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.
Covent Garden on the East Bank Demerara is a laid back community with an average population of 300. A far cry from its British namesake with its well-known fruit and vegetable market, the local village has small gardens in the various yards where residents grow flowering and non-flowering plants and a few vegetables here and there.
De Buff, a little village along a dam parallel to the Canal Number Two public road, is listed in the Guyana Gazetteer as The Bluff, but villagers are sticking with the name they know and point to their village sign as evidence.
Story and photos by Roger Wong
Hidden behind thick forest, about eleven miles off the Soesdyke-Linden Highway St Cuthbert’s Mission sits amid a vast display of flora and fauna and is home to more than 1,200 Indigenous Guyanese.