GUYANA CHRONICLE – The gold and diamond fields of Guyana caused Herman Paul to leave his native Saint Lucia. He arrived in Guyana on the very day independence, May 26, 1966. He told the Guyana Chronicle’s Alva Solomon why he stayed in Guyana all these years.
He is one of the early Saint Lucian natives who settled in Mahdia, Guyana. he believes his presence in the region at the centre of Guyana is significant. He also believes that his 50th year in the region eight community is the most significant achievement in his life.
Meet Herman Paul, known to many in Mahdia as “Harris”, a 77-year-old naturalized Guyanese who left his homeland in Castries, Saint Lucia in May 1966 on a journey to South America’s only English-speaking nation.
Holding an umbrella and a shot-gun tucked in under his shoulder, Paul’s unique French Caribbean accent would catch the ear’s within a crowd.
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