Paradise, Guyana

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Paradise
Coordinates: 6°47′0″N57°59′0″W / 6.78333°N 57.98333°W / 6.78333; -57.98333 Coordinates: 6°47′0″N57°59′0″W / 6.78333°N 57.98333°W / 6.78333; -57.98333
CountryFlag of Guyana.svg  Guyana
Region Demerara-Mahaica
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total2,050
Time zone UTC-4

Paradise is a village located in the Demerara-Mahaica region of Guyana, and used to be its regional capital, however the administrative building burnt down in 2006, and the regional capital moved to Triumph. [2] [3] (Paradise is also the name of several other smaller villages in Guyana; one in Region 5, Region 10, and two in Region 2.) [4]

Paradise has a primary school. [5]

The village also had a team [6] in the 592 Inter-Village Football Festival, a local event started in 2019 to encourage football in the East Coast Demerara area. [7] The Paradise Invaders team plays in the Berbice Football Association (BFA) ‘West Berbice League. [8] [9]

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References

  1. "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. "Region Four RDC office moves to Triumph". Stabroek News. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  3. "Regional Democratic Council Region No. 4 - Demerara/Mahaica, Guyana". Regional Democratic Council Region No. 4via Facebook. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  4. "Publications – Bureau of Statistics – Guyana" . Retrieved 2020-12-24.
  5. "Eight primary schools to get computer laboratories". www.education.gov.gy. Retrieved 2020-12-24.
  6. "Paradise, Friendship into semi-finals". Stabroek News. 2019-12-27. Retrieved 2020-12-24.
  7. "Friendship crowned the inaugural 592 Inter-Village Football Champion". Kaieteur News. 2020-01-04. Retrieved 2020-12-24.
  8. "Paradise Invaders stay unbeaten with 3-0 defeat of Hopetown United". Stabroek News. 2016-04-27. Retrieved 2020-12-24.
  9. "Wilson brothers spur Paradise Invaders to victory". Stabroek News. 2013-10-09. Retrieved 2020-12-24.