West Indies Cricket Fans Forum

Tickets for CPL final ‘fully sold out’; initial allocation for knockout games sold
The initial batch of tickets for the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) knockouts have been sold. More tickets will be made available in the coming days, with the exception of the final on 30th September, which has fully sold out. As part of Hero CPL’s ticketing and anti-fraud processes, the league will be contacting a select number of customers w
Chris Gayle opts out of CPL 2022, turns focus to 6ixty
I am going for the shorter format this year," Gayle said in a media statement. "I am genuinely excited about the current innovations in the 6ixty and seeing how they play out. In particular I am looking forward to the mystery team ball and hitting two sixes in the first 12 balls to unlock a third powerplay over." Chris Gayle has opted out of the fo
Solozano misses out but McSween entertains in draw
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC) – Opener Jeremy Solozano fell short of triple figures but captain Yannic Cariah and tail-ender Preston McSween added fifties of their own to thwart Bangladesh on the final day of the three-day tour match here yesterday. Resuming on 83 with the CWI President’s XI on 201 for four, the left-handed Solozano perished for 92, af
Players not meeting minimum fitness standards worrying – Haynes
(CMC) – Cricket West Indies (CWI) lead selector Desmond Haynes and director of cricket Jimmy Adams bemoaned the failure of players to meet “even minimum fitness standards”. This follows the announcement of the West Indies One-day International squad for tours of The Netherlands and Pakistan, and come on the heels of key left-handed opener Evin Lewi
A Tribute to the Greatest – Rohan Kanhai
(Born on Boxing day, 1935 OnDrive with Sham Samaroo  In the last 87 years, the West Indies have bestowed upon the cricketing world some of the most gifted and breathtakingly exciting batsmen from George Headley to Brian Lara. But, within that constellation, Rohan Kanhai shines brightest as the region’s most gifted exponent of the art of battin
Leonora a future Guyana city
CONGRATULATIONS to Sheriff Medical for opening a private hospital at Leonora and planning another opening at South Ruimveldt. This service is required and the public will enjoy its convenience. Leonora is quickly becoming a town with most urban amenities. Leonora, the famous village on the West Coast of Demerara in Region Three, is endowe
25 years since the passing of former President and Founder-Leader of the People’s Progressive Party, Dr Cheddi Jagan.
MARCH 6 marks 25 years since the passing of former President and Founder-Leader of the People’s Progressive Party, Dr Cheddi Jagan. He died at the Walter Reed Medical Centre in Washington DC on the morning of March 6, 1997, three weeks after he suffered a heart attack. It was one of the darkest moments in the life of the Guyanese nation as tens of
Very proud of Guyana and her esteemed young President
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but I am so heart-bustlingly proud of the Government of the Republic of Guyana and of her esteemed President, Mohamed Irfaan Ali, who over the past few days, has shown the entire world that he is made of very fine annealed steel. If a picture paints a thousand words, the photographs from the Energy Conference ha
First Lady secures 100 maritime training scholarships for Indigenous women
In what can be described as historic, HE First Lady Arya Ali has secured 100 scholarships for Indigenous women in the hinterland to be trained in the maritime and offshore industry through a local maritime training school. Atlantic Alliance (AA) Maritime & Offshore Training School is a 100 per cent owed Guyanese company which the First Lady had
Govt to recruit int’l experts to supervise, operate Amaila Falls Hydro Project
With the highly-anticipated Amaila Falls Hydropower Project (AFHP) expected to get underway later this year, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government has committed to hiring international experts to both oversee and manage the project. This was revealed by Petroleum Economist at the Natural Resources Ministry, Winston Brassington, du
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

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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