After visiting Central Mackenzie, the World Beyond Georgetown continued on to Speightland, which is just past the old Aluminium Factory. The area does not have many residents; somewhere around 100 or so.
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj
Visits to places outside of Georgetown serve as learning experiences. Hearing the average resident speak about his/her life adds to the general knowledge of the Guyanese way of life.
Hosororo, a small community within the Mabaruma sub-district of Region One (Barima/Waini), exudes serenity. Its tranquility seems to be tied to the spectacular view of the valley below the hilly village.
Living in Whitewater Central, Toshao Cleveland DeSouza said, has become much easier compared to a number of years ago when they had to foot it to Kumaka Market whenever they missed the tractor, as transportation is much more readily available.
Babylon, Corentyne, Berbice also called Number 64 Village is home to approximately 600 people. Most of the residents are engaged in large-scale rice farming while others are employed at the Skeldon Estate are professionals—nurses and teachers—or ply a trade.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj
Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast is a relatively large village when it comes to square miles, but many of its residents, particularly those who lived along the Public Road, have migrated.
Silver Hill on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway is approximately 13 miles from the mining town. Its population of less than 100 argue over its name; some say it’s Silver Hill, others say it’s Moblissa Newtown but the signboards agree with the former.
Story and photos by Bebi Oosman
Called ‘Coco Belly Village’ for the abundance of this small fish that lives in its swamplands, Seawell Village is tucked away between the Number Two Village and the Number 19 Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice.