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Guyanese Online Newsletters

Guyanese Online Newsletters

The first monthly Guyanese Online Newsletter was published in March 2010, as a part of this Blog-Website.

The newsletters and this Blog are the creation of Cyril Bryan, as his contribution to the Guyana Diaspora who want to be informed about news from Guyana, as well as the historical and cultural articles that keep us all connected to the “Guyanese cultural experience”.

These newsletters are filled with news from Guyana as well as news from Guyanese Associations worldwide.  there are also articles in the Arts and Culture category, history, education, tourism and cuisine.  Most issues have a theme and you should find them very interesting.  Enjoy!!

Here are the Newsletters published by Guyanese Online (latest at top):-

Guyanese Online Newsletter – June 2011


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This is the latest edition (# 16) of the Guyanese Online Newsletter.

This newsletter has 19 pages and contains many articles and advertising of events by various Associations in the USA and Canada.

Page 1– Masthead : Parliament Buildings.  Guyana Independence – 45 years Celebration.

Page 2- Editorial: “Guyana’s Development – Taxation Reviewed.” By Cyril Bryan

Page 3– Guyanese Online Blog Page: Blog entries for May 2011;  Top 20 – most popular entries for May 2011;  Nostalgia 375 by Godfrey Chin: celebrating GT&T 1991-2011.

Page 4-9 – Association News – various advertisements of events

Page 10-12 – Arts and Culture News

Page 13-14- Historical Articles.

Page 15–16 – Guyana News.

Page 17– Tourism

Page 18 – Caribbean/ Regional News

Page 19 – Commentary – Letter to Editor.

We do hope you find this publication interesting.

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Cyril Bryan, Editor and Publisher

E-mail: guyaneseonline@gmail.com

Guyanese Online Newsletter – May 2011


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This is the latest edition (# 15) of the Guyanese Online Newsletter.

This newsletter has 17 pages and contains over 43 items- including video links, links to external articles and advertising of events by various Associations.

This edition  features Guyana news (5 pages); Regional Caribbean news page;  an Editorial page; an Environment Page; a Tourism Page;  Guyanese Associations and their news (4 pages); Arts and Culture articles (2 pages), as well as a historical article on Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow – the father of Trade Unionism in Guyana and the Caribbean (2 pages).

Page 1–  Masthead : Springtime – flowers of Guyana and the Caribbean; Main story: Unions warn of street protests if wage talks fail.

Page 2- Editorial: “Giant whirlpools off Guyana and Suriname.”

Page 3– Guyanese Online Blog Page: Blog entries for April  2011;  Top 20 – most popular entries for April 2011;  Feature Video – “A Next-Generation Book”.

Page 4- Environment: Letter:  Siddartha Forestry Concessions questioned;   Giant Ocean Whirlpools off Guyana and Suriname puzzle scientists.

Page 5– Guyana News – Proof of address for Guyana Bank clients;  Poor results from Takutu Basin Oil well;  GuySuCo land being sold to developers.

Page 6—Guyana News – Contracts rewarded for Hope/Dochfour Canal;  Amaila Falls Road hopelessly behind schedule – Luncheon;  High tides destroy East Bank Berbice farms;  GPL reduces power losses.

Page 7—Guyana News – Canada based Guyanese donate 400 notebooks to Education Ministry;  Berbice has new private hospital;   Sports: Gayle lambastes WICB and coach Gibson.

Page 8– Tourism – REDjet certified by Barbados for Caribbean service;  Curacao is part of Space tourism.  “Near miss” plane incident highlights the problems at CJIA (bird strike fallout – Canadian Airlines plane) –

Page 9– Caribbean-Regional – Barbados aims at 100% free internet access;  Suriname plans to expand rice acreage;  Re-launch of Jamaica rail services welcomed;  Grenada cocoa industry recovers from hurricanes;  Above  average hurricane season forecasted.

Page 10- Associations: Guyana Folk Festival 10th Anniversary Awards – Call for Nominations; Family Fun Day – Orlando. Florida.

Page 11– Associations:  Guyana Medical Relief donates US$1.9M in drugs; Victoria Village Creole Breakfast;  Guyanese Association of Manitoba;  Father’s Day Fun Run/Race, in Scarborough, ON. Canada

Page 12- Associations: Guyana Kaieteur Group Awards Banquet;  Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter; CIMBUX memorial Weekend Dance. Maryland USA;  “Tipperary Hall Rising’ Update

Page 13- Associations: Tutorial High School Reunion 2011; Caribbean Style and Culture Show, Maryland USA;  GUYFEST – Guyana Cultural Festival, Maryland USA.

Page 14- Arts and Culture: Joan Bryan-Muss – Artist from Whitby, ON Canada; Guyanese women honoured for volunteering – Toronto Canada.

