Nine miles from Vreed-en-Hoop is the village of Wales on the West Bank of Demerara. With a population of approximately 60 persons, the community is a sugar estate and the lifeline for several villages along the West Bank.
Seafield/No 42 Village seemed quiet, like any ordinary village in West Coast Berbice, but a recent visit established that a lot actually goes on there, especially through the Region Five Disabled Persons’ Network (DPN).
There has not been the expected increase in businesses at D’Edward Village, West Coast Berbice, following the opening of the Berbice River Bridge, but residents said the cost for houses at the location had certainly risen.
As commerce threatens to overwhelm areas available for development, residents of the major communities in the Mabaruma Sub-Region in Region One nevertheless remain optimistic about what the future holds for life there.
Nothing stirs within the thatched houses that occasionally crack the forested monotony along the upper Pomeroon River. Even the cries of the few birds who brave the humidity of the afternoon seem wilted.
For some people, living away from the capital may present a challenge but for the residents of Kuru Kururu, they are satisfied with life in their community and regard it as “a peaceful place to live where everyone gets along with one another.”
Kuru Kururu is located along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway and boasts infrastructure which may be the envy of some urban communities.