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The Government has once again come to the aid of the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown.

The Government has once again come to the aid of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) with President Dr Irfaan Ali announcing the advance payment of $100 million in taxes to the cash-strapped Council. This is not the first time that Government has had to help the M&CC. Last year while drowning in a financial crisis, the M&CC went running t
ExxonMobil and its production partners in the Stabroek Block are on track to triple its production capacity offshore Guyana, as its second Floating Production, Storage and Offloading Vessel (FPSO)—Liza Unity—vessel nears completion. The massive 220,000 barrels per day (bpd) FPSO is being constructed at the Keppel shipyard in Singapore with SBM Offs
  Disputed Chairman of the PAC, David Patterson — as PAC Chair, should next meeting end in stalemate THE persistent reluctance of members of the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition to entertain a motion tabled in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) by members on the Government’s side for the removal of D
Guyanese must often be inclined to think that their politicians are very tiresome. They are supposed to represent the electorate, but their views on how to do that can often take a quite distorted form. From the President downwards all are paid by the taxpayer, but when they will not even talk to each other how can they possibly argue they are disc
company eyes 2 wells for Corentyne, Demerara Blocks CGX Energy’s drill campaign, which is scheduled to kick off in the second half of 2021 with two wells being drilled in the Corentyne and Demerara Blocks, is expected to cost the company some US$90 million. CGX’s holdings offshore Guyana This was revealed by the company on Monday. According to CGX
 We are disappointed at the Hon. Leader of the Opposition, Joseph Harmon.  The opposition group should be, too, but that is a matter for them and their internal deliberations.  The bigger problem and concern for all Guyanese is that there is neither harp nor formidable opposition in this country at this time.  With that as the s
Guyana one year laterMarch 02, 2021It is said that those who forget the past are condemned to repeating it. That is exactly what happened in Guyana prior toevents that led to the March 02, 2020 elections.Guyanese in a very short period of time, after a mere three decades had forgotten the struggles of the ‘70s and ‘80s. They had not only forgotten
Line Path, Corriverton resident Vinod Mohanlall stands in front of his farm where he cultivates bora, ochro, corilla and squash to sell at the Skeldon Market. This practice, he says, is one of quite a few income-earners that he maintains in order to support his family (Carl Croker photo) Places and faces in Line Path Village Former Mayor of Corrive
HOW Guyanese see themselves and their nation is an important element of moving this society forward to its potential, to really and in actuality achieve the kind of progress that is a real possibility in these times of promising growth and development. How many times before in its history Guyana stood on the doorstep of its development, this land s
MASHRAMANI (Mash) is a calendar event in Guyana that is primarily a festival of song, parades and floats depicting various aspects of Guyana, which is held every 23rd February to celebrate the country becoming a Republic in 1970. Republic Day is a national holiday in the Co-Operative Republic of Guyana. Christopher Columbus was, reportedly, the fir
Guyana holds a special place in China’s diplomatic history. It opened diplomatic relations with China as far back as 1972, the first country in this region to do so and at a time when China was struggling to break the bonds of isolation. China has always been grateful and developed political relations with the PNC, adding to that which had been his

Guyana Diaspora Online 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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