Amidst endless cattle pastures and yellow rice fields, sits the small village of Fairfield in Mahaica. The land on which the village is situated was owned by white planters during the indentureship period but was sold in 1985 to John Fernandes which took over the estate, generating jobs for many villagers as well as people from neighbouring communities.
Fairfield is nestled between Broomhall and Bath and approximately 400 people make their homes there, most of whom are East Indian. 48.5 kilometres away from Georgetown, the village is unaffected by gun crimes and robberies and murders. “This is a quiet place…everybody knows everybody. You don’t find them things happening here,” Deonarine Ramnarine told Stabroek News while reclining in his hammock.
Ramnarine said that he had spent most of his life in Fairfield, growing up and catching fish with the other boys in the neighbourhood. Sixty-five years later, Ramnarine still …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.