National Trust of Guyana

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Volume 5. Issue 1. April 2006

World Heritage Inscription: A Challenge for Guyana In late February 2004 a regional meeting on World Heritage was held in St Lucia. The objective of the meeting was to prepare a Caribbean Action Plan in World Heritage, in an effort to have more natural and cultural sites in the Caribbean granted World Heritage status. The …

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Volume 4. Issue 3. December 2005

St. Andrews Kirk: Celebrating 187 years For 187 years St. Andrew’s Kirk, with its high steeple and quaint double angled roof has graced the landscape of the city. In the words of Reverend Archibald Browne this church was built ‘with a view to afford the Scottish part of the community an opportunity of having the …

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Volume 4. Issue 2. July 2005

The 155th Anniversary of Local Postage Stamps Friday, 1 July 2005, marked the 155th anniversary of the first issue of postage stamps from this country, then known as British Guiana. Sometime in 1850, details for the establishment of an inland mail service were drawn up. A notice published in the Royal Gazette of British Guiana …

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Volume 4. Issue 1. April 2005

International Day for Monuments & Sites On 18 April 1982 on the occasion of a symposium organized in ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments), Tunsia, the holding of the International Day for Monuments and Sites to be celebrated throughout the world was suggested and approved by the Executive Committee who provided practical suggestions to the National …

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Volume 3. Issue 2. August 2004

The Stabroek Market Constructed in 1881, this magnificent all metal structure bears the former name of Georgetown: Stabroek which was named by the Dutch in honour of the Director of the Dutch West India Company, Nicholas Van Gleenisnk, Lord of Castricum, Bahim and Stabroek, when they regained possession of the colonies from the English on …

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Volume 3. Issue 1. March 2004

Monument to Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow This monument housed in the compound of Parliament Building was unveiled by the then Premier of British Guiana Dr. Cheddi Jagan on 2 December 1964. It is a testimony to the man considered ‘the father of the trade union movement in Guyana’. As a 21 year old dock worker Critchlow …

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Volume 2. Issue 3. November 2003

St. Geroge’s Cathedral The construction of one of Guyana’s most famous and precious architectural heirlooms was brought about by extraneous circumstances. The idea of building an Anglican cathedral in Georgetown was unique as it was the first occasion, as it is known, that such a proposal was discussed in the British West Indies. At that …

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Volume 2.2 – Aug 2003

Monument Watch Indian Immigration Monument Nestled amongst lush green foliage and tropical flora on the Merriman’s Mall is the Indian Immigration Monument. Sculpted of bronze, this monument, which rests on a black granite pedestal, is a replica of the Whitby, the ship that transported the first batch of Indian immigrants to the shores of (British) …

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Volume 2.1 – Apr 2003

Monument Watch 1763 Monument Situated at the eastern end of Brickdam, this monument, which celebrates the struggle of the Guyanese people for their liberation was described by British based Guyanese painter Aubrey Williams as the greatest standing sculpture of the Caribbean. Constructed at a cost of $38,000, this imposing bronze sculpture was unveiled by former …

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