Guyana

Country Guyana
Capital Georgetown
Continent South America
Currency Guyanese dollar(GYD)
Languages English, Portuguese, Spanish, Akawaio, Macushi, Waiwai, Arawak, Patamona, Warrau, Carib, Wapishana, Arekuna & Guyanese Creole

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Originally a Dutch colony in the 17th century, by 1815 Guyana had become a British possession. The abolition of slavery led to black settlement of urban areas and the importation of indentured servants from India to work the sugar plantations. This ethnocultural divide has persisted and has led to turbulent politics. Guyana achieved independence from the UK in 1966, and since then it has been ruled mostly by socialist-oriented governments. In 1992, Cheddi JAGAN was elected president in what is considered the country's first free and fair election since independence. After his death five years later, his wife, Janet JAGAN, became president but resigned in 1999 due to poor health. Her successor, Bharrat JAGDEO, was reelected in 2001 and again in 2006.

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Guyana - Wikipedia
Guyana - CIA World Fact Book
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GRSE bags $12.7 million deal to build ferry for Guyana - Times of IndiaGRSE bags $12.7 million deal to build ferry for Guyana  Times of India

Exxon Strikes Out at Hassa-1 Offshore Guyana - Offshore EngineerExxon Strikes Out at Hassa-1 Offshore Guyana  Offshore Engineer

Chosen 300 director Brian Jenkins back home after being detained in Guyana - WPVI-TVChosen 300 director Brian Jenkins back home after being detained in Guyana  WPVI-TV

OPINION: Venezuela ramps up pressure over Guyana after ICJ ruling - Upstream OnlineOPINION: Venezuela ramps up pressure over Guyana after ICJ ruling  Upstream Online

GRSE signs USD 12.7-million contract with government of Guyana - IndiainfolineGRSE signs USD 12.7-million contract with government of Guyana  Indiainfoline

Concerns Heighten Over Venezuela/Guyana Border Controversy - South Florida Caribbean NewsConcerns Heighten Over Venezuela/Guyana Border Controversy  South Florida Caribbean News

Garden Reach Shipbuilders settled 1.5% higher on signing contract wit Guyana Govt - IndiainfolineGarden Reach Shipbuilders settled 1.5% higher on signing contract wit Guyana Govt  Indiainfoline

Guyana: The World's Next Petrostate - BORGEN - Borgen ProjectGuyana: The World's Next Petrostate - BORGEN  Borgen Project

Guyana beefs up military presence on Venezuela border - Argus MediaGuyana beefs up military presence on Venezuela border  Argus Media

Guyana keeps bridge to Brazil closed – NationNews Barbados — nationnews.com - Nation NewsGuyana keeps bridge to Brazil closed – NationNews Barbados — nationnews.com  Nation News

DTM Guyana — Flow Monitoring Surveys Of Venezuelan Nationals Compilation Report (May 2018 — October 2019) - Guyana - ReliefWebDTM Guyana — Flow Monitoring Surveys Of Venezuelan Nationals Compilation Report (May 2018 — October 2019) - Guyana  ReliefWeb

ExxonMobil Spuds Bulletwood Well, Offshore Guyana - Offshore EngineerExxonMobil Spuds Bulletwood Well, Offshore Guyana  Offshore Engineer

ExxonMobil hits Guyana oil output goal - Argus MediaExxonMobil hits Guyana oil output goal  Argus Media

ExxonMobil Reaches Peak Production Target From First FPSO In Guyana - Journal of Petroleum TechnologyExxonMobil Reaches Peak Production Target From First FPSO In Guyana  Journal of Petroleum Technology

Exxon's Mega Oil Finds In Guyana Are Just The Beginning - OilPrice.comExxon's Mega Oil Finds In Guyana Are Just The Beginning  OilPrice.com

The Caribbean Community stands with Guyana in Venezuela border dispute - Global VoicesThe Caribbean Community stands with Guyana in Venezuela border dispute  Global Voices

Independence fighter and veteran Guyanese lawyer, Llewelyn John dies - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaIndependence fighter and veteran Guyanese lawyer, Llewelyn John dies  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Guyana plans to export 5-6 crude cargoes in 2021 - Argus MediaGuyana plans to export 5-6 crude cargoes in 2021  Argus Media

World court to intervene in Guyana-Venezuela border dispute - Associated PressWorld court to intervene in Guyana-Venezuela border dispute  Associated Press

Guyana concerned about new COVID-19 strain in Brazil - Jamaica GleanerGuyana concerned about new COVID-19 strain in Brazil  Jamaica Gleaner

Guyana: Monthly Summary of R4V Activities, November 2020 - Guyana - ReliefWebGuyana: Monthly Summary of R4V Activities, November 2020 - Guyana  ReliefWeb

Ministry tells Cricket West Indies that GCB `illegitimate’, banned from stadium - Stabroek NewsMinistry tells Cricket West Indies that GCB `illegitimate’, banned from stadium  Stabroek News

