Welcome to the GUYANESE Online Blog

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

UPCOMING CONFERENCES, PUBLICATIONS and EVENTS by GUYANESE ASSOCIATIONS

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  1. Alliance of Guyanese Canadian Organizations: Toronto- Annual Luncheon – February 26, 2017
  2. The Toronto Kaiteur Lions Club – 25th Anniversary Ball – April 8, 2017
  3. Guyana Medical Relief – First Fundraising Cruise from L.A. – April 21, 2017
  4. St. Stanislaus College Alumni Toronto – Annual Spring Dance – April 22, 2017
  5. BHS Guyana Alumni Association – May Hatters Tea Party – Toronto – April 29, 2017 (new)
  6. GCC – Guyana Christian Charities – Spring Dance -Toronto – May 20, 2017 (new)
  7. Tutorial High School Alumni Association -13th Triennial Reunion -July 30 – August 6, 2017

Announcements and Newsletters:

  1. GCC – Guyana Christian Charities February 2017 Newsletter (new)
  2. Guyana Cultural Association of New York Inc. on-line Magazine – January 2017
  3. Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – January 2017
  4. The Caribbean Voice Invites Nominations for the El Dorado Awards 2017
  5. Bishop’s High School Old Students Association Newsletter – November 2016
  6. University of Guyana (UG) – Renaissance Magazine – November 2016
  7. Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission – Report on 2016 Mission to Guyana
  8. GIHR NEWS Christmas Edition 2016 – newsletter
  9. H.E.R.O.C: Cancer Mission Inaugural Trip to Guyana – October 2016
  10. H.E.R.O.C. DISCLAIMER – Explains its work in Guyana

Updated on February 16, 2017

GUYANA: LIST OF CABINET MINISTERS – Updated

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:

GUYANA: LIST OF CABINET MINISTERS – 20 May 2015

GUYANA - CABINET MEMBERS - MAY 2015

GUYANA – CABINET MEMBERS – MAY 2015

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

Steve Bannon Lays Out His AMAZING Political Philosophy in 2011

Steve Bannon Lays Out His AMAZING Political Philosophy in 2011

Published on Nov 18, 2016

Speech by Stephen K. Bannon (Steve Bannon), Donald Trump’s senior strategic advisor and architect of his winning 2016 election. In this speech delivered in 1911 to the Liberty Restoration Foundation, Bannon laid out the political philosophy both he and Trump embraced, and which appealed to the American people in the election.  It is conservative, perhaps explaining why the political liberal left has resorted to evidently incorrect allegations of antisemitism or racism to try to derail his appointment.      Continue reading

Dr Shashi Tharoor MP – Britain Does Owe Reparations for British Colonialism – video

Dr Shashi Tharoor MP – Britain Does Owe Reparations 

Published on Jul 14, 2015 – One of the best speeches by an Indian ever on the subject of British reparations. It’s from an Indian MP, Dr Shashi Tharoor, invited to speak at the Oxford Union Society in a debate on Reparations for British Colonialism. The debate’s proposition was ….Does Britain Owe Reparations to India And Other Former Colonies?

ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY: The Union is the world’s most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. It has been established for 189 years, aiming to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.

Jagdeo’s presidency is synonymous with corruption, extra-judicial killings and drug lords – AFC

Jagdeo’s presidency is synonymous with corruption, extra-judicial killings and drug lords – AFC

– Has no moral authority to judge any sitting govt

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo

Since Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’ has a remarkable legacy of failure to his name then he has no place awarding any grade to the performance of the APNU+AFC Government.

The AFC stated that it finds the “F” grade to be devoid of objectivity or fairness. It said that this move however fits with the far-right extremist approach and utter desperation that Jagdeo has adopted in dealing with matters as Opposition Leader.   This comment was made by the Alliance For Change (AFC) last night. Its statement was in wake of the “F” Grade recently handed out to the administration by Jagdeo.

