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Guyanese Associations: Canal Two Silver Reunion in New York – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Canal Two Silver Reunion in New York – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Francis Quamina Farrier

Have you ever taken a drive along the Canal #2 Public Road all the way to the very western end?  And have you ever stood on the West Bank Demerara Public road, backing the koker at Stanleytown, at the eastern end of the Canal #2, and gazed westward as it stretches from where you stood into infinity?

And have you ever wondered how those enslaved Africans were able to dig that lengthy canal, almost with their very bare hands? There are some Guyanese who have done so and realize that it took very hard work in constructing and developing the massive Drainage and Irrigation infrastructure on Guyana’s Coast-lands during the era of slavery.

This Silver Anniversary of the Canal #2 Reunion in New York, “Provided a great opportunity to reunite the village people, families, friends and neighbours together for the day at the park”, a happy George Nanand related, adding, “It is also a great occasion for us to celebrate, gratitude and reflection”.

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