Welcome to the Guyanese Online Blog.
This blog and its Monthly Newsletters have been created by Cyril Bryan for Guyanese individuals, Associations and groups worldwide. It is done as a public service, and is not affiliated to, or supports any political party or group. Our first publications were in March 2010.
We have a large database of Guyanese worldwide. Most of our readers are in the USA, Canada, and the UK. Our Blog and Newsletter would not only carry articles and videos on Guyana, but also other articles on a wide range of subjects that may be of interest to our readers in over 140 countries. We hope that you like our selections.
It is estimated that over one million Guyanese, when counting their dependents, live outside of Guyana. This exceeds the population of Guyana, which is about 750,000. Many left early in the 50’s and 60’s while others went with the next wave in the 70’s and 80’s. The latest wave left over the last 20 years. This outflow of Guyanese, therefore, covers some three generations. This outflow still continues today, where over 80 % of U.G . graduates now leave after graduating. We hope this changes, and soon.
Guyanese, like most others, try to keep their culture and pass it on to their children and grandchildren. The problem has been that many Guyanese have not looked back, or if they did it was only fleetingly. This means that the younger generations and those who left at an early age, know very little about Guyana since many have not visited the country. Also, if they do get information about Guyana, it is usually negative and thus the cycle of non-interest is cultivated.
This Guyanese Online Blog, along with its monthly newsletter, aims at bringing Guyanese together to support positive news, increase travel and tourism in Guyana and, in general, foster the birth of a new Guyana, which has already begun notwithstanding the negative news that grabs the headlines. As the editor and manager of the publication, I am committed to delivering Blog entries and Newsletters that are politically balanced, and focused on the positive ideas we wish to share and foster among Guyanese.
Remember, every country has negative politics and negative news, and making negative news the main focus prevents the rebirth of the Nation that was once our home, or the home of our parents. When the really big changes in developments occur in a few years, would you not like to be aware of what they are and how you may be part of that new Guyana, even though we live overseas? We want to hear and receive positive reactions from others when we say we are Guyanese, so the image improvements must continue.
This Blog will, therefore, feature information from Guyana, especially historical and cultural facts and information that younger Guyanese may not be aware of. It will reach Guyanese worldwide who would like to communicate using tools of the information age – electronic newsletters, blogs and social networks. We expect our readers to read the contents of our Newsletters and Blogs, correspond between themselves and pass on their contents.
As well, we offer you here the opportunity to publish your articles, or to suggest articles that may interest readers. If you are an author you could send in book reviews and availability for publication.
The focus will especially be on Guyanese Groups and Associations who would like to let others know what they are doing to keep the Guyanese culture alive. Everyone, especially Associations and Groups, are asked to submit articles, announcements and contact information for inclusion in the Newsletter and Blog to our e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are no charge for advertising by Guyanese Associations. We also feature book reviews in the newsletters at no cost.
Of course, Guyanese Online accepts commercial advertising to help us continue our work. Just write me at email@example.com if you are interested in advertising your products or services. Thanks!
Please pass on this Blog address and Newsletters to your friends. You could also “subscribe” or “follow” by filling in your name to receive blog entries when published.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING. WE HOPE THAT YOU ENJOY OUR ENTRIES.
Cyril Bryan, Publisher and Editor
Update December 14, 2014
Editor’s Message regarding E-Mails to our Mailing List … and Donations Request
Guyanese Online has a Mailing List of almost 10,000 names. They do not include the almost 2000 subscribers or followers of this blog. Next March, we will be celebrating our fifth year and possibly the 3,000,000 hit on the blog. We would like to continue this service but there are financial issues that have to be resolved.
For many years we have sent out e-mails listing the latest blog entries, Association Publications and Events advertised by various Guyanese organizations. These e-mails were sent out from the e-mails addresses owned by Guyanese Online and Cyril Bryan. Blog subscribers do not get these e-mails as they already get e-mails of entries when they are published.
Recently, we had to stop sending out these e-mails using the e-mail addresses noted above as the GMAIL computers have flagged our mail as SPAM and warned that these accounts could be suspended.
Guyanese Online therefore has to contract an e-mail service. This will entail monthly fees and secretarial services to set up and maintain. We do not have advertising income, but some organizations and individuals have donated funds in the past.
We now have to be concerned about covering our expenses. We are therefore formally asking for small donations from organizations and readers to help us defray these costs. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to contribute to this e-mail project, the upgrading of our site in 2015, and the continuation of the services offered by Guyanese Online. See mail address and suggested contribution amounts below. Thank you!
Cyril Bryan, Editor.
MAILING ADDRESS for GUYANESE ONLINE – Donations
Send check/cheque payments in the name of Cyril Bryan to:
Apt #304 – 437 Jarvis Street.
Toronto. Ontario. M4Y 2H1. CANADA
Note: Guyanese Online does not have a bank account so cheques/checks must be made to Cyril Bryan.
Thanks very much for your help
February 9, 2010
Updated May 19, 2012
Updated May 28, 2013. The blog attained a millon total views at March 2013.
UPDATE: March 2014: The Blog attained 2 million total views at March 2014.
Guyanese Online has been publishing the Blog and Newsletter since March 2010. It was decided in March 2014 to suspend the newsletter monthly publishing and publish four issues per year.
UPDATE FOR: May 2014:
The plan to publish an Independence Newsletter Issue did not materialize. It has been decided that Newsletters may not be necessary as the content could be carried in the Blog and a planned website now under construction.
Guyanese Online Newsletters
The first monthly Guyanese Online Newsletter was published in March 2010, as a part of this Blog-Website.
The newsletters and this Blog are the creation of Cyril Bryan, as his contribution to the Guyana Diaspora who want to be informed about news from Guyana, as well as the historical and cultural articles that keep us all connected to the “Guyanese cultural experience”.
These newsletters are filled with news from Guyana as well as news from Guyanese Associations worldwide. there are also articles in the Arts and Culture category, history, education, tourism and cuisine. Most issues have a theme and you should find them very interesting. Enjoy!!
Here are the Newsletters published by Guyanese Online (latest at top):-
- 43- Guyanese Online Newsletter – Feb-Mar 2014
- 42- Guyanese Online Newsletter – January 2014
- 41- Guyanese Online Newsletter – Nov-Dec 2013
- 40- Guyanese Online Newsletter – October 2013
- 39 – Guyanese Online Newsletter – September 2013
- 38 – Guyanese Online Newsletter – August 2013
- 37- Guyanese Online Newsletter – June-July 2013
- 36- Guyanese Online Newsletter – May 2013
- 35- Guyanese Online Newsletter – April 2013
- 34- Guyanese Online Newsletter – Feb-Mar 2013
- 33- Guyanese Online Newsletter – January 2013