Story and photos by Lakhram Bhagirat

Salem is a quiet village located on the eastern bank of the Essequibo River, approximately twenty-two miles from Vreed-en-Hoop. It is sandwiched between Naamryck and McPherson villages, and its residents are predominantly Africans and Indians who consider themselves one big family.

The village is 156 rods in length and 750 rods wide, and the fertile backdam produces some of the finest ground provisions and pineapples in the country. Assisting in their  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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