Page 15– Arts and Culture:   Book: “Guyanese Achievers – USA and Canada” by Vidur Dindayal;  No Stopping Rihanna – she tops Billboard Music Awards nominations.

Page 16/17– Historical – ‘The work and life of Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow – “the father of Trade Unions in British Guiana and the Caribbean”;  GT-LIME 10th Anniversary Dinner-Dance, Toronto Canada.

We do hope you find this publication interesting.

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Cyril Bryan, Editor and Publisher

E-mail: guyaneseonline@gmail.com

The Decline and Fall of the American Empire

The Decline and Fall of the American Empire

by: Alfred W. McCoy  |  TomDispatch | Sunday 05 December 2010

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A soft landing for America 40 years from now? Don’t bet on it. The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines. If Washington is dreaming of 2040 or 2050 as the end of the American Century, a more realistic assessment of domestic and global trends suggests that in 2025, just 15 years from now, it could all be over except for the shouting.

Despite the aura of omnipotence most empires project, a look at their history should remind us that they are fragile organisms. So delicate is their ecology of power that, when things start to go truly bad, empires regularly unravel with unholy speed: just a year for Portugal, two years for the Soviet Union, eight years for France, 11 years for the Ottomans, 17 years for Great Britain, and, in all likelihood, 22 years for the United States, counting from the crucial year 2003.

Future historians are likely to identify the Bush administration’s rash invasion of Iraq in that year as the start of America’s downfall. However, instead of the bloodshed that marked the end of so many past empires, with cities burning and civilians slaughtered, this twenty-first century imperial collapse could come relatively quietly through the invisible tendrils of economic collapse or cyberwarfare.   more

Also view this related video: Understanding the Rise of China

Guyanese Online Newsletter – February 2011

Guyanese Online Newsletter – February 2011

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Please see attached the latest Guyanese Online Newsletter.

It features the Guyana news, regional Caribbean and International news, commentary, editorials, Guyanese Associations and their news, Arts and Culture articles, including new books, as well as historical articles.

The newsletter has 16 pages and contains over 50 articles, including video links, so there is sure to be something of interest to you.  We do hope you find it interesting.   Here are the list:- …

  • Caricom in financial trouble – report
  • Brazil-China Trade increases to $56.2 Billion
  • Top 20 – Guyanese Online Blog – most popular – January 2011
  • Editorial – Guyana and Suriname – New realities – by Cyril Bryan
  • Biggest Scam in world history exposed  – re  Wall Street
  • Blog Entries for January 2011- 39 entries
  • “The Child-driven Education”  – video by Sugata Mitra
  • Guest Editorial: “Pawning the Country” (Kaieteur News)
  • US$10 Georgetown Sewer Rehab planned
  • Le Repentir Landfill closes
  • Guyana’s 2010 Budget largest at G$1.4B. Full report.
  • Gold records highest turnover in 2010
  • Guyana General Elections likely in August 2011
  • Alliance for Change launches campaign
  • African organizations boycott UN – IYPAD meetings
  • What is the UN declaration of IYPAD
  • Black activist calls for Shared Governance
  • GuySuCo to get another $1B from Government
  • Go-Invest has a successful 2010
  • TUC demands arbitration for bauxite workers
  • REDjet Airline coming with cheaper Caribbean fares
  • Guyana visitor arrivals increase 6.5% in 2010
  • CJIA – Guyana’s airport,  has record income
  • Georgetown to New york by Caribbean Airlines – soon
  • No re-introduction of Income Tax to St. Kitts/Nevis
  • Hassle-free travel for OECS citizens
  • BBC to close its Caribbean News Service
  • Brazil to spend US$6Billion on border controls
  • 2011 will be “turnaround Year for Barbados”
  • USA Dept of Transport Blanks Caribbean Airlines
  • Egypt, Israel and a Strategic Reconsideration – Analysis
  • Wikeleaks – Saudis running out of oil
  • Al-Jazeera Live TV News from Egypt etc.
  • Weak demand at root of job crisis in the USA
  • Rising sea levels may affect Caribbean Resorts
  • 2010 – third warmest year in warmest decade ever
  • Understanding the Rise of China – Video
  • Scotiabank “Gives back” to the community in Guyana
  • Dame Olga Lopes-Seale passes at 92 – in Barbados
  • Food for the poor donates machines and computers
  • The Yakkers Corner – John Hope Bryant’s Podcast
  • Hinterland Student’s dorm gets a donation
  • Queen’s College Alumni Toronto – “Scribbler” magazine
  • The “Bronze Woman” Statue unveiled in London (2009)
  • Article on Cecile Nobrega – creator of the “Bronze Woman”
  • Publication on African slaves to be launched
  • “The Four Pillars” book by Kenneth Joyce Robinson + video
  • Digicel “Gets Together” with Bob Marley
  • Stamps of  British Guiana and Guyana -book by Lal Balkaran
  • The Arts Forum and The Arts Journal
  • “Caribbean Erotica” book by Opal Palmer Adisa
  • “Sudden Departure Syndrome” book by Muriel Glasgow
  • Humans may have left Africa earlier than  thought – scientists
  • History of the Jews in the Caribbean – Ralph G. Bennett

Your comments are welcome.


