History This Week
Tradition gathers around Christmas .
Part One By Shammane JosephThis article is the first of a two-part series that will look at the completion of the Mahaica-Blairmont railway line from 1899-1900 .
Legislative acts as a form of social control – British Emergency Detention Bill and the Preventive Detention Act, 1966-1991
Part TwoBy Shammane JosephThis article was supposed to be a two part series however due to added information it is now a four-part series .
Legislative acts as a form of social control – British emergency detention bill and the preventive detention act, 1966-1991
Part OneThis article is the first of a two part series that will deal with the use of the British Emergency Detention Bill and its impact on the development of the Preventive Detention Act, 1966 in Guyana .
By Charlene Wilkinson & Kencil BanwarieUniversity of Guyana Department of Language & Cultural Studies Faculty of Education & the HumanitiesIn January of this year, a landmark conference in Jamaica concluded with the presentation to members of the public of the final draft of The Charter on Language Policy and Language Rights in the Creole Speaking Caribbean .
By Shammane JosephThis article will examine the Ordinances which introduced into the colony of British Guiana, trial by jury in 1844 .
By Estherine AdamsThis article is an excerpt of a much broader body of work that focuses on Eusi Kwayana and his role in the national political developments of British Guiana, between 1950 and 1961 .
On Monday, Emancipation day, I stood on a relative’s veranda in Hopetown watching a group of young and not so young people making their way home, through the rain, after a night of frolic at the annual ‘swari’ .
Part IIPart I examined the proposal of 1902 made by Mr .
Part IBy Gwyneth GeorgeDiscussions on railway development in British Guiana have always tended to focus on the East and West Coast railways .
Part one By Shammane JosephLately, there has been a lot of discussions about development of a permanent link between Guyana and Brazil, given the economic benefits to be derived .
Part TwoBy Estherine AdamsThis article is the second and final part of a two-part series on the history of the penal settlement Mazaruni .
IntroductionThe United Nations has designated the year 2011 as International year FOR (not of) People of African Descent .
By Christopher Carrico ‘It was telling that Obama said in his 2010 State of the Union Address that universities would have to make more sacrifices in the current economy .
The Egyptian struggle may inspire a working class struggle against entrenched power in many other parts of the world
By Christopher Carrico Anthropology Programme University of GuyanaThis was originally going to be a History This Week article for Stabroek News when I was last scheduled to write for this column .
Part 2By Jamellah BayleyThis article is the second in a two-part series that examines the health conditions in British Guiana during the 1890s .
By Nigel WestmaasThis essay is concerned about the politics of memory .
By Clyde W ThierensWith the demise of President Forbes Burnham in August 1985, Hugh Desmond Hoyte ascended to the presidency of Guyana .
By Shammane JosephThis article is the first in a two-part series that will focus on the development and eventual failure of the Vanceram Limited Tableware Factory, the largest economic project ever commenced by the Women’s Revolutionary Socialist Movement (WRSM), at Caledonia in Guyana .
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Introduction It was 150 years ago, precisely on March 11, 1860 that the ship “Whirlwind”, some 78 days after leaving Hong Kong, docked at Port Georgetown with 371 Chinese immigrants on board including 56 women and 4 girls .
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Introduction In three days, Guyanese of African descent hopefully joined by other Guyanese, will celebrate the 176th anniversary of the beginning, in 1834, of the implementation of the Emancipation Act passed a year earlier .