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The Guyanese Online Blog celebrated its Seventh Anniversary on February 9, 2017

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

Welcome to the Guyanese Online Blog.

This Blog’s first entry was on February 9, 2010 and the first Newsletter was published in March 2010. It was created 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 was also a monthly newsletter, emailed to thousands of Guyanese around the world.

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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. Ten Caribbean Carnivals To Know This Summer – 2017 – US, UK and Canada
  2.  Annual Health Education Family Funday – Brooklyn. NY. – July 22, 2017
  3. Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission – Golf Tournament – Putnam Ontario – July 22, 2017
  4. Guyana: U.G. Diaspora Engagement Conference – July 23-28, 2017
  5. GUYANA SPEAKS: CINEGUYANA – July 30, 2017 – London. England (New)
  6. St Stanislaus College Alumni – Toronto – SAINTS CARIBJAM – August 4, 2017 – UPDATED (New)
  7. Tutorial High School Alumni Association -13th Triennial Reunion – July 30 – August 6, 2017
  8. COTAB – ANNUAL CARIBANA DANCE – Toronto – August 5, 2017
  9. LAST LAP LIME – Toronto, Canada- Monday August 7th, 2017 1.00 – 7.00 PM
  10. Cultural Edutainment: The Spirit of Marcus Garvey – By Ron Bobb-Semple – August 18-19. 2017- Guyana
  11. Rose’s Alumni Association USA- Anniversary Gala- NYC- August 31, 2017
  12. Guyana- Jamaica Friendship Association NY – Biennial Ball – October 7, 2017

Announcements and Newsletters:

  1. Guyana Cultural Association of New York – GCA Award recipients 2017 (New)
  2. Guyana Community Outreach Fund – DONATE – Helping Flood Victims in Guyana
  3. Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – June 2017 issue
  4. A Guyanese Independence Tradition in Maryland, USA – by Francis Quamina Farrier
  5. The Diaspora Times International Magazine – May 2017 Issue
  6. GCA – Guyana Cultural Association of New York Inc. on-line Magazine – May 2017
  7. GCA LAUNCHES 2017 FOLK FESTIVAL SEASON – Theme: We Bridgin’
  8. GIHR – Guyana Institute of Historical Research News – Independence 2017 Issue
  9. Seven Guyanese honored by the Guyana Action Committee (GAC) in NYC
  10. Guyana’s First Lady meets with Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission
  11. GCC – Guyana Christian Charities February 2017 Newsletter
  12. The Caribbean Voice Invites Nominations for the El Dorado Awards 2017

Updated on July 21, 2017


Here is the latest list of the various Ministries in the Government of Guyana. Information is automatically updated by GINA. This website also has links to all of the Ministries:

Previous ministerial announcements are below:




President David A Granger this afternoon (20 May 2015) at the Presidential Complex ( renamed Ministry of the Presidency), swore in several Members of the Cabinet of the APNU+AFC government.

  • Moses Nagamootoo, Prime Minister and First vice-President,
  • Minister of State Joe Harmon,
  • Basil Williams, Attorney General,
  • Khemraj Ramjattan, Minister of National Security (still to be sworn in),
  • Winston Jordan, Minister of Finance,
  • Carl Greenidge, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
  • Dr Rupert Roopnaraine, Minister of Education,
  • Nicolette Henry, Minister within the Ministry of Education,   Continue reading

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – July 21, 2017

News – 21 July 2017

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 19 July 2017

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 19 July 2017 

Joint Services are combing the backlands of several villages on the Corentyne for prison escapee

Posted: 19 Jul 2017 05:59 PM PDT

Dr. Rupert Roopnarine tendered his resignation, but the president has not accepted

Posted: 19 Jul 2017 05:58 PM PDT

Four new judges appointed to the judiciary

Posted: 19 Jul 2017 05:54 PM PDT

Police on prison escapee ‘Mad Dawg’s’ trail – RAMJATTAN

Posted: 19 Jul 2017 10:52 AM PDT

Recaptured escapees are still being grilled, as the lawmen seek answers on the whereabouts of the other four escapees still on the run.

Posted: 18 Jul 2017 05:43 PM PDT

16 housing schemes to receive power in time for the Christmas season

Posted: 18 Jul 2017 06:16 PM PDT

Not satisfied with the decision of the chief justice on the appointment of a GECOM chairman, the opposition leader and the businessman plan to appeal

Posted: 18 Jul 2017 05:40 PM PDT

Diamond Mineral Water Sports Roundup – July 18, 2017

Posted: 18 Jul 2017 06:13 PM PDT

Diamond Mineral Water Sports Roundup – July 19, 2017

Posted: 19 Jul 2017 05:56 PM PDT

STEM Guyana team returns from Washington DC: Placed 10th against 164 other countries

First Lady Sandra Granger (third from right) as she joins in the celebration with the STEM Guyana team.

other Government officials, at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, after fierce competition at the recently concluded First Global Challenge in Washington, D.C.

