Declassified Colonial Office documents reveal the extent of British duplicity, American hypocrisy and the naivety of a militantly anti-colonial leader who nevertheless trusted in British justice; in bringing British Guiana to ‘Independence’ in 1966. This textbook lesson in imperial intrigue and machination should be required listening for every Caribbean student.

Link to BBC Report and 30-Minute Radio Broadcast

See also The ‘New Frontier’ of Empire in the Caribbean: The Transfer of Power in British Guiana, 1981-1964, by Cary Fraser