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.