The Chinese In Guyana – by Peter Halder

The Chinese In Guyana

By Peter Halder


    African slavery provided free labor for the sugar industry in what was then British Guiana. Slavery was abolished in 1834. The freed slaves jubilantly left the plantations and the inhuman treatment meted out to them to seek a new future of their own choosing. That created a vacuum in the sugar industry and an immediate need and demand for cheap labor. The plantocracy in collaboration with the colonial administration first brought Portuguese from Madeira, Portugal. They were found to be unsuitable. They were replaced by Chinese from Canton in China.

 Chinese Arrival

    January 12, 2013 marked the 160th Anniversary of the arrival of Chinese in Guyana.

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  • Rev Patricia  On 09/18/2013 at 5:06 pm

    well i remember my grandfather–maternal–taking us to the chinese association every saturday and sometimes on sunday while he went to meetings he said and we and the children played until it was over and they taught us the feng shui and i still practice it today I AM INSIDE LOOKING OUT,SO WILL NEVER SEE ME BUT I SEE YOU **REMEMBER- GOD WITHIN YOU IS THE ONLY POWER THAT CAN ACT** ***LOVE ONE ANOTHER FOR YOU ARE CREATED THROUGH LOVE*** ****EMPOWER YOURSELF TO BE****

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