Enmore, Guyana

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Enmore
Village
Nickname(s): 
Enmore Seawall
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Enmore
Coordinates: 6°42′25″N57°55′49″W / 6.7069753°N 57.9302216°W / 6.7069753; -57.9302216 Coordinates: 6°42′25″N57°55′49″W / 6.7069753°N 57.9302216°W / 6.7069753; -57.9302216 [1]
Country Guyana
Region Demerara-Mahaica
Area
  Total5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population
 (2012) [2]
  Total1,002
Time zone UTC-4 (GYT [3] )
Website www.enmorenyc.com

Enmore is a village in the Demerara-Mahaica region along the coastal belt of Guyana. It is about two square miles (5.1 km2) in size and has a multi-ethnic population of 1,002 as of 2012, [2] with large concentrations of Indo-Guyanese.

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Enmore has an Arya Samaj Mandir and a Community Centre Ground [4]

Enmore Sugar Estate

Enmore has a long history in the sugar production.

In 16 June 1948, five workers killed during a labor protest against the harsh conditions and low wages. [5] Referred to as the Enmore Martyrs and buried at Le Repentir Cemetery in Georgetown, [5] events are held annually to remember their sacrifice, [6] and they are also included in the mural 'Memorabilia II' painted in 1976 at the National Cultural Centre. [7]

The decline of the price of sugar pushed the government to try and privatize the industry. Enmore Estate includes 25 acres of freehold land with 60,000- tonnes sugar capacity, and factories. [8] In 2018, many GuySuCo estates were closed, impacting 1,480 employees from the East Demerara Estate. [9] In attempting to recover the sugar industry, the Enmore estate returned a small number of employees. [10]

Martyrs Monument

The Enmore Martyrs Monument was designed by Dennis Williams, which was erected by Zenith Industrial and Construction Co-operative Society at a cost of $10,000. It was unveiled by Prime Minister Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham on June 16, 1977 on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the death of the five martyrs. [11]

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References

  1. Enmore at Wikimapia
  2. 1 2 "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  3. World Time Zones
  4. GTIMES (2020-01-28). "Local athletes electrify Enmore Ground in AAG meet". Guyana Times. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  5. 1 2 GTIMES (2020-06-17). "Enmore Martyrs left an "indelible mark" on country's history – GAWU". Guyana Times. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  6. "Jagdeo promises 'pressure' for early polls if CCJ upholds no-confidence vote". Stabroek News. 2019-06-15. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  7. "Blood and heritage". Stabroek News. 2009-09-06. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  8. "Memo for Enmore Estate privatisation available from today". Stabroek News. 2018-07-23. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  9. "Workers of sugar divestment unit turned away from Enmore estate". Stabroek News. 2018-02-19. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  10. "Reopening of sugar estates has seen rehiring of 690". Stabroek News. 2020-11-24. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  11. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-20. Retrieved 2015-01-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)