qGuyanese Achievers, USA and Canadaq is the result of collaboration between Vidur Dindayal and the Guyanese diaspora, who shared with him its recommendations on whom to identify as examples of achievement. This volume chronicles Guyanese people who reflect their nation's rich multi-ethnic heritage. These people demonstrate that Guyanese have been successful in North America for a long time. For example, Sir James Douglas became the governor of the colony of Vancouver Island and later the colony of British Columbia in the 1850s. Today, he is considered the qfather of British Columbia.q For Guyanese, he is Guyana's qfirst gift to Canada.q A statue of Sir James Douglas was unveiled in 2008 at his birthplace in Belmont, Mahaica. At the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, the list of Guyanese who have been gifts to the United States and Canada is impressive. qGuyanese Achievers, USA and Canadaq celebrates the academics, actors, doctors, educators, entrepreneurs, and others who, by demonstrating inventiveness and persistence, have been recognized as exemplars of Guyanese achievement in North America.versa, with high-quality speech because both systems conformed to the same international standards. ... In April 2008, at a special ceremony, Kevin Lindsey, acting assistant deputy minister presented George with a Long Service Awardanbsp;...
|Title||:||Guyanese Achievers USA & Canada|
|Publisher||:||Trafford Publishing - 2011|