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.