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Queen Elizabeth expresses desire to deepen ties with President Ali

President Irfaan Ali has received a congratulatory letter from Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms, who has expressed her desire to further strengthen the ties between the two countries. In her letter, Queen Elizabeth said, “The ties between our two countries and people are long-standing, and I lo
The new government in the world’s newest oil producer, Guyana, looks to raise the requirement for local content in employment and procurement of goods and services in the offshore oil projects, which could raise those requirements for ExxonMobil, the biggest foreign developer of Guyana’s huge oil resources.   After months of election controver
President of the Guyana, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, on Wednesday, announced that in light of economic constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, he has consulted with the Governor of the Bank of Guyana (BOG) on the way forward. The Governor further consulted with the Guyana Bankers Association, which yielded several relaxations. “The Bank of Guyana
  PRESS STATEMENT The People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) on August 19, 2020 submitted to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) names of candidates, extracted from its List of Candidates, to be Members of the National Assembly, as well as its lists of names of candidates extracted to be members of the ten (10) Regional Democratic Counc
Press Release! The Guyana Diaspora online Forum., all donors, volunteers and I personally, extend warm congratulations to the H.E President Dr. Irfan Ali, Prime Minister, Mark Phillips; Vice-President, Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo and the entire Cabinet. Indeed, congratulations are due to all the people of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana — the peaceful tr
  by The country with the largest oil reserves in the world could soon be producing none of it. Venezuela—one of the world’s earliest and (at one time) largest oil producers, as well as a founding member of OPEC—could soon be producing close to zero barrels of oil, according to a new analysis by IHS Markit, published on August 13. The London–b
While many political pundits remain pessimistic about the survival of the Alliance for Change (AFC), one of its former Ministers Dominic Gaskin believes that the party can survive, but that depends on the posture of the current leadership of the party. “I think it can survive. I think it is up to the current leadership of the AFC to ensure that the
  Truckload of boxes to be distributed The Canadian oil and gas exploration company (CGX Energy) donated supplies worth $14 million to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), to assist communities affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The handover, which occurred at the National Gymnasium, saw in attendance; the Executive Chairman of CGX E
  Valiant Business Media (UK) and Valiant Business Media (Guyana) will host the Caribbean’s first virtual oil and gas summit from September 15-17, 2020 in response to fast-growing interest in in the region’s energy sector among prospective investors and other stakeholders. The first-ever ‘Caribbean Virtual Oil and Gas Summit (CARIVS) 2020’ wil
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

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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