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Our Collective History – commentary

Our Collective History

Stabroek News – January 4, 2013 – Editorial – Comments

President Donald Ramotar’s statement in his New Year’s message that the 250th anniversary of the Berbice Slave Uprising, the 175th anniversary of Emancipation and the 175th anniversary of the arrival of Indians in Guyana “are significant to all Guyanese,” is most welcome.

And if we might permit ourselves a burst of New Year’s optimism, we would like to think that the President’s affirmation that these anniversaries “must be used to allow us to foster a greater understanding of ourselves and a deeper appreciation for each other” might even hint at a resolution of the controversy surrounding the location of the 1823 monument.   Continue reading