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Caribbean VisionaryA. R. F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation$
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Selwyn R. Cudjoe

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781604731064

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604731064.001.0001

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Webber’s Entrance to the Political Arena, 1919–21

Webber’s Entrance to the Political Arena, 1919–21

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(p.38) Chapter Three Webber’s Entrance to the Political Arena, 1919–21
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Caribbean Visionary
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Chris Goertzen

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604731064.003.0004

This chapter describes notable events in Webber’s life from 1919–21. In 1919 Webber was appointed editor of the Daily Chronicle, and held the position until 1925, when the newspaper went into liquidation. He also became the secretary of the British Guiana Sugar Planters’ Association, publicity secretary of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, and editor of the latter’s official journal. On 1 October 1921 Webber announced his candidacy for one of the Financial Representative seats on the Court of Policy for the county of Berbice. On October 19 he won the elections and made history by becoming Guyana’s “first editor to secure a seat in the Legislature of the colony whilst still being actively connected with a local newspaper.”

Keywords:   Webber, editor, Daily Chronicle, British Guiana, Sugar Planters’ Association, Georgetown, Chamber of Commerce

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