Look Out

Photos by Joanna Dhanraj

Look Out is a tiny village on the East Bank Essequibo, with no more than 200 residents, skirted by Grove and Naamryck. Most of the villagers are farmers. Some plant ground provisions, cash crops and fruits and/or rear poultry animals, and pigs.

Getting to Look Out isn’t difficult; once you’ve arrived at Parika, there are cars parked at a junction waiting to take persons in to Look Out and other villages. A five-minute drive along the road brings one to a village with few houses.

Vernon Caesar has been living in Look Out for more than three decades and is one of the very first persons to take up land there. He moved from Salem, situated two villages away. Caesar is …to continue reading this article, please subscribe.  Already a subscriber ? Sign In.

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