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.

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.

Wowetta

Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj Wowetta in the North Rupununi is one of the five satellite villages of Annai and is home to approximately 400 people of 78 households predominantly of the Macushi and Wapishiana tribes.

Look Out

Photos by Joanna Dhanraj

Look Out is a tiny village on the East Bank Essequibo, with no more than 200 residents, skirted by Grove and Naamryck.

Bee Hive

Photos by Joanna Dhanraj Situated on the East Coast Demerara, Bee Hive is hemmed by the Atlantic Ocean, a coconut plantation and Clonbrook and Greenfield; it is 30 kilometres away from the capital and home to more than 1,500 residents.

Perseverance

Photos by Joanna Dhanraj

When the World Beyond Georgetown visited Perseverance on the Essequibo Coast earlier this month, the festival of Phagwah was being celebrated.

Epsom

Epsom is one of the smallest villages in the ancient county of Berbice.

Haslington (Part 2)

Photos by Joanna Dhanraj

(Continued from last week) In a yard filled with colourful flowers neatly displayed in pots lives Carlton Dornick and his wife.

Haslington (Part 1)

Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj   Home to thousands, Haslington is a relatively large village on the East Coast Demerara, 24.5 kilometres (15.2 miles) from the capital city.

Hydronie

Hydronie on the East Bank Essequibo is sandwiched between Bushy Park and Parika, beginning at the signboard on the road and ending at Market Street, where the trains once ran.

Friendship

Friendship, one of the longest villages on the East Bank Demerara situated 18 kilometres (nearly 12 miles) from the capital city, is home to some 3,000 people.