Today marks the 183rd anniversary of Emancipation from slavery. On this day, let us reflect on the heroism, inspired courage, resilience and the indomitable will of our foreparents, who fought against the world’s worst recorded evil acts, perpetuated on a people for centuries. It should be recognised, that our ancestors suffered the greatest indignities ever meted out to any set […]

… says Guyanese losing hope that resources will transform their lives   — bemoans lack of scrutiny of PPP’s management of industry   Though Guyana has been producing commercial grade crude oil at a rate of 120,000 barrels per day for close to two (2) years, a large percentage of Guyanese have not begun to reap the benefit – a situation which […]

…young couple adds another record to family of twins  …doctor says training at GPHC improving delivery experience  By Lisa Hamilton   When Alicia Bacchus found out that she was having a triplet, she was moved to tears of joy. It all culminated on Thursday, July 22, 2021, when she gave birth to two boys and a girl. Her babies’ father, Dorrel […]

… as broadcaster bemoan exorbitant fees – authority urges defaulters to visit office, agree to payment plan   By Svetlana Marshall  Close to $174M in Broadcast Licence Fees remain outstanding, Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) Board Secretary and Administrative Manager, Violet Boyal has said. In an interview with Village Voice Newspaper, Boyal said though GNBA implemented a number of systems to […]

Below is full text of President Ali’s Emancipation message I extend greetings to all Guyanese on the occasion of Emancipation Day 2021. I am gratified to belong to a country that honours and celebrates its ethnic diversity and which on this occasion gladly embraces, in unity, our African-Guyanese heritage.  I am especially pleased to be joining all Guyanese in commemorating […]

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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