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. Pakaraima Writers -11th Annual Literary Dinner – Toronto – October 22, 2016
  2. Cancer Awareness – HEROC (NY) – Trip to Guyana – October 22-29 , 2016
  3. A Celebration of Guyana in Poetry and Music – London UK. – 28 October 2016
  4. GIHR- Annual Tea Party & Fashion Show – Guyana – 29 October 2016
  5. Senior Guyanese Friendship Association Toronto – Fall Dance – October 29, 2016
  6. Guyana Christian Charities – Bake & Food Sale- Toronto – October 30, 2016
  7. Guyana 50-50 Banquet – Orlando. FL. – November 5, 2016
  8. Guyana Ex-Police Asso of Canada – Remembrance Brunch -Toronto- Nov 13. 2016)
  9. Guyanese Pioneer Fund-Raising Group Brunch – Toronto – November 20, 2016
  10. DC Metro Cricket Organization – Dinner & Awards Ceremony- Nov 25, 2016
  11. Guyana Ex-Soldiers Association Canada- Annual Xmas Dance – Toronto – December 3, 2016
  12. Buxton-Friendship: COTAB Annual Boxing Day Dance -Toronto – Dec. 26, 2016
  13. Guyana Medical Relief – First Fundraising Cruise from L.A. – April 21, 2017 (new)

Announcements and Newsletters:

  1. BC Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations – Caribbean Culture Expo
  2. The University of Guyana – Renaissance Magazine – September 30, 2016
  3. GCA- Guyana Cultural Association of New York – Aug-Sep 2016 e-Magazine
  4. Queen’s College Alumni Association (Toronto) – Bursaries closing November 30, 2016
  5. University of Guyana – inaugural newsletter: Renaissance Edition 1
  6. Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – September, 2016
  7. Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission – Health Care for Guyana – Oct-Nov 2016
  8. GIHR News Emancipation Newsletter – August 2016 edition

Updated on October 20, 2016



Parliament Building – Georgetown. Guyana

Ministry re-established, new ministry named in minor cabinet shuffle

 The Ministry of the Presidency Thursday announced the re-establishment of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the establishment of a new one called the Ministry of Telecommunications.

Making the official announcement that Minister of Tourism, Catherine Hughes will now be named Minister for Public Telecommunications, while maintaining Ministerial responsibility for Tourism, President Granger said, “The reason is that after seven months, we detected a gap that there is no single spokesperson in the National Assembly, a Ministerial spokesperson, dealing with the digital economy [and] dealing with information technology. So we decided that it was necessary to have a Minister responsible for information and communication technology.”

Additionally, the Ministry of Governance and the Protection of the National Patrimony is being renamed the Ministry of Natural Resources.  Minister Raphael Trotman will now be named Minister of Natural Resources.    Continue reading

Welcome to GUYANESE Online Blog and Newsletters

The Newsletter and Blog for Guyanese Associations and Groups, and individuals Worldwide

Welcome to the Guyanese Online Blog.

This Blog was started in March 2010 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 is also a monthly newsletter that is distributed to thousands of Guyanese around the world.

For more info on Guyanese Online go to:> this Link

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – October 22, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 22 October 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry) 

Imam Baksh wins with “Children of the Spider”- By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Imam Baksh wins with “Children of the Spider”

By: Dr. Dhanpaul Narine


Imam Baksh

The world of Zolpash is ruled by Spider gods and an assortment of followers. But they have a grand scheme which is to invade planet Earth. It sets up a conflict between good and evil and the necessity of intervention to perform the act of rescue. This occurs with the arrival of heroine Mayali whose mission is to fight off the enemies and restore order.

Imam Baksh has taken us into a world of fantasy and magic. He has delighted his readers with characters which are refreshingly different when compared to the usual fare on the high street. It is time that someone explores the myths and the meanings given the fantastic webs that are entombed in Guyanese lore.

Read more: profile-imam-baksh – by Dr Dhanpaul Narine

We’ve Seen Donald Trump Before – His Name was Silvio Berlusconi – John Foot – The Guardian UK

We’ve Seen Donald Trump Before – His Name was Silvio Berlusconi

Be warned: Italy’s former prime minister promised the world and disdained the truth – and became his country’s third longest-serving leader

– John Foot – The Guardian UK  

Silvio Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi

We keep being told that the Donald Trump phenomenon means we have entered the era of post-fact politics. Yet, I would argue, post-fact politics has been tarnishing democracy for some time. Twenty-two years ago a successful businessman sent a VHS tape to Italy’s news channels. It showed him sitting in a (fake) office. He read a pre-prepared statement via an autocue.   Continue reading

Poem for Our First Lady: Michelle Obama – Leonard Dabydeen


By Leonard Dabydeen


First Lady Michelle Obama

 As Our First Lady: Michelle Obama

  • She has rhythm in her prance
  • Her color rich without askance
  • Nothing in her stride to hide
  • As our First Lady surfing the tide.
  • Brisk is her walk to a podium
  • She delivers her messages without idiom
  • Her hands move with her expression
  • As our First Lady holds no obsession.
  • You cannot attempt to grab her thoughts
  • So much to admire the way she walks
  • She strives for family, women’s rights
  • As our First Lady turns on the lights.

