The Charter on Language Policy and Language Rights in the Creole-speaking Caribbean

Implications for Language Education in Guyana

By Charlene Wilkinson & Kencil Banwarie University of Guyana Department of Language & Cultural Studies Faculty of Education & the Humanities In 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.  

Eusi Kwayana: The Village Politician (Part 1)

History this week

By Estherine Adams This 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. 

The African Village Movement

History This Week

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’.

History This Week: Creating and solidifying African ethnic identity in Guiana

History this week                    No. 31/2010 This article briefly explores the creation and solidification of African ethnic identity and the incorporation of Guiana into the world economy and argues that historically the intensification of ethnic contestation between Africans and other ethnic groups was a consequence of the structural contradictions that lie beneath the construction and reproduction of ethnicity in Guiana in order to support capitalism and its inequitable division of labour.

History This Week

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.

The Liberated Africans of Berbice, 1841 – 1865

History This Week – No.26/2010 By Shammane Joseph This article will give a brief overview of the arrival of the Liberated Africans to Berbice and will focus on their journey, settlement and development of the county of Berbice during the period 1841 to 1865.