There is a recent sad video showing a tractor stuck and spinning its wheels while trying to pull out stuck cars and trucks on Easter Monday as vehicles tried to pull out of beach #63. Of all my travels , I did not see any authorized vehicles on the beaches like at beach n°63. There was another previous recent video showing ocean waters coming in and closing in on a line of vehicles trying to get out, as vehicles ahead were stuck and traffic couldn’t move. It was scary. Beach No. 63 is a major beach in Guyana but has been neglected and undeveloped for over six decades. During my last visit, there was trash everywhere. Shame on the authorities of Region Six, the people of the NDC, all the chambers of commerce in Berbice and the people themselves for being so compliant in not fighting aggressively for the development of the beach.
Beach No. 63 is a permanent national tourist attraction and entertainment center providing ample recreational opportunities for all Guyanese. Shouldn’t this project be the number one priority that will have daily/weekly use, compared to the recent announcement of a new stadium and mall for Palmyra? Editor, what do you think? A hotel in this area would also be a great idea. There is so much recreational and commercial potential at #63 Beach! Where is the entrepreneurial and political leadership? Part of the problem of such long neglect is the recurring political syndrome of thinking that “George-town is Guyana” and “New Amsterdam is Berbice”. What happened to that road contractor who removed the sand from the beach? Was he appropriately penalized or did his political friends save him? While we are thinking about developing the beach, vehicles should not be allowed to drive on the beach as they currently do. Arrangements should be made for parking, accommodation, water sports, adequate lighting, waste collection and disposal, security and a permanent governing authority, etc.
I don’t understand how people can sit in the middle of the garbage all around them having fun and not be disturbed, or go out of their way to secure their personal garbage. It’s disgusting how there is such a peaceful coexistence with trash at the beach. Stop announcing big national infrastructure projects and start repaving the streets of our villages where we live every day. Concrete the drains. We don’t want to keep smelling of stinky mud all the time. Please start with Whim, our patience is running out. Regarding the development of #63 Beach, I hope the President will drive the process to a speedy completion, as he did with the urgently needed Georgetown sidewalk project. Please also carry out work on West Berbice Beaches Number 6 and Number 2. People’s immediate needs come first, not the imposed projects that politicians get excited about for their own reasons.
Dr. Jerry Jailall