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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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Guyanese Associations: Events, Conferences, and Publications

UPCOMING CONFERENCES, PUBLICATIONS and EVENTS by GUYANESE ASSOCIATIONS

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  • UPDATED on January 15, 2020

Guyanese Canadian Young Professionals Association – Networking Social – Toronto – Jan 11, 2020

BHS and QC Alumni Associations: 12th Night 2020 Dance – Toronto – January 11. 2020

Guyana Christian Charities Canada (GCC): Valentine Dinner/ Dance – Toronto – February 15. 2020

Guyana Cultural Assoc. of Montreal: Black History Month Celebration: February 23. 2020

*NEW- 8th Annual One Love Gala and Awards: Unbroken – Toronto – 29 February 2020

Guyana Ottawa Cultural Association – Guyana Together Gala – February 29. 2020

ART EXHIBITION: Sandra Brewster | AGO Art Gallery of Ontario – runs till March 2020

Guyana 50th Republic Celebration and Cultural Awards event – Toronto – March 21, 2020

St. Stanislaus College Alumni: Annual Spring Dance: Toronto : April 18. 2020

 

             ANNOUNCEMENTS and NEWSLETTERS: 

*NEW- GIHR Online Newsletter – January 2020 + GIHR Call for Papers and Abstracts

Buxton/Friendship Museum Archives & Culture Center – Thank You and Greetings for 2020

Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission (CANGO): Medical Mission to Guyana – 2019 Report

Guyanese Canadian Young Professionals Association (GCYPA) – Toronto. Canada

Buxton Friendship Express Newsletter – November 2019

A spectacular Celebration: Caribbean Nationals at 6th Impact Awards Gala in NYC

Guyana: Queen’s College celebrates its 175th Anniversary – By Subraj Singh

GCC: Guyana Christian Charities Newsletter – October 2019

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

Updated on January 15, 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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GUYANA: LIST OF CABINET MINISTERS – Updated

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

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Doomsday Clock: A Hundred Seconds to Midnight – by Rosaliene Bacchus

A Hundred Seconds to Midnight

– by Rosaliene Bacchus

On Thursday, January  23, 2020, our atomic scientists advanced the Doomsday Clock another twenty seconds, bringing the fate of humanity to a hundred seconds to midnight. For those who don’t know, midnight signifies humanity’s self-annihilation with its nuclear arsenal. The guns that Americans cling to, like a toddler clings to his teddy bear, would be rendered useless in the face of a nuclear threat. To learn more, read the full statement issued by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

In his article “Twin Threats,” published in The Nation magazine (issue dated 01/27/2020), Michael T. Klare argues:

All things being equal, rising temperatures will increase the likelihood of nuclear war, largely because climate change will heighten the risk of social stress, the decay of nation-states, and armed violence in general…”

Read More: A Hundred Seconds to Midnight by Rosaliene Bacchus

Medical: Over 70% of 12- to 14-year-olds in China are short-sighted – The Economist

Experts say they should get out more

China –Jan 18th 2020 edition –  The ECONOMIST

The phone on Wang Xiaoying’s desk rings incessantly on a weekday morning. An optometrist in Shanghai, Ms Wang doubles as a part-time operator for China’s first publicly funded call centre providing information about myopia. It began operating on January 7th. Most callers are parents who worry about the deteriorating eyesight of their young offspring. “Make sure your child spends two hours outdoors each day!” Ms Wang often urges them. Another tip she offers is to avoid reading when supine. Trying to focus on an object held up by an unsteady arm is likely to strain the eyes, some experts believe.

The government reckons that more than 450m people in China, or at least one in three, are short-sighted (meaning that distant objects appear blurry). Globally just over one in five are.          Continue reading

OPINION: A plea to humanity amidst the brutality – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

Are we not our brother’s keeper?

I am in no way soliciting a response, to the afore-stated inquiry, based on the fact that current happenings in Guyana reveal that the people are still answering Cain’s question to God. (Genesis, 4:9). Ironically, the Brother’s Keeper epithet was first framed as a negative:  When God asked after Cain, fresh from murdering Abel, where his brother was. Cain answered, “I know not; am I my brother’s keeper?”

Today any morally upright, sane thinking, god fearing, people loving, oil benefitting Guyanese knows that where God is concerned, the right response is a resounding “Yes!”  After all, Jesus told us so Himself, through stories like the Good Samaritan and imperatives like “Love Your Neighbor.”          Continue reading

World Economics: The Greatest Financial Train Wreck the World Has Ever Seen – Bill Bonner’s Diary

Bill Bonner’s Diary

BALTIMORE — Last week, stocks finished at an all-time high. But guess what? In terms of real money — gold-linked, pre-1971 dollars — stocks have been losing ground since the start of the millennium.

