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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. Cultural Edutainment: The Spirit of Marcus Garvey – By Ron Bobb-Semple – August 18-19. 2017- Guyana
  3. H.E.R.O.C. Bingo Fundraiser – Medical Mission to Guyana – Rosedale NY – August 27, 2017 (New)
  4. St. Rose’s Alumni Association USA- Anniversary Gala- NYC- August 31, 2017
  5. Toronto Foundation – 15th Anniversary Dinner/Dance – September 9. 2017 (New)
  6. GCCABC Seattle Bus Trip – September 9-10, 2017
  7. Guyana: Voices Against Violence – National Anti-Violence Vigil II – September 10, 2017
  8. Guyana Cultural Association of Montreal – Golden Jubilee Gala/Dance – Sept. 16, 2017
  9. Guyana Christian Charities – Fall Dance – Toronto – September 23, 2017 (New)
  10. Guyana- Jamaica Friendship Association NY – Biennial Ball – October 7, 2017
  11. Book Launch: Captain Monty Takes the Plunge – Jennifer Mook-Sang – Oct 14, 2017  (New)
  12. Cricket Council USA – T20 Tournament – Central Broward Regional Park – October 25-29. 2017 (New)

Announcements and Newsletters:

  1. Guyanese family with sick child seeking multiracial bone marrow donors (New)
  2. Cuso International- Guyana: Volunteers making an impact – video
  4. Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – July 2017 
  5. Diaspora Times International magazine – June/July 2017 Issue
  6. Toronto Saints (SSCAAT) needs donations to purchase Robotic kits
  7. Guyana Cultural Association of New York – GCA Award recipients 2017
  8. Guyana Community Outreach Fund – DONATE – Helping Flood Victims in Guyana
  9. A Guyanese Independence Tradition in Maryland, USA – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Updated on August 13, 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

‘A Treacherous President Stood in the Way’ – Frederick Douglass | The Atlantic

‘A Treacherous President Stood in the Way’

Frederich Douglass

Frederick Douglass’s 1866 essay for The Atlantic on how Congress can cope with a chief executive who refuses to recognize the rights of all citizens

Frederick Douglass | The Atlantic 

By December 1866, the Civil War was over, but the conflict that would define the nature of the United States of America was not close to finished. Encouraged by President Andrew Johnson, a Democrat sympathetic to their aims, the former Confederate states had eagerly subjected the newly freed slaves to the Black Codes, laws confining them to inferior status and second-class citizenship, denying them votes, citizenship and even freedom of movement, while armed groups of whites attacked them with impunity. In vetoing the Civil Rights Act of 1866, Johnson insisted that the law protecting the freedmen’s rights was in fact “made to operate in favor of the colored against the white race.”     Continue reading

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – August 16-17, 2017

News – 17 August 2017

‘I’m black so I look mean?’ Serena Williams discusses race and pregnancy

‘I’m black so I look mean?’ Serena Williams discusses race and pregnancy

  • Former world No1 says she wants to return for Australian Open
  • 23-time grand slam champion says she has been judged due to race
Serena Williams won the Australian Open earlier this year
Serena Williams won the Australian Open earlier this year. Photograph: Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images

Serena Williams has spoken about pregnancy, race and body image in a wide-ranging interview with Vogue.     

Williams and her fiance, the Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, are due to welcome their first child at the end of the year, but she says she wants to return as early as January to defend her Australian Open title. “It’s the most outrageous plan,” she said. “I just want to put that out there. That’s, like, three months after I give birth. I’m not walking anything back, but I’m just saying it’s pretty intense.”    Continue reading

 Caribbean Life News – New York – 15 August 2017

 Caribbean Life News – New York – 15 August 2017

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QC Alumni NY aids Georgetown students in math


Elevating the math skills of students, one summer session at a time, Queens College Alumni Association New York, completed its second QC Math Institute for more than 40 students from six schools, to help the youth develop their adeptness towards STEM accomplishment.

