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.
Living in Whitewater Central, Toshao Cleveland DeSouza said, has become much easier compared to a number of years ago when they had to foot it to Kumaka Market whenever they missed the tractor, as transportation is much more readily available.
Babylon, Corentyne, Berbice also called Number 64 Village is home to approximately 600 people. Most of the residents are engaged in large-scale rice farming while others are employed at the Skeldon Estate are professionals—nurses and teachers—or ply a trade.