Category Archives: Guyana Diaspora

ASSOCIATION: Sisters With A Mission: FISH FRY – Brooklyn NY. – June 19. 2021- 3.00pm – 9.00pm

NYC: The ‘Little Guyana’ Sign- Co-naming Event -Liberty Ave. Queens NY – May 29. 2021 @ 10.00am

GUYANA: “A New Era of Engagement for the Guyanese Diaspora” – May 22, 2021, at 9 AM ECT (1 PM UTC)

Dear Diaspora Organisation,

In keeping with His Excellency President Mohamed Irfaan Ali’s promise to aggressively pursue the involvement of the Diaspora in national development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation will host its first Virtual Diaspora Conference under the theme “A New Era of Engagement for the Guyanese Diaspora”, on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 9 AM ECT (1 PM UTC).

The conference will provide a platform for the Government to reaffirm its commitment to Diaspora engagement and to garner feedback from the Diaspora on its plans to engage and involve the Diaspora in Guyana’s development.        Continue reading

BOOK: ZOOM EVENT: Converse with Dr. Frank L. Douglas – Sunday May 30, 2021 4.30-6.30PM EST

     Author of: ‘Defining Moments of a Free Man from a Black Stream’

     BOOK IT is a virtual Book Discussion featuring Guyanese authors.

MOTHER’S DAY GREETINGS + Randall Butisingh’s Mother’s Day Speech

This was published in Guyanese Online on May 12, 2014


                   MOTHER’S DAY GREETINGS

               Also .. click link below to view: 

Mother’s Day Speech – by Randall Butisingh – 1912-2012

Guyana-born Toronto musician “Bonny Brent”, sits behind drum kit at his own funeral

BlogTO – 03 May 2021

Today in going out with a bang, we have Toronto’s own Brentnol “Cabbage” McPherson — aka Bonny Brent — a world-renowned Guyanese-Canadian musician who recently “performed” for the last time ever… at his own funeral.

Friends and family gathered at Covenant Funeral Home in Scarborough, Toronto on Saturday, April 24, to send off the lifelong drummer, who passed away at the age of 73 following a battle with cancer.

What was less traditional — and incredibly memorable — was the visitation that took place ahead of the funeral, during which McPherson’s body was presented in a seated position behind a set of drums bearing the words “Bonny Brent, 1952 – 2021.”          Continue reading

GUYANA: Government plans to integrate migrants and re-migrants into society – Foreign Secretary

 Venezuelan immigration to Guyana:

Foreign Secretary, Robert Persaud, addressing migrants and  re-migrants   .

Apr 25, 2021 – Kaieteur News Foreign Secretary, Robert Persaud, announced yesterday, that his government has made plans to integrate migrants and remigrants from Venezuela, into various sectors of the Guyanese society. Persaud made this announcement, during an engagement with the migrants residing on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two.

In his opening remarks, the Foreign Secretary said that his objective is to listen to the various issues affecting migrants in Region Two.      Continue reading

LFU – Linden Fund USA: Support the future leaders of Linden and Region 10

Linden Town Week – April 24 – May 02. 2021

Dear LFU members and supporters,

The Eustace “Sammy” David Scholarship for Success program, so named to honor our beloved board member and friend, was launched in the 2018-2019 school year as part of LFU’s education mission, which seeks to promote the academic achievement of youths in Linden and Region 10.          Continue reading

International Symposium on Guyana’s Oil and Gas Economy 2021 – May 29, 2021: 3 – 5PM. ET

QCAANY is hosting the International Symposium on Guyana’s Oil and Gas Economy on Saturday, May 29th 2021,  from 3PM – 5PM  ET. We’d appreciate it if you would share this information with others.

Guyana’s recent oil discoveries unveil new possibilities for unprecedented national prosperity. Yet the question remains: will the Guyanese people truly benefit from the exploration of this additional natural resource?          Continue reading

Guyana’s Post-Pandemic Recovery – Two Part Panel Series – Webinar- April 29-30. 2021

Photograph of the Community Benab's interior in Wowetta, Guyana. A Benab is a traditional communal meeting place for many of Guyana's Indigenous Peoples. Benabs are made entirely out of natural material & are usually circular in shape.

Post-Pandemic Recovery in Guyana: Two Part Virtual Panel Series on Community-Centred Approaches


Guyana is currently undergoing major socio-economic transformation. Little attention has been given to the country’s post-pandemic recovery, owing to the fraught political climate and sustained focus on the emerging oil & gas sector.

This two-part panel series seeks to address this gap by drawing attention to community-centered development approaches in two pillars of the country’s future trajectory, Guyana’s Indigenous Peoples and its Diaspora.        Continue reading