Daily Archives: 08/01/2020

Pickering Ontario welcomes Bing Serrão and the Ramblers: this Sunday August 2 @ 2:00 PM!


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Bing Serrão & the Ramblers, this Sunday Aug 2 @ 2:00 PM!


The story of the Ramblers goes back to around 1950 in Georgetown, British Guiana when the last three siblings of the Serrão family started playing with make-believe guitars, made of empty herring cans with a wooden pole protruding, and four rubber bands with wooden heads to “tune” the guitar. In 1953, the Serrão brothers formally started the band.          Continue reading

GUYANA: EMANCIPATION DAY 2020 – Messages from various organizations


On the first of August 1838, descendants of Africans in Guyana regained their freedom after two centuries of enslavement. Every August, therefore, it is fitting that the entire Guyanese nation should participate in the public celebration to commemorate not only the bloody sacrifices of the Africans who struggled, suffered and were slaughtered for the sake of the freedom we all enjoy today but also the birth of the nation itself which was the consequence of Emancipation.

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Emancipation Day 2020 – Message from President David Granger

Emancipation Day 2020 – Message from President David Granger

President Granger and First Lady, Sandra Granger

AFRICA: Wake UP CALL: Still Colonies Controlled – By Design – By European Nations – VIDEO

MUST WATCH, finally FRANCE Signed to STOP Africa Countries to Deposit fund with France central bank

Premiered Jul 27, 2020

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EMANCIPATION – THE END OF SLAVERY in British Colonies – August 1, 1834

Emancipation of Slaves – 1834


Slavery was abolished in the British West Indies with passage of the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833. The British did not immediately shift to free labor. A system of apprenticeship was implemented alongside emancipation in Britain’s Caribbean possessions that required slaves to continue laboring for their former masters for a period of four to six years in exchange for provisions. Apprenticeship was abolished by each of the colonial assemblies in 1838.

The campaign for the end of slavery gained momentum in Great Britain and it was expected that slaves in the British colonies would soon be set free. Finally, on the 28 August 1833, the House of Commons in England approved the Emancipation Bill which was earlier introduced by Thomas Buxton.

The final Act, which would come into effect on 1 August 1834, stipulated that:              Continue reading

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