The World Beyond Georgetown

Klien Pouderoyen photos

Klien Pouderoyen photos

[caption id="attachment_306048" align="alignleft" width="333"] The Klein Pouderoyen sign stands firm next to ‘Uncle Haroon’s’ shop .

Westbury

Westbury

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 .

Pearl

Pearl

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

Whitewater Village

Whitewater Village is a community in Region One, Barima-Waini, just a few miles from the border with Venezuela .

Baracara

Baracara

Story and photos by David Pappanah Baracara is a predominately African community that is located approximately fifty miles up the Canje River .

Lima Sands

Lima Sands

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 .

Tobago Hill

Tobago Hill

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 .

No 5 Village West Coast Berbice

No 5 Village West Coast Berbice

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 .

Plaisance-Sparendaam

Plaisance-Sparendaam

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 .

Belfield

Belfield

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 .

Bachelor’s Adventure

Bachelor’s Adventure

Story and photos by Samaria DeonauthThe blooming gardens of Bachelor’s Adventure are pleasing to the eye .

Hampton Court

Hampton Court

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 .

Friendship  Squatting Area

Friendship Squatting Area

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 .

Number 6 Village/Bel Air

Number 6 Village/Bel Air

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 .

La Retraite

La Retraite

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 .

Queenstown

Queenstown

Story and photos by Kenesha FraserFollowing emancipation, some white planters made quick money by selling the front lands of their estates to African labourers .

Barnwell

Barnwell

Story and photos by Dacia Whaul[caption id="attachment_289849" align="alignleft" width="385"] Swinging on a hammock .

Triumph

Triumph

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 .

Tempe

Tempe

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 .

De Kinderen

De Kinderen

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 .



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