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Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 18 February 2017

Capitol TV logoGuyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 18 February 2017

City Hall and Smart City Solutions working to restructure controversial parking meter project

Posted: 18 Feb 2017 01:52 AM PST

Diamond Mineral Water Sports Roundup – Feb 17

Posted: 18 Feb 2017 01:51 AM PST

GWI says it is working with the fire department

Posted: 17 Feb 2017 07:27 PM PST

City Vendors are not happy with City Hall officials

Posted: 17 Feb 2017 07:26 PM PST

Caricom to hire lobbyist firm to tackle it’s concerns of De-risking and Correspondent Banking to the political directorate in the United States says Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister

Posted: 17 Feb 2017 06:53 PM PST

President Donald Trump Rally – Orlando Melbourne Airport, Florida 2/18/2017

President Donald Trump Rally – Melbourne, Florida 2/18/2017- Live Speech

Published on Feb 18, 2017

Watch Live: President Trump Rally in Florida at Orlando Melbourne Airport (2/18/2017) Donald Trump Speech, Live event in Melbourne FL – Donald Trump Florida Speech, Melbourne Rally – Trump American Back to Work Rally.

Guyana: Justice must be free from undue delay and influence

Justice must be free from undue delay and influence

Letter By Shakoor Maharaj

Dear Editor:
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Chief Justice (ag), Yonette Cummings-Edwards and outgoing Chancellor of the Judiciary (ag), Justice Carl Singh, proudly cut the ribbon to formally re-open the Sparendaam Magistrates Court (see below)  which had been closed for almost a year to facilitate the construction of a new building, citing that two Magistrates will now preside to deal with the backlogs. What about other judicial and magisterial districts? Are the residents of Lethem and Bartica, for example, not entitled to speedy justice also? What about public disclosures, tenders and advertisements concerning the costs and allocation of this public works contract? We deserve public accountability.  

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Barbados Gov’t Between a Rock and a Hard Place With General Elections Looming

Barbados Underground

Submitted by Inkwell

barbados-election-map-2013 2013 Final Electoral Map, the government won by a 2 seat margin

1. Consider this argument. The Central Bank (CB) Governor has refused to print any more money for the Minister of Finance (MOF). The MOF needs printing to continue to pay civil servants and keep Government running. If the Government can’t pay the civil servants this month, all hell will break loose. Therefore the CB Governor has to be fired so that somebody who will agree to print the money can be appointed. These delays being granted by the High Court are making the MOF nervous. Time is of the essence. But Jeez, if the printing continues, the economy will only get sicker.

2. Foreign reserves are at an all-time low and heading further south, and with the poor tourist season we are now having, not much hope for recovery. The Government can’t even put its…

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Trump Divides and Rules – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Trump Divides and Rules – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Opinion - commentary -analysisimagesWhy protest? You can sit and do nothing. They will gradually chip away at your rights while you are busy with other things. Then one day you will wake up to find that the liberties you took for granted are gone, and never to be replaced.

You make some token noises but no one really listens. It is too late. The alternative is to peacefully rise up and let your voice join in a crescendo that advocates for change. The tone in Washington is ugly, incorrect and poisonous and looks likely to get worse. The voices for change are needed more than ever before.   Continue reading

Less skin, more God and no racism: How Brazil’s left and right want to change Carnaval

Less skin, more God and no racism: How Brazil’s left and right want to change Carnaval

Brazil - Carnaval

Brazil – Carnaval

  – February 11, 2017. Washington Post

You’ve seen the images of Brazilian Carnaval. A sea of people in the streets, oiled-up women samba-dancing at lightning speed and packs of trumpets, trombones and drums blasting out singalong songs. But this year, the annual tradition of full-throttle lascivious indulgence is showing signs of change as well.

Brazil’s increasingly powerful evangelical church and its progressive movements are both pushing to refine Carnaval to match their often opposing priorities. As a sign of the times, the Brazilian city of Olinda, famous for its street festival, has two new additions this Carnaval: a “Gospel zone” and an “LGBT zone.”

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Caribbean Life News Update – 16 February 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – 16 February 2017

Tenants get more legal aid

BY NELSON A. KING | BROOKLYN

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito say that, for the first time, the City will fund unive­rsal access to legal services for tenants facing eviction in New York City Housing Court.

CARICOM TO FOCUS ON US RELAT­IONS

BY BERT WILKINSON | GUYANA

Carib­bean Commu­nity leaders begin two days of talks at their half-yearly summit in Guyana this week with the recent election of Donald Trump to the presi­dency of the United States, Brexit and a string of other interna­tional issues on their agenda.

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