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Alexander Alexander – by Peter Halder

Alexander Alexander

by Peter Halder

    Today, many poor, destitute and homeless persons in Georgetown sleep at nights on cardboards on the concrete pavements adjacent to stores.

It is not the first time that it has happened. It occurred many years ago. And one man, a Scotsman, dedicated his life, at that time to making life easier for them. His name was most peculiar. It was Alexander Alexander.

Alexander Alexander was born in Scotland. Fed up with life there, he decided to seek his fortune and future in one of the many British colonies. He chose British Guiana.

In the 1800’s, there were many opportunities for good jobs on sugar estates and in public administration. Sugar was the main industry and economic activity in British Guiana.  [read more]

This is just one of many  historical articles on Guyana written by Peter Halder that will be published on Guyanese Online.  You can read them all at Peter Halder’s website:  http://peterhalder.wordpress.com/