Guyanese Online – 11th Anniversary – 09 February 2021

Today, Guyanese Online has celebrated its11th Anniversary.

We have a large database of Guyanese worldwide.  Most of our readers are in the USA, Canada, and the UK.

The website has carried articles and videos on Guyana, as well as articles on a wide range of subjects that may be of interest to our readers, many of them non-Guyanese  We hope that you like our selections. To date we have had over 7.3 millions views on the website.      Continue reading

Welcome to the GUYANESE Online Blog – Now over Seven Million Views

Kaieteur Falls. Guyana. South America

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.

    Cyril Bryan 2020

    We thank all those who have contributed to make this website a success.

    Most of all we thank the Associations and individuals who have made donations to ensure its viability over the years. 


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The following contains information regarding the blog since 2010

The Newsletter and Blog for Guyanese Associations and Groups, and individuals Worldwide

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 and Guyanese organisations around the world.   Blog entries are inserted daily and every day a list of these entries is emailed to thousands of Guyanese around the world. Send your name and email to to receive this list or relay it to your contacts. All entries are also in Facebook.. Thank you

For more info on Guyanese Online go to:> this Link

Guyanese Online Entries from January 1, 2018 – Click Links to View


Georgetown from Bank of Guyana Building. St George’s Cathedral at center.

Guyanese Online was established in February 2010. 

Guyanese Online Entries from January 1, 2018 

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Commentary: Praise to the Women of Our World! – by Rosaliene Bacchus

New post on Three Worlds One Vision  – by Rosaliene Bacchus

United Nations Map of Women in Politics 2020 – Source: UN Women
Created by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women, showing global rankings as of January 1, 2020
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International Women’s Day 2021: History, marches and celebrations – March 8. 2021 – BBC News

Four indigenous women raise their hands as they call for gender equality during a protest in Brasilia on International Women's Day, on March 8, 2020.
PHOTO:  Women called for gender equality during this protest in Brasilia on International Women’s Day in 2020

You might have seen International Women’s Day mentioned in the media or heard friends talking about it.

But what is it for? When is it? Is it a celebration or a protest? Is there an equivalent International Men’s Day? And what virtual events will take place this year?

For more than a century people around the world have been marking 8 March as a special day for women.

Read on to find out why.

GUYANA: India’s donates 80,000 COVISHIELD AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccines

Prime Minister Mark Phillips (second from left) and Indian High Commissioner to Guyana Dr. K.J. Srinivasa (second from right) greeting each other today at the airport. Also in this Indian High Commission photo are Minister of Health Dr Frank Anthony (left) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hugh Todd.

PHOTO: Prime Minister Mark Phillips (second from left) and Indian High Commissioner to Guyana Dr. K.J. Srinivasa (second from right) greeting each other today at the airport. Also in this photo are Minister of Health Dr. Frank Anthony (left) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hugh Todd.

India’s donation of 80,000 COVISHIELD vaccines arrived this morning at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri.  The donation will enable the vaccination of 40,000 persons with the double-dose required.

The shot is the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine manufactured in India.          Continue reading

COVID-19: Approval of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine could change Canada’s vaccination game – CBC News

Lauren Pelley  – CBC NEWS – March 5, 2021

A one-dose COVID-19 vaccine is now approved for use in Canada — and vaccine experts say the shot from Johnson & Johnson could give a major boost to countrywide vaccination efforts while offering a “real solution” to hasten the end of the pandemic..

The vaccine, made by a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is a non-replicating viral vector option and, unlike the three other vaccines previously approved for Canadian use, was tested during clinical trials as a single shot.      Continue reading

Entertainment: Getting Started in music – By: Dave Martins

It occurred to me recently, after a long, rambling conversation with a young musician hopeful, that unless one has gone down that road, you have no idea of how very difficult, I would even say daunting, that path is. There is no formula anywhere, no how-to-book on the process, partly because every musical journey is distinct and unique with the traumas and pitfalls that obtain only from that person’s set of circumstances or abilities. 

The path that Sparrow took in his emergence, for instance, when I hear him talk about them, are completely different from my own; my going to him or to Dennis DeSouza in Trinidad, who I got to know in the years after Tradewinds became popular, for advice on how to proceed with this problem or that, would have been no use because their obstacles or advantages were nothing whatsoever like my own.               Continue reading

OPINION: Truisms regarding POLITICIANS – various commentators

Truisms regarding POLITICIANS – Appropriate for most of the last 200 years! … DOES YOUR VOTE MATTER?

We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
~Aesop, Greek slave & fable author

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
~Plato, ancient Greek Philosopher
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SECURITY: Crime Rate by Country -2020 statistics – World Population Review

Editor’s Note: This report shows that Guyana is ranked 8th; Trinidad & Tobago 6th; and Jamaica 11th. Crime Index for Country 2020

Crime Rate by Country 2021 from 2020 statistics – World Population Review (Link here)

Crime rate is calculated by dividing the number of reported crimes by the total population, and then the result is multiplied by 100,000

The crime rates in each country. While there is no exact reason why crimes are committed, there are several factors attributed to high crime rates. High crime rates are seen in countries or areas with high poverty levels and low job availability. Strict police enforcement and severe sentences tend to reduce crime rates. There is a strong correlation between age and crime, with most crimes, especially violent crimes, being committed by those ages 20-30 years old.          Continue reading

EDUCATION: Technology is Shaping the Future – Disrupting Education as we know it- Visual Capitalist


Technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives, and now it seems that education systems around the world are due for an update.

Educators are tapping into the digital revolution and adopting new technologies to help students reach their full potential, but can they adapt quickly enough to prepare children for the changing future of work?

The Growing Role of Tech in Classrooms

Today’s infographic from Best Education Degrees explores the different ways technology is transforming classrooms, and disrupting education as we know it.

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USA – Two Nations Under God – commentary – by: The Economist

It is not clear that they can be persuaded to vote Democrat, however

THE ECONOMIST | Nashville, Tennessee and Keller, Texas 

Set in the bucolic countryside on the edge of Nashville, Christ Presbyterian Church is a stately building where, in normal times, hundreds of evangelical Christians gather to worship. On a recent Sunday a smaller, socially distanced congregation assembled to hear the preacher speak on the eighth chapter of the gospel of Mark, in which Jesus asks his disciples:

“Who do people say I am?”      Continue reading

In memory of: Sydney Norman Abdool – 1927-2021 – By: Geoff Burrowes

– By: Geoff Burrowes

My brother in law Norman died on March 1. 2021, and in his passing we lost a great Guyanese Canadian.

I was blessed to marry into my boss’ family, the Sydney Abdools.

Norman was the eldest, then Marjorie Fredericks, Freddy, Beryl Fredericks and  many years after that, Barbara Magalee and my wife, Norma the baby of the family. When I got to know Norman he was tall and slim and elegant, a handsome man with a dry sense of humour which salted his view of life, often.    Continue reading