The young Guyanese team comprising Ryan Benschop (team captain), Anthony Frank, Arianna Mahase, Christopher Nelson, Sahief Poese and Vevekeanand Ramnarace, alongside Team Manager Farnaz Baksh; Coach Ricky Chan; and Public Relations Officer Horace Mosley placed 10th after battling against 164 other countries from around the globe.   Continue reading

A Tribute to Chester Bennington of the band Linkin Park- R.I.P.

Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, dies of suspected suicide at age 41

Police say that the singer, who struggled with substance abuse, is suspected to have killed himself in a private residence in Los Angeles County    Chester Bennington: Linkin Park’s singer soothed the angst of millions

Police have confirmed that Chester Bennington, the lead singer of band Linkin Park, has died.

His death at his private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles County at approximately 9am Thursday morning was confirmed by the coroner and is being treated as a suspected suicide.

Bennington, who was 41 years old, joined the group in 1999 and became a household name the year after with the release of the band’s debut album Hybrid Theory, which was nominated for a Grammy award for best rock album. Their second album, Meteora, has sold over 27m units and the band collaborated with Jay-Z for 2004 EP Collision Course.     [VIDEOS BELOW] Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Association of New York – GCA Award recipients 2017

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The tableau present in the body of the 2017 Guyana Cultural Association of New York Award recipients shows foundational, connecting human activity. The indigenous characteristics are multiple centuries old, and in modern-day light, dispel the colonial lies with their truthful substance. Guyanese have a magnificent cultural grounding. It is evident in the initiatives and accomplishments of the Awardees who demonstrate creativity and distinctiveness. We acknowledge and commend their successes in four designations: GCA Youth Award; GCA Award; GCA Exemplary Award and GCA Lifetime Achievement Award.    Continue reading

Nothing About the Trump Presidency is Normal. Keep Remembering That – Francine Prose | The Guardian UK

Nothing About the Trump Presidency is Normal. Keep Remembering That

 Francine Prose | The Guardian UK

In the past six months most – if not all – of us have gone on with our lives. And inevitably, an updated version of normality has evolved, a ‘new normal’

Right after the November 2016 election, one often heard the promise, by Donald’s Trump’s opponents, never to allow his presidency to become normalized, to seem acceptable or routine.

Every day brings a barrage of bizarreness: the latest tweets, scandals, displays of bad manners, rumours of White House feuds and revelations about the Russians.      Continue reading

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – July 19-20, 2017

News – 20 July 2017

Guyana Government Info Hub – July 18, 2017

Guyana Government Info Hub – July 18, 2017

What Future for Our Children? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

What Future for Our Children? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

“They have bad manners, show disrespect to elders and contradict their parents and are tyrants with their teachers.”

Does this sound familiar? This was Aristotle commenting on young people hundreds of years ago. We wonder what he would say if he had seen on Facebook a twelve-year old child posting semi-nude pictures of herself for the world to see. There are also children that take guns to school and create mayhem. Aristotle would also have been horrified to see children in sagging pants wriggling like ducks on the high street or burning the midnight oil playing video games.

The question is: where did childhood go? Are our children growing too fast? Childhood is a time when the young should have innocent fun, when they should enjoy the company of their friends and should take pride in their studies.    Continue reading

I Hope I Get Old Before I Die: Anti-ageism analysis- by Ashton Applewhite

I Hope I Get Old Before I Die – by Ashton Applewhite

Trying to stay young isn’t just futile: it’s also bad for you. Here’s how to think about aging in the era of ultra longevity.

In the 20th century, thanks largely to clean water and antibiotics, the American lifespan increased by 30 years. Who doesn’t want even more, if new technologies like gene editing and nanomedicine can safely put them within our grasp? As Neo.life describes it, it’s the most important story today: “how biology and technology are coming together to help us all live healthier, happier, and longer lives.”

But the challenge for all of us, no matter our age, is to not frame it as an “anti-aging” story. Here’s a pro-aging take on each of those modifiers — healthier, happier, and longer lives — starting with life extension itself.

Read more: https://medium.com/neodotlife/ashton-applewhite-4172939148cd

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