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Shiv Chanderpaul to stay at Lancashire in 2018 after signing new one-year deal
Shiv Chanderpaul has signed a new one-year contract with Lancashire Shiv Chanderpaul will return to Lancashire for the 2018 season after signing a new one-year deal at Emirates Old Trafford. The former Windies batsman, 43, scored 819 runs at an average of over 50 in Specsavers County Championship Division One last season as Lancashire finished in s
Guyana Jaguars Sherfane Rutherford snatches six for 32 to rock Volcanoes for 151
Seamer Sherfane Rutherford finished with six for 32. GROS ISLET, St Lucia, (CMC) – Teenaged seamer Sherfane Rutherford snatched a six-wicket haul to put Guyana Jaguars in command of their second round match in the Regional four-day championship against Windward Islands Volcanoes here Thursday. The 19-year-old, playing in only his third first class
Chakabva, Cremer bat Zimbabwe to draw in second test
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s Regis Chakabva and captain Graeme Cremer put on an unbeaten eighth wicket stand of 91 to secure a draw in the second and final test against West Indies at the Queens Sports Club on Thursday. The pair came together when Zimbabwe were teetering with a second innings lead of 88 and just three wickets remaining
Zimbabwe take Windies Test to final day after eking out 18-run lead
Sikandar Raza has helped Zimbabwe take Windies the distance in the second Test Zimbabwe live to fight another day after an unbroken partnership of 94 between Sikandar Raza and Peter Moor gave them a slender lead against Windies on the fourth day of the second Test.   Raza (58no) and Moor (39no) came together with Zimbabwe reeling on 46-4
Windies going for the jugular, warns Powell
Opener Kieran Powell, who was dismissed for 90 on the third ads … says West Indies looking to ram home their advantage against Zimbabwe. BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, (CMC) – Opener Kieran Powell said Tuesday West Indies would continue to pile the pressure on Zimbabwe heading into the penultimate day of the final Test, as they pressed for a win and a clean s
Holder, Dowrich keep Windies in command in Zimbabwe
  The duo came together with the West Indies reeling on 230 for seven, still 96 runs short of Zimbabwe's first-innings total An unbroken 144-run stand for the eighth wicket between Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich ensured the West Indies emerged from day three of the second Test against Zimbabwe on Tuesday with a vital first-innings lead. Holder
Pakistan tour of West Indies in 1958
Pakistan tour of West Indies in 1958 By Adam Scott, Cricketwindies Pakistans tour of the West Indies would become one of the most renowned cricket tours in Pakistan's cricket history. As a nation, they had only been involved in test matches since December 1952 and so had yet to make a major breakthrough. In early 1958, this would change as the hist
Ambris thankful for pleasant innings
  Prolific West Indies A batsman Sunil Ambris has described his century in the first innings of the just-concluded third and deciding unofficial Test against Sri Lanka A at Sabina Park as one of his better innings. The St Vincent and the Grenadines strokemaker, who is in prime form, scored a shot-filled 101 in the West Indies' modest first-inn
Denesh Ramdin returned to the Digicel Regional 4-Day with a bang.
  BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Denesh Ramdin returned to the Digicel Regional 4-Day Championship scene for the first time in three years with a bang. The Trinidad & Tobago Red Force captain hammered a first innings hundred and followed up with a half-century in the second innings to earn the Player-of-the-Match award, as his side earned a draw w
Windies crawled to 78-1 by the close on day two of the second Test against Zimbabwe
Kieran Powell's 43no helped Windies to 78-1 by stumps, a deficit of 248 A cautious Windies crawled to 78-1 by the close on day two of the second Test against Zimbabwe, in Bulawayo.   The tourists took 49 overs, in which they hit just six boundaries, to trim their first-innings deficit to 248 having bowled out Zimbabwe for 326 earlier in the da
West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle wins defamation case against Fairfax Media
International cricketer Chris Gayle has won his defamation battle against Fairfax Media after a NSW Supreme Court jury found the publisher failed to prove reports alleging he exposed himself to a massage therapist in Sydney were true. But Fairfax - publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times - said in a strongly-worded st
Guyana Jaguars crush Scorpions to start season with huge win
THREE-times defending champions, Guyana Jaguars opened their Professional Cricket League (PCL) four-day title defence in ruthless fashion, crushing the Jamaica Scorpions by 264 runs yesterday at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence. Needing a further 422 runs on the final day, with eight wickets standing, the task was downright improbable to ach

Guyana Diaspora 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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