School had just let out for lunch when the World Beyond Georgetown arrived in Mabaruma, one of this country’s newest towns.
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.
Whitewater, the largest Indigenous settlement in the Mabaruma sub-region, got its name from a crystal stream that runs through it, though over time it has become less transparent.
Babylon, Corentyne, Berbice also called Number 64 Village is home to approximately 600 people.
One of the things that is prevalent in Guyana is several villages in different parts of the country with the same name.
To get to Sandpit, Onderneeming on the Essequibo Coast one has to travel to Suddie and take a car from the car park.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast is a relatively large village when it comes to square miles, but many of its residents, particularly those who lived along the Public Road, have migrated.
Silver Hill on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway is approximately 13 miles from the mining town.
Story and photos by Bebi Oosman Called ‘Coco Belly Village’ for the abundance of this small fish that lives in its swamplands, Seawell Village is tucked away between the Number Two Village and the Number 19 Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice.
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj Reggae music blared from a house and a few young men sat under a tree chatting, otherwise Airy Hall on the Essequibo Coast seemed super quiet.
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj This village is the third of the same name that the World Beyond Georgetown has visited.
The name is of English origin, but that is just where it stops, Middlesex, the first village in Canal Number Two, was bought by four brothers, Rahiem Lalman, Mangal, Liliah and Karan.
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj Just about 500 people live in Huis T’ Dieren, a bright and beautiful little village on the Esse-quibo Coast.
With photos by Keno George It has only been a few days since schools closed for the August holidays, but the children of Buxton, East Coast Demerara have already assumed their rightful places in the niches of their community.
Story and photos by Bebi Oosman Number 35/Macedonia is located on the Corentyne in the ancient county of Berbice.
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj Adventure on the Essequibo Coast is still affiliated with the former ferry stelling.
Things in Aurora Village are much livelier than in Aurora Estate. Women walk in and out of the health centre with babies hanging from their hips; policemen stand outside the police station bracing against a wooden rail as they talk amongst themselves and shouts of chatter from children playing fill the air.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj Aurora on the Essequibo Coast is divided two sections: Aurora Estate and Aurora Village.
Hill Foot, as its name suggests, sits at the foot of a hill.
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj Spring Garden is one of the many villages situated on the Essequibo Coast.
Koarlall Deojami weighs a pound of potatoes in his shop Just before Bohemia on the Corentyne, East Berbice is the tiny village of Susannah, also called Number 15, a fairly obscure community as most persons refer to the road up to the Borlam turn as the “Nineteen Road,” although Number 19 is a few villages away.
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj Abigail Brand was born and raised at Good Hope and is a former teacher at Good Hope Primary School.
A thrilling 45-minute ride from Parika, passed by thick forested islands, boats bobbing on the Essequibo River or sunken in a corner, brings you to Good Hope on the Essequibo Coast.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj Success, East Coast Demerara, has a population of just about 2,000 people, many of whom work at the La Bonne Intention Estate will soon be shifted to the Enmore Estate.