Category Archives: Associations

Guyana owes a debt of gratitude to the Congregational churches for pioneering education for Africans

(A review of David Granger’s Congregationalism and communitarianism. The Congregational Church in post-Emancipation Guyana.)

David Granger’s Congregationalism and communitarianism. The Congregational Church in post-Emancipation Guyana recalls the historic role which Congregationalism played in the struggle of enslaved Africans for their emancipation. It is an aspect of local history which remains underreported and underappreciated.

Granger defines ‘communitarianism’ as the fusion of the evangelical constitution of Congregationalism with the Church’s communal character. It refers to the social ministry of the Church which “…emphasizes the interactions among a community of people who share a common history or purpose and who live in a shared geographic space.”          Continue reading

Golf for Guyana: for Baramita Project: Beaverton Ontario – September 12. 2020

Saturday, September 12, 2020, 1:00 PM
Cedarhurst Golf Club
Bernadette Logan
(705) 426-3035
825 Thorah, Concession Rd 4,
Beaverton, ON L0K 1A0
Join us for an afternoon of golf to raise funds for a community project in 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.
Tickets: $145 (includes golfing, cart, lunch & dinner)
Register online at:

Download Information: (1) Guyana Golf Sept 12     (2)  Guyana Phase II

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Guyana Cultural Association (GCA) – EVENTS 2020 – Streaming Live on FaceBook


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GUSDA: International Guyanese ZOOM Event for UNITY – Sunday 06 September 2020

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Guyana Government: Indigenous People Outraged at Renaming of Ministry – VIDEO


August 8, 2020 – HGPTV (Channel16 Cable67)

The Amerindian Peoples Association is frowning upon the decision of the new administration to revert the name of the ministry that represents the interest of Guyana’s indigenous people. Amel Griffith explains.

GUYANA: Mid-year events in Guyana and abroad affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Editor’s Note: Since its inception ten years ago, Guyanese Online has featured events by Guyanese Associations in the Disapora. Over 75% of our readers reside in the USA, Canada and the UK. This year, due to COVID-19, most events have been cancelled by Guyanese associations. This article by Francis Quamina Farrier highlights how it has affected life and events in Guyana and elsewhere.

By Francis Quamina Farrier

LIKE millions all around the world, I have been in lockdown since mid-March. As someone who loves and needs to be here, there and everywhere, gathering the news from the four corners of our beautiful Guyana, and to many corners of our wonderful world, I am surprised that I do not find myself in any way bored being at home 24/7 for the past four months. With the aid of so many modern technologies – the internet, smartphone and Zoom included – we are all able to make contact and receive information from all around the world in real-time.      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: The Guyana Renewal Project – “Proposal for Inclusive Governance Approach in Guyana,”

The Guyana Renewal Project 

Article 13 of Guyana’s Constitution declares:

The principal objective of the political system of the State is to establish a inclusionary democracy by providing increasing opportunities for the participation of citizens, and their organisations, in the management and decision-making processes of the State, with particular emphasis on those areas of decision-making that directly affect their well-being.

The operationalization of this fundamental national principle must be an outcome of the resolution of Guyana’s current political crisis. Since the submission of the report of the Constitution Reform Commission to the National Assembly on July 17, 1999, successive governments have failed to take the decisive action needed to implement the spirit of Article 13. As a result, the state of Guyana has lurched from crisis to crisis during its election cycles.

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Oh Canada! … Canada Day: July 1, 2020 – Enjoy it virtually


Government of Canada – Various Events

Across the country

Enjoy virtual Canada Day celebrations happening in cities and communities across the country on July 1.

Around the world

Find out what Canada Day activities our embassies, consulates and high commissions outside of Canada have organized.

Guyana Consulate Toronto: Facebook chat on June 17, 2020

Hundreds of NY Guyanese facing serious crisis following COVID-19

—  jobs lost, relying on food banks

Richmond Hill Lions Club preparing food packages

Richmond Hill Lions Club preparing food packages

Hundreds of New York-based Guyanese, many of whom are undocumented, are facing a serious financial crisis after losing their jobs due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and are relying heavily on the distribution of food packages from various groups for their survival.

Professor Dhanpaul Narine, a community advocate, told Stabroek News that Guyanese immigrants would wait on long lines at food pantries in areas such as the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens to receive weekly food packages.            Continue reading