Boys playing softball behind the Science & Technology building at the UG Johns Campus, Tain. On the left is the beginning of Bloomfield Village.
I visited the Port Mourant/Tain area umpteen times because I have many close relatives, the majority of them deceased and some migrated to the US and Canada. This was a prosperous and thriving Estate/Village. I have many nostalgic boyhood memories of this place, incidentally I grow up in Rose Hall Village.All these expanse of lands were rice fields and at the back were cane fields. I used to catch lots of fish in the rice fields There was also a huge dam and two canals leading to the Estate vast expanse of cane lands.Hundreds of Estate laborers used to grow and harvest the vast fields of sugar cane. I never fathom sugar which is so sweet can bring so much misery and pain. I also had a few relatives from the neighboring village Bloomfield which was not so prosperous. This village was not under Port Mourant Estate control.Times have changed, the young folks will not remember old Tain/Port Mourant. I hope I have cast some light on this Tain/Port Mourant Berbice University of Guyana. This University is a Godsend, a boon for all Berbicians. My father was a poor man, with nine children to raise. He could not afford to send me to The University Of Guyana – Georgetown Campus.On a personal note, three of my brothers went to College in the US and one becomes the Principal of Jersey City High School. I can only admonish my fellow Berbicians to take maximum advantage of this University.
Yes Mr Hiralall, I would offer the same advice although I preceded you as a resident of Port Mourant many years before the Berbice branch of the university was established. In my own career university education was the passport to higher studies, good employment and even greater enlightenment. It enables you to function where great decisions are made, to play a significant role in the betterment of humanity
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