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Guyana’s gifts to the world – A 2016 Review – by BBC News

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Guyana’s gifts to the world

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This articles features a number of Guyanese who have been very successful worldwide
It was written in 2016 on the 50th anniversary of Guyana’s Independence from Britain,

Covering 214,969 sq km (83,000 sq miles), it is the only English-speaking country on mainland South America.

In popular culture, the country is sadly best known for the tragic events of Jonestown, where more than 900 people died in a mass suicide.

To mark the 50th anniversary of independence, BBC News highlights some of the positive contributions from “the land of a thousand rivers”.

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Guyana’s gifts to the world – By Alex Murray – BBC News

Guyana’s gifts to the world

Guyana Map 2015It’s 50 years since the British colony of British Guiana became Guyana.

Covering 214,969 sq km (83,000 sq miles), it is the only English-speaking country on mainland South America.

In popular culture, the country is sadly best known for the tragic events of Jonestown, where more than 900 people died in a mass suicide.

To mark the 50th anniversary of independence, BBC News highlights some of the positive contributions from “the land of a thousand rivers”.


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Guyana’s gifts to the world – By Alex Murray BBC News

Guyana’s gifts to the world

It’s 50 years since the British colony of Guiana became Guyana.

Covering 214,969 sq km (83,000 sq miles), it is the only English-speaking country on mainland South America.

In popular culture, the country is sadly best known for the tragic events of Jonestown, where more than 900 people died in a mass suicide.

To mark the 50th anniversary of independence, BBC News highlights some of the positive contributions from “the land of a thousand rivers”.

Read more – Guyana’s gifts to the world – BBC News

City of London’s archives pay tribute to Guyana-born Cy Grant

City of London’s archives pay tribute to Caribbean hero

CARIBBEAN360  – MAY 4, 2016

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Cy Grant

LONDON, England, Wednesday May 4, 2016 – The life of Guyanese-born Cy Grant whose extensive career spanned acting, song writing, black rights activism and the Royal Air Force, will be celebrated by a project at London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) to inspire young people and raise awareness of his achievements.

Documents, manuscripts, photographs and films dating from the 1940s to 2010, which chart Grant’s life and form part of the Cy Grant Archive, will be catalogued and made public for the first time, following an award of a £79,800 (US$115,711) grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to Cy Grant Trust.

Grant, who died at age 90 in 2010, was enlisted as a Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant Navigator in the Second World War, and also worked as a singer/song writer, broadcaster, writer, multi-ethnic arts community organiser, and activist. [see video below]   Continue reading