Guyanese Online Celebrated its 10th Anniversary – February 2020. 

Guyanese Online Celebrated its 10th Anniversary – February 2020. 

         Published by Cyril Bryan – cybryan@gmail.com

  • 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. 

WE CONTINUE TO SERVE      

Much has changed in the last ten years, especially in social media. Most organizations now have FaceBook pages but they may not have the reach that Guyanese Online provides. We are now planning how best to expand and present Guyanese Online in the future.

Contact me by email if you would like to make a donation to help us with our expansion.

Cyril Bryan, Publisher/ Editor  cybryan@gmail.com

February 2020

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Comments

  • eCaroh / PanOnTheWeb  On February 9, 2020 at 4:45 am

    A contemporary institution that brings out my highest sense of pride as a Guyanese… decades more of its existence… Sincerely, R

    Ronald H. Lammy, eCaribbeanArts Plus

    • guyaneseonline  On February 9, 2020 at 12:42 pm

      Thank you Ron. Much appreciated.

      All the best to you. and of course the GCA and your stellar efforts with that organization.
      Kind regards,
      Cy

  • Clyde Duncan  On February 9, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    Cyril Bryan: You are doing an exceptional job allowing Guyanese all over the world a place to vent …. about most things!!

    A Home Away From Home

    Congratulations – Keep up the Good Work!!

    • guyaneseonline  On February 9, 2020 at 12:47 pm

      Clyde:
      Thank you for the congratulations re Guyanese Online..
      Your suggested articles and comments are always appreciated.
      You were an early supporter of this website and contributed many articles when you were involved with the Guyanese Association in British Columbia.
      You have also contributed monetarily and I thank you for this.
      All the best to you for 2020 and the years to come.
      Best regards,
      Cyril

  • guyaneseonline  On February 9, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    From: Mohamed Hamaludin
    7:20 AM – February 9, 2020

    Good morning, Cyril.
    As you near the anniversary allow me to extend congratulations and thank you for creating the outlet for Guyanese writers and readers and for providing me with another forum to share my thoughts.
    Hamal

    • guyaneseonline  On February 9, 2020 at 12:57 pm

      Hello Hamal:
      Thank you for your congratulations.
      Guyanese online is a team effort. It welcomes articles and commentaries from Guyanese journalists and commentators.
      Your articles discuss the major issues that may affect the Guyanese Diasporas, especially those in the USA where you reside. (Note: Over 40% of our views originate from the USA)
      Keep on submitting your articles that appear in the South Florida Times.
      All the best!
      Cyril

      • Emanuel  On February 9, 2020 at 4:51 pm

        Thanks for Guyanese Online, Cyril. You have made possible a forum for Guyanese of all stripes to share their thoughts and opinions on a wide variety of topics of interest.

        Your time and effort in making this possible is greatly appreciated.

        Emanuel.

      • guyaneseonline  On February 9, 2020 at 5:15 pm

        Thank You Emanuel for your congratulations.
        Keep on making your comments … even if others may not agree with them.
        As they say “It is what it is”… and sometimes hit the bulls eye called … TRUTH.
        This is an open forum and I try my best to be fair to everyone.
        We have lots of plans to make this website even better in the future…. More later!!

        All the best to you …
        Cyril

    • Rosaliene Bacchus  On February 9, 2020 at 7:50 pm

      Mr. Hamaludin, your posts are a must-read. Thank you and thanks to Guyanese Online for sharing them with us.

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On February 9, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Congrats on your tenth anniversary, Cyril! Thanks for sharing my work over the years and for all that you do for us in the Guyana Diaspora. Much appreciated ❤

    • guyaneseonline  On February 10, 2020 at 2:11 am

      Thank you Rosaliene..’It has been a pleasure helping you with your blog: Three Worlds One Vision- ~ Guyana – Brazil – USA.
      You have also reciprocated by helping me with this website by allowing me to re-blog your entries…. thus expanding the content here.

      All the best as well regarding your novel… Under the Tamarind Tree.
      Cyril

  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On February 9, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Well, Well done, Cyril! Achieving a 10-yr run and still going strong at a time when technology and social media are prevalent and changing is a testament to your commitment and devotion for sharing news with Guyanese at home and abroad.

    I know you along time, and it doesn’t surprise me that you have arrived this far and promising to give the readership even better things ahead.

    Congrats again, my friend; and looking forward to the improvements to come!

    Cheers, Veda

    • guyaneseonline  On February 10, 2020 at 2:57 am

      Thank you Veda;;;;
      You are so right about technological change and especially social media. Most of us are well connected now…. but this was not the case in 2010 when I started Guyanese Online. My research now is to ascertain what new services we can establish to ensure our future viability and relevance. More to come later.

      Veda .. it is true that I have known you since the early 1960’s when we were both civil servants in Guyana . You at the Treasury Dept and I at the Queens College Office. We, like many older Guyanese are products of the excellent British Guiana education system which has ensured our success in the Diaspora.
      I must congratulate you as well for your research and writings…. Keep it up… it ensures that the brain stays alive and well.

      My work on Guyanese Online is also for my personal development. I started my first job in computers in 1970, while at University in Toronto…the days of large IBM mainframes. In the 1980-1990;s I had a computer company in Toronto, We have all seen the rapid changes in the IT industry since then and trying to keep.up. This website and my research in IT applications ensures that I have projects to do on a daily basis… keeps the brain active… so it is a WIN-WIN.

