Anna Catherina

By Dacia Whaul with photos by Arian Browne

There was no one out in the streets when Sunday Stabroek visited Anna Catherina recently. The village is located on the West Coast Demerara, about eight-and-a-half miles from Vreed-en-Hoop, and according to most residents it is a quiet place and above all, harmonious. It is divided into two parts, the housing scheme and the squatting area, popularly known as ‘Sea View.’ The latter as its name might suggest, provides an avenue of entertainment for the farming community, with sandy space, a spot for a fireside meal or bush cook and plenty cool, salty breeze.

Most people in the village, the majority of whom are Indian, earn their living as sugar workers, farmers or fishermen.

The housing scheme residents have access to electricity and landline phones, and have a good road and drainage. The squatting area residents in  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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