Guyana Census 2012 highlights decline in main ethnic populations

Guyana Census 2012 highlights decline in main ethnic populations


The Bureau of Statistics announced, on July 18, its publications of Compendiums One and Two further detailing the findings of the 2012 Census.

This recent publication, Compendium Two, was disseminated earlier this month. It provides further information about the country’s population composition in terms of Ethnicity, Age structure, Dependency Ratios & Religion.  

Additionally new information about the population trends such as national population size by Region and population growth patterns are also detailed in this latest publication.

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Guyanese Associations: Events, Conferences, and Publications


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  1. UG- Inaugural Distinguished Lecture to Honour Sister Mary Noel Menezes, A.A. – Dec 3, 2016 (new)
  2. Guyana Ex-Soldiers Association Canada- Annual Xmas Dance – Toronto – December 3, 2016
  3. GAC Dinner-Dance – Brooklyn NY – December 9, 2016
  4. Buxton-Friendship: COTAB Annual Boxing Day Dance -Toronto – Dec. 26, 2016
  5. Caribbean & Floridian Association, Inc – New Year’s Eve Ball- Orlando, FL
  6. New Year’s Eve – Dinner and Dance – Toronto – Dec 31, 2016
  7. BHS and QC Associations – Twelfth Night Winter Wonderland – Toronto – January 14, 2017 (new)
  8. Guyana Medical Relief – First Fundraising Cruise from L.A. – April 21, 2017

Announcements and Newsletters:

  1. Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – November 2016 (new)
  2. The University of Guyana – Renaissance Magazine – October 30, 2016 (new)
  3. The University of Guyana – Commencement Address by Dr. Vincent Adams – Nov 12, 2016
  4. GCA: Guyana Cultural Association of New York Inc. on-line Magazine – November 2016
  5. H.E.R.O.C: Cancer Mission Inaugural Trip to Guyana – October 2016
  6. Guyana Christian Charities Newsletter- October-2016
  7. Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission – Health Care for Guyana – Oct-Nov 2016

 Updated on November 30, 2016



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Ministry re-established, new ministry named in minor cabinet shuffle

 The Ministry of the Presidency Thursday announced the re-establishment of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the establishment of a new one called the Ministry of Telecommunications.

Making the official announcement that Minister of Tourism, Catherine Hughes will now be named Minister for Public Telecommunications, while maintaining Ministerial responsibility for Tourism, President Granger said, “The reason is that after seven months, we detected a gap that there is no single spokesperson in the National Assembly, a Ministerial spokesperson, dealing with the digital economy [and] dealing with information technology. So we decided that it was necessary to have a Minister responsible for information and communication technology.”

Additionally, the Ministry of Governance and the Protection of the National Patrimony is being renamed the Ministry of Natural Resources.  Minister Raphael Trotman will now be named Minister of Natural Resources.    Continue reading

Welcome to GUYANESE Online Blog and Newsletters

The Newsletter and Blog for Guyanese Associations and Groups, and individuals Worldwide

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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Seven-year-old with hydrocephalus clings to life – Help Needed

Seven-year-old with hydrocephalus clings to life – Help Needed

Earlier, in early October, this story was featured in Kaieteur News, but the help needed was not enough.  (see video and story below)

A group of persons in Toronto has taken up this cause after seeing the article in the Kaieteur Newspaper.  We are trying to get the kid to the Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, Canada, through the Herbie Fund and is in fundraising mode to get money for MediVac transportation to Toronto.

Here is the heartbreaking video of the family and the GoFundMe page and bank account for donations.  (see video and Kaieteur News story below)  Continue reading

The View from Europe: The trajectory of history is changing – By David Jessop

The View from Europe: The trajectory of history is changing

By David Jessop – November 26, 2016
Opinion - commentary -analysis

David Jessop

David Jessop

Being able to identify the policy changes that will transform the future is normally far from easy. Arguably, however, in the week past, the remarks of two world leaders make plain how the trajectory of global history is about to change.

In a formal policy pronouncement on November 21, the US President-elect, Donald Trump, confirmed that on his first day in office he would sign a note of intent to leave the Trans Pacific Partnership, the Pacific Rim free trade agreement that does not involve China. Instead, he said, his administration would negotiate “fair bilateral trade deals that bring jobs and industry back on to American shores”.     Continue reading

Guyana- This Week with the President – Nov 26 – Dec 5, 2016

This Week with the President – November 26 – December 5, 2016

A weekly news magazine, that explores the work of the President of Guyana, H.E. David A. Granger. It is a Ministry of the Presidency Production.

