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St. Joseph’s Alumni – Labor Day Saturday 2013 – Brooklyn NY

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St. Stanislaus Alumni – Labor Day Saturday Jam – August 31- NYC

REMINDER – Labor Day Saturday – St Stanislaus Alumni – Brooklyn NYC

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Guyanese Online Newsletter – August 2013.

Guyanese Online Newsletter – August 2013.


This monthly newsletter is published by the Guyanese Online Blog. It contains news items up to the third week of August 2013.

Download: 38- Guyanese Online Newsletter – August 2013

This 38th issue has 23 pages. It features Guyana’s Parliament and Politics; Advertisements by Guyanese Associations ; Arts and Cultural News; Guest Editorial;  Other Guyana news; Agriculture, Business; Education ; Medical News; and Tourism, and our new Legal Page that focuses on USA Immigration.

It also lists the 97 Blog entries for July 2013, and those that were most popular with readers.

Cyril Bryan, Editor

The Demerara Slave Uprising and the Trial of Rev. John Smith- by Odeen Ishmael

Guyana Documentary History Series

British Parliamentary Debate on the

Trial of Rev. John Smith

Edited by Odeen Ishmael

Introduction: By Odeen Ishmael

The Demerara Slave Uprising and the trial of Rev. John Smith

From around the closing years of the eighteenth century some organisations were established in England to campaign for the abolition of slavery in the British colonies. These included the Baptist Missionary Society, the London Missionary Society, the Church Missionary Society, the Britisha nd Foreign Bible Society, the Methodist Society, and the Anti-Slavery Society formed in 1823.

The Anti-Slavery Society was very influential since among its members were the Quakers and important Members of Parliament including William Wilberforce, Thomas Clarkson and Fowell Buxton. In April 1823 Buxton presented a motion in the House of Commons calling for a gradual abolition of slavery in all British colonies, but it was defeated because the majority felt that the abolition of slavery would leave the planters without a labour force. Instead, measures to ameliorate the condition of slaves were adopted. These ordered that female slaves should not be whipped as punishment and drivers should not carry whips in the field.    Continue reading

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