The World Beyond Georgetown

St Lawrence

St Lawrence

Photos by Mandy ThompsonEvery village needs an Archie to cut the grass and drain water from the potholes on the roads .

Britannia

Britannia

There was a lot of activity in the village of Britannia, West Coast Berbice on Saturday afternoon, with some rice farmers returning home on their tractors and other persons tending to their livestock .

Mosquito Hall

Mosquito Hall

Story and photos by Tifaine RutherfordJust before one crosses the Mahaica Bridge, there is a small fishing community tucked away between the high trees and windy roads .

Nooten Zuil

Nooten Zuil

Deemed one of the quietest villages on the East Coast of Demerara by residents living there, Nooten Zuil is one of those settlements which has a fruit tree in every yard, a hammock under every tree and a kitchen garden in almost every home .

Swan

Swan

Story and photos by Mandy ThompsonMost people have probably never heard of Swan other than those who actually live in that general area; it is not even in Guyana’s Gazetteer .

Calcutta

Calcutta

The village of Calcutta, Mahaicony is made of up predominantly African Guyanese, although the name might suggest it would be occupied by East Indians .

Kingelly

Kingelly

Photos by Johann EarleSet on the West Coast Berbice, the village of Kingelly is one of many rustic and quiet villages along the coast .

Mon Repos

Mon Repos

By Tifaine Rutherford with photos by Arian BrowneOver the years, the first thing that comes to mind when people talk about Mon Repos, is the cheap daily market .

Lusignan

Lusignan

Story and photos by Tifaine Rutherford Sandwiched between Annandale and Good Hope on the East Coast of Demerara, Lusignan, is a predomi-nantly Indian Guyanese community where most residents earn their livelihood in the farming and fishing industries, and some are employed by the public and private sectors .

Strathspey

Strathspey

Story and photos by Mandy Thompson He is bachelor who knows every detail about keeping a home and the various culinary skills with which a woman would be familiar .

New Hope

New Hope

Photos by Arian Browne Unlike other rural villages where most people are engaged in farming, residents of the East Bank community of New Hope rarely farm and none of them has taken it up as a full-time occupation, people living in the area said .

Bengal

Bengal

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Bengal Village, Corentyne has started to attract notice because of Bengal Aromatic Rice which has hit the market locally and will soon reach Trinidad .

Diamond

Diamond

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Diamond on the East Bank of Demerara sits between Prospect and Golden Grove, and is home to one of the largest housing schemes in Guyana, if not the Caribbean .

Providence

Providence

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A little community located between Herstelling and Peter’s Hall on the East Bank Demerara is developing and expanding at a rate that villagers could never have imagined some 10 years ago .

Kako

Kako

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On a foggy Wednesday morning as she washed clothes in the cold, dark water of the Kako River, a woman related that she once took a young relative to the city and when it was time to bathe, the girl asked where the river was so that they take a bath .

No 10 Village West Coast Berbice

No 10 Village West Coast Berbice

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At No 10 Village, West Coast Berbice, the atmosphere was peaceful, save for the sound of vehicles slowing to access the bypass that was built to facilitate the construction of a concrete bridge .

Soesdyke celebrates Mashramani

Soesdyke celebrates Mashramani

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Soesdyke sits at the entrance to the Linden Highway, and had its first Mashramani celebrations last Saturday .

Ithaca

Ithaca

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Ithaca, described as “nice and quiet” by residents, is a predominantly African-Guyanese village located at the end of the West Bank of Berbice and is bounded by Blairmont settlement to the left .

Nappi, Rupununi

Nappi, Rupununi

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Sometimes the wind sweeps the dark rain clouds to the side of the blue-green mountains and a grey curtain of rain drops to the dark forest below .

Vive-la-Force

Vive-la-Force

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After you pass the canefields of Wales and Patentia along the Demerara River you come to the quiet village of Vive-la-Force, which takes its name from a colonial plantation .

Yupukari, Rupununi

Yupukari, Rupununi

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There is always something happening in Yupukari .

Fellowship, Mahaicony

Fellowship, Mahaicony

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The quiet village of Fellowship, Mahaicony is surrounded by a lot of huge trees and you have to look carefully to find some of the houses that are hidden among them .

Canal No 2 Polder

Canal No 2 Polder

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Canal No 2 Polder on the West Bank of Demerara is one of those rapidly developing communities in the countryside where movable shops on buses and trucks take care of residents’ consumption needs .

Zeelugt

Zeelugt

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Zeelugt is a small, yet vibrant village on the East Bank Essequibo situated between Tuschen and De Kinderen .

Vigilance

Vigilance

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Situated almost on the outskirts of Georgetown along the East Coast of Demerara is the community of Vigilance .

Bamia

Bamia

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Over the years the name Bamia has been associated with one thing – its creek .

The Christmas season at No 8 Village

The Christmas season at No 8 Village

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 Photos by Shabna Ullah You know it is Christmas at No 8 Village, West Coast Berbice when the aroma from the black cake baking in a huge mud oven fills the air .

Clonbrook

Clonbrook

Residents of the front part of Clonbrook say they enjoy the serenity of the village, and having seen much development over the years they would not migrate from the area .

Wisroc

Wisroc

 Story and photos by Cathy RichardsBack in the 1970s, the Wisroc Housing Scheme was the showpiece of Linden with its hundreds of three-bedroom claybrick houses, most of them built by self-help .

Islington

Islington

Story and photos by Shabna UllahIslington, the first village on the East Bank of Berbice located next to New Amsterdam was described by residents as the “forgotten village” or a “depressed community .

Moleson Creek

Moleson Creek

Story and photos by David PappanahMoleson Creek is the last village on the Coren-tyne coast, located some 30 minutes away from Corriverton by a car .

Orealla

Orealla

Story and photos by David Pappanah Sitting on the banks of the Corentyne River, approximately 54 miles from Crabwood Creek is one of two Amerindian villages – Orealla .

Supenaam

Supenaam

Described by residents as one of the smallest and oldest communities in the region, Supenaam is considered among the busiest ports on the Essequibo River .

Dochfour

Dochfour

Story and photos by Frances AbrahamAt 81, ‘Cousin Mavis’ rears chickens, plants a garden, produces coconut oil, pepper sauce, achar, pointer brooms and other items which she sells while she walks .

Nabaclis

Nabaclis

By Mandy Thompson Photos by Anjuli PersaudNabaclis sits between the communities of Golden Grove and Cove and John on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD), and is well known for its numerous food stalls that sell white pudding, homemade bread and pastries on a daily basis .

Lancaster

Lancaster

By David Pappanah Like most other villages on the Corentyne, Lancaster is peaceful and quiet .



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