THE PLANTER'S WIVES. In the film, Epps' wife is portrayed as a complex individual; bitter at her husband's obsession with a pretty slave girl; vengeful, and ultimately cruel and sadistic.
Trevor Rose, a popular Guyanese fashion designer and events promoter was this morning gunned down execution style around 4:30 am, while on his way home, according to reports.
Rose, the mother of one of his children Latoya Fowler and the driver of the car were heading home when they were approached by the assailant in the Eccles East Bank Demerara (EBD) vicinity.
THE SLAVES' RELIGION. In the film, the slaves are depicted as Christian, and they receive religious instruction from the relatively benign planter, William Ford.
“No Word in Guyanese for Me” tells the journey of Hanna, who is made to choose between her identity and the support and love of her family and her precious faith.
The movie "12 years a slave" compared to the experience of Guyana and Suriname.
THE PLANTATIONS. In the film, the slaves are working cotton fields, whereas in the Guianas, the crop was sugar.
The movie "12 years a slave" compared to the experience of Guyana and Suriname
THE SLAVE MARKETS. The film vividly depicted the horrors of being sold in New Orleans; the humiliating nakedness of the slaves, the separation of mothers and children, and the treatment of humans as commodities.
The movie "12 years a slave" is making quite an impact. In the next few posts, I shall be highlighting a few differences and similarities between the horrific experience of Solomon Northup and that of Guianese slaves.
A Trans Guyana Airways aircraft registration 8R-GHS, went missing on Saturday January 18, 2014 at around 10:56 am. The aircraft had taken off from Olive Creek airstrip located at the junction of the Kurupung and Mazaruni Rivers and was heading to Imbaimadai. Another aircraft in the vicinity reported to Air Traffic Control that they heard the distress transmission of the missing aircraft.
This is the old Dutch fort, built in the 17th century, guarding the river Essequibo (Guyana).
To survive, any fort had to be unobtrusive, well inland, heavily-armed and easy to defend. This one even had a vigilant name: Kijk-over-al, or ‘Watch over all’.
Guyana Graphic is creating a video about our “heroes” and we are soliciting nominations from the general public in celebration of the upcoming 44th anniversary of the Republic of Guyana.
The nominees are people who have made significant contributions to the greater good, putting the needs of others before themselves. They can come from a diverse spectrum, military, law enforcement, or civilian. They may be historical or current, and their contributions may be life saving physically or economically through job creation or resource providence. They may be heroes in the sports, entertainment, or in the classroom, but their contributions must have (had) a positive and inspirational impact on society. They must be worthy of special recognition for exemplary contributions.