Riverstown, a village on the Essequibo Coast, is pressed between Pomona and Airy Hall. Once you cross the railway-like bridge over a black water creek, you’re in Riverstown, where there are more than 700 residents.
With photos by Keno George
It has only been a few days since schools closed for the August holidays, but the children of Buxton, East Coast Demerara have already assumed their rightful places in the niches of their community.
Things in Aurora Village are much livelier than in Aurora Estate. Women walk in and out of the health centre with babies hanging from their hips; policemen stand outside the police station bracing against a wooden rail as they talk amongst themselves and shouts of chatter from children playing fill the air.
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj
Spring Garden is one of the many villages situated on the Essequibo Coast. The village is home to approximately 500 persons with families such as the Laltoos, the Ramnarines, the Arjunes, the Doobays and the Ramnauths said to be among the first settlers many decades ago.
Just before Bohemia on the Corentyne, East Berbice is the tiny village of Susannah, also called Number 15, a fairly obscure community as most persons refer to the road up to the Borlam turn as the “Nineteen Road,” although Number 19 is a few villages away.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj
Success, East Coast Demerara, has a population of just about 2,000 people, many of whom work at the La Bonne Intention Estate will soon be shifted to the Enmore Estate.