Parika thriving despite slowdown

‘If you can’t make a living here…then you can’t make a living anywhere’

By Mario Joseph

Seen as a hub for economic growth in Region Three and the country as a whole, business continues to thrive and expand in Parika despite a slowdown in recent years and increasing competition as more enterprises open.

During a recent visit by Stabroek News to the East Bank Essequibo community, some individuals did express disappointment given a recent slowdown in commercial activity but were of the view that business in Parika has flourished and will continue to grow.

Parika, which was to be officially transformed into a town for more than a decade now, is known for its busy Sunday Markets and speedboat/ferry service. Being the hub for travel to Bartica, the interior, riverain areas, tourist destinations and the Essequibo islands has paved the way for added commerce. The market that endures from Wednesday to Sunday for …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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