St Stanislaus College. Lot 3 Brickdam, Georgetown, Guyana, South America.



  St. Stanislaus College A Co-educational High School




History of Saints

A Brief History of St Stanislaus College. (Updated 10/22/09)

Saints Principals and Profiles of Jesuit Teachers

An up to date List of all those who served as Principals of Saints - some with detailed profiles.

Included also, are the Profiles of Jesuits who have taught at Saints, thereby shaping the lives of many of Saints Alumni still alive today.

Catholic Standard,

1Q, 1957

One Hundred Years with the Jesuits in British Guiana 1857-1957

History of Guyana

Author of BRITISH GUIANA - 1853 - unknown landowner - keenly aware of the challenges of successfully managing Sugar Estates in British Guiana after Emancipation.

As a dreamer, he was pleading for low-cost labourers from Africa and India (even Britain) to leave the deplorable conditions in their countries to seek a better life in Guiana where the British managed the estates using the same rules as they applied to farms in Britain.

The reality was that labourers from East India and Portugal came from countries where commercial farming was well established. Those from West Africa and Guiana (Amerindians) only knew of subsistence farming, and failed to adapt to the disciplined requirements of the Sugar Estates.


The Guyana Story

From Earliest Times to Independence.  By Dr. Odeen Ishmael

Perhaps the most detailed account of Guyana's History up to independence in 1966. If viewed as a study in Economics, there are parallels with today's challenges, where survival (profitability) depends on keeping production costs (labor costs) low while achieving high prices for the products. Sugar, Cotton, Bauxite and Gold were the primary resources driving Guyana's development. Until independence, they were all managed locally by a minority of white landowners/expatriates - all funded by foreign companies and/or governments. The labor force consisted of slaves; ex-slaves; indentured laborers; apprentices etc., almost all of whom at various times had to rebel; go on strike; then form Trades Unions in order to achieve improved working conditions. When the markets for Cotton, Sugar and Bauxite collapsed, the conditions of the workers became even more desperate.

BG-Handbook-1920 BRITISH GUIANA - Handbook 1920.
Handbook prepared under the direction of the Historical Section of the Foreign Office - No. 135.
Published by HM Stationary Office. London 1920

History of Guyana

BRITISH GUIANA - British Empire Exhibition, Wembley-1924        

The following observation regarding the small population is equally true today:-

"Of all the British tropical possessions there is not one richer in possibilities of so varied a character as British Guiana, and it is somewhat difficult to provide an explanation why the Colony has remained undeveloped during the 120 years that it has been under the British Crown. The lack of population is one of the chief factors in the failure to secure development."


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Botanical Wonders of Guyana
Bookers Guiana

This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive. A version of this archives appears in print on December 26, 1964, on Page 29 of the New York Time's edition with the headline: BOOKER GROUP BIG IN BRITISH GUIANA; But the Company's Interests Are Widely Diversified

Cameron Cover
History of Education

150 Years of Education in Guyana (1808 – 1957).
Norman E. Cameron, 1968


The Asquith Commission was appointed in August, 1943, to conduct an enquiry and make recommendations of the principles which should guide the promotion of higher education, learning and research and the development of Universities in the British Colonies; and to explore means whereby universities and other appropriate bodies in the United Kingdom may be able to co-operate with institutions of higher education in the Colonies in order to give effect to these principles.

Education in Guyana

Guyana: A Country Study. Tim Merrill, ed., The Library of Congress, 1992