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Janet Jagan Oilfields off Guyana's Atlantic Coast.
I have read of Nations, especially in the Third World, being raped ....... that is, of their Natural Resources. This is well known today. But, I have never read of Nations being raped when " development projects " were being contemplated and executed. The exception is Guyana today. The recent discovery of huge Deposits in the Janet Jagan Oilfields
Shuman does not understand the doctrine of the separation of powers
I was horrified by what I heard from a sitting Member of Parliament, in reference to his fellow opposition Members of Parliament, some of whom are former government ministers.  This, not-so-subtle reference to opposition MPs and former government ministers was, for some reason missed by the Speaker.  That there was no rebuke, from the Spe
Coalition politics and PNCR power struggle
THE sudden resignation of Simona Broomes from the PNCR party because of what she claims to be the absence of “systems, and consultation” within the party, came at a testing time for the new PNCR leadership. This resignation would not help to alleviate the power struggle within the PNCR for control of the party’s apparatus. Mr Aubrey Norton was elec
APNU MPs “blinded” by their anti-national stance
It is now clear why the APNU/AFC former Minister of Finance under its tenure was charged recently with misconduct in public office for a sale at a highly undervalued amount of prime state property, and incidentally, being the said individual who, while holding the post of Finance Minister, deliberately did not disclose receipt of a US$18M signing b
President Ali is a servant of the people
THE year 2021 will be closed on a high note for all Guyanese. The PPP/C Government led by President Irfaan Ali has delivered far beyond its campaign promises and the good life, which was only an illusion for five years under the Coalition, is being made a reality. Beyond question President Ali has continued the progressive trend which past Presiden
‘HE NEVER REALLY LEFT THE PLANTATION’
Dr. Baytoram Ramharack is a leading protagonist of the view, held by a section of educated Indian Guyanese opinion, that Cheddi Jagan was a plantation idiot. This view is argued with singular clarity in much of Professor Clem Seecharran book, ‘Sweetening Bitter Sugar’ (2005), ostensibly about the life and times of Jock Campbell. While Professor See
Rigging of General and Regional Elections on multiple occasions by one political party — the PNC.
IT is an undeniable and historically authenticated fact that for too long Guyanese have suffered immensely from the rigging of General and Regional Elections on multiple occasions by one political party — the PNC. In fact, these riggings have caused Guyanese to flee to all parts of the world in order to survive and barely eke out a living for thems
Harmon’s call for 50 per cent royalty is comical
I PEN this letter to you today in regard to something I saw plastered on the front page of the Sunday, October 24 edition of the Kaieteur Newspaper which I find quite laughable. As I am sure many persons are aware, Kaieteur News would usually carry pictures in its publications of persons holding placards as part of their activism in support of thei
Editorial Guyana, a modern society
Guyana becoming a developed country is not merely an optimistic hope, but a doable and achievable reality, because Government’s facilitation of investments can propel this nation into First World status. Before the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Administration assumed the primary executive office in the land in October of 1992, Guyana was
These two Canadian groups have not endorsed anyone for Leader of the PNCR
  Members of the two PNCR Party groups in Canada note with concern a headline in Tuesday’s online version of Stabroek News that read, `PNCR Toronto Chapter endorses Joe Harmon.’ This headline suggests that the PNCR party groups in Canada support Joe Harmon. According to the North America Region’s (NAR) records, there are two legitimate PNCR gr
Janet Jagan stood out as a political leader, journalist and stateswoman
There are few politicians, who on their arrival on the political scene, bring with them an air of freshness to the humdrum of local politics. Janet Jagan was one of such. Born on 2Oth October 1920, she brought with her a huge amount of freshness, that pushed against the stale and male-dominated politics obtaining at the time in colonial British Gui
Opposition has consistently lied to its supporters
Over the last year under the PPP/C Government, we have seen massive development throughout the country despite the pandemic and other forces being at play. The Government has been working assiduously to fulfil their manifesto promises and thus far, they have done just what they promised to do. Such is an indication of great things that are yet to c

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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