The World Beyond Georgetown
‘Bush cook’ and a game of cricket on the seashore were the order of the day for young boys living in Annandale in the 1980s .
By Jeanna Pearson with photos by Arian BrowneA small community of approximately 800 people, Kaneville is buried deep behind the Grove Housing Scheme on the East Bank Demerara .
Story and photos byJannelle Williams On the surface it would appear that the village of Betsy Ground is thriving .
Story by Jeanna PearsonPhotos by Arian BrowneJane Cabral wakes up every morning to the smell of marijuana wafting across her small makeshift house that was once made of plastic .
There were tears, raised voices, accusations, counter-accusations and promises of money .
Many of its residents have sought employment in the gold fields, so Farm Village on the East Bank Essequibo has seen such improvements as modern homes and a higher standard of living .
Story and photos by David Pappanah Number 66 Village is home to approximately 400 people .
Story and photos by Kenesha Fraser The village of Lake Mainstay on the Essequibo Coast is a well-populated Amerindian village located about 25 minutes aback Anna Regina .
Story by Sharda BacchusPhotos by Suraj Narine Klien Pouderoyen is a relatively large village on the West Bank of Demerara, sandwiched between Vreed-en-Hoop and Malgre Tout .
[caption id="attachment_306048" align="alignleft" width="333"] The Klein Pouderoyen sign stands firm next to ‘Uncle Haroon’s’ shop .
Story and photos by Kenesha Fraser“Westbury is the best village on the whole Essequibo Coast,” is the sentiment of Juliet Lall, a resident since 1960 .
Story by Dacia WhaulPhotos by Arian BrowneIf you are not a lover of the overwhelming pace of city life and the doctor has ordered some time in a serene environment, then Pearl must be on your list of places to go .
Whitewater Village is a community in Region One, Barima-Waini, just a few miles from the border with Venezuela .
Story and photos by David Pappanah Baracara is a predominately African community that is located approximately fifty miles up the Canje River .
Story and photos by Kenesha FraserWhen Sunday Stabroek journeyed into Lima Sands, a village of about 800 inhabitants behindAnna Regina in Essequibo, the trail used by the villagers was deserted .
Story and photos by Mario Joseph [caption id="attachment_298600" align="alignright" width="333"] The entrance to Tobago Hill[/caption]Deep in the North West District, Region One, in a world far beyond Georgetown, there lies a lush, green, remote village called Tobago Hill .
Most of the residents of the close-knit community of No 5 Village, West Coast Berbice are engaged in business from selling iguanas and water coconuts to running food stalls by the roadside .
Story and photosby Desilon Daniels The villages of Plaisance and Sparendaam, situated between Better Hope and Goedverwagting on the East Coast of Demerara, are so closely intertwined, even the villagers don’t distinguish them .
Story and photos by Dacia WhaulOriginally a rice field, Belfield lies16 miles from the capital city between Nooten Zuil and Victoria on the East Coast Demerara .
Story and photos by Samaria DeonauthThe blooming gardens of Bachelor’s Adventure are pleasing to the eye .
Story and photos by Kenesha FraserHampton Court, a predominantly East Indian village located between Devonshire Castle and Windsor Castle, is well-populated but most of the people who live there, Sunday Stabroek was told, “don't like publicity .
Story and photos by Mario Joseph Whether it’s a hot sunny day or a cool afternoon, sweet ripe coconut water is always on sale at Priestman’s coconut stall on the edge of Friendship, on the East Bank of Demerara .
Story and photos by Shabna Ullah Even with a small population, Number 6 Village/Bel Air, West Coast Berbice is booming with businesses and boasts beautiful modern houses .
Story and photos by Jeanna PearsonAcres of canefields and tractors line the access roads of many villages on the West Bank of Demerara, but there is something different about La Retraite that causes villagers, especially the younger folks, to remain in the place of their birth .
Story and photos by Kenesha FraserFollowing emancipation, some white planters made quick money by selling the front lands of their estates to African labourers .
Story and photos by Dacia Whaul[caption id="attachment_289849" align="alignleft" width="385"] Swinging on a hammock .
Story and photos by Samaria DeonauthSandwiched between the much larger villages of Mon Repos and Beterverwag-ting is the breezy little settlement known as Triumph .
Story and photos by Shabna Ullah Rice was very much in evidence at Tempe, West Coast Berbice with some farmers drying paddy in their yards or on the roadways .
Story and photos by Dacia WhaulLike many of its sister villages on the West Coast of Demerara, De Kinderen was “bare bush” when locals and foreigners began to cultivate the land .
Story and photos by Desilon Danielsand Samaria Deonauth Sandwiched between Washington and Seafield/Number 42 Village, the small village of Rising Sun on the West Coast of Berbice is a community of close familial ties .
Story and photos by Dacia WhaulDrawn by the hope of a better life, approximately fifty-four farmers and their immediate families migrated from across the three counties of Guyana, to the Belle Vue Pilot Scheme, a co-operative venture, which is now known as Belle Vue Village .
Story and photos by Kenesha FraserThe little village of Somerset and Berks sandwiched between New Road and Evergreen is “peaceful and quiet” according to residents .
Story and photos by Shabna UllahAt Gay Park, East Bank Berbice (EBB) the peace is only occasionally disturbed by vehicles passing through, honking their horns and slowing down to negotiate some of the potholes on the road .
Story by Dacia WhaulPhotos by Arian BrowneSandwiched between Success on the west and La Bonne Intention on the east, is the close knit community of Chateau Margot on the East Coast of Demerara, comprising about 600 people, according to the estimate of one resident .
Mist swirls around the tops of the three hills of Rupertee and the cold breeze streaming from the nearby Pakaraima Mountains, makes a memory – at least for a while – of the heat that can sear the Rupununi savannahs .
Story and photos by Dacia WhaulRuimzigt is a small village located a few miles from Vreed-en-Hoop on the West Coast of Demerara between Windsor Forest and Wallers Delight .
Story and photos by Gaulbert SutherlandIf there is any place in Guyana that should be at the top of the list of places to live, it would be Annai .