Lucky?

They say lucky is a word that can always describe Guyana when it comes to natural disasters. We are always plagued by human hands for revolutionary means, but there isn’t a storm that can knock our lights out. Or is there?

Some would say flooding is the only thing that can devastate our coasts. Truth is, Guyana has been having floods since we were a Dutch colony; after a spring tide that washed away most of Kingston and completely washed away the Governor’s House, the Dutch decided to build a seawall in 1855.

Seawalls were even more essential after cycles of mass coastal erosions and deposits were recorded. There were once two plantations north of the present Georgetown seawall and the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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