The World Beyond Georgetown
Story and photos by Zoisa FraserAs night steps in, Port Kaituma (PK) Central comes alive as miners and residents converge after a hard day's work to relax, share news, party, eat and drink .
“I came here about five years ago from West Berbice but I find it ok here because it peaceful," said Roy Shivdat, one of the less than 200 residents who live in the Region One mining community of Arakaka .
Story and photos by David PappanahWell known because it is home to Guyana’s premier beach, No 63 is a small village whose official name is No 63 Benab .
Photos by Anjuli PersaudOverlooking the Soesdyke-Linden Highway is a village called Long Creek which is home to about 400 persons who maintain a simple lifestyle because of the hardships they face .
Story and photos by Alva SolomonSituated some three miles off the Linden-Soesdyke Highway is the sprawling religious community of Hauraruni .
Story and photos by Shabna UllahThe village of Crabwood Creek (CWC), Corentyne which has a population of 7,000 is said to have seen significant business developments over the years with many residents engaged in trading in neighbouring Suriname .
Story and photos by Lakhram BhagiratSalem is a quiet village located on the eastern bank of the Essequibo River, approximately twenty-two miles from Vreed-en-Hoop .
Story and photos by David PappanahOf Guyana's six towns Rose Hall is the smallest .
Story and photos by Shabna UllahThe village of Adventure on the Corentyne is quite small with a population of about 300, but it is well-known for being home to the Felix Austin Police College which trains new officers .
Photos by Anjuli Persaud and Frances AbrahamLiverpool on the Corentyne coast is situated about 18 miles from New Amsterdam, and consists of 450 homes with about 1,000 persons, the largest proportion of whom are African-Guyanese .
Story and photos by Alva SolomonThe sprawling community of St Ignatius in Region 9 is peaceful and quiet and residents there thrive on their ‘self-help’ customs to develop their environs .
Story and photos by David PappanahLocated on the Corentyne coast, 25 minutes away from New Amsterdam and bordered by Rose Hall Town and Hampshire, is the friendly, peaceful village of Williamsburg .
Photos by Anjuli Persaud“My name is Dorothy Patoir and I could tell you the story of this village which [got its name because of] … the Caribs who conquered the Arawaks .
Photos by Cathy RichardsHururu Village is one of several communities in upper Berbice, Region 10 .
Photos by Shabna Ullah Most of the residents of No 29/Trafalgar Village, West Coast Berbice, located about 48 miles from Georgetown are engaged farming .
Story and photos by Gaulbert SutherlandAt the place where the Mazaruni and Kukui rivers unite in the heart of the jungle sits Jawalla, an Amerindian village of gold mines, casak and religious accord .
Story and photos by Alva SolomonSituated a few miles south of the tip of Guyana, Hosororo Hill is one of the many hill-top communities which dot the landscape of the Mabaruma sub-region in Region One .
The quiet village of Letter Kenny, about seventeen miles from New Amsterdam on the Corentyne coast, has attracted attention because of its swirl-shaped coconut tree which many think is quite phenomenal .
In the mid-1990s, the riverain North-West community of Morawhanna was buzzing with activity on any given day but as the water levels rose in the Barima River, the community today resembles a ghost town .
Known as one of the gateways to the interior, Itaballi Landing is a small mining and logging community perch-ed on the bank of the Essequibo River and a short boat ride from Bartica .
Story and photos by Shabna UllahAlthough Number 12 Village or Romefield is one of the smallest villages on the West Coast Berbice with a population of just 200, it is well developed in terms of businesses .
Uitvlugt is a West Coast Demerara village located in Region Three about 20 minutes away from Vreed-en-Hoop .
Story and photos by Alva SolomonWith a population of less than 1,000 persons, residents of the remote community of Matthew’s Ridge in the North West District are banking on the development of the nearby manganese mine to breathe life into the community .
A 35-mile stretch of fair-weather road from which many trails branch off, and a 1½- 2 hour journey will take you from Linden to Ituni in Region 10 .
Story and photos by Gaulbert SutherlandReaching the shell mound involved stooping through tunnels made by the thick bush, balancing on slippery logs and tramping through thick mud .
Story and photos by Shabna UllahResidents of the mixed community of Cumberland, East Canje in Berbice have various occupations and some have undertaken businesses ventures which have helped with the development of the village .
Photos by Anjuli Persaud“I born and grew at this place .
Photos by Anjuli PersaudA twenty-minute drive across the Demerara Harbour Bridge, heading to the West Bank of Demerara, takes you to a small village called Nismes .
y Roxanne Clarke with photos by Anjuli PersaudLa Bonne Intention familiarly known as LBI is a village located on the East Coast of Demerara .
The predominately African-Guyanese village of Lovely Lass, West Coast Berbice, seemed quiet during a midday visit with most of the residents busy trying to get chores done .
With a population of around 2000 people of different racial backgrounds, the community of Blankenburg is found on the West Coast of Demerara some 12 km west of the capital city .
By Frances Abraham with photos by Lakhram BhagiratLocated on the East Coast of Demerara is the village of Beterverwagting (BV) (a Dutch name meaning ‘Better Expectation”), better known to residents as ‘Barron .
Located some 8 miles up the Soesdyke/Linden Highway, the sparsely populated community of Kuru Kuru is struggling as residents plead with the authorities to develop the area .
On entering the village of Meten-Meer-Zorg one encounters a series of canals, a reflection of the grid-like order imposed upon the coastal landscape by the drainage patterns of the sugar plantation .
Hague is a small West Coast Demerara village located about 12km away from Vreed-en-Hoop .
“This community future hinge on three things – water, light and roads,” says Vanessa O’Donoghue, a resident of the small community of Barnwell on the East Bank of Demerara .
The village of Somerset and Berks, located on the Essequibo coast, can be spotted from a distance because of the old rice factory which is located at the entrance to the community .