Nabacalis

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Nabacalis
Village
Nabacalis is located in Guyana
Nabacalis
Nabacalis
Coordinates: 6°45′07″N 57°58′41″W / 6.75187°N 57.978158°W / 6.75187; -57.978158Coordinates: 6°45′07″N 57°58′41″W / 6.75187°N 57.978158°W / 6.75187; -57.978158
Country  Guyana
Region Demerara-Mahaica
Time zone UTC−04:00

Nabacalis is a community on the East Coast of Demerara, in the Demerara-Mahaica region. It is in low-lying country by the coast, which is subject to flooding in the rainy season.[1]

The community is served by the Dr. CC Nicholson Hospital, but as of 2012 it was not staffed with doctors around the clock.[2] The hospital was established as a medical center in 1994 with funds from the London-based Cyril Charles Nicholson Foundation, and the government began to upgrade it in 2003 to give residents of Nabaclis and nearby communities an alternative to going into Georgetown for treatment.[3] The artist Emerson Samuels was born and brought up here, studying at the Golden Grove Methodist School.[4] Also born here was conductor Rudolph Dunbar.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ January 21, 2006. "President Jagdeo lambastes vandalism of drainage structures". GINA. Office of the President of Guyana. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  2. ^ "Health Ministry probes allegations against Dr. C.C. Nicholson Hospital". Kaieteur News. June 26, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  3. ^ "Re-dedicated Nabaclis hospital to help diversify health care". GINA. June 11, 2007. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  4. ^ Hosein, Alim A. (August 17, 2003). "The forgotten artist". Stabroek News. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  5. ^ "W. Rudolph Dunbar: Pioneering Orchestra Conductor", The Black Perspective in Music, Vol. 9, No. 2 (Autumn 1981), pp. 193-225.