Cyril Bryan, Editor and Publisher

Guyanese Online Blog and Newsletter

The child-driven education – video

The child-driven education – Sugata Mitra

About this talk

Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.

About Sugata Mitra

Sugata Mitra’s “Hole in the Wall” experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other, if they’re motivated by curiosity and… Full bio and more links

Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years

Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes – The Joy of Stats – BBC Four

This is one of Hans Rosling’s videos which has become very popular.

Hans Rosling does documentaries, which take viewers on a rollercoaster rides through the wonderful world of statistics to explore the remarkable power thay have to change our understanding of the world. These presentations by  Professor Hans Rosling, are eye-opening, mind-expanding and his funny online lectures have made him an international internet legend.

Here is is talking about the development of the world over the last 200 years and how it has helped in the life expectancy of mankind.

Famous People of Guyanese Heritage

Famous People of Guyanese Heritage

Here is a list of  some famous people of Guyanese heritage that has been compiled by Kelvin Mahadeo, aka “Crazy Kelvin”, a Toronto-based artist and web designer, of Guyanese parentage.  Check out his bio at his website at www.crazykelvin.com

Of course this is just a partial list.  If you know of other famous Guyanese, you could contact him at:   ck@crazykelvin.com

Music Artists (8)     Leona Lewis *UPDATED*    Rihanna *UPDATED*   Eddy Grant   Deborah Cox

Dave Baksh   Sol RayeKen “Snakehips” Johnson Melanie Fiona *NEW*  Actors (6)Sean Patrick  ThomasDerek Luke *NEW*Marc Gomes *NEW*  Ram John Holder *NEW*  Norman Beaton *NEW*  Guy Wellman *NEW*Actresses (7)Maureen Bunyan *NEW* Dawnn Lewis *NEW*  Flora Cheong-Leen *NEW*  CCH Pounder  Jessica Caesar  Carmen Munroe *NEW*Rhona Fox *NEW*Politicians (2)Valerie Amos Bernie Grant *NEW*Athletes (12)Priscilla Lopes-Schliep *NEW*Corinne Van Ryck de Groot *NEW*Nicolette Fernandes *NEW*Dwayne De Rosario *NEW*Phil Edwards *NEW*Marcus McKoy *NEW*Troy Ross *NEW*Dennis Andries *NEW*Sean Foley *NEW*Howard Eastman *NEW*Martiza Correia *UPDATED*Ezekiel Jackson *NEW*Models (3)Shakira Baksh Nicole Narain Janice E. Moorgen *NEW*Writers (3)Dr. Mike Philips E.R. Braithwaite John Agard *NEW*



Also look at this extensive list of Guyanese in an earlier time – in 1971 …… that was contained in a publication of Caribbean Personalities …..  Go to:


Come Visit Guyana – video

Come Visit Guyana – video

Pictures of Guyana with background music by Dave Martins and the Tradewinds singing “Not a Blade a Grass”.

Enjoy the various pictures as well as the music.

Economist Intelligence Report – Guyana

Economist Intelligence Report – Guyana

This is a copy of a report by the Economist Magazine that features GUYANA.

This report was published in October 2010.  Here is part of the Summary:

Guyana October 2010 Summary

With a general election due by December 2011, a focus by the president, Bharrat Jagdeo, on cementing his legacy is expected to translate into a strong push byhis government to secure development assistance via commitments to preserve the environment in Guyana’s vast interior.

Open hostility between the ruling People’s Progressive Party-Civic (PPP-Civic) and the main opposition People’s National Congress-Reform (PNC-R), will continue to impair legislative agility.  The PPP-Civic’s reputation has been tarnished by allegations of collaboration with criminal elements, but no significant shift in the balance of power in the National Assembly is expected to take place during the outlook period, given firmly entrenched racial voting patterns. Economic policy priorities include improving implementation of governance reforms and raising competitiveness within the framework of a poverty reduction strategy paper (PRSP) agreed with international financial institutions.

The economy will grow modestly in 2010 as global demand recovers. In 2011 growth prospects will be dragged down by a renewed weakening in the US. The current-account deficit will widen in 2010 as global energy prices rise, before narrowing in 2011 as exports pick up.

Download the whole report: EIU Report Oct 2010

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