Welcome to the Guyanese Online Blog.
This blog and its Monthly Newsletters have been created by Cyril Bryan for Guyanese individuals, Associations and groups worldwide. It is done as a public service, and is not affiliated to, or supports any political party or group. Our first publications were in March 2010.
We have a large database of Guyanese worldwide. Most of our readers are in the USA, Canada, and the UK. Our Blog and Newsletter would not only carry articles and videos on Guyana, but also other articles on a wide range of subjects that may be of interest to our readers in over 140 countries. We hope that you like our selections.
It is estimated that over one million Guyanese, when counting their dependents, live outside of Guyana. This exceeds the population of Guyana, which is about 750,000. Many left early in the 50′s and 60′s while others went with the next wave in the 70′s and 80′s. The latest wave left over the last 20 years. This outflow of Guyanese, therefore, covers some three generations. This outflow still continues today, where over 80 % of U.G . graduates now leave after graduating. We hope this changes, and soon.
Guyanese, like most others, try to keep their culture and pass it on to their children and grandchildren. The problem has been that many Guyanese have not looked back, or if they did it was only fleetingly. This means that the younger generations and those who left at an early age, know very little about Guyana since many have not visited the country. Also, if they do get information about Guyana, it is usually negative and thus the cycle of non-interest is cultivated.
This Guyanese Online Blog, along with its monthly newsletter, aims at bringing Guyanese together to support positive news, increase travel and tourism in Guyana and, in general, foster the birth of a new Guyana, which has already begun notwithstanding the negative news that grabs the headlines. As the editor and manager of the publication, I am committed to delivering Blog entries and Newsletters that are politically balanced, and focused on the positive ideas we wish to share and foster among Guyanese.
Remember, every country has negative politics and negative news, and making negative news the main focus prevents the rebirth of the Nation that was once our home, or the home of our parents. When the really big changes in developments occur in a few years, would you not like to be aware of what they are and how you may be part of that new Guyana, even though we live overseas? We want to hear and receive positive reactions from others when we say we are Guyanese, so the image improvements must continue.
This Blog will, therefore, feature information from Guyana, especially historical and cultural facts and information that younger Guyanese may not be aware of. It will reach Guyanese worldwide who would like to communicate using tools of the information age – electronic newsletters, blogs and social networks. We expect our readers to read the contents of our Newsletters and Blogs, correspond between themselves and pass on their contents.
As well, we offer you here the opportunity to publish your articles, or to suggest articles that may interest readers. If you are an author you could send in book reviews and availability for publication.
The focus will especially be on Guyanese Groups and Associations who would like to let others know what they are doing to keep the Guyanese culture alive. Everyone, especially Associations and Groups, are asked to submit articles, announcements and contact information for inclusion in the Newsletter and Blog to our e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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THANK YOU FOR VISITING. WE HOPE THAT YOU ENJOY OUR ENTRIES.
Cyril Bryan, Publisher and Editor
February 9, 2010
Updated May 19, 2012
Updated May 28, 2013.