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THE EXCEPTIONAL MR. GEORGE BARCLAY – By Hubert Williams

THE  EXCEPTIONAL  MR. GEORGE  BARCLAY

        By  Hubert  Williams

Boston, Massachusetts, September 30, 2015  — From  the very beginning, George Barclay was an exceptional journalist, despite being among such reputed high-flyers as Leo Small, Rickey Singh, Julian Mendes, Kester Alves, Albert Alstrom, George Baird, Godfrey Wray, Herman Singh, Wordsworth Mac Andrew, Hubert Williams, John Agard, Joan Cambridge, Claudette Earle, Patricia De Freitas, Sibille Hart, and others.

George’s particular exceptionalism was matched by just one other member of staff in the editorial department of the then Guyana Graphic Ltd. on Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park, Georgetown, which published daily and Sunday newspapers.

Of all the many outstanding operatives who strove with skill and courage to produce what I still rate as Guyana’s best ever newspaper (certainly the most courageous and financially successful), only George Barclay and Eleazar Watson (later promoted News Editor) had learnt the skill of Pitman’s and  Gregg’s textbook shorthand.   Continue reading

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