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Guyana- Capitol TV News Videos – 06 December 2016

Guyana- Capitol TV News Videos – 06 December 2016Capitol TV logo

Prince Harry wrapped up his Caribbean tour on Sunday after he visited Joshua House Children’s Centre

Posted: 06 Dec 2016 02:15 AM PST

Members and supporters of the Opposition PPP/C protested 2017 Budget

Posted: 06 Dec 2016 02:14 AM PST

The government today took a defensive stance as members of the opposition attacked the 2017 Budget

Posted: 06 Dec 2016 02:11 AM PST

The Ministry of Health continues to investigate the cause of death of a boy from Region 7

Posted: 05 Dec 2016 06:28 PM PST

Diamond Mineral Water Sports Roundup – December 06

Posted: 06 Dec 2016 02:20 AM PST

Guyana: No foreign exchange shortage, but Caricom buyers are taking out US dollars

Guyana: No foreign exchange shortage, but Caricom buyers are taking out US dollars

Guyana on Tuesday rubbished claims that there is a massive foreign exchange shortage, but he said that buyers from sister CARICOM countries having been taking out United States (US) dollars from this country.      Continue reading

Trinidad & Tobago Rocked By Strong Earthquake – updates later

Trinidad & Tobago Rocked By Strong Earthquake

A strong earthquake on Tuesday knocked items from the shelves of a supermarket in Tobago (Photo by Elizabeth Williams)

A strong earthquake on Tuesday knocked items from the shelves of a supermarket in Tobago (Photo by Elizabeth Williams)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Dec 06 2016 – An earthquake with an magnitude of 6.2 rocked Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday evening sending people into the streets and throwing items of the shelves of some stores and supermarkets.

The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said that the quake, which occurred at 5.42 pm (local time) was located at a depth of 29 kilometers.

It said the 6.2 magnitude quake was felt in many parts of the country including Scarborough in Tobago.   Continue reading

Suriname identified as one of world’s top two sources of fresh water

Suriname identified as one of world’s top two sources of fresh water
Published on December 2, 2016

Amazone Resources towing fresh water to Barbados on a trial run

 By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Alliance Partners of Monaco, which is moving to tap the lucrative drinking water business, has identified Suriname and Finland as the world’s top two sources of high quality drinking water during a press conference this week in Finland.

However, the company has chosen Finland because it is three hours away from Monaco. Nevertheless, Suriname isn’t so far from the EU, it borders France’s overseas department of French Guiana, and may have an advantage in tapping the EU market.    Continue reading

1972: How four Caribbean countries led the collapse of the Cuban embargo in the Americas

1972: How four Caribbean countries led the collapse of the Cuban embargo in the Americas

BY SIR RONALD SANDERS – December 18, 2014

Note: This article was written and published two years ago

In 1972, the leaders of Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago put themselves and their countries at risk for a principle in which they believed

The US is cutting loose the shackles of the past by establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba after 53 years.  But the first blow in the Western Hemisphere against those shackles was struck by four governments of the English-Speaking Caribbean.  Today that single act should be a source of great satisfaction to leaders who put themselves, their governments and their countries at risk for a principle in which they believed.    [Read more]

“If I Had A Hammer” by Pete Seeger & Lee Hays

By Rosaliene Bacchus

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In keeping with my end-of-year tradition, I feature a song on my Poetry Corner December 2016. Bob Dylan’s award of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature prompted my choice. In the uncanny way that our memory weaves songs and events into our lived experiences, the song “If I Had A Hammer” forced its way to the frontline and hammered for attention. I discovered that Bob Dylan didn’t write this song. We owe this tribute to America’s folk singers and social activists Pete Seeger and Lee Hays who wrote and recorded it in 1949.

If I had a hammer
I’d hammer in the morning
I’d hammer in the evening
All over this land
I’d hammer out danger
I’d hammer out a warning
I’d hammer out love between
My brothers and my sisters
All over this land


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Guyana Government News Brief – December 5, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – December 5, 2016

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