The Brazilian town of Bonfim is the border town with the Guyanese town of Lethem. The two town sports similar architecture. However, Lethem has more businesses than Bonfim. Bonfim is peaceful and small, but it is a beautiful and rapidly growing town.
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Williamsburg is a neighborhood within the town of Rose Hall in Corentyne, Berbice, Region 6, Guyana, South America. It was formerly called Williamsburg Settlement – before it was annexed as a neighborhood within the town of Rose Hall. Williamsburg was likely named after King William IV of England during British Colonial Rule of Guyana.
The village of Golden Grove is located on the East Bank of Demerara between the villages of Great Diamond and Craig. When driving from Georgetown, Golden Grove is located right after Great Diamond, and when driving from Timehri, Golden Grove Village is located right after Craig on the East Bank Public Road.
Mount Roraima is shared this way: 5% Brazil, 30% Guyana and 65% Venezuela. It’s 2700 meters makes it the highest elevation to Guyana, but not the highest to Brazil and Venezuela. Brazil’s higest mount is 2.900 meters and Venezuela highest is 4.970 meters–the tops of which has snow and ice.
The No. 63 Beach is located along the Atlantic Ocean at No. 63 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, Region 6, Guyana, South America. Although the beach extends for miles along the Atlantic Ocean on the Corentyne Coast, for some reason, the No. 63 locality of the beach is most accessible, most suitable for human activities, cleanest, and clearest of all other known locations of the beach along the the Corentyne Coast. And consequently, it is the most frequented of shoreline localities in East Berbice, Corentyne,
The Denham Suspension Bridge is located at Mahdia, Region 8, Guyana, South America. At the time of first publication of this article, the Denham Suspension Bridge, a British architectural marvel, is 90 years old and still standing strong. The Denham suspension bridge was constructed in the year 1933 during British colonial rule of then British Guiana.
The town of Mahdia is located in the Potaro-Siparun Region, also called Region 8, of Guyana, South America. It serves as the capital and main commercial center of Region 8. Located at an altitude of 415 meters, Mahdia is geographically located near to the center of Guyana at latitude 5.2667 and longitude -59.1500.
There is a silk cotton tree standing in the middle of two lanes of road at Perseverance Village, Mahaicony, Region 5, which people are reportedly afraid to cut down, take a picture of, or even touch. This publication understands that the tree which is presently existing grew from a seed dropped by the parent tree before it died, and carries the same legacy. However, some skeptics have remarked that someone planted the new cotton tree there after the death of the original parent tree.
The purpose of the video was to give a glimpse of what it looks like to cross over from Brazil into Guyana. But it did a little more than raise a few eyebrows: it raised a very serious question: are there security checks for persons traveling between Guyana and Brazil at Region 9? The answer is both yes and no. And I’ll explain.
If we say that a backtrack crossing is “legal,” we find ourselves in a conflict of expressions. After all, a backtrack route to another country is a route that seeks to bypass immigration authorities and the necessary legal procedures for cross border travel. However, Guyana is one of those countries where these kinds of somewhat weird and unexplainable things happen. Guyana does have a “somewhat legal” backtrack route to neighboring Suriname.
There is a street in Mabaruma, Region 1, Guyana, which is dubbed “Rubber Walk” by the locals because of the beautiful, enormous, and historical rubber trees which adorn both sides of it.
Unlike Georgetown or the West Coast of Demerara that’s always hyped with entertainment, Linden is different. At times, they’ll have a few football activities at the sports club or a lime down at Bucktown along with the blue lakes that are found between the Sandhills which are popular on Saturdays & Sundays.
St Ignatius Village is a Titled Indigenous Village in Region 9 of Guyana, South America. The village, which borders the town of Lethem, is replete with breathtaking scenery, beautiful landscapes, and natural vegetation. The bridge which crosses over the Moco Moco Creek marks the entry point into St Ignatius Village from Lethem. This bridge is located only about 120 m southwest of the Lethem airport.
Berbice, known as the Ancient County, is one of the three counties of Guyana, South America. Berbice is beautiful, and I say that from a very personal perspective. I was born in the county of Berbice, and I’ve spent a good part of my life there. Berbice holds a special place in my heart, and it always will: it will always be home to me.
The actions of two Guyanese men on a dangerous cliff of a waterfall in Region 7, Guyana, South America, has caught the world’s attention. The video, which was first posted in 2018 by Leon Mendonca, and reposted by the Guyana, South America Facebook Page in 2022, was viewed by more 800,000 people so far, and it is going viral.
