The World Beyond Georgetown

Somerset and Berks

Somerset and Berks

Story and photos by Kenesha FraserThe little village of Somerset and Berks sandwiched between New Road and Evergreen is “peaceful and quiet” according to residents .

Gay Park

Gay Park

Story and photos by Shabna UllahAt Gay Park, East Bank Berbice (EBB) the peace is only occasionally disturbed by vehicles passing through, honking their horns and slowing down to negotiate some of the potholes on the road .

Chateau Margot

Chateau Margot

Story by Dacia WhaulPhotos by Arian BrowneSandwiched between Success on the west and La Bonne Intention on the east, is the close knit community of Chateau Margot on the East Coast of Demerara, comprising about 600 people, according to the estimate of one resident .

Rupertee

Rupertee

Mist swirls around the tops of the three hills of Rupertee and the cold breeze streaming from the nearby Pakaraima Mountains, makes a memory – at least for a while – of the heat that can sear the Rupununi savannahs .

Ruimzigt

Ruimzigt

Story and photos by Dacia WhaulRuimzigt is a small village located a few miles from Vreed-en-Hoop on the West Coast of Demerara between Windsor Forest and Wallers Delight .

Annai

Annai

Story and photos by Gaulbert SutherlandIf there is any place in Guyana that should be at the top of the list of places to live, it would be Annai .

Zeeburg

Zeeburg

By Dacia Whaul  with photos by Arian Browne “Zeeburg is the largest fishing community on the West Coast of Demerara,” boasted George, “and we have the best cricket team over here .

Philippi

Philippi

In the quiet farming community of Philippi on the Corentyne, Bertely Matheson, 70, was relaxing in a hammock in her yard when The World Beyond Georgetown dropped in .

Danielstown

Danielstown

Story and photos by Kenesha FraserIn the early years, according to residents, a white man named Daniel, who owned the sugar factory in the village of Sparta on the Essequibo coast, bought land in the area nearby, and the place was later called ‘Danielstown’ .

De Willem

De Willem

Story by Tifaine Rutherfordwith photos by Arian BrowneI bet that you have never heard of a road called ‘Carilla Street,’ unless, that is, you are from De Willem .

Sandvoort

Sandvoort

Stories and photos by Shabna UllahResidents of Sandvoort, an agricultural village in West Canje, Berbice whose residents are close-knit, have been involved in self-help activities from the inception .

Anna Catherina

Anna Catherina

By Dacia Whaul with photos by Arian BrowneThere was no one out in the streets when Sunday Stabroek visited Anna Catherina recently .

Karaudarnau

Karaudarnau

Story and photos by Gaulbert Sutherland If you’re scared of leaping cows, don’t go into the corral .

Dartmouth

Dartmouth

Story and photos by Kenesha FraserDartmouth, a well-populated community on the Essequibo coast situated between Westbury and Perth, is an African village that was bought by freed slaves following emancipation .

Pigeon Island Squatting Area

Pigeon Island Squatting Area

 Story by Jeanna Pearson with photos by Arian Browne Approximately eight miles from Georgetown poverty-stricken Indian families are crammed into small dilapidated shacks along a dam near the banks of the Chateau Margot seawall .

Port Mourant

Port Mourant

Port Mourant, Corentyne, the home village of the late president of Guyana, Dr Cheddi Jagan as well as some outstanding cricketers, was described as the only village that offers education from “nursery to university .

Fairfield

Fairfield

Amidst endless cattle pastures and yellow rice fields, sits the small village of Fairfield in Mahaica .

Land of Plenty

Land of Plenty

Story and photos by Keneisha Fraser"I came to live here in 1975 when I married .

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

The World beyond Georgetown

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 .



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