Guyanese Online Newsletter – January 2011

January 2011 Newsletter – Final1 < Download here


  1. Suriname clinches US$6B deals with Chinese companies
  2. TOP 20- Guyanese Online Blog– December 2010
  3. EDITORIAL – Decade Two – ―Rapid Change by Cyril Bryan
  4. Obsolete technologies and changes since 2000 by Cyril Bryan
  5. Planning for the Oil Boom by Ravi Dev
  6. Exploration Oil Well in Rupununi – Sagres Energy
  7. Shipping companies want deeper Demerara River draft to handle larger vessels
  8. Project Manager Required in Guyana
  9. Guyana Bank to offer ‘green loans’ – for solar and wind projects
  10. House-lots for remigrants
  11. Stabroek, Vreed-en-Hoop stellings not for sale
  12. Sugar workers refuse to heed Corporation‘s call
  13. New Surinamese rice parboiler targets Guyana / Caricom markets
  14. Rice prices rise in Guyana
  15. Hope Canal Work Halted by rains
  16. Tourism – Iwokrama National Park
  17. Huge Brazil oil field will bear Lula‘s name
  18. Barbados least corruptible – topped the list in Latin America and the Caribbean
  19. Australia to assist St. Kitts and Nevis
  20. Australia helps CARICOM
  21. Ralph Gonsalves returned for third term in St. Vincent elections
  22. Denis Hanomansingh appointed temporary judge in Belize
  23. Barbados and Dominica among top 10 ethical destinations
  24. There Are No Technology Shortcuts to Good Education
  25. Guyanese Association of Manitoba—Children’s Xmas Party
  26. The Queen‘s College of Guyana Association (UK)
  27. Guyanese Academics Newsletter
  30. Liberty Cricket Club – NYC – 1st Annual Dinner / Dance – January 22.
  31. Alliance of Guyanese Canadian Organizations – Annual Mashramai Dance – Feb 26, 2011
  32. A TRIBUTE TO DONALD LOCKE – By Claudius Agrippa – video
  33. Auntie Olga’s party off – she is in hospital
  34. Music’s newest centenarian – Edmundo Ros,
  35. Rihanna creates music history – three videos
  36. KEN‘S CHOICE #50 – ―Flambeau – By Ken Corsbie – video
  37. Mahadeo Shivraj – The actor most Guyanese don‘t know
  38. Tastes Like Home – Jamaican Beef Patties by Cynthia Nelson
  40. Books by Guyanese author   – Joseph S. Persaud
  41. EDGAR MITTELHOLZER: Race, Colour and Class by Ameena Gafoor
  42. Historic sites of Georgetown – By Arlene Munro

Enjoy this month’s issue.

Cyril Bryan.  Publisher and Editor.

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  • Lloyd Blenman  On January 11, 2011 at 4:54 am

    date Tue, Jan 11, 2011
    subject RE: Guyanese Online Newsletter –January 2011

    Many thanks for providing this service to those of us who have become somewhat isolated for developments in our birthplace.

    Lloyd P. Blenman
    Professor of Finance
    University of North Carolina-Charlotte
    Belk College of Business
    Department of Finance
    Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
    Tel: 704-687-7705

    • guyaneseonline  On January 11, 2011 at 5:00 am

      Hello Lloyd:
      I am glad that you like the newsletter and blog and its ability to reconnect us all with our homeland.
      We look forward to doing this even better this year and onwards. Your suggestions are welcome!
      Help us by distributing the newsletter to your relatives and friends, who may be interested.
      I presume that you have already done this. Thanks!!


  • lynette Zephyr  On January 11, 2011 at 5:45 am

    Good work

  • Yvonne Scott  On January 11, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I really have no comments to make on this website. I suspect it is not such a friendly-Guyana one – at least from when I read ‘between the lines’.
    I really would like to know exactly who started it and while we all agree we want to see Guyana rise from the ashes, so to speak, the kind of ‘rising’ which we are presently witnessing does not bode well for ALL Guyanese.
    I may be wrong, but that is my initial take on it.

  • guyaneseonline  On January 11, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Hello Ms: Scott:
    I see that you are reading “between the lines”.
    I would really like to know what you see there. You can write me so that I can share it with you … if you care.

    This Blog and newsletter was started by me – Cyril Bryan, as a project to connect Guyanese Associations in the Diaspora, specifically, but also to keep readers connected with some of the news from Guyana.

    We do not cover articles that are too political as we do not support any political party in Guyana. Obviously everything has some political ramification but we intend to keep things on track and not get diverted into political wrangling that gets us nowhere.

    Politics is really ECONOMICS. To be successful one has to work hard and be focussed in what we do. Agriculture and self-sufficiency has always been the basis of wealth … that is how the villages started… and should now revive.

    If we care about Guyana, we must all work hard to help the villages and settlements to work together for a peaceful and economically viable society. There are those who want to project Guyana in only one way – but we know that it is a pluralistic, mixed and multi-cultural society. This is the Guyana of the future… even if some persons do not see it that way. Everything is only for a time… and time passes..

    I am 70 years old and I am just using the few years I have left to use the talents I have acquired during 40 years in computer technology to keep the memories of Guyana alive within the “Virtual Guyana” that is spread around the world.

    The people who live in Guyana will choose the Government they want. Remember, 60 percent of them were not born when the country gained independence. They will choose and we will observe.

    We will then look at their choices and decide the level of involvement we want with the country of our birth…… we will not have to wait too long to see where it all leads.

    Wishing you a happy and successful 2011.

  • Rick Singh  On January 11, 2011 at 9:34 pm


  • Errol Brewster  On January 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 2:06 PM,
    Errol Brewster wrote:

    Thanks Cyril for carrying Ken’s’ promo of ‘Flambeau’ in your blog. You’re doing a great job and i wish you every success in 2011!

    Please feel free to carry any of the Guyana videos on my YouTube channel.
    “Rupununi Daze” might be suitable now as a way of reminding Guyanese of the ill advised attempt at a separatist revolution.

  • Naraine Datt  On January 31, 2011 at 1:00 am


    Once when you were young you went to school

    Your good parents thought you were not a fool

    From Kindergarten to Harvard maybe

    Without a scar entering life‘s society

    Empty pockets never held anyone back.

    Only empty heads will take up the slack

    Speak from the heart people will listen

    A loving heart will in wisdom glisten

    Blessed hearts bend never break always be fit

    But if you can’t put your heart in it get out of it

    A woman’s head is always influenced by her heart

    But a man’s heart is always influenced by his head

    Follow your inner heart it helps then the world moves in

    And be true to yourself your bosom would be without sin

    Knock and ask your heart what it doth know

    It’ll beat in the rhythm in music not for show

    How much the heart can really hold no one knows

    For at any age it has no wrinkles and it never shows

    The way to God is through a human heart for a start

    For all music is important if it comes from the heart

    Remember how happy you were meek and mild

    ‘cause your heart was pure and simple as a child

    Why is peace, grace and contentment come to some

    If you’ve inner awareness a grateful heart will come

    Look at every path closely and deliberately.

    Try it as many times as you think necessary

    Ask yourself, this question and yourself alone

    “Does this path have a heart or a good tone?”

    If it does, then the path is good.

    If it doesn’t, it’s like rotten wood

    They teach how to get results in your exams

    Some are honest but some resort to scams

    Even the good teachers don’t teach you life sense

    Especially if you don’t show any common sense

    You are left with nice rainbows in your head

    As you watch the boob tube until you’re red

    They put the cart before the donkey

    And throw you in a murky society

    But whenever or before you ever depart

    They should’ve tried to educate your heart

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