Story and photos by Kenesha Fraser

Dartmouth, a well-populated community on the Essequibo coast situated between Westbury and Perth, is an African village that was bought by freed slaves following emancipation.

In the early years, the village was sparsely populated and the mud roads were deplorable. Now residents speak of the improvements in the village over the years.

“Since I know myself growing up in Dartmouth, it has been good. This is a good village and I could see now that Dartmouth is developing more and more. The streets are being done and more buildings are being constructed. In the spiritual sense, we have about four churches in this village. There is the Seventh Day Adventist church, the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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