Welcome to the GUYANESE Online Blog – Now over 5 Million views

The Guyanese Online Blog celebrated its Seventh Anniversary on February 9, 2017

Now over 5 Million views


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. Guyana Ex-Soldiers Association (Canada) 2017 Xmas Dance – Toronto – December 2, 2017
  2. Guyanese Nurses Association of America – Annual Ball – NY – December 8, 2017
  3. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital Projects Brunch – Toronto – December 10, 2017
  4. The New York Tutorial Support Group – Christmas Dance – Brooklyn NY – December 15. 2017
  5. RAY LEE O’WN and Triple Play – Dinner/Dance – Toronto – New Years Eve 2017 (New)
  6. 2018 BHSAA-QCAA Twelfth Night Gala – Toronto – January 13. 2018)
  7. Guyana Christian Charities (GCC) – Toronto – Valentine Dinner/Dance – February 10. 2018 (New)
  8. The 15th Annual Walter Rodney Symposium – Atlanta. Georgia – March 23rd – 24th, 2018

Announcements and Newsletters:

  1. Cuso International – Guyana: Volunteer Opportunities – November 18, 2017 (New)
  2. CSJAD Newsletter – November 2017
  3. Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – October 2017
  4. Winnipeg Canada Group Donates Medical Equipment to Guyana’s Hospitals
  5. Guykids Inc: Guyanese Educator Gives Back: Helping Neediest Kids in Guyana
  6. Queen’s College of Guyana Alumni Association (Toronto) – QCAA Toronto 2017 Bursary
  7. Cuso International – Guyana: Volunteer Opportunities – October 18, 2017
  8. Guyana Cultural Association of NY: On-Line Magazine – September 2017
  9. Guyana Christian Charities Canada Newsletter – October 2017
  10. Guyana: Diaspora Times – August-September 2017 Newsletter


Website/ Blog: Guyanese Online:  https://guyaneseonline.wordpress.com/
Published by Cyril Bryan – cybryan@gmail.com

Updated on November 20, 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

My UG Convocation Address – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

My UG Convocation Address – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The lady next to me was puzzled. She couldn’t understand why I was “taking the trouble to visit Guyana to speak for only fifteen minutes.” I explained that it was the most important speech of my life. She smiled and shook her head, unmoved and unconvinced. It came to pass that I was standing before hundreds of graduates amidst pomp and ceremony and this is what happened: If only Ma can see me now!

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We welcome your Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Ministers of the Government, Members of the Opposition, the Pro-Chancellor, the Chancellor of the University of Guyana, our esteemed Vice-Chancellor, and the Faculty and students of the University. A special welcome also to the overseas students of UG. In my time we didn’t have you, so welcome to our beautiful country.     Continue reading

‘When I Speak of History’ – by Leonard Dabydeen

When I Speak of History’  – by Leonard Dabydeen

November 18, 2017

When I speak of history I speak well;
I leave behind the past where broken bones
Lay scattered on blistering sands to tell
Of atrocities that are mostly groans.

While you may feel the pain lurking inside
With hurt failing any impunity;
And browse pages upon pages to ride
This feeling of guilt, remorse or pity,

It was Columbus sailing the great tides
Out discovering many a new world;
And Sir Francis Drake loved the battle cries –
Chicanery as a new age unfurled.

The mind finds revelations in the past,
So meaningful and useful to the last.


Leonard Dabydeen is author of Watching You, A Collection of Tetractys Poems , Xlibris Publication(2012); Searching for You, A Collection of Tetractys and Fibonacci Poems, Xlibris Publication (2015)

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The Writing Life: Giving Thanks – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

At the end of May 2017, I received an unexpected request by e-mail from Vitor Rafael Siqueira de Araújo, a young poet, literature teacher, and freelance Portuguese/English translator in Roraima, North Brazil. His first poetry collection is due for publication in 2018.

With a bachelor’s degree in English and Portuguese literature from the University of Roraima, Vitor is currently enrolled in a postgraduate course in Translation Studies. Specializing in the translation of short stories, Vitor sought permission to translate one of my short stories.

I selected my most popular short story, The Ole Higue, published in July 2008 in the Guyana Journal (New York/USA). Considering that my short story contains dialog in Caribbean Creole English, Vitor’s project was very ambitious.

With its origins in West African mythology, the ole higue is an evil spirit that takes the form of an ugly, repulsive old woman that sucks the blood of…

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Terrorism—Incitatory or Revelatory? What has the term achieved? – By Yvonne Sam

Terrorism—Incitatory or Revelatory?What has the term achieved?

By Yvonne Sam

Who has the final say–—Man or Lexicon?  Or would term remain  racially designated?

Terrorism now at the center of semantic jousting suddenly and without warning bombarded our collective consciousness, to the point where nowwe are unable to stop hearing or reading of it.

Ironically the word comes up constantly in newscasts, congressional debates and speeches by world leaders, usually as a way of garnering and securing public support for one security measure or another.     Continue reading

Guyanese-Canadian Tourism Council launched in Toronto


Guyanese-Canadian Tourism Council launched

November 19, 2017 – Guyana Chronicle – By Frederick Halley

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Guyana Christian Charities (GCC) – Toronto – Valentine Dinner/Dance – February 10. 2018

Download Flyer: GCC Valentine’s Dance 2018

RAY LEE O’WN and Triple Play – Dinner/Dance – Toronto – New Years Eve 2017

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – November 17-19. 2017

News –19 November 2017

From ‘Best Cop’ to dirty cop? ‘Eastman was watching my mouth like a dentist’ – self-confessed killer

Mayor, Town Clerk accused of covering up child sex case

100-acres BK/BaiShanLin state lands at Providence…Bank paid off, developer starts work

Judge orders Magistrate to commit ‘Grey Boy’ for Crum Ewing murder

Cinemas returning to Berbice… Classic Int’l Hotel unveils state-of-the-art movie theatre

Proposed estimates for Constitutional agencies totaled more than $10B

Nations Director joins roundtable discussion at London Houses of Parliament

COI finds…GCAA has no technology to detect illegal planes

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The Hidden Dangers of Technology – six videos

The Hidden Dangers of Technology

Day after day, we rely on technology to help us do so much, but how many of us have ever really stopped to think about the negative impact that technology can have on our lives? The six videos below discuss various issues with different kinds of technology, as well as what can be done to reduce the harm that they can potentially cause.  Here are the titles of the six videos:-
  1. The Dangers of the Internet
  2. All About AI (Artificial Intelligence)
  3. The Problem With Smartphones
  4. All About Emotional Technology
  5. Does Technology Ruin Relationships?
  6. Why I Quit Social Media For a Year

We are Sick of Racism, Literally Douglas Jacobs | The New York Times

We are Sick of Racism, Literally

Douglas Jacobs | The New York Times

Estifanos Zerai-Misgun, a black Brookline, Mass., police officer, pulled up in an unmarked car and greeted his superior, a white lieutenant. He wasn’t prepared for the response by the lieutenant, who said, as he gestured at the vehicle, “Who would put a black man behind one of these?”

“I was shocked,” the officer later told a Boston news station about the experience. It was one of several derogatory racial comments he would hear on the job. It got so bad that he and a black colleague walked away from the force in 2015.      Continue reading

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