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. “Imagining the Guyanas” features Guyanese Authors in London – October 27, 2016 (new)
  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

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 24, 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.

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Book: From Slavery’s Capitalism – by Sven Beckert and Seth Rickman.


slaverys-capitalismToday’s selection — from Slavery’s Capitalism by Sven Beckert and Seth Rickman. In the 1700s, China was the largest economy in the world. However, it was overtaken in the 1800’s, first by England, then the United States. Some economic historians suggest that slavery — tragic and horrifying slavery — was central to this transformation, first through England’s lucrative slave-based colonies in the Caribbean and North America, then, after America’s independence, through America’s slave-based tobacco and cotton industries. In America, the financial value of slaves alone exceeded the combined financial value of all the nation’s railroads and factories:   Continue reading

Caribbean Life News – 26 October 2016

Caribbean Life News – 26 October 2016 Caribbean Life

WHAT A NIGHT- at the Brooklyn Trans­ition Lions Club’s inaug­ural Jazz Show!


Organ­izers of the Brooklyn Trans­ition Lions Club’s inaug­ural Jazz Show have descr­ibed as very succe­ssful the event that was held Sunday evening, at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church Hall, at 2806 Newkirk Ave. in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.

Brooklyn: $2m to const­ruct low cost housing


Brooklyn Borough Presi­dent Eric L. Adams on Monday detailed more than $2 million in Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) funds from Brooklyn Borough Hall to const­ruct and preserve hundreds of affor­dable housing units across Brooklyn.

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Guyanese High Commissioner to Canada Reception – Richmond BC – November 6, 2016


Guyana– Latest News from various sources – October 26, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 26 October 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

Hillary Clinton Will Be A Good President Because She Knows How To Listen – By Sher Watts Spooner – Daily Kos

Hillary Clinton Will Be A Good President Because She Knows How To Listen

By Sher Watts Spooner – Daily Kos

commentaryWhen you think of Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, chances are you think of her at a scene like the one above.

In a diner or a cafe. In someone’s living room or kitchen. In a small group or on a small stage. Around a table, taking people’s questions and listening to people’s concerns.

Listening is a skill that most women have had to master, because too many men tend to interrupt, seldom giving women a chance to put in their two cents. Not everyone is a good listener. Hillary Clinton, however, is very good at listening to people.

Some candidates have large rallies with wildly cheering supporters. Hillary Clinton certainly has had her share of rallies and speeches. But Clinton has always preferred the smaller venue, the town hall meeting, the sitting-around-the-table talk. Instead of just telling people what she wants to do, she asks people what issues affect them, what topics she should tackle, what actions they want her to take. Then she uses those answers to broaden her policies. As a story in The Atlantic put it, the strategy is to “build the candidate’s credentials as one that connects with voters, knows the issues they care about, and makes it clear she isn’t taking anything for granted.”     Continue reading

BARBADOS 1966-2016 – Celebrating Fifty Years of Independence – By Dr. Keith A. P. Sandiford

By Dr. Keith A. P. Sandiford

barbadosFormer Caribbean colonies are more fortunate than African and Asian ones in that they have completed their first 50 years of political freedom without political and military coups and without the copious shedding of human blood. On November 30, 2016, Barbados will join Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago as fifty-year old sovereign states which have thus far avoided the turmoil of revolutions. It is an achievement worthy of joyous celebration. There is a sense that the island has shown perceptible signs of regression, following the worldwide recession of 2008, but the overall all progress since 1966 has been eminently satisfactory.

The emergence of modern Barbados can be said to have begun in the 1950s with the rise of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) and the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU). These were the institutions that destroyed the political hegemony of the old plantocracy. They focussed most sharply on the plight of the non-white majority and led the movement which forced the Colonial Government to overhaul its administrative structures and reshape the electoral laws as well as its fiscal practices.   Continue reading

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 24 October 2016

Capitol TV logoGuyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 24 October 2016

The management of finances at the Woodlands hospital has been called into question by the GPF as investigations continue into a recent robbery by a lone gunman

Posted: 24 Oct 2016 07:31 PM PD

The head of the Guyana Police Force is calling for the revamping of procedures for granting bail for serious crimes

Posted: 24 Oct 2016 07:28 PM PDT

An International Medical company has partnered with Woodlands hospital to fight the spread of the Zika virus in Guyana

Posted: 24 Oct 2016 07:09 PM PDT

Representatives from the vendors association say they have no faith in M&CC

Posted: 24 Oct 2016 05:05 PM PDT

Sex workers from around the Caribbean are hopeful that recommendations from their recent forum held in Guyana are implemented

Posted: 24 Oct 2016 06:36 PM PDT

Guyana Government News Brief – October 25, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – October 25, 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – October 25, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 25 October 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

Why Netanyahu Is a Slick Version of Donald Trump – By Chemi Shalev – Haaretz

Analysis: Why Benjamin Netanyahu Is a Slick Version of Donald Trump

Nonetheless, the GOP candidate’s harshest conservative critics remain starry-eyed groupies of Israel’s prime minister.

– Chemi Shalev – Haaretz

While you were watching Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton duke it out at their third and thankfully final presidential debate in Las Vegas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was busy waging war against the greatest of Israel’s sworn enemies. Who do you think that might be? Iran? Hamas? Abbas? God forbid.

It’s not even U.S.A. President Barack Obama, though Netanyahu has reportedly just described the remaining few months of the U.S.A. president who just gave Israel $38 billion as an existential threat to Jewish settlements, if not to Israel as a whole.     Continue reading

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