Covent Garden on the East Bank Demerara is a laid back community with an average population of 300.
De Buff, a little village along a dam parallel to the Canal Number Two public road, is listed in the Guyana Gazetteer as The Bluff, but villagers are sticking with the name they know and point to their village sign as evidence.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj Catherina Sophia or CS as most villagers refer to their home, lies tucked away in a tiny corner of the West Bank Demerara.
A journey to the end of Canal Number Two Polder brings you to the conservancy dam where there is a shed and a few boats, which farmers use to access farmlands, tied to bridges.
Down in Canal Number Two Polder, West Bank Demerara sits a ‘little rose’ whose towering coconut trees can be spotted a distance away.
Story and photos by Roger Wong Hidden behind thick forest, about eleven miles off the Soesdyke-Linden Highway St Cuthbert’s Mission sits amid a vast display of flora and fauna and is home to more than 1,200 Indigenous Guyanese.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj In 1954, two-year-old Nebert Perch left her home in Buxton and travelled with her mother Una Bobb Samuels and four-year-old brother Rudolph to a tiny village called Supply, today known as Support.
Onderneeming on the Essequibo Coast is well known as the home of the New Opportunity Corps (NOC), the institution that houses minors who have been in trouble with the law, but it is gaining more attention now since the establishment of the Rooster Resort and Fun Park.
Story and photos by Mariah Lall and Arian Browne Nestled on white, sandy hills and surrounded by contrasting flowing black water, the village of Santa Mission is the perfect example of how beautiful Guyana is.
By Mariah Lall With photos by Keno George Whether it’s relaxing with old friends on a cool afternoon or playing a friendly game of draughts with someone from another generation, life in Little Diamond is laid back.
Story and photos by Dhanash Ramroop A 20 minutes’ drive from Georgetown along the East Coast of Demerara takes you to the former hidden paradise of Elizabeth Hall.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj Sprawled along a dam parallel to the Canal Number One Polder public road is a charming little village called Java.
Tucked away behind Mon Repos on the East Coast Demerara is the little village of De Endragt that is populated with approximately 300 people.
Story and photos by Shabna Ullah Mathews Ridge, North West District with its hills, mountains and pristine rainforest is magnificent, its people are friendly and hospitable, but the community has a common problem – the state of its main road.
Story and photos by Jannelle Williams As The World Beyond Georgetown made its way to the Berbice Bridge access road which intersects the village, 19-year-old Darren Stuart was seen plying his trade, selling chips and other homemade snacks to passersby.
Story and photos by Jannelle Williams Some 7.5km from New Amsterdam the village of Palmyra begins with a cluster of houses that take on a housing scheme kind of look.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj Uitkomst is a petite village in Canal Number One.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj Home to approximately 250 people, Supply, East Bank Demerara is a beautiful, little multi-cultural village.
Story and photos by Shabna Ullah The friendly people of Fellowship, West Coast Demerara welcomed us warmly during an afternoon visit and were happy that their village would be featured in ‘The World Beyond Georgetown.’ They made it clear that the village was separate from Den Amstel, though many people would view the two villages as one,
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj Amid towering coconut and other palms and many other beautiful trees is a tiny village called Relief, nestled between villages also with odd names such as Support and Land of Canaan.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj This week, the World Beyond Georgetown visited a gem of a village tucked away between Sarah Johanna and Caledonia on the East Bank Demerara.
Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara was bustling as with dark clouds hanging overhead, everyone was hurrying to get about their business done before the rains came.
Mon Bijou is a discreet, little village in Canal Number One, West Bank Demerara.
(Part 2) Second Phase Development of the second phase of the Fort Ordnance Housing Scheme is now beginning to take shape.
Established on a portion of the Ordnance Fortlands on the right bank of the Canje Creek in East Canje, Berbice, Fort Ordnance Housing Scheme is said to be sixteen years old.
Vrede en Vriendschap is such a tiny place in Canal Number One that you could easily pass it unawares.
With a population of almost 300, the close-knit Philadelphia, East Bank Essequibo is a thriving agricultural village that sees co-operation among its people.
Nestled in Canal Number Two Polder on the West Bank Demerara is a petite village called Mon Desir.
Story and photos by Joanna Khan Malgre Tout is a tiny village on the West Bank Demerara bordered by Versailles and Klein Pouderoyen.
Described as a closely-knit community by residents, the village of New Road on the Essequibo Coast is cozily nestled between Charity and Somerset and Berks and is home to over 70 families.
The small farming village of Grove, located on the outskirts of Parika, East Bank Essequibo and made up of residents of mixed ethnicity, is bordered by the villages of Salem and Look Out.
Story and photos by Joanna Khan Vriesland is a tiny village on the West Bank Demerara, which has been in existence since the late 1800s.
Story by Thandeka Percival with photos by Rae Wiltshire Every village in Guyana has its own unique personality, and Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara is one of the quiet ones.
Story and photos by Kenesha Fraser La Belle Alliance, comfortably nestled between Lima and Richmond is home to more than 60 families and has the largest burial ground of any village along the Essequibo Coast.
Le Destin, East Bank Essequibo, located about two miles from Parika is not well known by many, but it has a rich history that its occupants were willing to share.
Story and photos by Kenesha Fraser Home to approximately 500 men, women and children, Kabakaburi, Upper Pomeroon River is nestled between the communities of Warapana and St Monica.
Story and photos by Jeanna Pearson Sandwiched between the Plaisance and Vryheid’s Lust communities, Better Hope is a beacon of togetherness with its friendly villagers and rustic homes.
Story and photos by Jannelle Williams Number 2 Village is perhaps one of the most prosperous villages in East Canje Berbice as a large percentage of its residents are involved in private enterprise.
Story by Dacia Whaul with photos by Arian Browne If you like hot days and cool nights without having to pay for it, then you might consider visiting Timehri.
‘Bush cook’ and a game of cricket on the seashore were the order of the day for young boys living in Annandale in the 1980s.
By Jeanna Pearson with photos by Arian Browne A small community of approximately 800 people, Kaneville is buried deep behind the Grove Housing Scheme on the East Bank Demerara.
Story and photos by Jannelle Williams On the surface it would appear that the village of Betsy Ground is thriving.
Story by Jeanna Pearson Photos by Arian Browne Jane Cabral wakes up every morning to the smell of marijuana wafting across her small makeshift house that was once made of plastic.
There were tears, raised voices, accusations, counter-accusations and promises of money. It was a new venture and not everyone was happy with the way it was going.
Many of its residents have sought employment in the gold fields, so Farm Village on the East Bank Essequibo has seen such improvements as modern homes and a higher standard of living.
Story and photos by David Pappanah Number 66 Village is home to approximately 400 people.
Story and photos by Kenesha Fraser The village of Lake Mainstay on the Essequibo Coast is a well-populated Amerindian village located about 25 minutes aback Anna Regina.
Story by Sharda Bacchus Photos by Suraj Narine Klien Pouderoyen is a relatively large village on the West Bank of Demerara, sandwiched between Vreed-en-Hoop and Malgre Tout.
Story and photos by Kenesha Fraser “Westbury is the best village on the whole Essequibo Coast,” is the sentiment of Juliet Lall, a resident since 1960.