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Teerat observed among Hindu Guyanese in U.S.
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
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
VILLAGE elder Chajie Bhoj is 88 years old and is a resident of Number 72 Village ‘Hong Kong’, Corentyne, Berbice.
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
Cheddi Jagan’s contribution to Guyana’s Independence
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
‘Hong Kong’- Number 72 Village Guyana
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.
FRANALE’s Hip Hop and Poetry Night will be on later this month
  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
Suriname to sell their oil blocks, while Guyana gives away ours for free
Suriname to sell their oil blocks, while Guyana gives away ours for free Nov 18, 2020 News Kaieteur News – Governments around the world make big money when they award oil and gas contracts by open, competitive bidding processes. They also ensure that when such a process is upheld transparently, the best and most eligible companies are chosen to do
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

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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