Coomacka aka ‘The Mines’

Whenever one hears of Coomacka, that small community up the Demerara River in Region 10,  immediately one associates it with bauxite mining. In fact it is commonly called Coomacka Mines or simply The Mines.

The Mines were and still are a name associated also with adjoining communities, namely, Maria Elizabeth aka Three Friends, Old England and Siberia, all of which are closely knit but each of which has its own identity.

Coomacka had humble beginnings in bauxite mining operations. …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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