Published: 13th of February, 2015 by Patrick CarpenLast updated: April 23, 2023 at 18:24 pm
The village of Hampshire, on the Corentyne coast of Berbice, Guyana, South America is bordered by the village of Belvedere to the West, the village of Williamsburg to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north, and the sugar cane fields to the south.
The Corentyne highway (also called the public road) carves its path along the coastal plains of Berbice, approximately 2 miles away from the sea shore. The Corentyne highway divides the village of Hampshire into North (of the public road) and South (of the public road). The section of Hampshire which lies north of the public road naturally will be closer to the Atlantic Ocean. The section of Hampshire village which lies south of the public road is closer to the sugar cane fields.
The population of Hampshire village is approximately 1000. About 70 percent of the working population of Hampshire are employed by the Albion Sugar Estate, 10 percent businessmen, 10 percent skilled workers, 5 percent other laborers.
Prominent businesses in Hampshire village include N. Hamid and Sons General Store, Bacchus General Store, and Clifford Carpen General Store.
The ethnicity of the people of Hampshire Village is about 99% East Indian, with less than 1 percent of African and mixed races.
Photos by: Naressa