SLAVERY'S LEGACY. In this series comparing the movie '12 Years a Slave' with the experience of Guyana and Suriname. In the film, there is no end in sight for slavery, no redemption and no justice.
Several websites in Guyana have been hacked including some owned by the Government of Guyana. A group calling themselves Dz Informatics Mafia made the claim on their Facebook page.
The sites include the following:
The website for Guyana news outlet INews has been hacked. An email from the company informing their readers was sent earlier today.
The Suriname Ambassador to Guyana, Nisa Kurban–Baboe recently paid a courtesy to Chief-of-Staff, Brigadier-General Mark Phillips to discuss possible opportunities for cooperation between the two countries.
The National Cultural Centre (NCC) came alive earlier today as the Georgetown chapter of the children’s Mashramani competition got underway.
I am writing this article because it has come to my attention that the residents of the Bhoodhoo’s Housing Scheme Blankenburg West Coast Demerara are facing a very stressful and depressing situation with the poor roads in their neighborhood.
THE OLD SLAVE PLANTATIONS. In this series comparing the movie. In the film, the planter's houses are portrayed as opulent and classical, grand homes for wealthy people.
SEX AND SLAVERY. In the film, Mr Ebbs is portrayed as a rapacious predator, helping himself to a slave girl whenever he feels like. There is no question of consent, and she is entirely at his mercy (which is in short supply). Confused and piqued by her blank response, his interest soon takes a more sadistic turn.
The Guyana Police Force is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 55 year-old Donna Taylor of Agricola East Bank Demerara. Taylor's body was found last Friday night on her premises with a wound to her throat and her hands tied behind her back.
MANKIND AS PROPERTY. in the film there are several references to the fact that a slave is no more than the 'goods' of his or her owner. It is a deeply offensive concept.