Welcome to the GUYANESE Online Blog – Now over 5 Million views

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

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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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Charlestown Secondary School Annual Fundraising Dance – Brooklyn NY – October 21, 2017

Toronto: United Social and Cultural Club – Dinner/Dance – October 21, 2017

Guyana: Health & Education Relief Organization for Cancer (H.E.R.O.C.) Mission – October 22-29, 2017 (New)

Cricket Council USA – T20 Tournament – Central Broward Regional Park – October 25-29. 2017

25th A.B.L.E Anniversary Scholarship Gala – Toronto – October 28, 2017 (New)

Guyana Speaks!: The Indian Arrival!- Sunday 29 October 2017 – London (New)

GCC: 30th Annual Bake and Food Sale 2017 – Toronto – Sunday 29 October 2017

PAKARAIMA Writers Association – Literary Luncheon – Toronto – October 29, 2017

Senior Guyanese Association – Toronto – Fall Dance – Saturday October 28, 2017

Bridges Global Medical Missions to Guyana – Fundraising Luncheon – NY – November 05, 2017 + Reports

The Caribbean Voice – 3rd Annual El Dorado Awards – Guyana – 18 November 2017

Guyanese Nurses Association of America – Annual Ball – NY – December 8, 2017 (New)

The New York Tutorial Support Group – Christmas Dance – Brooklyn NY – December 15. 2017

Announcements and Newsletters:

Cuso International – Guyana: Volunteer Opportunities – October 18, 2017 (New)

Cuso: Volunteering Helps Guyanese-Canadian Keep Ties To Guyana (New)

Guyana Cultural Association of NY: On-Line Magazine – September 2017 (New)

Guyana Christian Charities Canada Newsletter – October 2017 (New)

CSJAD Newsletter – September 2017

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – September 2017

Cuso International – Guyana: Volunteer Opportunities – October 1, 2017

Guyana: Diaspora Times – August-September 2017 Newsletter

University of Guyana (UG) – Renaissance Newsletter – July- August 2017

University of Guyana (UG) – Renaissance Scorecard 2017

Website/ Blog: Guyanese Online:  https://guyaneseonline.wordpress.com/
Published by Cyril Bryan – cybryan@gmail.com

Updated on October 18, 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

Age not a stumbling block for new “apolitical” GECOM Chairman; Granger scoffs at Jagdeo’s non-cooperation vow

Retired Justice James Patterson receiving his instrument of appointment as the new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission from President David Granger.


President David Granger Thursday night defended the swearing in of 84-year old Retired Justice James Patterson as the new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, and  both gentlemen dismissed suggestions that age could be a major humbug in dealing with the political rigours of the job.

Granger explained why he thought Patterson was “fit and proper” to head the elections management authority after Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo failed to submit three lists of nominees- a total of 18 persons- that were acceptable. “I do believe he brings to the position years of experience in addition to which we are looking for a person of integrity, impartiality and independence. I think he is a person who is independent minded, he is  impartial and I think he has all of the qualities which we require,” he said when asked by Demerara Waves Online News what makes Patterson fit and proper.     Continue reading

Miss World Guyana 2017: Vena Mookram – in China for pageant final

Miss World Guyana 2017: Vena Mookram – in China for pageant final

Vena Mookram, Miss World Guyana 2017

By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life News – NY – October 19, 2017

Beauty is only skin deep and this holds true for 19-year Vena Mookram, Miss World Guyana 2017. However, she is not only beautiful but she is passionate about a cause dear to her heart. She is on a crusade to save as many people as possible from becoming victims of diabetes, a disease that has taken the life of one grandmother and is now affecting another.

During a recent exclusive interview with Caribbean Life at Zen Lounge in Queens, the 5’ 7” tall beauty queen spoke passionately about using Diabetes Prevention as her ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ platform, when she competes at the Miss World 2017 Pageant on Nov. 18 in China.     Continue reading

Book: The Girl from the Sugar Plantation – By Sharon Maas

The Girl from the Sugar Plantation: A gripping and emotional family saga of love and secrets (The Quint Chronicles) – By Sharon Maas

An unputdownable story of a woman in search of the truth, the man she falls in love with, and the devastation of the Second World War.

