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.
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj
This village is the third of the same name that the World Beyond Georgetown has visited. Features have already been done on Good Hope, Essequibo Coast and Good Hope, East Bank Essequibo.
Riverstown, a village on the Essequibo Coast, is pressed between Pomona and Airy Hall. Once you cross the railway-like bridge over a black water creek, you’re in Riverstown, where there are more than 700 residents.
With photos by Keno George
It has only been a few days since schools closed for the August holidays, but the children of Buxton, East Coast Demerara have already assumed their rightful places in the niches of their community.
Things in Aurora Village are much livelier than in Aurora Estate. Women walk in and out of the health centre with babies hanging from their hips; policemen stand outside the police station bracing against a wooden rail as they talk amongst themselves and shouts of chatter from children playing fill the air.