Uitvlugt is a West Coast Demerara village located in Region Three about 20 minutes away from Vreed-en-Hoop. The community is bordered by the villages of Stewartville and Zeeburg to the north.
The name derives from the Dutch, and the area was once a vast sugar plantation. Today it is home to almost 2000 people from various ethnic backgrounds, and unlike other West Coast villages there are over seven churches located there. Villagers said the area is divided into various sections, the main ones being Uitvlugt Pasture, Uitvlugt Ocean View and the Housing Scheme.
On a visit to the area Stabroek News was greeted by many smiling faces and many of the older folks expressed their pride in being Uitvlugt residents.
This newspaper met Samuel Aaron, 69, who said he was satisfied living there. Aron was born in Uitvlugt, he said, and had never …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.