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NORTH WEST PEPPERPOT! – By Dennis A. Nichols

APRIL 6, 2014 | BY | FILED UNDER NEWS
Dennis Nichols

Dennis Nichols

NORTH WEST PEPPERPOT!
By Dennis A. Nichols
Guyana’s North West region – a vast area of heavily-forested highland and sand hills, pristine beaches, (including our world-famous Shell Beach), pockets of savannah, mangrove swamps, and a labyrinth of serpentine rivers and creeks – just the place for a dream-struck, adventurous, young coastlander fresh out of the teacher’s training college – Me!

From the Venezuela border settlements of Imbotero to Yarakita, from the Rio Orinoco to the Moruka River, Region One is a place of rugged and enchanting beauty. One of its rivers, the Aruka, a tributary of the mighty Barima, became my home for eight years in the ‘70s and ‘80s. My life has never since been the same. Continue reading

‘Mister Coconut’ – Food for thought, and more! – By Dennis Nichols

‘Mister Coconut’ – Food for thought, and more! 

By Countryman – Stories about life, in and out of Guyana, from a Guyanese perspective

NOVEMBER 16, 2014 | BY | FILED UNDER COUNTRYMAN

By Dennis Nichols

Coconut wood furniture in Indonesia

Coconut wood furniture in Indonesia

 A ‘nutty’ digression from negativity this week. Do you ever get tired of hearing about Guyana’s fabulous natural resource potential, especially when set against our plodding economy? Large mineral deposits and huge timber swathes dominate in our hinterland/rain forests. Along our coastland, Sugarcane and Rice reign.

But here comes Coconut, the lowly palm, whispering through its wind-swept fronds, “Time for me to assert myself. I am Mister Coconut! Give me a chance to show what I’ve been doing for you, and how much more I can do – let’s start with my Sweeeeet Water. Continue reading

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