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Welcome to the Guyanese Online Blog.

This Blog’s first entry was on February 9, 2010 and the first Newsletter was published in March 2010. It was created by Cyril Bryan, as a project to help Guyanese in the Diaspora to be connected to some of the positive news from Guyana, as well as to the work being done by Guyanese organisations around the world.   Blog entries are inserted daily and a every five days a list of these entries is emailed to thousands of Guyanese around the world. Send your name and email to cybryan@gmail.com to receive this list.

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  • Updated on May 18, 2019

NEW- Stanley Greaves Exhibition of Sculptures May 16 – 28, 2019- Guyana Embassy Washington DC

NEW- Guyana: Independence Committee -New York Consulate – Events – May 2019

Guyana’s 53rd Independence Anniversary: Flag Raising Ceremony – Toronto – May 24, 2019

NEW- Guyana: North Georgetown Secondary School 50th Anniversary – 5 Ads- inc May 25 – 26. and Aug 03, 2019

Guyana Football: GFF: ISG Banquet and Dance – Toronto – May 25, 2019

GCCABC Upcoming Events – AGM (Apr 14th), Dance (May 25th), and Cruise (Sept 28-29)

Alliance of Guyanese Canadian Organizations – Interfaith Church Service – Toronto – May 26, 2019

Guyana Festival Committee – Toronto- Guyana 53rd Independence Dinner and Dance – June 1, 2019

Guyana’s 53rd Independence celebration in New York slated for June 2, 2019

The Guyana Economic Development Trust and Guyana Innovation Prize – NYC – June 2. 2019

UG – Guyana Economic Development Trust – Reception – NYC – June 2. 2019

Amb. Riyad Insanally to speak at Diaspora Organization Launch in New York – June 8, 2019

St Joseph’s High School Alumni – Spring Dance – Toronto – June 8. 2019

Guyana Cultural Association of Montreal – Annual Tea Party – June 9, 2019

Queen’s College Alumni – Toronto – Annual Father’s Day Brunch – June 09, 2019

Alliance of Guyanese Canadian Organizations: Guyana’s 53rd Anniversary: Toronto – June 15, 2019

Golf Tournament to aid Baramita in Guyana-  Beaverton ON – June 15, 2019

St. Rose’s  Alumni USA – Brunch Honoring Males – Brooklyn NY – June 22. 2019

Mike Marks Presents: Guyanese Entertainers Showcase – Toronto – June 23. 2019

Buxton-Friendship Heritage Fund (USA): Summer Soiree: New York: June 29, 2019

Queens Literary Festival 2019: Poetry Slam & Spoken Word – NY – June 29, 2019

Ottawa Annual Oldies Dance- 27th Anniversary – June 29, 2019

Launch of the Guyana Solar Challenge – By SHOS and CYEN – July 1, 2019

NEW- New York Tutorial Support Group: Annual Summer Jam- NYC – July 12, 2019

St. Stanislaus College Alumni: Annual Golf Tournament: Toronto: July 13. 2019

Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation – Honors and Awards Luncheon: New York: July 13, 2019

Guyana- Jamaica Friendship Association New York – Boat Ride – July 13, 2019

UG-  Diaspora and Entrepreneurship Conference is scheduled for July 21-25, 2019

St. Stanislaus College Alumni – Toronto – CARIBJAM DANCE – August 2. 2019

COTAB Annual Caribana Fundraising Dance – Toronto – August 3, 2019

Linden Fund USA: 20th Anniversary Dinner Dance – Queen’s Village. NY – August 10, 2019

St. Rose’s High School International Reunion – New York – August 24-30. 2019

South Georgetown Alumnae Assoc: 10th Anniversary Gala- NY – August 30, 2019

                 ANNOUNCEMENTS and NEWSLETTERS: 

BFCN: Black Foundation of Community Networks – Scholarship Directory 2019

Guyana Cultural Association of New York: On-Line Magazine – Latest edition

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – April 2019

GIHR: Guyana Institute of Historical Research Newsletter – May 2019

CSJAD “New Road” Monthly Newsletter – March 2019

Senior Guyanese Friendship Association Newsletter – March 2019

CHAAG: Renewal of Membership Dues and Updating Information

Guyana Christian Charities – February 2019 Newsletter

LINDEN FUND USA (LFU) celebrates its 20 year Anniversary in 2019

Updated on May 18, 2019

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Guyana Census 2012 highlights decline in main ethnic populations

Guyana Census 2012 highlights decline in main ethnic populations


The Bureau of Statistics announced, on July 18, its publications of Compendiums One and Two further detailing the findings of the 2012 Census.

This recent publication, Compendium Two, was disseminated earlier this month. It provides further information about the country’s population composition in terms of Ethnicity, Age structure, Dependency Ratios & Religion.  

Additionally new information about the population trends such as national population size by Region and population growth patterns are also detailed in this latest publication.

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Here is the latest list of the various Ministries in the Government of Guyana. Information is automatically updated. 

***********  Previous Ministerial Announcements below **********

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Guyana: EX-GDF, EX-GNS, EX-GPM and EX-BGVF Officers 2019 Reunion Dinner- NYC- July 5. 2019

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BHS Alumni Toronto Chapter – Bottom House Fete -Toronto – June 22, 2019

Brazilian Crooks Received $62 million in Trump Bailout Meant for U.S. Farmers

Company Owned by Brazilian Crooks Received $62 million in Trump Bailout Meant for U.S. Farmers

The Trump administration was alerted to alleged corruption by pork producer JBS USA, but issued the payments anyway.

Chris Sommerfeldt Tribune News Service | The Portland Press Herald

The Trump administration has forked out over $62 million — taxpayer cash that was supposed to be earmarked for struggling American farmers — to a massive meatpacking company owned by a couple of jailbird Brazilian brothers.

