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How an inept administration killed West indies cricket

The West Indies cricket team is here, and my mind goes back more than five decades when I first saw the magic of Caribbean cricket unfold. This comes with some regret at how their standards have slumped in the last 20-odd years, but of that, after a detour into nostalgia. The first Test of the 1966-67 series was played at the Brabourne Stadium in B
  Zulfikar Mustapha Agriculture Minister, Zulfikar Mustapha has committed towards lifting the US-imposed catfish ban, which was instituted against Guyana in early 2018 under the Granger-led administration. He shared this position shared on Wednesday after meeting with Country Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization in the Unite
Election petition to be completed by this weekend – Granger August 13, 2020 Leader of the APNU/AFC Coalition David Granger says the party’s election petition is likely to be completed by this week and could be filed as early as Monday. According to Granger, who was defeated after one term in office by People’s Progressive Party/Civic’s (PPP/C’s) Ir
The Rose Hall factoryBy Bebi OosmanAugust 10, The majority of Canje residents who were laid off due to the closure of the Rose Hall Estate in 2017, are hopeful that the estate will be reopened as soon as possible under the new PPP/C administration, in keeping with the party’s manifesto promise.  Glen McLeod, 58, of Canefie
  The Tallawahs has once again found itself in a spot of bother for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Ramnaresh Sarwan, former Tallawahs’ batting coach, and this season’s assistant coach has withdrawn from the position, citing personal reasons. This latest move comes against the backdrop of Windies legend Chris Gayle’s criticism of
Developing a robust high-performance programme for the region’s emerging talent has been a critical area of focus for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), now Cricket West Indies (CWI). This was evidenced by the establishment of the West Indies High Performance Centre (WIHPC), a cricket academy and training centre based at the 3Ws Oval, Cave Hill
West Indies white-ball captain Kieron Pollard will continue to lead Trinbago Knight Riders for the upcoming CPL season. Pollard had been named Knight Riders’ replacement captain after regular captain Dwayne Bravo was sidelined from the entire CPL 2019 with an injury. After captaining Knight Riders to the playoffs – they were bea
England haven't beaten Pakistan in a Test series since 2010. In that period they've played four times - twice at home (16 & 18): both drawn; twice in the UAE (12 & 15): both lost. England have won at least one series against all other teams they've played in this period.  
West Indies captain, Jason Holder, has fallen two places in the latest ICC Test bowling rankings released Wednesday following his side’s massive loss to England in the third and final match in the #Raisethebat series. The West Indies lost the series 2-1 and relinquished the Wisden Trophy they won in the Caribbean in early 2019. Holder’s ranking too
West Indies' Jason Holder(REUTERS)   West Indies captain Jason Holder feels “relevant” authorities need to ensure that smaller teams get to play regular international cricket as in a world scarred by Covid-19, only India, Australia and England have the resources to stage games in bio-secure bubbles. The cricketing fraternity has lauded the Wes
The West Indies squad came to a UK at the height of its Coronavirus challenges and have basically have seen nothing but the insides of two hotels since then. They've not only been a joy to watch; they deserve a monumental pat on the back for their courage and dignity.

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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