An address by Vibert Lampkin delivered at a Catholic Church on May 30. 2018

An address by Vibert Lampkin delivered to the church of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church on
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Vibert Lampkin

When I was invited to speak to you, I was in a quandary to know what I could say that would be of interest to a group of middle-aged, Church-going, up-standing Canadians. The President of your 55 Plus Group said I could speak on any subject I chose and then she gave me a hint – I could speak of my native land, I could speak of myself, I could speak of my work. That involves a lot of history.

Guyana, formerly British Guiana, where I was born, is the only English speaking country on the mainland of South America. It has Spanish speaking Venezuela on its western border; Dutch speaking Suriname on its eastern border; Portuguese speaking Brazil on its southern border and the Atlantic Ocean on its northern border.   

It is the only country in South America that was invaded and captured by the British three times. The third and last such invasion was in 1803, when it was won from the Dutch. A capture that was confirmed at a treaty in London in 1814.

READ MORE: Lampkin- StEdwardTheConfessor(May30,2018)

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