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.


Photos by Joanna Dhanraj   Adventure on the Essequibo Coast is still affiliated with the former ferry stelling.

Aurora Village (Part 2)

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.

Spring Garden

Photos by Joanna Dhanraj   Spring Garden is one of the many villages situated on the Essequibo Coast.


Story and photos by Bebi Oosman

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.

Good Hope, Essequibo Coast(Part 1)

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

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 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.

Le Ressouvenir

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

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.


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.


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