Introduction: 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 200 countries, many of them non-Guyanese 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 now 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, and pass on their contents to others.
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: email@example.com
There is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
February 9, 2010: Updated May 19, 2012
Blog website – Guyanese Online – started on February 9, 2010
UPDATE: May 28, 2013. The blog attained a million total views at March 2013.
UPDATE: March 2014: The Blog attained 2 million total views at March 2014. This was the fourth anniversary of the Blog and newsletter.
Guyanese Online has been publishing the Blog and Newsletter since March 2010. It was decided in March 2014 to suspend the newsletter as most of its content was already in the blog website.
UPDATE: March 2015: The blog attained 3 million total views on March 21, 2015. It also has over 2,000 followers who receive all entries as they are published. The blog now has over 5,000 entries…. increasing by over 100 entries per month.
UPDATE: January 01, 2016.
Guyanese Online achieves a record 1,000,000+ views in 2015
We would like to thank all of the contributors of articles to Guyanese Online, as well as the viewers and commentators of this blog for helping us attain a record of 1,012,455 views for the year 2015.
According to the WordPress.com statistics ….There were 760 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 264 MB. The busiest day of the year was May 12th with 31,241 views. The most popular post that day was Guyana Elections Results 2015 – Statements of Poll – Stabroek News.
Total posts = 6230 Total views in 2015 = 1,012,455. Total Views since March 2010 = 3,745.788
Where did our viewers come from? They came from some 219 countries in all!
Most visitors came from the United States and Canada. Guyana and the United Kingdom were not far behind.
HERE IS A LIST OF THE MOST POPULAR ENTRIES FOR 2015 Continue reading →
UPDATE: March 2016 marked the sixth anniversary for the Guyanese Online Blog. It was also the month when the blog reached 4,000,000 views.
We thank all the viewers and contributors of articles, letters and comments for making this blog a success.
AWARD from GCA – Guyana Cultural Association of New York Inc – August 31, 2016
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July 25, 2016
To Cyril Bryan – Editor Guyanese Online
We are honored to announce that you have been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Guyana Cultural Association Exemplary Award. Congratulations. You are recognized for your outstanding editing and cultural enabler role in social media. Your cultural sensitivities provide information on Guyanese worldwide. A distinctive characteristic of Guyanese Online is its features of historical and cultural facts. You have attained a highly impressive viewership in the millions through the presence of balance and authenticity. We know that you are inspired by your rich Guyanese cultural heritage.
The Guyana Cultural Association Folk Festival Award ceremony is an annual event in Brooklyn, NY, on August 31, 2016; we will celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the founding of our organization. Read more: gca-award-cyril-bryan
Here is the Citation from the Borough of Brooklyn NY that was presented to Mr. Bryan by Ms. Michelle Scaley who represented the City of Brooklyn. Pictured above with Mr. Bryan is Ms Scaley and GCA President Dr. Vibert Cambridge.
Here is a copy of the August- September 2016 edition of the Guyana Cultural Association of New York e-Magazine which features the various events that encompassed the celebration of GCA’s 15th anniversary as well as various GCA projects. gca-august-september-2016-e-magazine
Guyanese Online Newsletters
The first monthly Guyanese Online Newsletter was published in March 2010, as a part of this Blog-Website. The last newsletter (#43), was published in March 2014.
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):-