The World Beyond Georgetown

Den Heuvel

A house in the village gaily decorated for Christmas

Den Heuvel, on the East Bank Demerara, has a population of approximately 300 and is located just before Soesdyke. Its inhabitants; farmers, teachers, shopkeepers, housewives and persons working in the public and private sectors; refer to it as “Big Coverden,” while the village before it, Coverden, is referred to as “Little Coverden.” When the World Beyond Georgetown visited just before Christmas, the village was filled with a cacophony of sound: loud music from a bar and noisy traffic.

Caledonia

The World Beyond Georgetown

A section of the village

  Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj   Caledonia on the East Bank Demerara is a village that is sparsely populated by people, but home to a variety of fauna living in its areas of untouched vegetation, but also in captivity at Tropical Flora and Fauna Inc, which exports birds, mammals and reptiles.

Covent Garden

Colouring rice for the Rangoli

Covent Garden on the East Bank Demerara is a laid back community with an average population of 300. A far cry from its British namesake with its well-known fruit and vegetable market, the local village has small gardens in the various yards where residents grow flowering and non-flowering plants and a few vegetables here and there.