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.

IPL 2020 to start on September 19; final on November 8 or 10

Rohit Sharma and Krunal Pandya put up a match-winning 56-run stand, Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2018, Indore, May 4, 2018 ©BCCI The 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played between September 19 and November 10 in the UAE. Brijesh Patel, the IPL Governing Council chairman, told ESPNcricinfo that the final could be played on November
MANCHESTER, England (CMC): Captain Jason Holder has underscored the importance of West Indies’ role in the global fight for racial justice after Cricket West Indies announced yesterday that players would wear the Black Lives Matter logo on their shirts during the three-Test series against England starting next week. The series, which runs from July
West Indies captain Jason Holder said Jofra Archer needed support after receiving racist abuse for breaching COVID-19 protocols as cricket could not afford to do without the talented England fast bowler.
Roddy Estwick, the West Indies assistant coach who mentored Jofra Archer as a young cricketer in Barbados, has encouraged the player to “lay low, focus on the game and on people you can trust”, after hearing of the racial abuse he suffered on social media while isolating in the team hotel during the second Test. Archer was fined £15,000 and require
England talisman Ben Stokes has replaced West Indies captain Jason Holder at the top of the ICC Test all-rounder rankings as a result of his Old Trafford heroics. Stokes was named man of the match after another magnificent performance in Manchester, where England levelled the three-Test series with a 113-run victory on the final day. England’s vice
Cricket West Indies (CWI) has come good on their promise and has repaid the England Cricket Board (ECB) the US$3M (TT$20.2m) loan that the organisation got in May to help settle players’ outstanding salaries. This was revealed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CWI Johnny Grave in an interview with Guardian Media Sports yesterday. According to
Which is your favourite team other than your home team whom you support
(Trinidad Guardian) South African players Tabraiz Shamsi and Rassie Van der Dussen will not feature in this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 tournament this year. Both men are having problems securing a travel visa to get to T&T in time for August 1 to go into quarantine ahead of the tournament. Shamsi was drafted by the Jamaica T
  West Indies as separate cricketing countries? ByJordan Gommer- July 2020  Here’s a curly question for you: how many countries are members of the International Cricket Council? If you’re a true cricket fanatic, you may know how many members there are of the ICC – 104 (12 full members and 92 Associates, though four of them are suspen
There is something special about tuning in to Test match cricket in England. It matters not whether it the coverage in by radio or television, whether you listening or listening and watching, a Test match in England is always a special experience. For one, the matches start early in the morning, Guyana time. And play ends
Simmons: “For me, we lost control of the game in 5 or 6 overs with the new ball yesterday evening. We were in a place where we were in a good position to bat through the day and through some of today and close off the game, but a spell from Broad there is where we lost the game"

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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