Story and photos by Dacia Whaul

Originally a rice field, Belfield lies16 miles from the capital city between Nooten Zuil and Victoria on the East Coast Demerara.

“People started squatting here in 1999,” said Carla Meusa, one of the first settlers in Belfield. “Ten of us come together here and start building,” she explained, adding that it was much later that they were given transports for the lands they occupy.

During the early days of development Belfield consisted of six small, wooden shacks and their  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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