Daily Archives: 03/11/2021

Guyana History: Fogarty’s Clerk 83 at 83 – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Fogarty’s Clerk 83 at 83 – by Francis Quamina Farrier.

William Fogarty Store. Georgetown Guyana

In more recent times, I have been approached by younger citizens seeking information about some matter or happening of the past. While there are books with some of Guyana’s history, there is certainly not enough.

For example, while there is a comprehensive book on the history of Theatre in Guyana by Frank Thomasson, it does not mention that at Guyana National Drama Festivals and the Sugar Estates Drama Festivals of the past, never had adjudicators who were involved with any of the groups which they had to adjudicate.        Continue reading

BRITAIN: The fairy tale of Harry and Meghan tells of racism in the palace – opinion

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

British Prince Harry married biracial divorced American actress Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018, in a fairy-tale wedding like no other for the House of Windsor.

As The Washington Post recalled on Monday, Michael Curry of Chicago, the African American presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, delivered a sermon in the 1,000-year-old St. George’s Cathedral. A gospel choir sang Ben E. King’s “Stand by Me.” The couple left the cathedral to the strains of “This Little Light of Mine.”            Continue reading

EUROPE: Whitewashing the sins of colonialism – By Sabelo J Ndlovu-Gatsheni

A file photo taken in Senegal, then a French colony, in the 1930s shows a European being carried through a river by African porters in a sedan chair [File: AFP]
A file photo taken in Senegal, then a French colony, in the 1930s shows a European being carried through a river by African porters in a sedan chair [File: AFP]
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‘Moral evil, economic good’: Whitewashing the sins of colonialism –  By Sabelo J Ndlovu-Gatsheni – Aljazerra

In 2017, a professor at Oxford University in the United Kingdom proposed a research project. The key thesis: that the empire as a historical phenomenon – distinct from an ideological construct – has made ethical contributions and that its legacy cannot be reduced to that of genocides, exploitations, domination and repression.

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