New Aanlegt is the longest of the villages in Canal Number Two with a population of approximately 2,500 people. The name is Dutch in origin and is often misspelt; it appears as ‘Annlegt’ on the village sign.
Sprawled along a dam running parallel to the Canal Number Two Public Road is the village South Section. The village, which ends at the conservancy dam, has a population of approximately 2,000 residents.
Story and photos by Shabna Rahman
In the otherwise quiet village of Roden Rust, East Bank Essequibo, residents would like to see one thing changed: that is the removal of a sawmill that is causing dust pollution.
There is an air of quiet. Most houses are closed; their occupants are off at work and school. The yards are thick with plants and here and there gigantic trees stick out; some are broad and covered in leaves, others just scrawny.
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.
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj
Success was nearly not had in locating Good Success on the East Bank Demerara. Although a huge signboard wedged into the ground bears the name Good Success, many drivers do not know where it is.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj
Caledonia on the East Bank Demerara is a village that is sparsely populated by people, but home to a variety of fauna living in its areas of untouched vegetation, but also in captivity at Tropical Flora and Fauna Inc, which exports birds, mammals and reptiles.