Guyanese Online Website – 13th Year – now over Eight Million Views


Kaieteur Falls. Guyana. South America.

Guyanese Online celebrated its 12th Anniversary in February 2022.

Guyanese Online was not established as a business website. Its main goal was to offer FREE advertising to Guyanese Associations worldwide, and to communicate with the Guyana Diaspora.

This goal has been achieved over the last 12 years, but the COVID pandemic has affected all organizations and we hope that they will recover quickly as life is normalized. The blog also features:

  • News Updates from Guyana and the Caribbean.
  • Guyanese and Caribbean Recipes.
  • Books published by Guyanese Authors.
  • Articles and commentaries by Guyanese and Caribbean writers.
  • Sponsored blogs – maintained by Guyanese Online
  • News and Commentaries + videos on current International events
  • Music and other videos.

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GUYANESE ONLINE – est. February 2010 -10th Anniversary 2020

The Guyanese Online Blog: Tenth Anniversary – February 2020

Now over seven Million views

Guyanese Online Celebrated its 10th Anniversary – February 2020.

Published by Cyril Bryan –

  • The first entry in Guyanese Online was published on February 9, 2010.

  • At midnight on February 8, 2020 the total hits to date were 6,620,655. Total Posts or Entries were 13,254.
  • This website and the regular mail-outs are viewed by thousands of Guyanese and others, especially in the Diaspora.
  • We hope that Guyanese Online has been helpful in advertising the work of Guyanese Associations worldwide.        
  • We also hope that you have enjoyed the news, articles, and  commentaries on various subjects that relate to Guyana, the Caribbean Region and Internationally.         

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GUYANA: MARTIN CARTER– Carter’s Poetry of the “Negative Yes”

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This year we celebrate the birth of Martin Carter with a look at his poems against the backdrop of contemporary Guyanese and Caribbean writing. In 1981 the late Kamau Brathwaite published an essay in Caliban assessing the metaphysical (elements and stages) in the poetry of Martin Carter. The essay was reprinted 20 years later in Stewart Brown’s collection of essays about Martin,             

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BOOK: Big Ole Home By De Sea – By Neena Maiya

Slices of daily life in a sunny home by the sea. For good measure, the goings-on of the locals around the home are thrown in. The book is liberally sprinkled with madcap…at times, philosophical…conversations between mother and daughter, visitors, tradesmen. Food is plentiful. Tall tales add to the sauce. A ghost seeks help. Stones grow. A snake dances.

Around the home, the wind and the birds whistle. Sunbeams, filtered by trees, limbo across the lacquered wooden floor.

Some nights, danger lurks. Bandits. Gunshots in the wee hours of the morning. A thief sneaks into a neighbour’s home.

Despite the fears, mother and daughter create a haven.                

The mother is wise, kind to one and all. Yet she shoots words so sharp, she quells the petty thief and his foul-mouthed girlfriend into submission. The daughter wallows in self-deprecation. The two engage in power struggles over pepper-sauce, wild flowers, the killing of a fly and other such drama.

Through the keen observations of these two, and their interaction with others, the culture of the well-to-do and poor is revealed. Nature takes on a personality of its own, is discussed like beloved and some mad relatives.

The book, a collection of conversations, stories, quips and musings, highlights hope, grief, beauty and humour in a 3rd world setting. It is, in essence, an irrepressible celebration of home.

Available ebook formats: epub mobi lrf pdb html

AUTHOR: About Neena Maiya:

I was born in Guyana….  The Land of Many Waters, on the north-east tip of South America.

Y’all ain’t never see a place like where I come from. Trees walk. Jumbies (dead people spirit) walk day and night – though only a lucky few ever see them.
People tell stories more tall than coconut trees, in fact, they reach the moon before the USA ever land there.

Me? I only trying to record them long-tall tales and share them with the world.

Call me a story-teller addicted to people, music, books, craft, art, earth, sky, sea.

Scroll down to click on the various links where you may find it. 

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GUYANA: Madhia Fire: Letter to the Editor from Eusi Kwayana

Dear Editor:

The first thing I want to do is to give condolences from my narrow circle and myself to the relatives and communities who have suffered as a result of the dormitory fire at the Mahdia secondary school.

The unspeakable situation at Mahdia is a challenge and an indictment to all the groups that call themselves citizens. This is a call to all alert citizens, especially to the Guyana Bar Association, and Guyana Human Rights Organization, and civil society groups to see to it that the laws of Guyana are no further evaded in the investigation of this tragedy.  Continue reading

GUYANA: NEW YORK: Queen’s College- Annual Night of Film – Sunday June 18. 2018

We are holding our annual Night of Film, where we try to promote Guyanese and Caribbean culture by screening short films whose filmmakers are of Caribbean heritage.

