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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  1. Ten Caribbean Carnivals To Know This Summer – 2017 – US, UK and Canada
  2. Charlestown Secondary School Yearly Reunion – Brooklyn NY – August 18, 2017(New)
  3. Cultural Edutainment: The Spirit of Marcus Garvey – By Ron Bobb-Semple – August 18-19. 2017- Guyana
  4. H.E.R.O.C. Bingo Fundraiser – Medical Mission to Guyana – Rosedale NY – August 27, 2017
  5. GCA New York- Dr. Desrey Caesar-Fox Memorial Lecture – August 31, 2017(New)
  6. Rose’s Alumni Association USA- Anniversary Gala- NYC- August 31, 2017
  7. Toronto Foundation – 15th Anniversary Dinner/Dance – September 9. 2017
  8. GCCABC Seattle Bus Trip – September 9-10, 2017
  9. Guyana: Voices Against Violence – National Anti-Violence Vigil II – September 10, 2017
  10. Guyana Cultural Association of Montreal – Golden Jubilee Gala/Dance – Sept. 16, 2017
  11. Guyana Christian Charities – Fall Dance – Toronto – September 23, 2017
  12. Guyana- Jamaica Friendship Association NY – Biennial Ball – October 7, 2017
  13. Book Launch: Captain Monty Takes the Plunge – Jennifer Mook-Sang – Oct 14, 2017
  14. Cricket Council USA – T20 Tournament – Central Broward Regional Park – October 25-29. 2017

Announcements and Newsletters:

  1. Cuso Guyana – E-volunteering  in Guyana and Projects in Guyana -videos(New)
  2. Book: BUXN TALES By Dr Owen Ifill – CD Available – Order Now(New)
  3. Guyanese family with sick child seeking multiracial bone marrow donors
  4. Cuso International- Guyana: Volunteers making an impact – video
  6. Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – July 2017
  7. Diaspora Times International magazine – June/July 2017 Issue
  8. Toronto Saints (SSCAAT) needs donations to purchase Robotic kits
  9. Guyana Cultural Association of New York – GCA Award recipients 2017
  10. Guyana Community Outreach Fund – DONATE – Helping Flood Victims in Guyana
  11. A Guyanese Independence Tradition in Maryland, USA – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Updated on August 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

U.S. International Trade Update – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

US Total Imports & Exports of Goods & Services 2008-2016

During the past week, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) initiated events that will impact our trade relations with our top three trading partners—China, Canada, and Mexico.

On August 16th, USTR Robert Lighthizer opened the First Round of NAFTA Renegotiations with our Canadian and Mexican counterparts, a promise made by President Trump during his presidential campaign. In his Opening Statement, Ambassador Lighthizer noted:

This is a 23-year-old agreement and our economies are very different than they were in the 1990’s. We need to modernize or create provisions which protect digital trade and services trade, e-commerce, update customs procedures, protect intellectual property, improve energy provisions, enhance transparency rules, and promote science-based agricultural trade.

He pointed out that, while many Americans have benefited from NAFTA, “[w]e cannot ignore the huge trade deficits, the lost manufacturing jobs, the businesses that have closed or moved because of incentives — intended…

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Who was Robert E. Lee, the Confederate hero at heart of Charlottesville unrest

Who was Robert E. Lee, the Confederate hero at heart of Charlottesville unrest, and which other statues could be removed?

White supremacists at statue of Robert E. Lee at rally in Charlottesville.Virginia

Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee was vilified in the North during the Civil War only to be transformed in the decades afterward into a heroic icon of “The Lost Cause,” admired by many on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line.

Today, many view him as a symbol of racism and America’s slave-holding history. His transformation – at the centre of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia – reflects the changing moods in the United States around race, mythology and national reconciliation.  Continue reading

USA: Why the deep state hates Putin – By Chris Kanthan

USA: Why the deep state hates Putin

Since World War II, America’s knee-jerk response to any diplomatic challenge has been to bully or bomb.

Russophobia in America today is as intense as it was at the height of Cold War when terrified school kids had “Duck and Cover” drills and the public was obsessed with bomb shelters. However, all the drama about Russian hacking and collusion are smokescreen. The real conflict is about geopolitical power struggle for world domination, which involves hundreds of trillions of dollars, massive egos of Machiavellian elites, and nations driven by memory of the past and visions of the future.