The Department of Agriculture cut a contract in January to purchase $22.3 million worth of pork from plants operated by JBS USA, a Colorado-based subsidiary of Brazil’s JBS SA, which ranks as the largest meat-packer in the world.         

The bailout raised eyebrows from industry insiders at the time, as it was sourced from a $12 billion program meant for American farmers harmed by President Trump’s escalating trade war with China and other countries.                Continue reading

To China, All’s Fair in Love and Trade Wars – Michael Schuman | The Atlantic

To China, All’s Fair in Love and Trade Wars

China has more leverage in its trade war with the U.S. than you think.

Michael Schuman | The Atlantic

Just how bad are things between the United States and China? Over an evening beer in Beijing this week, a friend and I debated which prominent American company China would whack first. It’s a serious question — and the answer could be the next ugly step in the escalating economic dispute between the two powers.

The standard line from President Donald Trump and those who support his get-tough approach toward Beijing is that because China sells more to the U.S. than the other way around, Washington has the upper hand in its game of tariffs. “China buys MUCH less from us than we buy from them,” Trump recently tweeted, “so we are in a fantastic position.”                  Continue reading

Guyana Politics: AFC holds Press Conference on CJIA Expansion Problems

G$30B and counting new airport and runway extension…‘New’ CJIA still lacks cargo area, office space, new parking lot, etc.

–AFC commits to releasing modified airport designs
–insists corruption is a cultural problem in Guyana

The smaller faction in the coalition government, the Alliance For Change (AFC), on

BEFORE: photo of CJIA  terminal building

Friday said it has no problem lobbying Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, to release the modified airport designs.
The party has also admitted that Guyana faces severe challenges in the fight against corruption.

Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes, also Vice-Chairperson of AFC, made the comments on Friday during the party’s press conference.

The press conference was being hosted by Hughes and executive member, former Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin.              Continue reading

Guyana Politics: I sense this is the calm before the proverbial turbulence – By GHK Lall

  Letter By GHK Lall

It is quiet around here in the political straits and the desperate political shoals.  Things are very subdued, almost to the point of muteness.  Sometimes I wonder if I have lost my sense of hearing and powers of observation.  I do sense, though, this careful marketing civilizing business involved in the very crucial matter of political self-reinvention.  With so much at stake it is worth more than a try.  It could not come at a more opportune time, too.

Everybody has to be on their best behaviour and they are: the language is temperate and thoughtful.  Eggshells come to mind.  There is this rarity in political Guyana: every word and phrase is subject to cautious screening and tense analyzing for any undesired misinterpretation, anything resembling the outlier of the unintended.   Continue reading

Guyana: Pegasus Hotel has announced a September 2020 completion date

Locally-owned Pegasus Hotel has announced a September 2020 completion of its 12-storey suites and a seven-storey corporate offices expansion.

Robert Badal

The construction of the estimated US$100M project started in October last year.
It comprises a 12-storey tower providing long-term accommodation and a seven-storey office complex providing first world corporate offices.

According to Pegasus’s managing director, Robert Badal, all corporate offices would over time be converted to accommodation when it is viable to do so. The objective is to expand the services offered by Pegasus Hotel, a premier tourism company.

Giving an update last week, the executive disclosed that regarding the economic benefits, taxes from suppliers and bank interest during construction is estimated at US$2.8M per annum and close to US$4M per annum after full operation.          Continue reading

Let’s forget about race and welcome the newest royal into his place – By Yvonne Sam

– By Yvonne Sam

The birth of the first mixed race baby into the royal family has already resurrected some dangerous stereotypes about race

A brief look at social media reveals that the arrival of the anxiously awaited offspring of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has brought with it, the not- so- hidden rudiments of racism. When Meghan conceived, be not deceived speculations abounded like short range missiles in Nazi Germany during World War II.

After all, the expected baby was going to be the first, yes the first Anglo-American member of the Royal family. For the Black diaspora, in the United Kingdom, United States and especially but not exclusively Jamaica, the impending birth stirred an excitement, causing to surface unresolved issues surrounding the mysterious death of Harry’s mother Princess Diana in 1997.      Continue reading

Stanley Greaves Exhibition of Sculptures May 16 – 28, 2019- Guyana Embassy Washington DC

Guyana Embassy Washington DC

Stanley Greaves

The Embassy of Guyana is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of sculptures – The El Dorado Series: Extending the Myth – by renowned Guyanese artist, Mr Stanley Greaves, AA, in commemoration of Guyana’s 53rd Anniversary of Independence.
The exhibition is at the Main Building of the Organization of American States, in the Marcus Garvey Hall of Culture, at 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
The exhibition is open to the public and will run until May 28, 2019.
Embassy of Guyana/Permanent Mission to the OAS

Guyana Police –Guilty by  Omission: Of Failure to put Motorcycle Crime in Remission

By Yvonne Sam

Let the criminals know they may commit the crime and ride but will serve the time and cannot hide.

I am penning these few lines hoping that at the conclusion some degree of clarity will enshroud my enigmatic cranium. Once again (or as always) crime in Guyana is seemingly spiraling out of control.  While this in itself is of grave concern, even more serious is the mode of transportation being used by the perpetrators, along with an accompanying and increasing ability to elude capture.

At a press conference recently, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, in reference to the country’s current crime rate, spoke thus, “the impression that Guyana is in a “really bad state” as compared to other countries with regard to the country’s crime rate is “not true”., “sometimes this thing is emblazoned across the front pages of newspapers giving the impression as though we are in a real bad state, [but it’s] not really true”.            Continue reading

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