We are looking at one of the most remarkable episodes in financial history. Investors think they are making money… when they’re actually getting poorer.

Donald J. Trump tells the international Deep Staters at Davos that the U.S. economy is “spectacular”, but most of its countries have never recovered from the crisis of ’08-’09.

What a jolly time to be alive… to be conscious… with a few dollars saved up and a sense of humor. And coming up… a financial Demolition Derby on a global scale…              Continue reading

India: Narendra Modi stokes divisions in the world’s biggest democracy – The Economist

India’s 200m Muslims fear the prime minister is building a Hindu state

Narendra Modi

Leaders- Jan 23rd 2020 edition – Jan 23rd 2020 – The Economist

Last month India changed the law to make it easier for adherents of all the subcontinent’s religions, except Islam, to acquire citizenship. At the same time, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (bjp) wants to compile a register of all India’s 1.3bn citizens, as a means to hunt down illegal immigrants (see Briefing). Those sound like technicalities, but many of the country’s 200m Muslims do not have the papers to prove they are Indian, so they risk being made stateless. Ominously, the government has ordered the building of camps to detain those caught in the net.        Continue reading

Reducing Fire, and Cutting Carbon Emissions, the Aboriginal Way – Thomas Fuller | The New York Times

Thomas Fuller | The New York Times

As blazes rage in southern Australia, Indigenous fire-prevention techniques that have sharply cut destructive bushfires in the north are drawing new attention.

COOINDA, Australia — At a time when vast tracts of Australia are burning, Violet Lawson is never far from a match. 

In the woodlands surrounding her home in the far north of the country, she lights hundreds of small fires a year — literally fighting fire with fire. These traditional Aboriginal practices, which reduce the undergrowth that can fuel bigger blazes, are attracting new attention as Australia endures disaster and confronts a fiery future.                  Continue reading

Corruption: Guyana registers best ever score on Transparency International ranking

Guyana has risen three points in the latest Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) Report, registering its best score ever and was once again listed among 22 countries which have significantly improved their standing in the last eight years.

“In the last eight years, only 22 countries significantly improved their CPI scores, including Greece, Guyana and Estonia,” the TI Corruption Perceptions Index 2019 report said.

Guyana now has a score of 40 and is ranked at 85 out of the 180 countries which were looked at for the report which was released on January 23, 2020.            Continue reading

Guyana: Power Generation: Giftland to supply GPL with 4.5 megawatts of power

– Power Purchasing Agreement finally signed

The state owned Guyana Power and Light Inc. has finally sealed the deal with Giftland Mall to supplement more than four mega watt (Mw) of power to the grid after almost two years of back and forth.

This disclosure was made by the Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson, yesterday on the sidelines of an event.

According to Minister Patterson, “the Power Purchase Agreement has been signed…The technical modalities have been worked out and I think very shortly the licence will be granted.”

“Giftland will be supplying about four megawatts into the power grid to augment what GPL has at the moment,” Patterson added.      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: PPP challenges GECOM explanation on changes to particulars of 91,000 voters

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has challenged the legal basis for the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) changing of particulars of 91,000 electors stemming from the July-August house-to-house registration exercise, disagreeing that the information is unintentionally incorrect.

GECOM says the Commissioner of Registration, Keith Lowenfield, who is also the Chief Elections Officer, is legally empowered under Regulation 37 of the National Registration (Residents) Regulations Act to make any changes to any revised list within 21 days after certification once he is satisfied that any entry or omission in any list as revised is incorrect through inadvertence in the course of such revision.            Continue reading

US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo Urges Caribbean To Be Wary Of Chinese Investments

— As Washington Seeks Closer Relations

US State Secretary Urges Caribbean To Be Wary Of Chinese Investments As Washington Seeks Closer RelationsPHOTO: United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, addressing a policy discussion session on US-Caribbean relations on Wednesday (January 22) at The Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston, Jamaica. The meeting formed part of Pompeo’s two-day working visit to the island. Photo credit: Dave Reid And Adrian Walker/JIS.

KINGSTON, Jamaica, January 24, 2020 (CMC) – The United States, on Wednesday, urged Caribbean countries to be wary of accepting “easy money from countries, like China”, as Washington sought to improve its decades-old relationship with the region.

US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, addressing a policy discussion on “US Caribbean Relations”, acknowledged that the North American giant had been absent from the Caribbean for a long period.      Continue reading

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