Moleson Creek

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Moleson Creek
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Moleson Creek
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 5°30′N57°15′W / 5.500°N 57.250°W / 5.500; -57.250 Coordinates: 5°30′N57°15′W / 5.500°N 57.250°W / 5.500; -57.250
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region East Berbice-Corentyne
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total73

Moleson Creek is a community on the Corentyne River in the East Berbice-Corentyne region of Guyana, and home to the Guyana-Suriname ferry stelling. It is north of Orealla Mission, 10 km (6.2 mi) south of Corriverton, and approximately 90 km (56 mi) from New Amsterdam.

Moleson Creek is a farming area, including plantain and livestock. Most residents are of Indo-Guyanese descent. It has one primary school. [2]

Ferry port

Since 1998, the CANAWAIMA ferry connects Moleson Creek with South Drain in Suriname. [3] This is the only legal connection between the two countries, but before the repavement of the road between South Drain and Nieuw Nickerie many travelers preferred to take a back-track route, [4] which is serviced by speedboats which are licensed to carry eight passengers. [5]

Canawaima Management Company was launched between the governments of Guyana and Suriname in 1998 for managing the ferry. The ship MV Canawaima, was out of commission during 2019-2021, [6] and a substitute vessel, MB Sandaka [7] was used during that time. MV Canawaima operates daily except New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day, and has a capacity of 24 cars, and about 200 passengers. [5]

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References

  1. "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  2. "Moleson Creek". Stabroek News. 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2021-01-18.
  3. Ministerie van Transport, Communicatie en Toerisme - De Canawaima Ferry Service Incorporated
  4. Kaieteur News - Canawaima Ferry Service seeks to boost travel
  5. 1 2 "Moleson Creek ferry saw usual Easter boom". Stabroek News. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2021-01-18.
  6. "Guyana has been funding most of maintenance for MV Canawaima - ministry". Stabroek News. 2019-06-06. Retrieved 2021-01-18.
  7. "MB Sandaka remains available for travel to Suriname - Edghill". Stabroek News. 2021-01-14. Retrieved 2021-01-18.