What a name to give to a village, which according to some people is situated ‘behind God’s back’; a village that has no access to public transportation because it is almost four miles off the public road; a village with holes in its roads too big to call potholes and where nothing seems easy.
Travelling along the Corentyne highway, you could miss Wellington Park, which is considered the smallest village on the Corentyne or maybe even in the entire Berbice, with its 12 houses and population of less than 50 persons.
A small community in the Klein/Pouderoyen area, Phoenix Park is home to approximately 300 residents.
Said to be the first cooperative self-help housing scheme in Guyana, the community once called ‘Crab Bush’ was officially opened in November, 1966; the Barrs were the very first family to live in the village.
After visiting Central Mackenzie, the World Beyond Georgetown continued on to Speightland, which is just past the old Aluminium Factory. The area does not have many residents; somewhere around 100 or so.
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj
Visits to places outside of Georgetown serve as learning experiences. Hearing the average resident speak about his/her life adds to the general knowledge of the Guyanese way of life.
Hosororo, a small community within the Mabaruma sub-district of Region One (Barima/Waini), exudes serenity. Its tranquility seems to be tied to the spectacular view of the valley below the hilly village.