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


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  1. Dave Martins, Triple Play Band, Aubrey Choy, George DaSilva – Toronto- June 23, 2017
  2. STEMGuyana Presents A Robot & Technology Exhibition – June 24, 2017
  3. Buxton-Friendship Heritage Fund – Annual Summer Soiree – Brooklyn NY – July 1, 2017 (New)
  4. GNAA: Guyanese Nurses Association of America – presents Demerara Gold in NYC – July 1. 2017
  5. GNAA: Guyanese Nurses Association of America – Annual CookOut in NYC – July 8. 2017
  6. BHS Alumni Association- Toronto – Happy Birthday Canada – July 8, 2017
  7. QC Alumni Association (Toronto) Literary Event – Book Launch for Dorothy Irwin and Dr. Frank Birbalsingh – July 9, 2017
  8. Annual Health Education Family Funday – Brooklyn. NY. – July 22, 2017
  9. Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission – Golf Tournament – Putnam Ontario – July 22, 2017
  10. Guyana: U.G. Diaspora Engagement Conference – July 23-28, 2017
  11. St Stanislaus College Alumni – Toronto – SAINTS CARIBJAM – August 4, 2017
  12. Tutorial High School Alumni Association -13th Triennial Reunion – July 30 – August 6, 2017
  13. COTAB – ANNUAL CARIBANA DANCE – Toronto – August 5, 2017
  14. LAST LAP LIME – Toronto, Canada- Monday August 7th, 2017 1.00 – 7.00 PM
  15. Cultural Edutainment: The Spirit of Marcus Garvey – By Ron Bobb-Semple – August 18-19. 2017- Guyana (New)
  16. Rose’s Alumni Association USA- Anniversary Gala- NYC- August 31, 2017
  17. Guyana- Jamaica Friendship Association NY – Biennial Ball – October 7, 2017

Announcements and Newsletters:

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

Updated on June 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 – June 25-26, 2017

News – June 26, 2017

NYC Caribbean Food Festival – Brooklyn NY – July 15, 2017

Profile: Mary Ferreira: Executive Producer, UN in Action! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Mary Ferreira: Executive Producer, UN in Action! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Mary Ferreira

She is an expert at the moving image. Her films have made a difference in the lives of others and she is widely recognized as a leading filmmaker in her field. This young lady is Mary Ferreira.

Mary is a trailblazer that has gone in the trenches to bring to the world some of the stories that otherwise might have been forgotten. Who is Mary Ferreira and why is her work causing waves in the international community?  Mary was born in Charlotte Street in Georgetown, Guyana. Her mom is Bhagwanti Jagdeo and her dad is Harold Jagdeo. Mary is the sixth child in a family of nine. She attended St. Agnes Primary School, and later St. Roses High School.    Continue reading

Watergate Lawyer: I Witnessed Nixon’s Downfall—and I’ve Got a Warning for Trump

Watergate Lawyer: I Witnessed Nixon’s Downfall—and I’ve Got a Warning for Trump

Richard Ben-Veniste on the uncanny parallels between the scandal he investigated and the controversy over the White House’s alleged links to Russia

President Donald Trump

Richard Ben-Veniste | The Atlantic

Watching the national controversy over the White House and Russia unfold, I’m reminded of Karl Marx’s oft-quoted observation: “History repeats itself: first as tragedy, second as farce.”

I was a close witness to the national tragedy that was Richard Nixon’s self-inflicted downfall as president, and I’ve recently contemplated whether a repeat of his Saturday Night Massacre” may already be in the offing. Given how that incident doomed one president, Trump would do well to resist repeating his predecessor’s mistakes — and avoid his presidency’s descent into a quasi-Watergate parody.   Continue reading

Recent prison murder in Guyana — Was duty of care exercised – By Yvonne Sam

Recent prison murder in Guyana — Was duty of care exercised

By Yvonne Sam

Dear Editor,

Have the prisoners taken charge and become their own judge, jury and executioners?

Permit me to pen my thoughts before they run totally amok. Following the recent news article of the deadly prison attack on the Jagmohan brothers (news item here) while incarcerated in the New Amsterdam Prison, I have been forced to rethink even the basic of basics -“What are prisons for?  The idea that it is a place to treat, reform and rehabilitate now appears obsolete or unattainable when it comes to the prison system in Guyana.  In fact, it is apparent that the prisons and prison system are there solely to serve the courts. Point finale!   Continue reading

Military Escalations in Syria. Mistakes and Catastrophe? Towards a More Pronounced Conflagration?

Military Escalations in Syria. Mistakes and Catastrophe? Towards a More Pronounced Conflagration?

By Dr. Binoy Kampmark – Global Research, June 23, 2017

To become enmeshed in a war of incalculable variables; to be at bloody bruised loggerheads – this is the Syrian nightmare, where there are more punters than odds. Savagely, Syria as a state is being ravaged and mauled to the point of non-recognition. It is now a mere terrain for heavily armed bullies, a smoky crusted ruin of dust and cosmic ruin, its populace fleeing when it can, shielding itself when it must, and hoping for the best.

The great power play never assumes that small states matter. They supply the necessary show for the big game, the theatre set for the show down in which the small scatter whilst the big boys level the punches. In history, the bully is insentient, and normally stumbles into mistakes and catastrophe.    Continue reading

Light Street – Walk with me in Albert-town, Georgetown – Raphael Video

Light Street – Walk with me in Albert-town, Georgetown

Published on Apr 13, 2017

Guyana 411 – Projects: Featuring Guyana’s Indigenous Peoples – video

Guyana 411 – Projects: Featuring Guyana’s Indigenous Peoples – video


GINA Guyana

GINA GuyanaPublished on Jun 9, 2017

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – June 23-24, 2017

News – 24 June 2017

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 22 June 2017

M&CC – Georgetown will be partnering with Chinese Embassy to upgrade roads

Posted: 22 Jun 2017 10:33 AM PDT

Diamond Mineral Water Sports Roundup – June 21, 2017

Posted: 22 Jun 2017 09:31 AM PDT

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) says letters will be given to applicants for purchasing houses in the model village shortly

Posted: 22 Jun 2017 09:27 AM PDT

Guyana’s Telecommunications sector is expected to be liberalised by the end of July this year.

Posted: 22 Jun 2017 09:24 AM PDT

President Granger says that there are respect for all the parties under the APNU coalition

Posted: 22 Jun 2017 09:22 AM PDT

A mother of five children has been killed by her former husband, who is said to be a deportee

Posted: 22 Jun 2017 09:20 AM PDT

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