Dryshore

Bora vines running along sticks take up this plot of land.

Dryshore is a quiet little village in Essequibo, approximately four miles from the Supenaam jetty skirted by the villages of Warousi and Hibernia. It is home to an average population of 200 residents.

When the World Beyond Georgetown visited, workers at the Wazeer Hussein and Sons Rice Milling Complex could be seen busy at work. Not much else stirred in the still village except for vehicles driving along the Essequibo Coast Road that runs down the middle of the village.

At the first house, a relative who was with two children, explained that she had only recently moved to the neighbourhood. Her father-in-law, Harry Persaud, was enjoying his breakfast in the comfort of his hammock.

Harry, originally from Aurora, a few villages up, had moved to Dryshore with his wife and children at a time when the place was still mostly bush. There was a red loam road, he said, dotted with potholes…..

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