The Berbice River: The River that Bears Witness – By: Major General (retd) Joseph G Singh MSS, MSc, FRGS

The Berbice River: The River that Bears Witness

By: Major General (retd) Joseph G Singh MSS, MSc, FRGS

“I’ve known rivers:

ancient as the world and older than the

flow of human blood in human veins.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

I have known rivers:

ancient dusky rivers

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.”

Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

Introduction

Guyana has 14 major drainage basins and four principal rivers –the Corentyne River bordering Suriname, the Berbice River, the Demerara River, and the Essequibo River.     

This article on the Berbice River follows those on The Magnificent Essequibo River (2012) and The Wonderful Demerara River (2013) in the Series: FASCINATING RIVERS OF GUYANA.

Download: The Berbice River – By MG Joseph Singh

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Comments

  • Deen  On 12/24/2017 at 8:38 pm

    Very interesting and informative article.
    Thanks Major General Joseph Singh.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 12/26/2017 at 1:04 am

    General Singh: Thanks for the insightful information on Guyana’s history. I have had quite a few debates / arguments with educators who remained in Guyana after independence and who kept forgetting that we never learnt or were never taught anything about British Guiana history or geography prior to independence.

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