Wednesday, June 9, 2010

- Nonpareil

- In 1838, the first group of East Indians arrived in Guyana as indentured servants to fill the huge employment gap created on the plantations after slavery was abolished four years previously. These new workers built their first homes in the area surrounding the plantations and from the small group that lived and worked at the Nonpareil Estate arose a village whose residents called it Nonpareil.

Today, sugar is still the primary export of Guyana and most of the descendents of Nonpariel which makes up the population of Enterprise, are still employed by the sugar estates.

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