Rockstone Guyana

The community of Rockstone comprises some two hundred and twenty- five families, who depend mainly on farming and tourism for their income. While the village can be accessed via the Essequibo River from Bartica, the main route is through the town of Linden by one of several roads leading into the interior of Region 10; the journey takes forty-five to fifty minutes in good weather, and at least an hour in bad conditions. The roads are not paved, but are maintained by the mining companies and the Regional Democratic Council of Region 10 with funding from the Guyana government.

Anyone who arrives in the Rockstone area about sunrise or leaves at sundown can enjoy the sight of wild monkeys playing cat and mouse with domestic dogs, who run from one end of the main access road to the other.

Article Source: Stabroek News (2011)