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.

De Endragt

Tucked away behind Mon Repos on the East Coast Demerara is the little village of De Endragt that is populated with approximately 300 people.

Matthews Ridge

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.

Palmyra

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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.

Palmyra

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.

Uitkomst

Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj   Uitkomst is a petite village in Canal Number One.

Supply

Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj Home to approximately 250 people, Supply, East Bank Demerara is a beautiful, little multi-cultural village.

Fellowship

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,

Relief

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.

Pearl

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

Students and other passengers disembarking a speedboat Tarmattie Persaud at work on her sewing machine Students strike a pose The depressed community of Plastic City The War Memorial Deborah Hamid Harry Deodharry Ena Peters A stall at the roadside market Kenneth Simon doing laundry Wendy Williams with her granddaughter KendraVreed-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

Story and photos by Joanna Dhanraj

  Mon Bijou is a discreet, little village in Canal Number One, West Bank Demerara.

Fort Ordnance

(Part 2)   Second Phase Development of the second phase of the Fort Ordnance Housing Scheme is now beginning to take shape.

Philadelphia

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.

Mon Desir

The World Beyond Georgetown

A stall in the village One of the few vehicles operating in the area Residents plant flowers on the parapet Animals grazing and one of the farms behind A villager rides home on her bicycle Bhagmania and grandaughter Meenakshi Etwaru The bridge leading to the school A street in the village A section of the pot-holed road Durpattie Cecil and son Vadram Cecil Nestled in Canal Number Two Polder on the West Bank Demerara is a petite village called Mon Desir.

Malgre Tout

Story and photos by Joanna Khan Malgre Tout is a tiny village on the West Bank Demerara bordered by Versailles and Klein Pouderoyen.

New Road, Essequibo Coast

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.

Grove, East Bank Essequibo

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.

Vriesland

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.

Vryheid’s Lust

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.

La Belle Alliance

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

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.

Kabakaburi

Story and photos by Kenesha Fraser   Kabakaburi children: Heading home from nursery school Home to approximately 500 men, women and children, Kabakaburi, Upper Pomeroon River is nestled between the communities of Warapana and St Monica.

Better Hope

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.