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Remembering Dr. Walter Rodney - By Paul Tennassee


Thirty seven years ago June 14 at 1:00 am AM I received a call from Kojo Nnamdi (currently a very well known Washington DC-Metro Area Broadcaster), a member of the WPA DC Support Group, that Walter Rodney was killed on June 14th in Georgetown, Guyana. Then, I was living in Toronto and was attending York University. I also was leading the Guyanese Research and Representation Services (GRRS) and Editor of the Guyana Forum. I immediately begun to make calls and by daylight I had organized an ALL NIGHT VIGIL on the June 14th at a church in downtown Toronto to denounce the manner in which he was killed and to speak about his life and works.

History, February 2, 1969 - The End of a Killer’s Reign of Terror

Article from Guyana Graphic newspaper printed February 2, 1969

From the Guyana Graphic newspaper printed February 2, 1969

The End of a Killer’s Reign of Terror

A killer tiger which prowled the lower Demerara River ravaginging livestock and virtually kept villagers imprisoned in their homes after dark was finally shot and killed by a brave farmer.

Remembering the Son Chapman

APNU's Leader David Granger laying a wreath on the 49th Anniversary of the Son Chapman bombing

Today, 51 years have passed since that fateful day when more than forty of Linden's own were massacred on the Demerara River as they travelled home on the Son Chapman launch at 1600 hours on Monday, July 6, 1964.

Look Back to December 1983 - “The Way We Were

This video shows a drive through Georgetown in 1983. The tour winds its way through the capital city depicting scenes of everyday life, and ultimately finds its way to the famous Guyana Seawall.

World’s Rarest Stamp Lands at National Postal Museum

1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta (replica) - World’s Rarest Stamp

1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta Going on Exhibit in April.

The Benab – A National Landmark of Importance

Site of the Umana Yana destroyed by fire on September 9, 2014

The Umana Yana is a conical palm thatched building (benab) that was commissioned in 1972 by then Prime Minister Forbes Burnham in recognition of the Amerindian culture of Guyana.

Guyanese born Eric Phillips named in the 1990-91 list of White House Fellows by President George H. W. Bush

Eric Phillips

June 6, 1990 - Eric McLaren Phillips, of Maplewood, NJ was one of 12 named by George H. W. Bush XLI President of the United States 1989-1993 in the appointments of the 1990-91 White House Fellows.

Mr. Phillips, born October 19, 1952, in Dundee, Mahaicony, Guyana and was employed as a district manager within AT&T International Communications Services, Basking Ridge, NJ.

38th Anniversary of the terrorist attack on Cubana Airline Flight CU-455

 Guyanese victims of terrorists attack on Cubana Airlines Flight CU-455 - October 06, 1976

We Shall Never Forget!

As we commemorate the 38th Anniversary of the October 06, 1976 terrorist attack on Cubana Airline Flight 455 flying from Bridgetown Barbados to Havana Cuba, we must pause to reflect on the lives of the murdered innocent 73 passengers and crew.

Flies 6000 Miles for Ceremony - From the Eugene Register-Guard, Thursday June 07, 1956

Sylvia V. Collins of Georgetown, British Guiana

Eugene Register-Guard, Thursday June 07, 1956, Eugene, Oregon - Mrs. Sylvia V. Collins of Georgetown, British Guiana may have set a record among parents coming for graduation ceremonies at the University of Oregon.

Forbes Burnham & Cheddi Jagan on their way to London and India - 1953

Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham 1953

October 19, 1953 - Forbes Burnham and Cheddi Jagan at Atkinson Field to board a charter plane of travel to Suriname then to London for a meeting with the British government. The meeting was to discuss the British Government's suspension of the British Guiana Constitution.

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