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LOCAL folk musician Gavin Mendonca never imagined that he would find therapy in gardening, having never sown a seed in his life
Connecting with nature while enjoying his own music in his garden – Local musician turns to gardening for therapeutic relief Gavin created a beautiful garden despite not having an interest in agriculture before LOCAL folk musician Gavin Mendonca never imagined that he would find therapy in gardening, having never sown a seed in his life. But the on
Hindu Guyanese New Yorkers celebrate Diwali
THE Diwali celebration continues among pious Hindu Guyanese thru Wednesday to end their fasting and observance. Diwali was observed in New York on Saturday evening, the big night, the darkest night of the year, by tens of thousands of Guyanese Hindus in Greater Richmond Hill and other parts of the city with prayers, lighting of deyas and dinner. Te
Specialty Hospital Project still on agenda – Indian diplomat
will make Guyana a hub for medical tourism With the former Administration, A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC), scrapping the Specialty Hospital Project back in 2017, the Indian High Commissioner has indicated that the idea of Guyana getting such a facility is still in the cards. Indian High Commissioner,Dr KJ Srinivasa
The Amaila Falls Hydro Power project
We are indeed pleased that the Government has commenced efforts to resume the Amaila Falls Hydro Power project as part of its energy mix to ensure that the nation is provided with clean, reliable and affordable electricity. From the onset, it should be stated that Guyana would have been in a better position regarding an affordable, reliable supply
Oil and Democracy in Guyana
Kaieteur News – Michael L. Ross prefaces Chapter 3 of his book, ‘The Oil Curse – How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations’ by quoting former United States Vice-President and former oil company executive, Dick Cheney: “The problem is that the good Lord didn’t see it fit to put oil and gas reserves where there are democratic governments
What worthy thing can the coalition say they accomplished five years?
It came as no surprise to see the letter to the president-elect of the United States. Here again, is another window into why the previous regime lost. What is the end-game for the entire population of Guyana? Zero. The only time the US, as far as I can remember, has gotten involved with the opposing side, in a foreign country, is when there have be
Flora Garden is situated along the De Hoop Branch Road in Mahaica, East Coast Demerara
  Surrat Singh and Indrowtie MohanlallBy Joanna DhanrajFebruary 2, 2020 Flora Garden is situated along the De Hoop Branch Road in Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, where it is flanked by Number Ten and Handsome Tree. In this tiny village of just 16 residents, three-quarters are related by blood; they all farm – planting and cattle rearing – to mak
Lethem’s power capacity to triple with new energy projects
By Navendra Seoraj PRIMARY production has been the hallmark of the local economy, mainly because secondary production- manufacturing- has been constrained by the absence of reliable and cheap energy, something which the new government is looking to address, incrementally, through its revised energy mix, which includes tripling the power in Lethem,
Kwakwani to Orealla trail for development – Bharrat
Minister of Natural Re-sources, Vickram Bharrat on Monday disclosed that the trail leading from Kwakwani in Region 10 to Orealla in Region Six will be developed with works expected to commence as early as next year.  According to the minister, who was speaking to residents in Orealla during an outreach, the project will be a collaboration betw
US greenlights military sale of helicopters to Guyana
A Bell 412EPi helicopter (Photo taken from Defpost.com/October 31, 2020)By Stabroek NewsNovember 1, 2020 The US State Department has given approval for a foreign military sale of four Bell helicopters and equipment to Guyana following negotiations which began last year under the then David Granger-led administration. The US Defense Security Coopera
There are great prospects for sugar industry
Dear Editor, The Government of Guyana has taken a bold step to resuscitate the sugar industry after the almost death blows delivered to it by the PNC-led APNU+AFC government. This is most commendable and deserves the support of the whole nation. The sugar industry can still play a leading role in the socio-economic development of our country in man
The PNC firmly, shamelessly reaffirmed and boasted of its authoritarian credentials
Guyana and the world know, but the PNC brazenly, this week, went to extraordinary lengths to remind everyone in Guyana and around the world that it is a political party unabashedly committed to authoritarianism and dictatorship. The PNC Chairperson declared to its members that if they are genuinely PNC, they must never question their leaders; they

Guyana Diaspora Forum

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 Guyana Diaspora Online Forum , 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.

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