At the Jamaica Performing Arts Center

This year we are excited to be screening 5 Guyanese short films on Sunday June 18th at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center in Queens, NY and I am soliciting your assistance in getting the word out to your many viewers. Please see the details below and please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, John.

John Campbell

President, QCAANY


The Sixth QCAANY Night of Film is back – IN-PERSON – at the beautiful Jamaica Performing Arts Center. Join us as we screen a very special series of spectacular short films – by GUYANESE filmmakers. Reserve your spot now and be part of this excellent Father’s Day celebration. Included with your ticket – Opening Cocktail reception and closing panel discussion with some of the filmmakers – You don’t want to miss this event! (Limited tickets)

 Click on link below or Scan QR code.


GUYANA: The Sage of Buxton—a special tribute to Baba Eusi Kwayana 

A long way from the block

    • Education – Listen on Apple Podcasts  —  1 hour 20 mins Podcast
In this episode I traveled to Atlanta, Georgia  for a celebration,  It was Baba Eusi’s  98th birthday.  Friends, family, former students and many others who walked with him in the struggle gathered to pay homage to one of Guyana’s greatest treasures.  These are their testimonies.

Eusi Kwayana, formerly Sydney King (born April 4 1925) in Lusignan, Guyana. A cabinet minister in the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government of 1953. Later he left the PPP to form ASCRIA (African Society for Cultural Relations with Independent Africa), a Pan-Africanist grassroots political group that, after a brief time with the People’s National Congress (PNC) of Forbes Burnham, fused into the Working People’s Alliance (WPA).              Continue reading

GUYANA: NINETEEN perished in Mahdia secondary school blaze – Gov’t

The fire sceneGUYANA: Nineteen  perished in Mahdia secondary school blaze – 

By and May 22, 2023m – Stabroek News

The government this morning provided the figure for those killed.

On her Facebook page, Education Minister Priya Manickchand provided the following update:

“Standing in what remains of the Mahdia Female Dormitory that housed 59 students less than 12 hours ago. 56 girls were present at the time , 3 went home with their families for the weekend.
Children housed at the dorms came from the communities of Karisparu, El Paso, Micobie and Chenapao.

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GUYANA: Mississauga Monarch Lions Club – Anniversary Brunch – June 1. 2023

Mississauga Monarch Lions Club in District A711 of Lions Clubs International has an anniversary brunch. 

The theme is “Lions Quest” which promotes Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Skills For Action programs in schools and communities.  The focus should be for youths to have mentorship and be taught leadership and emotional coping skills; so that they can dream without boundaries, to enhance their personal lives. The mental health and well-being of youths in all spectrums of their lives are imperative to a successful future.  As District A711 Lions Quest Chairperson and President of Mississauga Monarch Lions Club, we invite you to the brunch on June 11, 2023.  The Lions Quest Fellowship Award recipients are our supporters and youth advocates.  The news media teams are invited.                    Continue reading


May 14, 2023 – By Stanley Greaves


Today was payday. Waterfront workers received wages from the pay office of companies. My Father’s was Sandbach Parker Ltd. Sometimes when he was working elsewhere I had to take his tag, a piece of round copper stamped with a number to receive his pay. Men in the line would ask questions about my identity then send me to the head of it.

Women consorts and common- in- law wives would be waiting outside to secure the household money. Most men usually went to rumshops to celebrate the end of a work week. Huston’s Rum Shop and Bar was conveniently situated in Robb Street between Main and Water Streets near Sandbach Parker. When my Father came home I would examine his pocket. If the rounded end of a big can of sardines or salmon in tomato sauce revealed itself I knew that he had earned twelve dollars, a good week. I eagerly awaited Sunday morning.

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GUYANA: Baramita: GOLF FOR GUYANA – August 27, 2023 —- save the date!


Sunday, August 27th 2023

 Sunnybrae Golf Club: 1430 King Street, Port Perry, ON. CANADA.

(SEE ATTACHED BROCHURE)  —  2023 Golf For Guyana Flyer

Our golfers funded many projects in 2022:

Join us for a round of golf to raise funds for Baramita, an indigenous community in northern Guyana. This community is living in extreme poverty with 95% of the population living in makeshift tents with little access to a reliable food source or safe drinking water.

Installation of a school garden that is used to teach children about growing vegetables.  Construction of chicken coops for 12 families A 3-day satellite clinic where doctors and dentists attended to 400. Also patients were given 400 pairs of shoes to children; 400 backpacks of school supplies, soccer balls/and uniforms.  Upgrading of equipment used in vocational training + technology used in STEM learning.

Sponsored by: Food for the Poor. Guyana.

(SEE ATTACHED BROCHURE)  —  2023 Golf For Guyana Flyer

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