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.

Shieldstow

The world beyond Georgetown

Shieldstown, a quiet village on the West Bank of Berbice was established after officials from the GuySuCo Estate at Blairmont made arrangements for residents of Rampoor Settlement to relocate there.

Mocha

The World Beyond Georgetown

Although an isolated village, Mocha-Arcadia has many modern amenities that residents in the city are accustomed to.

Victoria

The world beyond Georgetown

A spirit of restoration is afoot in the East Coast Village of Victoria and the movement is being led by the Victoria Reconstruction Trust (VRT).

Bush Lot

The world beyond Georgetown

From a farming and a fishing community, Bush Lot Village, West Coast Berbice which has a population of over 10,000 has developed tremendously with residents establishing various types of business.

Laluni Creek

The world beyond Georgetown

Cut off from the rest of the country and in “dire need of development” is the farming community of Laluni Creek. 

Auchlyne

The world beyond Georgetown

Auchlyne Estate is not like any ordinary village on the Corentyne; although it is located in the Lancaster/Bloomfield Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) it is managed by the Church of Scotland.

Rockstone

The world beyond Georgetown

Rockstone sits on the Essequibo River some thirty-two miles above Bartica. In the past few years it has acquired a certain renown for hosting Guyana’s largest fish festival, which attracts both tourists as well as local people.

Sheet Anchor

The world beyond Georgetown

Sheet Anchor, the last village in East Canje before reaching New Amsterdam has a population of over 4,500 with a section under the Canje Bridge that many people do not know exists.

Craig

The world beyond Georgetown

Eight miles from Georgetown on the East Bank lies the village of Craig, a farming community which has evolved over the years from its original association with plantation lands.

Wales

The world beyond Georgetown

Nine miles from Vreed-en-Hoop is the village of Wales on the West Bank of Demerara.

Seafield

Seafield/No 42 Village seemed quiet, like any ordinary village in West Coast Berbice, but a recent visit established that a lot actually goes on there, especially through the Region Five Disabled Persons’ Network (DPN).

D’Edward Village

THE WORLD BEYOND GEORGETOWN

There has not been the expected increase in businesses at D’Edward Village, West Coast Berbice, following the opening of the Berbice River Bridge, but residents said the cost for houses at the location had certainly risen.

Kwakwani

THE WORLD BEYOND GEORGETOWN

Kwakwani is home to more than four thousand people, and like many other communities across Guyana, it has its fair share of successes and challenges.

Bethany

THE WORLD BEYOND GEORGETOWN

My guides were reluctant to enter the mouth of the creek, even if they would not say it outright.

Wakapoa

The world beyond Georgetown

The freshness of the air suggests that clouds may soon unleash some rain.

Hopetown

Hopetown Village, West Coast Berbice is fairly quiet on a normal day, although it is known for holding grand soirees as part of its emancipation celebrations.

Patentia

A mixture of ethnic groups call Patentia their home, and residents say their community is harmonious, and they participate in each other’s religious observances.

The Mabaruma Sub-Region

As commerce threatens to overwhelm areas available for development, residents of the major communities in the Mabaruma Sub-Region in Region One nevertheless remain optimistic about what the future holds for life there.

Leguan

Easy-going, independent and hospitable are only some of the words used by Leguan residents

Karawab

Nothing stirs within the thatched houses that occasionally crack the forested monotony along the upper Pomeroon River.

Kuru Kururu

For some people, living away from the capital may present a challenge but for the residents of Kuru Kururu, they are satisfied with life in their community and regard it as “a peaceful place to live where everyone gets along with one another.” The Kuru Kururu police outpost which is manned by two police ranks.