The village of Hampshire, on the Corentyne coast of Berbice, Guyana, South America is bordered by the village of Belvedere to the West, the village of Williamsburg to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north, and the sugar cane fields to the south.
The Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, South America is located in the county of Essequibo in Region 9. The entire Region 9 of Guyana is referred to as the Rupununi Savannahs. It includes the North, South, and Central Rupununi Savannahs. The Kanuku Mountain Range divides the North from the South Rupununi Savannahs.
Adventure Village is located along the Corentyne Highway in the county of Berbice in Region 6, Guyana, South America. It lies about halfway between New Amsterdam and Moleson Creek – which is the last village near to the Suriname Ferry Crossing.
I’ve previously published an article giving general, touristic, and business information on the Town of Lethem. Because people are often concerned with their safety when traveling from place to place, they often ask questions about criminal activities and violence in that area. For this reason, I’ve decided to create a non-exhaustive log of criminal activities and violence in Lethem that I’m aware of.
Region 6, also known as the East Berbice – Corentyne Region, is one of Guyana’s ten Administrative Regions. Region 6 is bordered by Suriname to the East, the Atlantic Ocean to the North, Brazil to the South, and Regions 5, 8, 9, and 10 to the West. Most of the ancient county of Berbice is located in Region 6.
Region 4, also called the Demerara-Mahaica Region, is a region of Guyana bordering the Atlantic Ocean to the north, the Mahaica-Berbice Region (Region 5) to the east, the Upper Demerara-Berbice Region (Region 10) to the south, and the Essequibo Islands – West Demerara Region (Region 3) to the west.
The Iworkrama Forest Reserve consists of 31,700 hectares of tropical rainforest in Guyana, South America. The Iwokrama Forest Reserve is managed by the Iwokrama International Center for Rainforest Conservation and Development.
Region 7, also called the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region, is one of Guyana’s ten administrative regions. It is bordered by Venezuela to the east and the Essequibo River to the west. Covering an area of 18,400 square miles or 47,650 square kilometers, the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region is bigger than the Netherlands.
Region 8 is one of Guyana’s ten Administrative Regions. It is also called the Potaro-Siparuni Region. Region 8 borders Region 7 to the north, Regions 10 and 6 to the east, Region 9 to the South, and Brazil to the west.
Saxacalli Village is located on the west bank of the Essequibo River some 25 miles (40 km) south of Parika at 6°35′N 58°37′W Coordinates: 6°35′N 58°37′W, in Guyana, South America. It was originally an Arawak community. Its present population of about 250 reflects Guyana’s multi-ethnicity.
It is possible for Guyanese to cross over into the Brazilian town of Normandy from Karasaibai Village in the South Pakaraima/North Rupununi District of Guyana, South America. The border between Normandy, Brazil and Karasabai, Guyana is formed by the Ireng River and is usually crossed by boats.
Known for its beautiful mountains and breathtaking scenery, Karasabai Village lies peacefully beneath the shade of the majestic Pakaraima Mountains in the South Pakaraimas District of Region 9 in Guyana, South America.
Shulinab is an Indigenous village located in South Central Rupununi, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo, Region Nine, Guyana, South America. The village was named after a palm tree called Shaorai. It is situated between the right bank of Sawariwao river and to the left bank of Sawarab creek. It is bordered to the eastern and northern boundaries by the Kanuku mountains.
The Takutu River flows from between Roraima, Brazil and Region 9, Guyana. It forms a river border between Guyana and Brazil for several miles at Region 9 of Guyana, South America. For Brazilians, the name of the Takutu River is “Rio Tacutu.”
The Lethem to Linden Trail is a 300 miles (approximately) trail cut mostly through the Amazon Rain Forest from Lethem to Linden. The Lethem-Linden Trail is also referred to as the “Lethem – Georgetown Trail.” That’s because there is paved road from Linden going to Georgetown, while from Lethem to Linden, it’s a sand/brick/clay trail.
Hundreds of miles south of the town of Lethem, a small community of Indigenous People live peacefully and happily. In the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, in the Deep South Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, South America, at the headwaters of the mighty Essequibo River, is tucked away this beautiful piece of paradise – Masakanari Village, also known as Gunns Village.
New Amsterdam is one of Guyana’s ten towns. It located in Administrative Region No. 6. New Amsterdam is bordered by the Berbice River to the West, the cane fields to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and forests to the south.
