Photos by Cathy Richards
Hururu Village is one of several communities in upper Berbice, Region 10. It is home to a warm and hospitable people who enjoy most of the essential services a settlement needs.
Prior to 1989 when bauxite mining began at Aroaima, the community was a pure Amerindian settlement with no more than twelve families. It began to expand as activities related to the bauxite company got under way. Today Hururu, with 26,000 acres of titled land, is home to approximately six hundred families and is listed as a titled Amerindian village with a Toshao and twelve village councillors at its helm. Following elections recently Winsbert Benjamin was elected Toshao, a position he has held in the past. His deputy is Hector Walker.
Benjamin is the successor to Herman Martin Williams who was credited with championing the development of the community during his two-term tenure as Toshao. Williams said that in addition, he served the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.