Venezuela turns up diplomatic noise after Gu... - BNamericas EnglishVenezuela turns up diplomatic noise after Gu...  BNamericas English

First trench results at the Epeius, Guyana; At surface, horizontal intersections of: 1m @ 16.2g/t at end of trench & 12m @ 2.8g/t Au - Canada NewsWireFirst trench results at the Epeius, Guyana; At surface, horizontal intersections of: 1m @ 16.2g/t at end of trench & 12m @ 2.8g/t Au  Canada NewsWire

Guyana Says Vessel Ready but Situation in Suriname Delays Restart of Ferry Service - The Rio TimesGuyana Says Vessel Ready but Situation in Suriname Delays Restart of Ferry Service  The Rio Times

UK bans arrivals from Guyana, other parts of South America over Brazil virus variant - Stabroek NewsUK bans arrivals from Guyana, other parts of South America over Brazil virus variant  Stabroek News

Philly minister detained abroad after positive COVID-19 test - RADIO.COMPhilly minister detained abroad after positive COVID-19 test  RADIO.COM

Manipulation of constitution will not achieve inclusionary governance to deal with Guyana's peculiar situation - Stabroek NewsManipulation of constitution will not achieve inclusionary governance to deal with Guyana's peculiar situation  Stabroek News

Chosen 300 director Brian Jenkins detained in COVID-19 facility in Guyana - WPVI-TVChosen 300 director Brian Jenkins detained in COVID-19 facility in Guyana  WPVI-TV

Guyana, US security pact to reel in illegal fishing - Stabroek NewsGuyana, US security pact to reel in illegal fishing  Stabroek News

Guyana and United States sign defense and cooperation agreement - MercoPressGuyana and United States sign defense and cooperation agreement  MercoPress

Guyana moving to provide free tertiary education – NationNews Barbados — nationnews.com - Nation NewsGuyana moving to provide free tertiary education – NationNews Barbados — nationnews.com  Nation News

Venezuela refuels its territorial dispute with Guyana in area with massive offshore oil find - Global VoicesVenezuela refuels its territorial dispute with Guyana in area with massive offshore oil find  Global Voices

Guyana police officers destroy marijuana farm – NationNews Barbados — nationnews.com - Nation NewsGuyana police officers destroy marijuana farm – NationNews Barbados — nationnews.com  Nation News

Guyana's GDP Grew by 30.9% in 2020, Fastest Growing Economy in the World - The Rio TimesGuyana's GDP Grew by 30.9% in 2020, Fastest Growing Economy in the World  The Rio Times

RMRP 2021 - Guyana - Guyana - ReliefWebRMRP 2021 - Guyana - Guyana  ReliefWeb

Book 'Democracy in Distress' documents Guyana's 2020 elections fiasco - News Room GuyanaBook 'Democracy in Distress' documents Guyana's 2020 elections fiasco  News Room Guyana

Venezuelans fire at police after robbing Guyanese businessman, wife of guns, ammo, GYD$million, jewellery - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaVenezuelans fire at police after robbing Guyanese businessman, wife of guns, ammo, GYD$million, jewellery  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Youth of Guyana must stand up against Venezuela's outrageous claims - Stabroek NewsYouth of Guyana must stand up against Venezuela's outrageous claims  Stabroek News

Resumption of Guyana/Suriname ferry to be discussed at diplomatic level - Jamaica ObserverResumption of Guyana/Suriname ferry to be discussed at diplomatic level  Jamaica Observer

Bahamas supports CARICOM statement on solidarity with Guyana - EyeWitness NewsBahamas supports CARICOM statement on solidarity with Guyana  EyeWitness News

Woman dies in fire – Demerara Waves Online News- Guyana - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaWoman dies in fire – Demerara Waves Online News- Guyana  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Global Witness’s withdrawal of its report on Guyana - Stabroek NewsGlobal Witness’s withdrawal of its report on Guyana  Stabroek News

Guyana Sees Progress in Latest UN Human Development Ranking - The Rio TimesGuyana Sees Progress in Latest UN Human Development Ranking  The Rio Times

If we don’t change, Guyana won’t either - Stabroek NewsIf we don’t change, Guyana won’t either  Stabroek News

Govt 'solidarity' with Guyana - Bahamas TribuneGovt 'solidarity' with Guyana  Bahamas Tribune

Head of US charity group in COVID limbo in Guyana - Stabroek NewsHead of US charity group in COVID limbo in Guyana  Stabroek News

Guyana hires US lobby firm to focus on business, democracy, regional stability - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaGuyana hires US lobby firm to focus on business, democracy, regional stability  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Accused claims ‘set up’ as three charged with murdering Henry cousins - Stabroek NewsAccused claims ‘set up’ as three charged with murdering Henry cousins  Stabroek News

