Long Creek

Photos by Anjuli Persaud

Overlooking the Soesdyke-Linden Highway is a village called Long Creek which is home to about 400 persons who maintain a simple lifestyle because of the hardships they face.

Located 24.5 km up the highway, one would not imagine such a large settlement existed behind the thick vegetation, but if you follow a small trail, you come upon the scattered homes. There’s a mixed population of Amerindians, Africans and Indians, and two churches in the community testify to the fact that most of the residents are of the Christian faith.

At the time of this newspaper’s visit, the sun was scorching hot and the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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