The World Beyond Georgetown

Rising Sun

Rising Sun

Story and photos by Desilon Danielsand Samaria Deonauth Sandwiched between Washington and Seafield/Number 42 Village, the small village of Rising Sun on the West Coast of Berbice is a community of close familial ties .

Belle Vue

Belle Vue

Story and photos by Dacia WhaulDrawn by the hope of a better life, approximately fifty-four farmers and their immediate families migrated from across the three counties of Guyana, to the Belle Vue Pilot Scheme, a co-operative venture, which is now known as Belle Vue Village .

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 .



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