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.
Good Hope is a tiny village on the East Bank Essequibo pressed between Greenwich Park and Ruby.
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj Greenwich Park is a village situated on the East Bank Essequibo.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj The road to Kuru Kuru, which is situated along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway, is long and arduous.
Montrose on the East Coast Demerara is home to approximately 1,500 residents. Montrose begins at Broad Street and ends at Last Street and has existed since the early 1960s, according to residents.
Resource is another of the small villages along Canal Number Two Polder, West Bank Demerara.
(Part 1) “Everyone knows about Buxton, yet few people know Buxton,” this was the lament of the former village councillor Owen McGarrell when he spoke with the World Beyond Georgetown.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj Le Ressouvenir is a lively little village situated on the East Coast Demerara.
Alliance is one of the villages situated in Canal Number Two. It is a small village with approximately 200 residents.
Story and photos by Shabna Rahman Residents of Maryville, Leguan Island are facing the effects of El Nino and were unable to cultivate rice for the current crop, though it is the main source of income for many farmers.
New Aanlegt is the longest of the villages in Canal Number Two with a population of approximately 2,500 people.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj This week’s feature on Kuru Kururu came about by way of a detour.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj Prospect means outlook, scene, or vision but our first view of the East Bank Demerara village was not a clear one.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj One of the cars parked at Stanleytown junction, once full, takes off to its destination.
Sprawled along a dam running parallel to the Canal Number Two Public Road is the village South Section.
Story and photos by Shabna Rahman In the otherwise quiet village of Roden Rust, East Bank Essequibo, residents would like to see one thing changed: that is the removal of a sawmill that is causing dust pollution.
There is an air of quiet. Most houses are closed; their occupants are off at work and school.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj Edged on both sides by trees and flowering plants is a village situated in Canal Number Two known as Clay Brick Road.
Den Heuvel, on the East Bank Demerara, has a population of approximately 300 and is located just before Soesdyke.
Story and photos by Shabna Rahman Rakesh Singh sat under a shed looking at the fishing boats moored in the river near the koker.
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj Success was nearly not had in locating Good Success on the East Bank Demerara.
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj Golden Grove or Grove, as most persons call it, on the East Bank Demerara is said to be one of the most developed villages in Guyana.
Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj Caledonia on the East Bank Demerara is a village that is sparsely populated by people, but home to a variety of fauna living in its areas of untouched vegetation, but also in captivity at Tropical Flora and Fauna Inc, which exports birds, mammals and reptiles.
In the village of Versailles on the West Bank Demerara, Martley Mc Rae and his employees were hard at work in his block-making factory.
Farm on the East Bank Demerara is nothing like its name, unless you count the little kitchen gardens here and there.
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.