Marcus Garvey’s 130th birthday commemorates ‘One Aim One Destiny…’ philosophy


Organizers of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association announced that on Aug. 17 they plan to launch the 50th anniversary of Caribbean Carnival Week by making three big announcements.

A Greater Measure of Transparency for Guyana – by Francis Quamina Farrier

A Greater Measure of Transparency for Guyana – by Francis Quamina Farrier

GYEITI – at Region 10. Guyana

The Guyana Extraction Industries Transparency Initiative (GYEITI) which was established earlier this year, 2017, will soon be accepted as another member of the Global EITI Family of Nations, if all continues to go as planned.

This longed-for mechanism for better governance in Guyana, is now much closer to realisation. That was announced by the recently appointed National Coordinator of the GYEITI, Dr Rudy R. Jadoopat. The Guyanese-born economist and former Youth Trade Unionist, brings to the job, over three decades of international experience.     Continue reading

GCA New York- Dr. Desrey Caesar-Fox Memorial Lecture – August 31, 2017

Examination of the Facts underlying the threatened Acts towards North Korea – By Yvonne Sam

Examination of the Facts underlying the threatened Acts towards North Korea

By Yvonne Sam

Trump’s don’t- mess- with- America rhetoric and hardcore approach is superior to his predecessors’ playbook on foreign affairs.

It is obvious to the most myopic that President Donald Trump is hell bent on breaking free of Obama’s policies. Such became a reality when North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un became the recipient of his threat of “fire and fury” if Pyongyang continued to threaten the United States. After Trump’s comment the dictator weighed in by announcing, via a statement from its army to state-run news, that it is assessing plans to attack Guam, the home of America’s Andersen Air Force Base. Yes, the dictator was on the receiving end of the alliteration that was heard worldwide, but Trump’s spoken words reflect a desire to do, or at best utter something different following three visible years of bipartisan failure on North Korea.    Continue reading

Oil will not fall victim to vicious ‘friends and family’ culture – Trotman promises

Oil will not fall victim to vicious ‘friends and family’ culture – Trotman promises

The mining, forestry, and broadcasting sectors, among others, have been victims of an

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman

unscrupulous culture. It is a culture which sees the close friends and families connected to government officials benefitting from revenue and/or resources which are intended for the benefit and development of the state and its people.

But this culture is not unique to Guyana. It is particularly prevalent in the oil and gas sectors around the world. As Guyana prepares for this new industry which is poised to bring gushing streams of revenue, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman is assuring that the Government is going above and beyond to insulate the oil sector from corruption.    Continue reading

Memories, Memorials and Monuments – By Ron Persaud

Memories, Memorials and Monuments – By Ron Persaud

 Years and years ago, I was drawn to some of the framed photographs that adorned the walls of the homes of family. There was one of my maternal grandfather – debonair in his “Wilson” hat, complete with feather in the hat band; and the white handkerchief in the breast pocket of his jacket.

How very different from the stern, lined, weather beaten face of the man whom I called “Pa”. In passing, I have to confess that I tried very hard, but never succeeded in replicating the geometric precision of those three triangles of white. I settled for a narrow white strip across the top of the breast pocket of my coat.     Continue reading

Haitians flee from the US to Canada’s French-speaking Quebec province

Haitians chasing false promises flee from United States to Canada

NEW YORK, Aug 15 2017 – Thousands of Haitians with uncertain immigration status have fled the United States in recent weeks, walking across the New York border into Quebec seeking a safe haven in Canada, according to the United Nations‘ refugee agency and Canadian immigration lawyers.

An influx of asylum seekers has put a strain on Canadian authorities, which has led them to build tents on the border, shift resources and set up new shelter space. The influx has in part been from Haitians living in the U.S. who say they fear the Trump administration will soon end their protected status in the country, sending them back to Haiti.      Continue reading

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