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The First Lady enjoys wide popularity among the masses

FIRST Lady Arya Ali is very well liked throughout the nation with the highest approval ratings among First Ladies. Unlike her predecessors, she is very proactive on social issues and the environment including beautifying community projects. And she has exhibited one distinguishing quality from all preceding First Ladies – relating with and is very
Recently, there has been a massive increase in traffic accidents that has resulted in a substantial upsurge in fatality on our highways. The nation has not been able to come to grips with the fact that since the turn of the century, traffic fatalities have been on a constant increase every year. For example, statistics released by the Traffic Depar
GUYNANESE wake up every day these days to an inspiring, motivating and encouraging socioeconomic agenda from their government. Government policies today implement a beautiful balance between taking care of the social concerns of citizens, while rolling out a visionary, futuristic economic framework. It’s a dynamic leadership agenda of intelligence,
Guyana News Guyana has to move quickly to show it’s ready for `immense’ oil transition – US Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch  With Guyana on track to be the second or third largest oil producer in the Western Hemisphere, US Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch says the country has to advance from being a raw material so as to avoid the dreaded resource curse
ExxonMobil on Monday disclosed that it will write down the value of North and South American natural gas fields by a staggering US$17 billion to US$20 billion according to a Bloomberg report. And as capital spending will be drastically reduced through 2025, Bloomberg noted that the announcement also comes “in the waning days of a grueling year for
GUYANESE Hindus in the USA observed the annual festival of Kartik Snaan, or Teerat as known in Guyana. The festival is observed on the full moon right after Diwali which is observed on the darkest moon a month earlier. Teerat was introduced in Guyana and in Suriname, Trinidad, and other Caribbean societies by the indentured immigrants who came betw
OPPOSITION leaders continue to foster their divisive, non-factual rhetoric against the President Dr Irfaan Ali, Vice-President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, ministers and other senior functionaries of the current government in their efforts to discredit them and derail their administrative programmes. One of their most deceptive allegations relates to increas
Chajie Bhoj (Carl Croker photos) VILLAGE elder Chajie Bhoj is 88 years old and is a resident of Number 72 Village ‘Hong Kong’, Corentyne, Berbice. When she was younger, she worked side by side with her husband in the ricefields and backlands of the village to bring up seven children. Having gotten married at the tender age of 14 via an arranged mar
By Ralph Ramkarran Inspired by events that were occurring in the wider world and influenced by progressive views while he was a student in the United States, Dr Cheddi Jagan returned to Guyana in 1943, then British Guiana, intent on becoming politically involved on behalf of the poor and disadvantaged. He chose the trade union movement as an entran
By Michel Outridge Locally we wouldn’t have to travel halfway across the world to get to Hong Kong Village since it is right here, in Guyana. Number 72 Village on the Lower Corentyne is also popularly known as ‘Hong Kong’ Village. It is located on the Lower Corentyne, Berbice and its name derived as a result of the first settlers who were Chinese.
  Organiser Franale Holder – Helping upcoming artists to better their talents Anasha Dutchin sings for the audience FRANALE’s Hip Hop and Poetry Night will be on later this month, promoting the hottest poets, singers and rappers in Guyana and giving all the new and upcoming artists a stage to perform their best. Franale Holder, who is planning

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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