130 Essequibo children receive back-to-school packages from GEPAN

During the course of the past week, one hundred and thirty (130) children from the Essequibo Coast, Region #2, received back-to-school items from the Guyana Empowered Peoples Action Network (GEPAN). Beneficiaries included children from Red Village, Lima, Lima Sands, Dartmouth, Golden Fleece and Adventure Sands. The Essequibo Coast population relies heavily on agriculture, in particular […]

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Abuse, drugs and alcohol: the Westbury case

Westbury is a small community juxtaposing Dartmouth, along the public road on the Essequibo Coast. Its residents are predominantly Guyanese of African descent, with a minority of East Indians, Amerindians and mixed. The poverty stricken community is a hub for drugs (mainly marijuana), and is affected by a high level of alcoholism.  It is also […]

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