The town of Bonthe on Sherbro Island was a thriving port for the export of local produce, especially piassava.  The four large churches still active in the town reflect its former glory. The remains of the stations operated by the colonial trading companies still exist. Nowadays the town is the administrative centre for the district, an area relying on fishing and farming. The population of the area is about 800,000 including all the outlying villages. There are few shops in the town, but there is a bustling market open daily. There is no motorised transport on the island. It is a haven of peace and quiet.

The gods do not deduct from man's allotted span the hours spent in fishing.

Babylonian proverb

site design by