1934, Guyana. All her life, Mary Grace has wanted to know the truth about who her parents really are. As the mixed-race daughter of two white plantation owners, her childhood has been clouded by whispered rumours, and the circumstances of her birth have been kept a closely guarded secret…

Aunt Winnie is the only person Mary Grace can confide in. Feeling lost and lonely, her place in society uncertain, Mary Grace decides to forge her own path in the world. And she finds herself unexpectedly falling for charming and affluent Jock Campbell, a planter with revolutionary ideas.   Continue reading

Guyana Ex-Police Association of Canada – Remembrance Brunch- Toronto – November 5, 2017


Download: Guyana Ex-Police Asso. Canada – Remembrance Brunch – November 5, 2017

Guyana Ex-Soldiers Association (Canada) 2017 Xmas Dance – Toronto – December 2, 2017

Download Flyer: Guyana Ex-Soldiers Association (Canada) 2017 Xmas Dinner &  Dance – December 2, 2017

University of Guyana (UG) – Japan and Guyana – Building on 50 Years of Friendship – Lecture – Oct 26, 2017

University of Guyana (UG) – Japan and Guyana – Building on 50 Years of Friendship

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Ivelaw Griffith wishes to invite you  to the Vice-Chancellor’s Renaissance Lecture V by Japanese Non-Resident Ambassador to Guyana, His Excellency Mitsuhiko Okada on Japan and Guyana – Building on 50 Years of Friendship.

The Lecture will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 18:00 h in the Education Lecture Theatre.

Please RSVP to pie@uog.edu.gy  by Monday, October 23, 2017.

  Please find invitation attached as well as flyer.   All are Invited.     Continue reading

Guyana Rice Board:Former GRDB boss and deputy face 30-plus new fraud charges

Guyana Rice Board:Former GRDB boss and deputy face 30-plus new fraud charges

Two former senior officials of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) are set to face at least 30 new fraud charges today in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Yesterday, both former General Manager, Jagnarine Singh, and his deputy, Madanlall ‘Ricky’ Ramraj, were at the Camp Road office of the police’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), with their lawyer, Glen Hanoman. Missing is Peter Ramcharran, a former accountant, who is arrested and in custody in Canada, pending extradition. Charges could be read in his absence.

This would be the second case, with SOCU expected to lay more charges in a number of other cases, involving billions of dollars.    Continue reading

US$500M probe at GRDB…GBTI Directors, CEO heading to court

US$500M probe at GRDB…GBTI Directors, CEO heading to court as contempt charges filed 

Investigators have filed contempt charges against the Guyana Bank For Trade and Industry (GBTI) in a major case that will test the country’s capacity to handle financial crimes.

Yesterday (19 October 2017), a number of the bank’s directors were reportedly summoned to the Camp Road headquarters of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), where top lawyers, including Nigel Hughes and Stephen Fraser, were also on the scene.

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Diaspora Engagement: Mexico and India Show the Way! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Diaspora Engagement: Mexico and India Show the Way!

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Guyana is an anomaly. There are more Guyanese living abroad than in Guyana. It is recognized that the Guyanese diaspora has tremendous resources.

The Diaspora Conference sponsored by the University of Guyana broke new ground. It was the first gathering of persons from different backgrounds, and on such a scale, to discuss the impact of the diaspora on national  development.

It was fitting that the representatives of the highest levels should address the Conference. The Mexican and Indian top diplomats to Guyana outlined their country’s approach to the diaspora.

Read more: Diaspora Engagement- Mexico and India Show the Way – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Why the US Lost the Vietnam War- By Robert Freeman

Why the US Lost the Vietnam War –  by 

The U.S was not simply outfought.  It was out-thought.

For all of the self-satisfied voyeurism surrounding the Vietnam War, it’s hard to find a concrete idea about why the U.S. lost.  For more than a decade, the U.S. had declared that it would not let Vietnam fall to the communists.  Yet, Vietnam fell to the communists.  Why?

The absence of a clear explanation is not an accident.  None of the institutions that led the U.S. into the War or prosecuted the War want to be tarred with having lost the War.   They would rather its loss be left ambiguous, murky.  Or worse, blamed on others. …  MORE

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