Richmond, Essequibo Coast

A jovial Jazahiah Samuels enjoys a snack

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Richmond Village on the Essequibo Coast is 40 minutes away from Anna Regina and approximately 37 kilometres from the Supenaam jetty. Richmond is a relatively large two-phase village with the first part being the village proper and the second section, the Richmond Housing Scheme. I met with persons from the first half of Richmond.

While gazing and taking it all in, a monkey swinging from a tree caught my attention as it climbed then hurried down the tree to swing again; at one point, it stopped to peer down at me between the branches.

Nankishore Maniram answered my call and struggled downstairs slowed by a foot injury. Now 67 years old he spends his days at home since he’s a pensioner but some years ago, he moved easily around his yard where he worked as a mechanic and auto repairman…..

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