Cousins enjoying their time together, from left: Rafeya, Rehad, Reyaz and Sarah

Good Intent is a small village bordered by Spring Garden and Aurora Estate on the Essequibo Coast. The village is the fourth one from the Supenaam Speedboat Jetty and has less than 60 residents; members of the 13 families who reside there.

The people are reserved and peaceful. The main economic activity is farming, specifically rice and cattle. Many of the elders are from other villages.

Ramraj Chandrawattee sat on a bench across from his wife who was resting in a hammock. He hails from the neighbouring Aurora Estate. The family settled in Good Intent some 18 years ago. They bought land from the Persauds, said to be among the very early settlers, who purchased a large tract…..

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