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.

Good Hope

Good Hope is a tiny village on the East Bank Essequibo pressed between Greenwich Park and Ruby.

Kuru Kuru

Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj A monument in the schools’ compound The road to Kuru Kuru, which is situated along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway, is long and arduous.

Montrose

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

Resource is another of the small villages along Canal Number Two Polder, West Bank Demerara.

Buxton

(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.

Le Ressouvenir

Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj   Le Ressouvenir is a lively little village situated on the East Coast Demerara.

Alliance

Alliance is one of the villages situated in Canal Number Two. It is a small village with approximately 200 residents.

Maryville

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

New Aanlegt is the longest of the villages in Canal Number Two with a population of approximately 2,500 people.

Kuru Kururu

Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj This week’s feature on Kuru Kururu came about by way of a detour.

Prospect

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.

North Section

Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj   One of the cars parked at Stanleytown junction, once full, takes off to its destination.

South Section

Sprawled along a dam running parallel to the Canal Number Two Public Road is the village South Section.

Roden Rust

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.

Coverden

There is an air of quiet. Most houses are closed; their occupants are off at work and school.

Clay Brick Road

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

Den Heuvel, on the East Bank Demerara, has a population of approximately 300 and is located just before Soesdyke.

Lima

Story and photos by Shabna Rahman   Rakesh Singh sat under a shed looking at the fishing boats moored in the river near the koker.

Good Success

The world beyond Georgetown

Photos by Joanna Dhanraj   Success was nearly not had in locating Good Success on the East Bank Demerara.

Golden Grove

The world beyond Georgetown

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.

Caledonia

The World Beyond Georgetown

  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.

Versailles

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

Farm on the East Bank Demerara is nothing like its name, unless you count the little kitchen gardens here and there.

Covent Garden

Covent Garden on the East Bank Demerara is a laid back community with an average population of 300.