, Majeed Hussein and I were not friends, but I had several helpful encounters with him on the streets, on the campaign trail in recent elections, and during visits to Freedom House to gather data for my research. He was very simple. I found him to be a gentleman. He was very simple and ordinary and very compassionate towards th
  The Coalition was elected in 2015 to hold the outgoing PPP accountable for its share of criminal corruption, clean up the mess (drain the swamp), put in place mechanisms to prevent corruption, and govern for Guyanese who voted for it or against it. First mistake it made was the dumbass decision, mere weeks into governing, to give itself a ra
PRESIDENT Dr Irfaan Ali gave a clarion call to Guyanese around the world to consider migrating back to Guyana, as the country prepares for exponential imminent growth and development. This same optimism and positive anticipation that is sweeping the country today, filled Guyanese worldwide with hope back in 1992 when Dr Cheddi Jagan’s Government sw
GUYANA today stands at an interesting crossroad. The nation is gearing up for the exponential escalation of its socio-economic development, while simultaneously preparing to become an integral part of the 21st century global village, a world where all the futuristic technological wonders of tomorrow are already coming into being – from self-driven
Guyana conveys diplomatic rejection of Maduro’s decree – President Irfaan Ali …alerts int’l community of Venezuela’s threat to peace and security Days before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) holds a case management hearing on Guyana’s application for a final and binding settlement of the border controversy with Venezuela, the Nicholas Madur
Companies that supply and service Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore oil industry have been looking to establish operations in Guyana, where an oil industry is quickly blossoming following a series of spectacular discoveries. This photo from a 2019 trade mission to the South American country is an example of how connections are being made (Submit
GUYANESE are well set to make 2021 the year of Guyana’s giant leap forward, the year when this nation becomes a global success story with rampant prosperity for every citizen, with a peaceful land giving its people plenty of opportunities to live well, and with progress speeding along under world- class development projects. In this scenario, as th

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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