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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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Guyana: Capitol TV News videos – July 29, 2014

Guyana: Capitol TV News  Videos July 29, 2014

  • No file on Gregory Smith with GDF
  • Deputy Mayor suing Town Clerk
  • Concerns about increased cases of child sex abuse
  • LGBT community fears further persecution
  • Local Gov’t Elections
  • Sports
No file on Gregory Smith with GDFPosted: 29 Jul 2014 02:09 PM PDT

Lieutenant Colonel Patrick West today took the stand at the public hearings of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry to say that his checks of personnel files dating back to 1965 did not come up with anyone soldier named Gregory Smith. Gregory Smith is accused of handing Walter Rodney a bomb which exploded, killing the […] Continue reading

Gaming Israel and Palestine – George Friedman – commentary

Gaming Israel and Palestine
Geopolitical Weekly  – Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – Stratfor

We have long argued that the Arab-Israeli conflict is inherently insoluble. Now, for the third time in recent years, a war is being fought in Gaza. The Palestinians are firing rockets into Israel with minimal effect. The Israelis are carrying out a broader operation to seal tunnels along the Gaza-Israel boundary. Like the previous wars, the current one will settle nothing. The Israelis want to destroy Hamas’ rockets.

They can do so only if they occupy Gaza and remain there for an extended period while engineers search for tunnels and bunkers throughout the territory. This would generate Israeli casualties from Hamas guerrillas fighting on their own turf with no room for retreat. So Hamas will continue to launch rockets, but between the extreme inaccuracy of the rockets and Israel’s Iron Dome defense system, the group will inflict little damage to the Israelis.  Continue reading

Senior Guyanese Friendship Asso – Toronto – Bazaar & Craft Sale – October 4, 2014

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Guyana Glows Within – By Dmitri Allicock + video

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Guyana Glows Within

By Dmitri Allicock

 

A thousand miles and poles apart

Guyana glows within your heart

Where precious memories reside

Sad or happy you can decide

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Guyana: Capitol TV News videos – July 28, 2014

Capitol TV News Videos – July 28, 2014

  • GECOM gears to clean up voter’s list
  • Granger does damage control after congress brouhaha
  • Aubrey Norton contemplates political future
  • Commercial sex workers in stand-off with Police at wake
  • Bartica reeling from blackouts
  • Aviation Authority reminds small aircraft operators of guidelines
  • Sports
GECOM gears to clean up voter’s listPosted: 28 Jul 2014 01:09 PM PDT

General Secretary of the ruling PPP Clement Rohee said that party will be studying the constitutional ramifications of GECOM’s announcements of the start of the Claims and Objections period in absence of any official indication from the President for a national election or the Minister of Local government for Local Gov’t elections. Further, a week […] Continue reading

Eid Reflection: Muslim marginalization in Guyana – Commentary

Commentary: Eid Reflection: Muslim marginalization in Guyana
By Shabnam Alli and Ray Chickrie
Published on July 28, 2014 – Caribbean News Now

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Born in Guyana, Raymond Chickrie was a teacher in the NYC public school system and is currently teaching in the Middle Eas

Islam reached the shores of Guyana during slavery, when Muslim slaves from West Africa were shipped to work on the plantations and, after the abolition of slavery, Islam was reintroduced in Guyana with the arrival of indentured immigrants from British India, when more than 90 Muslims of the immigrants on board the Whitby and Hesperus were of the Islamic faith arrived in Guyana.

Despite the many obstacles, these great ancestors forever changed Guyana’s landscape. They are the reason why Islam survives in Guyana today. Much later in the 1940s, that generation of Muslims and led by Muslim leaders of Guyana, including the head of the British Guiana Sadr Anjuman, Rahman Baksh Gajraj and many others ensured the further institutionalization of Islam at all levels in the country.

Muslim marginalization in the political dynamics of Guyana needs to be reviewed briefly by accessing Caribbean East Indian Diaspora studies. A review of literature on the East Indian Diaspora written by non-Muslims portrayed East Indians as a homogeneous group. The symbols of one dominant religious group are very visible, while the Muslim presence in Guyana remains largely invisible.  Continue reading

Buxton: Holding fast to its roots and boasting striking historical features

Welcome to Buxton

Welcome to Buxton

Buxton: Holding fast to its roots and boasting striking historical features

 To be honest with you folks, I was heading for a village I was very curious about, but I was doing so with mixed feelings.

 You see, the moment I mentioned that this village was next on my Village Focus list of places, some of my colleagues balked with fear, and told unpleasant tales with acute warnings to be extremely careful.

But knowing me, always loving a challenge, I set aside my misgivings and began my short journey to my destination. Readers, let me warn you to never listen to hearsay evidence; you must always ensure that you see something for yourself before you end up spreading wrong news.  Continue reading

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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