Tobago Hill

Story and photos by Mario Joseph


The entrance to Tobago Hill

The entrance to Tobago Hill

Deep in the North West District, Region One, in a world far beyond Georgetown, there lies a lush, green, remote village called Tobago Hill. It’s a fairly new community filled with beauty and potential in terms of its natural aura, foliage and waterway, as well as its people and farming capacity. The village is populated by Amerindians mostly from the Warrau nation, who were relocated because their original settlement was threatened by erosion.

The community has a population of 191 persons, down from approximately 300 when it was founded, and has a school and a church within a stone’s throw of the residential area. There are about 37 homes, situated close to each other, equipped with small solar panels with batteries that power a few light bulbs. The community was established some nine years ago after …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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