British Guiana


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British Guiana:

see GuyanaGuyana
, officially Co-operative Republic of Guyana, republic (2015 est. pop. 769,000), 83,000 sq mi (214,969 sq km), NE South America. It is bordered on the N by the Atlantic Ocean, on the E by Suriname, on the S and W by Brazil, and on the W by Venezuela.
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"I consider that in its inception [the Negro World] was a gigantic folly and appealed to the worst sentiments of the negro race; but so far as I have seen copies of this publication I have found nothing that is likely to do any more harm in this Colony than other publications," observed the Governor of British Guiana, Sir Wilfred Collet, in 1922.
In 1831 under English rule, the three colonies were combined into British Guiana.
Eric Williams, who would become the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, argued that the high cost of maintaining coastal agriculture makes British Guiana sugar less competitive relative to Mauritius, Puerto Rico, Cuba, India and Brazil.
However, this was more pronounced in British Guiana and Suriname; further south, lands were poorer, and the turmoil of the French and Haitian revolutions meant that French Guiana was never developed as a colony to quite the same extent (Aldrich and Connell 2006).
An examination into Indian indenture historiography reveals that, to date, there is no published study on Indian women's leadership roles during indenture in British Guiana. At best, they are marginally mentioned.
For the fourth time in its illustrious history, the British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta set a new world auction record for any stamp at Sotheby's New York, achieving $9,480,000 - nearly 1 billion times its original face value.
forces took up positions in Iceland, Trinidad and British Guiana to forestall any Nazi invasion, even though the United States had not yet entered the Second World War.
Sotheby's says the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta sold at auction in New York for 9.5 million dollars (PS5.6m).
London, June 3 ( ANI ): A rare 'British Guiana One-Cent Magenta' stamp dating from 1856 is expected to fetch between 6-12million pounds and with that it will set a new world record for the fourth time.
On 17 March 2014, the Expert Committee at the Royal Philatelic Society London - the oldest and most distinguished society of stamp scholars in the world - convened a special meeting with the singular purpose of re-authenticating the unique British Guiana One-Cent Magenta.
Some workers were imported from British Guiana to work in forestry; then a few more from other islands to work in factories, and in 1944 some as "ground crew" for the RAF.
The next few chapters are about his father's life before he met his own children in 1948: his medical studies in England; his early work in British Guiana; the life that began when he arrived in western Cameroon in 1928 to work as a traveling doctor, first alone and then with his wife; and the most important time of all--the war that separated him from her and their two sons.

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