For close to seven years now reporters attached to this newspaper have gone to various communities in all ten regions of Guyana, seeking to shed light on their customs, way of life and issues. Recognising that for a very long time, many of the far-to-reach places were out of sight and in several instances out of mind as well.

Schoonord

Photos by Joanna Dhanraj

Schoonord on the West Bank Demerara is bordered by the overpopulated Goed Fortuin and uninhabited Meer Zorgen.

Crane

The village of Crane is believed to have been in existence since the late 1800s or early 1900s and is home to more than 3,000 people.

Lower Kara Kara

Lower Kara Kara sits on the outskirts of Linden among lush grass, trees and the rippling black waters of the Kara Kara Creek.

Lust en Rust

Photos by Joanna Dhanraj Lust en Rust is a new village; its residents were given lots in 2014.

Recht door Zee

Photos by Joanna Dhanraj

In Canal Number One, West Bank Demerara approximately six miles from the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station is a busy little village called Recht door Zee.

Dryshore

Dryshore is a quiet little village in Essequibo, approximately four miles from the Supenaam jetty skirted by the villages of Warousi and Hibernia.

Warren Plantation

Warren Plantation is on the Corentyne Coast, directly after Number 19 Village when one is travelling from New Amsterdam.

Blenheim

Blenheim, is the second village in the south of Leguan, between Enterprise and Endeavour, less than a mile from the stelling.

Cullen

Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj

Cullen on the Essequibo Coast is precisely 23.5 kilometres from Supenaam, between Bremen and Abrams Zuil.

Pakistan

Pakistan sits snugly between Windsor Forest and La Jalousie on the West Coast Demerara approximately nine kilometres from the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station.

New Forest

New Forest is one of the last villages you get to when heading into East Canje, Berbice. While many claim that New Forest is located directly after Gangaram Village, residents of the area told the World Beyond Georgetown that New Forest is actually located further down; after Gangaram there are several other villages with just a few houses before New Forest.

Nooitgedacht

Nooitgedacht is a village on Wakenaam Island running parallel to Arthurville, which was featured last week.

Arthurville

Photos by Joanna Dhanraj

Arthurville is a tiny village on the island of Wakenaam, of not more than 60 people.

Two Friends

Photos by Joanna Dhanraj

A 40-minute drive from Georgetown along the East Coast Demerara road would bring you to Two Friends, a busy little village, precisely 29.5 kilometers from the city.

Clonbrook

Situated on the East Coast Demerara, Clonbrook us the village between Ann’s Grove and Bee Hive.

Mora

Photos by Joanna Dhanraj

Ovando Holder’s father, Gerald Kellawan marking out a board for the bottom of a boat.

Aranaputa

Aranaputa Valley sits in the midst of the Pakaraima mountain range. The valley and Lethem are said to be the first two settlements in the Rupununi.

Number 11 Village

Photos by Bebi Oosman

Number 11 Village, Corentyne, Berbice is a small village with a population of just over 300 people.

Central Amelia’s Ward

Central Amelia’s Ward is a quiet village in Linden. It is well laid out because it was built as a housing community and was never subject to squatting.

Endeavour, Leguan

Endeavour is on the eastern end of the island of Leguan in the Essequibo River and home to less than 200 residents, most of whom farm for a living.

Kwatamang

(Continued from last week) Photos by Joanna Dhanraj The only word to describe the village garden is lush.

Kwatamang

Photos by Joanna Dhanraj

Kwatamang, one of the five satellite villages of Annai, is situated on very hilly terrain.