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Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa

New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa

Book  305 pages – By Paul Younger
Book cover New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa

When the colonial slave trade, and then slavery itself, were abolished early in the 19th century, the British empire brazenly set up a new system of trade using Indian rather than African laborers. The new system of “indentured” labor was supposed to be different from slavery because the indenture, or contract, was written for an initial period of five years and involved fixed wages and some specified conditions of work.
From the workers’ point of view, the one redeeming feature of the system was that most of their workmates spoke their language and came from the same area of India. Because this allowed them to develop some sense of community, by the end of the initial five years most of the Indian laborers chose to stay in the land to which they had been taken. In time that land became the place in which they joined with others to build a new homeland.
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Anti Money Laundering Bill: Guyana tops list of 55 defaulting countries

Anti Money Laundering Bill…Guyana tops list of 55 defaulting countries

FEBRUARY 2, 2014 | BY  |  Guyana shares the worst rating in the world with Mozambique, as it relates to the list of countries under the Financial Action Taskforce (FATF) to be reviewed come February 10, when the body meets for its review group in Paris, France.

According to official FATF records seen by this publication, Guyana heads the list of the International Co-operation Review Group (ICRG).
That group includes countries such as Guyana, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Haiti, Cameroon, Aruba, Benin, Fiji and Zambia.   Continue reading

March 20-22, 2012 Next Mega Earthquake, AXIS Shift / US Could Be Next! – videos with updates

Editor’s Note: The prediction has been proven correct but one does not know if larger quakes will follow the Mexican quake reported today. Other similar videos have pinpointed an upcoming quake on March 22 @ 4.58:34 AM UDT  (March 22 @ 12:58:34AM -EST) in a video uploaded on January 25, 2012.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJiLKUoPdaA&feature=related

The following  video was uploaded by on Feb 17, 2012

March 20-22, 2012 Next Mega Earthquake, AXIS Shift / US Could Be Next! – video

BREAKING NEWS!!! MEXICO JUST HAD A 7.6 EARTHQUAKE TODAY!!!! (MARCH 20, 2012)
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2012/usc0008m6h/

Chile, Japan, Fiji, New Zealand all fell victim to large, devastating earthquakes, and you will notice there is a 188/189 day pattern between each mega quake. These quakes have shifted the Earth’s axis, and the upcoming date for the next mega quake is March 22, 2012.

The United States could very well be next. The 22nd is the median date, meaning that in this specific time frame the quake will strike give or take a day or two.

7.4 quake hits Mexico, damaging hundreds of homes

7.4 quake hits Mexico, damaging hundreds of homes A major earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, March 20,2012, unleashing panic as it damaged hundreds of buildings and caused homes in the capital to bounce like “trampolines”.

The tremor was one of the strongest to hit the country since the devastating 8.1-magnitude earthquake of 1985, which killed thousands in Mexico City.

UPDATE from US Geological Services: March 21, 2012

 Magnitude 6.6 – NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA   2012 March 21 22:15:05 UTC

Magnitude 7.1 MAULE, CHILE March 25, 2012  2012 March 25 22:37:06 UTC

ABC News Video-  http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/chile-earthquake-9969105

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Coolies – How Britain re-invented slavery – videos

Coolies – How Britain re-invented slavery – videos

This story tells you how England recruited people from India under “contract”  to replace the African labour in agriculture after slavery was abolished in 1834.  It is believed that these Indians were tricked into leaving India to go places like  Guyana, Fiji & Africa, to work as “Indentured Labourers”.

In this documentary one man is looking for any sign of his great grand father who came to Guyana. Another man also looks for his roots in Fiji.  Indians had to deal with SOME of the same living conditions and cruelty that the Africans, and others, endured earlier under slavery,  before 1834

In this case, however, unlike under African based slavery, there was a time limit for their labour, even though it was harsh at times.  They were free after their five year “contract” to renew their contract, or return to India or accept land in lieu of their passage home as was the case in in British Guiana (Guyana).

In British Guiana, After slavery was abolished the Africans got their “freedom” but no land or compensation for over 200 years labour by them and their ancestors.  They had to work and save to buy abandoned estates to form their first villages like Victoria, Beterverwagting and Buxton on the East Coast of Demerara.

In  Guyana’s 2002 Census, people claiming to be East Indian made up 43.45% of the population of 751,233. ( see Census Reports here)

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