‘Nowhere else to go’ for some Plastic City squatters

Plastic City squatters are rapidly leaving the Best Village foreshore to build their houses after being granted land last year but a few who remain on the muddy garbage-strewn shore say that they cannot afford the price of house lots.

The squatting area is buried deep within a swampy forest of mangroves on the West Demerara, concealing old rusted zinc shacks and wood-patched houses. Cocooned in the thick swamp of mangroves, is a moss covered concrete pathway, leading out to the river.

For years, the villagers had cried out for relief from the sewage-filled water surrounding their homes and for running water and electricity. Some had said  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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