One of the big complaints about the management capacity of former president David Granger has to do with his handling of APNU+AFC coalition relations. It is my contention that Guyana is in transition from a state where because of its numerical strength, one ethnic group could win political power, to a multi-ethnic society in which there are a few but […]

Disabuse yourself of the popular myth which suggests that Africans accepted their subjugation without a fight or offered little or no resistance. From their capture to non-arrival, arrival on the plantation and during slavery, there was the constant manifestation of the quest to assert their human dignity. Despite their captors being equipped with unrivaled military, economic and political might, the […]

Today we observe another Emancipation anniversary. Here we are, 183 years since the end of chattel slaver, still reflecting on the scars of slavery as if it were yesterday. Why? Because although slavery has long ended in a formal sense, the socio-economic conditions that accompanied the slave mode have not been completely erased from our country and region. The immediate […]

Lest we forget, Covid is aerosol driven for which, what’s plateaued can transitioned exponentially with a solitary concentrated delta variant cough, evident in the infinitely long list of plateaued premature celebrants. Indeed, America celebrated by the millions, as masks were unmasked, for hospitalisations and deaths enjoyed a southward trajectory. And with celebrations, a pensive Dr. Fauci was forced to restate […]

To date Guyana cannot boast of a Nanny. She was the maroon who led the First Maroon War (1720-1739) against the British which resulted in the signing of a treaty that accepted the freedom of her and her followers and the awarding of 500 acres of land for a settlement, known as Nanny Town, located in Blue Mountain. Guyana has […]

Former President David Granger on Friday urged Guyanese to emancipate themselves from mental slavery and become the drivers for change in their communities and the country. During his weekly programme, “The Public Interest,” Mr. Granger said that, as the nation prepares to celebrate the 183rd anniversary of Emancipation, that historical event is still relevant to everyday life. He explained that Emancipation […]

The Guyana Trades Union Congress extends Emancipation greetings to all Guyanese, particularly our African brothers and sisters whose ancestors were enslaved for centuries as property, cargo of another race (Europeans). 183 years ago, the valiant struggle by Africans for human dignity and respect was advanced a step further with the Emancipation Proclamation which ended the most brutish system of man’s injustice towards […]

The Society for African Guyanese Empowerment (SAGE) joins the African Guyanese community in its observance of the 183rd anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Guyana and the Anglophone Caribbean. Emancipation is perhaps the most important signpost in the Guyanese journey to nationhood. Emancipation meant not only freedom for African Guyanese but for all Guyanese who came before and after. Hence […]

The WPA salutes the African Guyanese community on yet another Emancipation anniversary.  The contributions of the group to Guyana’s evolution as a nation-state cannot be denied. In fact, they are even more remarkable given the fact that African Guyanese endured more than two decades of chattel slavery which effectively reduced them to a state of inferior humanity. That they survived that […]

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