Maruranau is a piece of natural paradise tucked away at the edge of the Amazon Rainforest, in the South Rupununi Savannas of Guyana, South America. You can get there by traveling first to Lethem, and then traveling south of Lethem for 4 hours by bus.
The Kurupukari Crossing is located along the Lethem – Georgetown Trail, about 5 hours’ drive from Lethem, and about 8 hours when you’re coming from Georgetown. There is where the Essequibo River cuts the trail into two parts. There is a boat service which ferries vehicles across the Essequibo River every hour of the day. This is called the Kurupukari Crossing.
St. Andrew’s Kirk is a religious place of worship located along the Avenue of the Republic in Georgetown, Guyana, South America. The building, which is located opposite the Georgetown’s Magistrate Court is said to be one of the oldest wooden buildings in Guyana, South America. The St. Andrew’s Kirk building also serves as a landmark in Guyana.
The Takutu River Bridge was completed in the year 2009 as part of an initiative between the governments of Guyana and Brazil. Since then, travel between the two countries has been very much streamlined, and so has cultural exchange.
Georgetown is the capital city of Guyana, and it is also the country’s only city. The city of Georgetown is located in Administrative Region No. 4. Founded by the British in 1781, the city of Georgetown is home to Guyana’s chief port: Port Georgetown which lies on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Demerara River.
Bartica, one of Guyana’s most beautiful towns, is located in Region 7, also called the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region of Guyana, South America. where the Cuyuni and Mazaruni Rivers merge with the Essequibo River. The population of Bartica is approximately 20,000, and the main economic activity of the residents of Bartica is gold mining.
Replete with breathtaking sceneries, Orealla Village is a nature paradise located to the East of Guyana in the county of Berbice. Also called Orealla Mission, the village lies on the Corentyne River about 33 miles south of Crabwood Creek. The only means of reaching Orealla Village from the coast at the time of this writing (December, 2022) is by boat. Speedboats run almost daily from Orealla Village to the Coast near to the Skeldon Village. The big passenger boat runs twice a week.
Paruima Village, located along the right bank of the Kamarang River in Region 7 of Guyana, South America, is a small indigenous settlement that dates back about 100 years. It is inhabited by the Arecuna (also called Pemon) Nation of Indigenous peoples.
St. Cuthbert’s Mission, originally called Pakuri Village, is a titled indigenous village located in the Demerara-Mahaica Region (Region 4), of Guyana, South America.
Mabura is a village located along the Lethem – Linden trail at Region 10, Guyana, South America – about 127 km from Linden when traveling from Georgetown to Lethem. The village, also known as “Great Falls” village, contains a police outpost which is a checkpoint for passengers traveling along the Lethem – Linden Trail.
The Stabroek Market was constructed under British Rule during the Victorian Era. The British ruled Guyana from 1814 until Independence in 1966. An American Company, Edge Moor Iron Company of Delaware, USA, was contracted to design and construct the Stabroek Market. It was designed by American Engineer Nathaniel McKay.
The town of Lethem is located in the county of Essequibo, Region No. 9, in the country of Guyana, South America. At the time of this writing, Lethem is officially a town, having been granted township in 2016 by the past APNU/AFC government, which ruled Guyana from 2015 to 2020, in fulfillment of a promise made during the 2015 elections campaigning.
Skeldon Village is located in the county of Berbice in Region #6 in the country of Guyana, South America. It is bordered by Springlands to the east, No. 79 Village to the west, the sugar cane fields to the south and the Corentyne River to the north. It is close to the neighboring country of Suriname.
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The county of Essequibo encompasses approximately 290,000 people in 700 villages and communities, the majestic Kaieteur Falls – the world’s highest single-drop waterfall – and most of Guyana’s precious mineral resources to boot. This includes the Rupununi Savannahs which span thousands of acres of virtually untouched plains, rain-forested mountains, Amerindian villages and rare wildlife–one of the brightest jewels in Guyana’s tourism crown. The Essequibo is everything west of the mighty Essequibo River towards the border with Venezuela.
On this page, I’ll attempt to create an organized list of places across Guyana. However, it is still at the developmental phase. Please check back later.
The town of Rose Hall is located in the county of Berbice, along the Corentyne Coast of Guyana, and is one of Guyana’s ten towns. Located in Region No. 6, Rose Hall Town covers an estimated 14 square kilometers. It was declared a town in the year 1891 – during British Colonial rule.