Guyana: A Voice from the Diaspora – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

A Voice from the Diaspora – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

University of Guyana

This is an excerpt from my presentation at the Diaspora Conference in Guyana. The Conference was sponsored by the University of Guyana.

Thank you Mr. Chairman. Your Excellency, the President of Guyana, our esteemed Vice Chancellor, members of the Diplomatic Corp, UG staff and students, members of the media and friends all. Welcome to this historic Conference.

Please allow me to recognize the role of the media and in particular my good friend Mr. Mohamed Alim Hassim from ‘The West Indian’ in New York. Alim has not only publicized this Conference for free but has traveled to Guyana to cover it for the readers and he is here. Thank you, Alim.     Continue reading

Donald Trump Is a Lame-Duck President – David A. Graham | The Atlantic

Donald Trump Is a Lame-Duck President

President Donald Trump

Just seven months into his presidency, Trump appears to have achieved a status usually reserved for the final months of a term.

David A. Graham | The Atlantic

In many ways, the Trump presidency never got off the ground: The president’s legislative agenda is going nowhere, his relations with foreign leaders are frayed, and his approval rating with the American people never enjoyed the honeymoon period most newly elected presidents do. Pundits who are sympathetic toward, or even neutral on, the president keep hoping that the next personnel move — the appointment of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, say, or the long-rumored-but-never-delivered departure of Steve Bannon [even Bannon’s exit didn’t change anything] — will finally get the White House in gear.      Continue reading

Barbados: The Harsh Truth Behind the Symbolism of an Emancipation Statue

Barbados Underground

Mohammed Degia

A few weeks ago, Barbadians erupted in nationalistic pride when a tweet from African American racial justice activist, Samuel Sinyangwe, about the Emancipation statue in Barbados went viral. Sinyangwe was in Barbados and posted two pictures of the statue commenting that he had never seen anything like it in America, this type of monument displayed prominently and designed specifically to symbolise the breaking of chains and the power of black liberation. In his series of tweets, Sinyangwe stated that the story of abolition in America is whitewashed, celebrating people who fought to keep black people enslaved and erasing the efforts of black people who dared to resist. He concluded that “the fact that the conversation in the USA is about keeping/ taking down pro-slavery monuments, not building anti-slavery monuments, speaks volumes”.

The tweet attracted significant attention with many people posting similar monuments from around the world…

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Charlottesville reveals America the Real versus America the Ideal – By Yvonne Sam

Charlottesville reveals America the Real versus America the Ideal

By Yvonne Sam

America’s historic embrace of the Confederate flag is indicative of a collective failure to eradicate white supremacy as an ideology, and is in great part contributory to the recent attack in Charlottesville.  

The violence that erupted at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last Saturday can clearly be seen as a wake –up call for America, especially those who repeatedly avow that the world has changed and America is a post-racial society.  Despite the absence of white robes, nooses and burning crosses, the largest organized gathering of armored and armed white supremacists in almost a generation in aptly named Emancipation Park confirmed that the terrible red record of racism in the southern United States is no longer a thing of the past.     Continue reading

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – August 18-19, 2017

News – 19 August 2017

Book Review:  Mahathi’s “Hare Krishna”- by Leonard Dabydeen

Book Review:  Mahathi’s “Hare Krishna”- by Leonard Dabydeen

Author: Mahathi – Book: Hare Krishna


Mahathi is the author’s pen name. His true name is Mydavolu Venkatasesha Sathyanarayana.

Publisher: Prowess Publishing, May 2, 2017   Pages (Print Length) Paperback 402 pages


ISBN  978 161 813 284   Kindle  Paperback.  See Availability below


Read more: Book Review – Mahathi’s Hare Krishna – by Leonard Dabydeen

Construction of new Demerara River Bridge at Houston to begin next year

Construction of new Demerara River Bridge at Houston to begin next year

Aug 19, 2017  – Kaieteur News

The present Demerara Harbour Bridge opened 02 July 1978

Construction on the long-awaited new Demerara River Bridge, to ease the pressure on the Harbour Bridge, is expected to begin next year, government says.



The Government of Guyana said it is moving along with its plan to construct a new Demerara River Bridge and will soon commence the process of pre-qualifying contractors for the project.

Through the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, contractors will be pre-qualified for the finance, design, building, and maintenance components of the structure. These works will be procured through public tendering, with a restricted number of bidders.   Continue reading

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