Guyana Government News Brief – October 21, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – October 21, 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – October 21, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 21 October 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry) 

“Imagining the Guyanas” features Guyanese Authors in London – October 27, 2016

“Imagining the Guyanas” features Guyanese Authors in London – October 27, 2016


Date: 27/10/2016 – 17:00
Institute: School of Advanced Study – University of London
Type: Other events
Venue: The Chancellor’s Hall, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Speakers at the ‘Rose Hall Panel’ chaired by Judith Misrahi-Barak and Clem Seecharan: Cyril Dabydeen, Gaiutra Bahadur, Jan Lowe Shinebourne

Journalist Gaiutra Bahadur and authors Cyril Dabydeen and Jan Lowe Shinebourne were born in the Canje District, in Berbice, Guyana. They all grew up on, or close to, the Rose Hall Estate and have maintained a strong bond with Guyana through their writing, scholarship, and their commitment to human rights. Imagining the Guyanas provides a rare opportunity for these leading Guyanese intellectuals to meet in a free public event following conference proceedings to discuss, among other topics, the autobiographical narrative, the diasporic existence, the Rose Hall Estate and Guyana as a source of creativity, and the epistemology of belonging.    Continue reading

Opinion: Be a Man. Vote for the Woman – By Bradley Burston – Haaretz

Opinion: Be a Man. Vote for the Woman

– By Bradley Burston – Haaretz

Opinion - commentary -analysisA real woman who has a serious shot at becoming president of the United States of America is something new for all of us. The fact is that dealing well with uncharted territory is part and parcel of what it means to be a real man. It’s time to man up. It’s time to vote for the woman.

In the end, this most hallucinatory of presidential campaigns has come down to the bedrock of human considerations: Men and Women.

The astonishing mirror-image maps produced last week by polling expert Nate Silver – images showing that if only men were to vote, Donald Trump would win the election by a margin of 350-188 electoral votes, while if only women voted, Hillary Clinton would win the election by a margin of 458-80 – hint at what has been happening, in one form or another, to us all.      Continue reading

Caribbean Life News Update – 19 October 2016

Caribbean Life News Update  – 19 October 2016  Caribbean Life

Guyanese playw­right donates audio equip­ment to folk group


The Guyana Cultural Associ­ation, NY, organ­izers of the Annual Folk Festival will now produce quality stage plays and dinner theater events, thanks to state-of-the-art audio equip­ment donated by legen­dary playw­right and journ­alist, Derrick John Jeffery, who traveled from Luk Lam Ka, Thailand to make the presen­tation on Oct. 15.

Corpor­ations dodge billions in taxes through offshore tax havens


European regulators’ recent finding that Apple avoided billions of dollars in taxes by stashing its profits in Ireland, a known tax haven, put the tech giant in an unwel­come spotl­ight. But Apple’s tax dodging is just the tip of a huge iceberg of offshore corpo­rate tax avoid­ance.

Brooklyn Borough prez honors heroes

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – October 19, 2016

Posted: 19 Oct 2016 –  Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos 

Gov’t made wrong decision by employing Canadian company to manage the operations of the power company, says former board Chairman of GPL

Diamond Mineral Water Sports Roundup
Sasod continues to call for the removal of certain laws that target the LGBT community
Father peeved over promotion of police officer responsible for shooting his son
Local statisticians being trained to manage a labour market information system to the benefit of Caricom nationals
A west coast Berbice village is showcasing the economic potential of the coconut industry

New contract between Government and Barama is expected to be inked by year end. By Royston Drakes

 Posted: 18 Oct 2016
Economist says Guyana’s sugar industry is a drain on taxpayers. By Royston Drakes
Commission to inquire into the circumstances of the recent mining pit cave-in constituted. Iva Wharton
A Guyanese man who was being deported from the United States was not allowed to travel because of his behavior prior to departure. Iva Wharton
The Finance Minister says that constitutionally, he has the power to authorise advances from the contingency fund. Keshia Gilkes
Barry Dataram gets an additional 4 year sentence after pleading guilty to several charges, while his reputed wife was remanded.
Delivering a 21st Century education to all of the regions remains critical for the Ministry of Education, as they look to go digital
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