IN anticipation of 100 years of indentured servitude I asked scholar Dr. Khal Torabully, from the island of Mauritius, but who has been living in France for the past decades, to do a short interview on his conception and contribution of Coolitude, the poetics of indenture.
Des chercheurs de l’université de Cracovie et de l’université de Stockholm ont découvert d’importantes annotations sur le skepi dans le journal d’un missionnaire du XIXe siècle. Cette langue créole apparentée au néerlandais, maintenant éteinte, était jadis parlée dans la région de l’Essequibo, qui appartient aujourd’hui à la république coopérative du Guyana.
Le Fonds monétaire international (FMI) s'est récemment penché sur le cas du Guyana, convaincu que ce petit pays d’Amérique du Sud devrait connaître, dans les années à venir, une véritable ascension économique.
Have you ever opened up a book that was written in a language you did not understand, using images you were completely unfamiliar with? Indigenous Guyanese children who live in the interior of the South American nation have this experience on most school days.
The Guyanese government is reporting that bankers are “bombarding” the country with offers of financing backed by future oil production. The Guyanese Finance Minister, Winston Jordan, has told Reuters that the government of the South American nation has rejected the proposals to avoid the excessive borrowing that has plagued other oil producers. As the former British colony begins its first significant oil production this year, it is wary of avoiding the mistakes made in oil-dependent economies such as Angola, Nigeria and its economically collapsing neighbour Venezuela.
The South American country of Guyana has joined the league of petroleum producing nations with the official start of oil production at the Liza Phase 1 Development, announced on Friday December 20 by President David Granger, who proclaimed the day as ‘National Petroleum Day’.
An intellectual and scholar regarded as one of the Caribbean’s most brilliant minds, Walter Anthony Rodney, born to Edward and Pauline Rodney in Georgetown, Guyana on March 23, 1942 left a mark with his fight against racism and capitalism.
Wall Street, New York; – A Wall Street financial advisory portal and investor subscription magazine, Trading Economics which relies on data from the World Bank and the global financial market, has listed Guyana and Haiti as the most corrupt countries within the Caribbean Community of Nations (Caricom).
Plus vaste pays du CARICOM avec 214.970km2, l'ancienne Guyane anglaise devenue à l'indépendance (en 1966) le Guyana, et assez peu peuplé : 735.000 habitants. Par comparaison, le Portugal qui n'a que 92.00km2 de superficie, compte 10 millions d'habitants. Il n'est donc pas étonnant que lors de l'Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies à New-York, la semaine dernière, son président, David GRANGER ait fait aux médias cette déclaration qui surprendra certains chauvins qu'il n'est pas besoin de nommer :
"Guyana land space must be considered as the hinterland of the Caribbean" (L'espace guyanien doit être considéré comme l'arrière-pays de la Caraïbe).
Guyana’s President David Granger says his country’s vast land mass can serve as “a gift” to all people from several Caribbean nations to relocate and rebuild their lives in the aftermath of devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria, the latter which is still carving a path of destruction in the Greater Antilles.
Documents released by National Archives show prime minister Winston Churchill feared the colony would turn communist. Secret documents declassified on Friday by MI5 reveal in detail how in 1953 the UK under prime minister Winston Churchill overthrew the elected government of British Guiana – now Guyana – because he feared its leftwing leader and his American wife would lead the British colony into the arms of the Soviet Union.