The World Beyond Georgetown

Kumu

Kumu

Most people pass the scattered, thatched-roofed, mud-brick huts of Kumu without stopping and head directly to the white spray of the Kumu Falls to splash about in the cold waters roaring off the mountain .

Land of Canaan

Land of Canaan

Story and photos by Gaulbert SutherlandThere’s Egypt in the Land of Canaan .

Nigg

Nigg

During a visit to Nigg, Corentyne in the scorching mid-afternoon sun, the village appears quiet and empty with hardly any activity, save for vehicles including a horse-cart with passengers, passing through .

Brickery

Brickery

By Erika Williams with photos by Arian Browne A village described by its residents as peaceful and quiet, Brickery is located on the East Bank Demerara sandwiched between Garden of Eden on the one side and Supply on the other .

Isseneru

Isseneru

 Oh Casak!On the farms, in practically every home, at gatherings in Isseneru, this local beverage runneth over .

Lowlands

Lowlands

By Marcelle Thomas with photos by Arian Browne Maybe it’s because every time it rains the village is flooded, that it got its name .

Lichfield

Lichfield

The friendly and helpful residents of Lichfield, West Coast Berbice are known for their independence with many of them being engaged in cattle and rice farming .

Prospect

Prospect

Story and photos by Erica Williams Prospect, a small village located approximately 5 miles from Georgetown on the East Bank of Demerara, is home to nearly 800 residents .

Campbelltown

Campbelltown

Many people do not get to watch a community grow up .

Perseverance

Perseverance

Story and photos by Tifaine Rutherford Ask anyone about the famous silk cotton tree that is in the middle of the road at Perseverance, Mahaicony and you are sure to hear a myth or two .

Bath Settlement

Bath Settlement

Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice, a well-populated community has seen considerable development over the years with the establishment of several large-scale businesses and a new housing scheme in one section .

Bendorff

Bendorff

Story and photos by Mandy ThompsonNobody seems to know that away from the hustle and bustle of the Parika Stelling tucked away behind tall trees is the small community of Bendorff .

Mahdia

Mahdia

By Gaulbert Sutherland Photos by Arian BrowneAt the RH Hotel in Mahdia, it is easy to believe that you are on a Caribbean island .

Naamless

Naamless

Story and photos by Tifaine RutherfordSituated on the East Bank of Essequibo, Naamless stretches for about a ¼ of a mile and is home to approximately 150 residents of Indian and Amerindian descent .

Mon Choisi

Mon Choisi

Story and photos by Shabna UllahNo 3 Village or Mon Choisi, West Coast Berbice is quite small with a population of just over 200, but it is buzzing with economic activity and is quite popular for its large-scale honey production .

Cane Grove

Cane Grove

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Story and photos by Tifaine Rutherford and Shakisa HarveyA long drive several miles behind the Mahaica market leads to this agricultural community that is located along the Mahaica River .

Hosororo

Hosororo

Today we bring you a visual 'World beyond…' The photographs are from Hosororo and Kumaka and were taken by Duncan Saul .

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

The World Beyond Georgetown

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

The World Beyond Georgetown

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

The World Beyond Georgetown

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

The World Beyond Georgetown

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

The World Beyond Georgetown

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

The world beyond Georgetown

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

Ithaca

Ithaca

The World Beyond Georgetown

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

The World Beyond Georgetown

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 .



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