A New Day in Guyana

A New Day in Guyana

The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Professor of Economic History.
Sometimes it requires a personal rather than political or professional perspective to see beyond the borders of a seemingly divisive circumstance, and to offer a dispassionate comment. I was named by my father after his cousin, Hilary Alfonso McDonald Beckles. “HAM Beck”, as he was called, was little known in our native Barbados, but his contribution to nation building in Guyana is well respected. In the late 1940s he fled “Bim” for “BG”. He taught classics for near three decades at Queens College in Georgetown, where he also became principal.

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