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Welcome to the Guyanese Online Blog.

This Blog was started in March 2010 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 organisations around the world.   Blog entries are inserted regularly and there is also a monthly newsletter that is distributed to thousands of Guyanese around the world.

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PNCR congress ends in major rift, Granger remains leader

PNCR congress ends in major rift, Granger remains leader

JULY 28, 2014 | BY |  - Gunshot fired during ruckus

By Abena Rockcliffe

Granger and his new/old team surrounded by the press

Granger and his new/old team surrounded by the press

Notwithstanding the confusion, division, claims of a rigged election and the single gunshot which sent the young and the old running for cover; reinstated leader of the People National Congress/Reform (PNC/R), David Granger declared that the party’s 18th biennial congress a success.

Congress is traditionally formal meetings where members of a political Party discuss ideas, solve problems and make plans to move forward. Also, this is usually an occasion where Party members get to elect the persons they want to lead them. Continue reading

When will we learn?

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

American Protesters in Murrieta

Illegal Immigration or a Humanitarian Crisis?
American Protesters against influx of Central American Refugees
Murrieta – California – July 2014
Photo Credit: Politicus USA

Our choices, our behavior, our actions have consequences. Some good. Some bad. Some consequences take more than a lifetime for manifestation. That’s why it’s important to study history. History that distorts the truth is useless and harmful for learning.

In high school, I hated studying history. I saw no connection to my life. I finally get it. Everything that’s assailing us today has its roots in the distant and recent past. Not only have America’s foreign policies supported dictatorship governments that heap hardships upon their citizens, but we also have trade policies that affect local economies and peoples’ livelihood.

Consider the current overwhelming number of unaccompanied refugee children arriving at America’s southwest borders. The majority of them are fleeing gang and state violence in their homelands…

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Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto: July-Aug 2014

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts. Join us as we celebrate our 47th anniversary. We’re bigger and better than ever!   Read full details at their website

 Caribbean Carnival brings plenty of heat to Toronto

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Drug purchases…New GPC invoices contradict Govt’s defence

Billion-dollar drug purchases…New GPC invoices contradict Govt’s defence

JULY 27, 2014 | BY
Dr. Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’ Ramroop’s

Dr. Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’ Ramroop

Invoices supplied to a New York court by the Dr. Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’ Ramroop’s New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (New GPC) have clearly contradicted the Guyana government’s defence of drug purchases from his company.

Yesterday Head of State, Donald Ramotar, echoed the sentiments of Minister of Health, Bheri Ramsaran. They both tried to defend the purchases from New GPC, which has been supplying Government with drugs to the tune of billions of dollars for 15 years – since 1999 to be exact.Members of Parliament and other pharmaceutical suppliers had raised concerns about the seeming exorbitant prices that the government was paying to the New GPC for drugs.
Reports on the comments by the critics led to the pharmaceutical company taking legal action in the courts of New York, and in Guyana, against Kaieteur News.

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NYC: Mayor Bill de Blasio – How’s He Doing After Six Months?

How’s He Doin’? Bill de Blasio After Six Months

Saturday, 26 July 2014 –  By Danny Katch, Truthout | News Analysis

2014 726 bill fwNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in the crowd at an address on the city’s future, at the Cooper Union in NYC, April 10, 2014. (Photo: Chang W. Lee / The NY Times)

When Bill de Blasio was elected mayor of New York City last November, speculation began about whether his victory would lead to a resurgence of genuine liberalism within the Democratic Party or whether de Blasio would be unable – and perhaps unwilling – to make a sharp break with the business-first policies of his billionaire predecessor Michael Bloomberg.

Call it the Obama question. In 2008, Barack Obama was entrusted with the dreams of a generation. Six years of bank bailouts and drone bombings later, the sound of those dreams shattering on the pavement still echoes wherever a politician attempts to renew hopes about peace and equality.   Continue reading

Research study: The impact of migration on the reproductive health of women – HELP!

Research study: The impact of migration on the reproductive health of women – HELP!

From: Shamelle Richards: shamelle@uw.edu

 To Guyanese Online: 

Thank you for your help! It is deeply appreciated.

Here is the basic introduction to my project:

I am an undergraduate student researcher in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington. My specialization is medical anthropology.

I am currently looking for participants for a research study examining the impact of migration on the reproductive health of women from the English-speaking Caribbean. Studies have shown that immigrants from the non-Hispanic Caribbean have some of the worst pregnancy-related reproductive health outcomes, including an increased risk for pre-term births, low birth weight infants, and gestational diabetes. Women from Guyana and Trinidad are particularly vulnerable.  Continue reading

It all happened before – Passenger Jets in Jeopardy – by Clyde Duncan

IT ALL HAPPENED BEFORE – PASSENGER JETS IN JEOPARDY

By Clyde Duncan

  • February, 1973: Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 – shot down by Israeli fighters
  • September, 1978: Air Rhodesia Flight RH-825 – shot down by Zimbabwe rebels
  • June, 1980: Itavia Flight 870 – shot down by a missile in Italy [undetermined origin]
  • September, 1983: Korean Airlines Flight 007 – shot down by Soviet fighters
  • June, 1985: Air India Flight 182 – internal explosion off the coast of Ireland
  • December, 1985: Arrow Air Flight 1285 – internal explosion off Newfoundland [undetermined origin]
  • July, 1988: Iran Air Flight 655 – shot down by USS Vincennes
  • December, 1988: Pan Am Flight 103 – internal explosion [terrorist]   Continue reading

Eddo Callaloo and other poems – By Dmitri Allicock

Calaloo

 EDDO CALLALOO

By Dmitri Allicock

Oh delicate leaves cooked by the bundle

Noble nourishment not only for the humble

Market or garden fresh for the pickings

 Guyanese callaloo called one foot chicken

Poi, carila, bhagi, and spinach of the land of green

Read more and comment on he Dmitri Allicock Blog here.

PNCR Conference: Granger promotes ‘One Nation’ solution

 Granger promotes ‘One Nation’ solution

David Granger

David Granger

July 25, 2014 · Stabroek News

In his address to the 18th biennial delegates’ conference of the PNCR this afternoon, Party leader David Granger urged a One Nation solution for the country and lambasted the PPP/C for not seizing the opportunity for more inclusive governance.

In the text of his address released by Congress Place he urged delegates to keep the pressure up to “push the PPP out of office, elect a government of national unity and give the Guyanese people the good life that they deserve”.

He also alighted on the Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh’s management of the country’s finances stating that it has been a major source of political contention. He added “We shall soon settle that!”  That remark appears to be a reference to Singh’s spending of $4.5B which has brought the country to the brink of a motion of no confidence by the opposition majority in Parliament against the government.

Granger’s address follows:   Continue reading

Gaza Strip conflict: Once And For All.!! – By Uri Avnery

Once And For All.!! -  By Uri Avnery

26/07/14 -Tel Aviv. Israel

IN THIS war, both sides have the same aim: to put an end to the situation that existed before it started.

Once And For All!

To put an end to the launching of rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip, Once And For All!

To put an end to the blockade of the Gaza Strip by Israel and Egypt, Once And For All!

So why don’t the two sides come together without foreign interference and agree on tit for tat?

They can’t because they don’t speak to each other. They can kill each other, but they cannot speak with each other. God forbid.

THIS IS NOT a war on terror. The war itself is an act of terror.

Neither side has a strategy other than terrorizing the civilian population of the other side.  Continue reading

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