      Thanks again… and all the best to you.
      Cyril

  • dhanpaul narine  On February 10, 2020 at 12:42 am

    Thanks and Congratulations, Cyril,
    You are doing a magnificent job connecting us all. The flow of ideas here has been remarkable, thanks to you. I am also celebrating my anniversary because I have been with you all these 10 years too! All the best.

    • guyaneseonline  On February 10, 2020 at 3:18 am

      Thank you Dhanpaul…
      Congratulations to you as well for being a contributor of articles to Guyanese Online for the last ten years.
      I remember our conversations at that time .. You were writing articles for The West Indian- a New York publication, and wanted to share them on Guyanese Online. Thank you for sharing them with us for the last ten years …. It has made a difference.
      I remember us talking about Economics degrees and about your studies at the London School of Economics, which my dad also attended.

      We now have a number of commentators and journalists sharing their articles with Guyanese Online..and we look forward to more joining us in the future.

      Thanks for your support… and all the best to you.
      Cyril

  • Ken Persaud  On February 10, 2020 at 1:19 am

    Let me make it brief: It is an accomplishment of the highest order, Sir Cyril. Well done, your honour!

    Ken.

  • guyaneseonline  On February 10, 2020 at 3:51 am

    Thank you Ken.
    Although I am “Old School” I am still not knighted.. but thank you for the “SIR”.
    As I noted above this effort as been a WIN-WIN for me and for those who have benefited from my efforts. After retiring, I needed something to occupy my time daily and Guyanese Online has done that.
    .
    It all started in Barbados where I resided in the winter months, escaping from cold Toronto.. There was a Guyanese Association there from 2004,and I created a newsletter and blog for them in 2006 at a time when many Guyanese were refused entry there.and were asked to leave by 2008 if they were not legally there. Not a pleasant situation at all.
    I decided in 2010 to expand the reach of the blog and newsletter by building an international database and entering entries from other Associations.
    The history of entries as well as the newsletters are all online dating from February 2010.There are now an average of about 145 entries each month.

    I am glad that my efforts are appreciated by you and others.
    Kind regards,
    Cyril

  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On February 10, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Cyril: Just a brief addition (correction ?) to your statement above about mainframe IBM computers. After Guyana CS we met again in 1969 (not 1970) at the Actuarial Consultants, Wm Mercer Ltd, where we both operated the first commercial IBM mainframe 360-20/30 computers.
    I then left to study Economics at UT (with intention to return to Guyana) and you went into the Computer business.

    Cheers, Veda.

    • guyaneseonline  On February 10, 2020 at 5:42 pm

      Veda:
      YES … we did meet again when I worked in the summer while still at University. I wanted to mention that but could not remember the exact dates.. Thanks for the update. Wm Mercer Ltd was my first job in Canada and I am almost sure that it was yours as well. A great company to work for.
      Being in computers at such an early date in the history of computers has been a great experience for you, as it was for me.
      Congrats for your degree in Economics
      Cheers!
      Cyril

  • Ron Saywack  On February 10, 2020 at 9:17 am

    Some men in the sojourn of life have brilliant, creative, and, occasionally, revolutionary ideas. But oft let them die in the mist of time similar to a great dream – you wake up and it’s just that, a dream.

    Others, like Cyril Bryan, act on those ideas and the result can pleasantly be an important window to the world and a deep reservoir of priceless information. An example of such blossoming ideas is called Guyanese Online.

    Congratulations, Mr. Bryan! You are a Guyanese icon!

    Best regards and continued success,

    Ron Saywack.

    • guyaneseonline  On February 10, 2020 at 6:36 pm

      Ron:
      Thank you for your congratulations and kind words regarding my work with Guyanese Online.
      You have always been an avid supporter of the content in Guyanese Online and I have appreciated your input and suggestions over the years.
      I am not sure that I can be labelled a “Guyanese Icon”.
      I saw a need and I tried to fill it with the information I was aware of and made it available to others using the magic of information technology.

      You are quite correct about DREAMS and how many do not become realities.
      Fortunately, I had decided not to run after money and be satisfied with what I had and to give thanks for it, as I had already achieved my dreams in the computer business with my companies in Toronto.

      By the way, my first large blog website was in 2007, for the Randall Butisingh Weblog – https://randallbutisingh.wordpress.com/2007/10/28/a-note-of-gratitude/
      He was 95 at the time, and the “World’s Oldest Blogger”.,
      He died in 2012 at the age of 100. Take a look at his blog for his life story, poems and other writings.. May his soul Rest in Peace.
      He stopped blogging in 2010 and encouraged me to carry on… thus the birth of Guyanese Online.

      So from 2010 I had the time to focus on how I could contribute to the Guyanese Disapora. I saw the negative reports coming out of Guyana and the disrespect Guyanese were getting especially in the Caribbean. In my introduction to the blog I said that Guyanese should focus on positive news as things would eventually change for the better. I was right… as now they have.
      YES … the news has become more positive …now that there is OIL… and everyone …especially in the Caribbean..wants to be our friend, At last, we are getting the respect we have always deserved.
      Thanks for your support Ron.
      Cyril

  • Ron Saywack  On February 11, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Randall Butisingh: “He stopped blogging in 2010 and encouraged me to carry on… thus the birth of Guyanese Online.”

    You have done so with honours and distinctions, Cyril! May you proudly carry the baton for another exciting decade before passing it on to another good gate-keeper (steward).

    Cheers, Ron.

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