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Remembering Dr Charles Roza of Mackenzie Hospital

Remembering the legendary Doctor Charles Roza of Mackenzie Hospital – Upper Demerara

Dr Charles Roza

       By Dmitri Allicock   for Guyanese Online

The delivery of healthcare in the bauxite mining community of what is now called Linden was once ranked tops in Guyana and around the Caribbean. Free housing for their workers, along with employment, competitive pay, augmented with good healthcare, were among the enormous contributions of the Demerara Bauxite Company {Demba} to the people of Upper Demerara and Guyana. Continue reading

The Fortunes of Bauxite – Part 3 – Negatives to Remember


 By Dmitri Allicock  –  for Guyanese Online

 It is important to remember that there were some very unpleasant things that occurred with the Demerara Bauxite Company. The people of Upper Demerara were immediately tied to this industry in every manner. The bauxite plant, nearby community and some mining areas were either built or obtained illegally on Allicock’s and Paterson’s land, like the mining area at Plumba, Christianburg.

Two plants had to be built to process bauxite and later Alumina. The Bauxite and later Alumina plants were constructed. An entire town was needed and built for the mining of bauxite. Homes, schools, hospital, clinics, roads, drainage and other infrastructure, the Mackenzie Sports Club, a public pool, railways, and pretty much every aspect of an entire town. Demba did just that in the wilderness 65 miles up the Demerara River.          Continue reading

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