Goed Fortuin

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Goed Fortuin
Coordinates: 6°56′45″N58°23′3″W / 6.94583°N 58.38417°W / 6.94583; -58.38417 Coordinates: 6°56′45″N58°23′3″W / 6.94583°N 58.38417°W / 6.94583; -58.38417
CountryFlag of Guyana.svg  Guyana
Region Essequibo Islands-West Demerara
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total2,644

Goed Fortuin is a village located in the Essequibo Islands-West Demerara region of Guyana. The village started as a sugar plantation in the early 1800s. [2]

The village has a primary [3] and secondary school.

The village was the location of a slave uprising in 1762, which was an important precursor to the Berbice slave uprising of 1763. In the absence of the owner, the slaves stole food and firearms from the plantation stocks, and established themselves at an island upriver. Eventually the rebellion was suppressed when food supplies ran out and the defective weapons no longer provided defense. [4]

Goed Fortuin was named "Best Community for Sports" by the National Sports Commission in 2011. [5] Some local teams include the Goed Fortuin Beavers, West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) senior league [6] and the Goed Fortuin Young Achievers, volleyball. [7]

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References

  1. "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. "Goed Fortuin-A quiet little village nestled snugly on 'The Westside'". Guyana Chronicle. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  3. "Shift system for Goed Fortuin Primary after parents highlight construction dangers". Stabroek News. 2016-04-06. Retrieved 2020-12-25.
  4. "The 1762 revolt in Berbice". Stabroek News. 2008-04-06. Retrieved 2020-12-25.
  5. "Bishoo and Barker named senior male and female sports personalities for 2011". Stabroek News. 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2020-12-25.
  6. "Nine West Demerara football teams vying for big cash and trophies". Stabroek News. 2012-05-31. Retrieved 2020-12-25.
  7. "Achievers take $80,000 and trophy in volleyball tournament". Stabroek News. 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2020-12-25.