Building dispute underlines deep division in Rockstone

-community council, village group in power struggle

By Jeff Trotman

A dispute over building in Rockstone has become a symbol of deep division in the Essequibo River community amidst a contentious initiative for it to be recognised as an Amerindian village.

This has led to several confrontations in the Region 10 (Upper Demera-ra/Upper Essequibo) community, where the community council and a village group headed by a Toshao are struggling for power.

It is unclear how the process to initiate the transformation began and who initiated it but it has added fuel to the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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