Better Hope

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Better Hope
Coordinates: 6°48′36″N58°5′31″W / 6.81000°N 58.09194°W / 6.81000; -58.09194 Coordinates: 6°48′36″N58°5′31″W / 6.81000°N 58.09194°W / 6.81000; -58.09194
CountryFlag of Guyana.svg  Guyana
Region Demerara-Mahaica
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total4,491

Better Hope is a village located in the Demerara-Mahaica region of Guyana. The village has been named after the Plantation Betterhoop [2] It was originally a fishing village with many working on the sugar estates and nearby farms. [3] The majority of the population is Indo-Guyanese with a minority of Afro-Guyanese. [3]

In 2018, a road was named in honor of Moses Dwarka, a competitive marathoner born in the town. [4] Moses represented British Guiana in the 1959 Pan American Games.

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References

  1. "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. "Details of Estate Better Hope". University College London. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  3. 1 2 "BETTER HOPE – A village where activities of yesteryear are being revived". Guyana Chronicle. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  4. "Better Hope unveils Moses Dwarka Drive". Stabroek News. 2018-02-18. Retrieved 2020-12-25.