Prominent Guyanese of the 20th century- from Guyana Review

 FEB 15, 2015  – St. Stanislaus College Blog
Prominent Guyanese

How will Guyanese remember the first decade of the 21st Century? Several citizens who played prominent roles in the second half of the 20th Century and contributed significantly to the country’s economic, educational, cultural, commercial and political development, are dead. Many of them belonged to that gifted generation born in the 1920s.Guyana Review respectfully remembers their lives and work.

Dr Stanley Reginald Richard Allsopp, CHB, 23rd January 1923 – 3rd June 2009, Honorary Professor of Caribbean Lexicography at the University of the West Indies, will be remembered for his magnum opus – the Dictionary of Caribbean English – possibly, “the most important book ever to come out of the Anglophone Caribbean.”

Wilton Anderson Angoy, AA, 12th January 1907 – 8th January 2004, as District Commissioner during the late colonial period, was responsible for organizing the Bartica Regatta in the Mazaruni District and the Rupununi Rodeo in the Rupununi District and became Guyana’s first Honorary Consul to Barbados.   [Read more]
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  • Leslie Chin  On 02/16/2015 at 3:26 pm

    Notable omissions are Cheddi Jagan, L.F.S. Burnham and Peter D’aguiar

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