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Guyana needs a broad-based mechanism to drive national consensus on electoral reforms
Recent concerns about the US Government’s planned electoral reform project, to be implemented by the International Republican Institute (IRI), were met with a positive response from the PPP/C, which has variously confirmed that civil society and political parties will have an input on electoral reforms, and that the draft amended Representation of
May 26 Wismar Massacre of Indians in Guyana
May 26 Wismar Massacre of Indians in Guyana Today May 26th 2021 is the 55th anniversary of Guyana’s Independence. It also the 57th anniversary of the Wismar Massacre, an anti-Indian act of genocide. It is one of the earliest organized acts of ethnic cleansing after the Jewish Holocaust of the late 1930s and 1940s. In fact, the New York Times and ot
It is time Georgetown moves to the forefront of innovation
ONCE again, the Georgetown municipality has put forward a most uninspiring, unimaginative and impractical budget for 2021. This is not surprising as those presenting the estimates of income and expenditure represent a bygone era. The first question to be asked is why the budget for this year is being prepared and presented in the middle of the year
The Diaspora website is woefully outdated
I read about the upcoming inaugural diasporan event this week and went to the website of the Guyana Disapora Project (GDP) at http://guydproject.minfor.gov.gy/about-mgd, to get more information. I want the Diaspora initiative to be successful this time around. How-ever, I have always been skeptical of successive Governments’ commitment to real Dias
FOR such a small population, Guyana has over 15,000 COVID cases recorded with over 320 deaths.
FOR such a small population, Guyana has over 15,000 cases recorded with over 320 deaths. This is such an alarming number since in Guyana communities interact closely with each other. The government continues to invest large sums of money to provide vaccines across our country. There are many sensitisation programmes including those on television, r
The APNU/AFC Opposition’s poor attempt at discrediting the PPP/C Government’s efforts will not work
Guyana’s economy will remain resilient against the effects of COVID-19, maintaining its growth trajectory as the petroleum sector ‘picks up steam’ with another oil discovery in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. This discovery will certainly continue to develop Guyana’s offshore resources and unlock additional value for the people of Guyana and al
PNC never misses a chance to disgrace itself
The PNC never misses a chance to disgrace itself and remind the nation why it should never again be elected to office. Every time it files a spurious, contrived election-related case, the nation and world remembers their attempt at election fraud that failed miserably. The Chief Justice, one of the best Judges in recent times, again threw out the s
GUYOIL turmoil
While there is still much to be learnt about what has transpired, the ongoing turmoil at the Guyana Oil Company will be a test of the PPP/C government’s professed intolerance of corrupt behaviour and commitment to good governance. On the sidelines of an event at the Dharm Shala on Friday, Minister in the Office of the President with responsibility
THE ‘Rule of Law and Access to Justice’ are of great importance in any country
THE ‘Rule of Law and Access to Justice’ are of great importance in any country, and it applies especially to Guyana’s situation and the last election. That now infamous March 02, 2020, Guyana General and Regional Elections will always be remembered for what the A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) perpetrated. In simple l
Eusi Kwayana wouldn’t recognise fairness if it appears as an elephant in front of him
Kaieteur News-There is a letter in yesterday’s Kaieteur News and Stabroek News by Eusi Kwayana, the so-called virtuous man of Guyanese politics who in the age of the ubiquity of the transmitted image doesn’t know what went on in the March 2020 election and still says so in April 2021. Here is the title of the missive in the Stabroek News, “The prin
Grateful to USA for saving Guyana’s democracy
One Tom Linden, perhaps a fake name, attacked me in his party-aligned internet paper (April 7) for defending the internationally recognized democratic outcome of the Guyana, March 2020 elections. Guyanese and I am grateful to the United States for helping to save our democracy. Linden slammed the US and global forces for protecting voters ballots a
President Ali loses nothing by reaching across political divide
It is okay to give someone or a group of people compliments at times. But continuously pandering to people is unhealthy as it boosts their ego and diminishes your self-esteem.  Such a relationship whereby you need to pander to people is not a healthy relationship as it leaves you feeling drained and exhausted while portraying to those being pa

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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