US takes sterner action against Exxon's Chinese partner in Guyana, unlikely to affect local operations - Stabroek NewsUS takes sterner action against Exxon's Chinese partner in Guyana, unlikely to affect local operations  Stabroek News

How Guyana is emerging as the new frontier for N.L.'s oil services sector - CBC.caHow Guyana is emerging as the new frontier for N.L.'s oil services sector  CBC.ca

India, Guyana sign agreement to build US$12 million ferry vessel for North West District, Kwakwani - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaIndia, Guyana sign agreement to build US$12 million ferry vessel for North West District, Kwakwani  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Guyana Gov’t concerned over COVID variant in Brazil - Stabroek NewsGuyana Gov’t concerned over COVID variant in Brazil  Stabroek News

Health Minister says Guyana on alert for Brazilian COVID variant - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaHealth Minister says Guyana on alert for Brazilian COVID variant  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Guyana welcomes ICJ decision to hear Guyana/Venezuela border dispute - Jamaica GleanerGuyana welcomes ICJ decision to hear Guyana/Venezuela border dispute  Jamaica Gleaner

Statement on the withdrawal of Global Witness's report on Guyana's oil sector - BNamericas EnglishStatement on the withdrawal of Global Witness's report on Guyana's oil sector  BNamericas English

Tough choices for Guyana Jaguars selectors - Stabroek NewsTough choices for Guyana Jaguars selectors  Stabroek News

Guyana's president announces grant for public servants – NationNews Barbados — nationnews.com - Nation NewsGuyana's president announces grant for public servants – NationNews Barbados — nationnews.com  Nation News

Guyana/Venezuela border dispute going to The Hague - Nation NewsGuyana/Venezuela border dispute going to The Hague  Nation News

Models for a better Guyana are out there but do we want to change? - Stabroek NewsModels for a better Guyana are out there but do we want to change?  Stabroek News

US Supports Int. Criminal Court Attempt to Settle Guyana-Venezuela Border Dispute - The St. Kitts-Nevis ObserverUS Supports Int. Criminal Court Attempt to Settle Guyana-Venezuela Border Dispute  The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer

Global Witness withdraws report on Guyana due to lower oil prices; Raphael Trotman says organisation interfered in elections - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaGlobal Witness withdraws report on Guyana due to lower oil prices; Raphael Trotman says organisation interfered in elections  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Twenty-seven to vie in India Worldwide Guyana pageants - Stabroek NewsTwenty-seven to vie in India Worldwide Guyana pageants  Stabroek News

New GFF Disciplinary Committee receives FIFA-approved Disciplinary Code - News Room GuyanaNew GFF Disciplinary Committee receives FIFA-approved Disciplinary Code  News Room Guyana

Guyana records 2.5% COVID-19 deaths, 92% recoveries in 2020 – Demerara Waves Online News- Guyana - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaGuyana records 2.5% COVID-19 deaths, 92% recoveries in 2020 – Demerara Waves Online News- Guyana  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Modeled economic features, policy implications and government revenues - Stabroek NewsModeled economic features, policy implications and government revenues  Stabroek News

January 17, 2021 - News Room GuyanaJanuary 17, 2021  News Room Guyana

60 new COVID-19 cases - News Room Guyana60 new COVID-19 cases  News Room Guyana

House Foreign Relations Committee to meet on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaHouse Foreign Relations Committee to meet on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Guyana should pay keen attention to what Guaido has to say - Stabroek NewsGuyana should pay keen attention to what Guaido has to say  Stabroek News

GCB members blocked from entering National Stadium – News Room Guyana - News Room GuyanaGCB members blocked from entering National Stadium – News Room Guyana  News Room Guyana

Afro-Guyanese benefited significantly under the PPP/C from 1992 to 2015 - Stabroek NewsAfro-Guyanese benefited significantly under the PPP/C from 1992 to 2015  Stabroek News

Charges dismissed against Guyanese student – NationNews Barbados — nationnews.com - Nation NewsCharges dismissed against Guyanese student – NationNews Barbados — nationnews.com  Nation News

Coach Crandon: Performing under pressure key to winning Super50 - News Room GuyanaCoach Crandon: Performing under pressure key to winning Super50  News Room Guyana

Three Remanded For Murders Of Guyana Teens -UPDATED - Caribbean and Latin America Daily News - News AmericasThree Remanded For Murders Of Guyana Teens -UPDATED  Caribbean and Latin America Daily News - News Americas

Guyana records 305 new Coronavirus cases in 11 days - News Source GuyanaGuyana records 305 new Coronavirus cases in 11 days  News Source Guyana

US Coast Guard deploys new vessel in Guyanese waters to counter illegal fishing, strengthen sovereignty and security - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaUS Coast Guard deploys new vessel in Guyanese waters to counter illegal fishing, strengthen sovereignty and security  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Three remanded for brutal murder of Henry cousins - News Room GuyanaThree remanded for brutal murder of Henry cousins  News Room Guyana

Victimology and its narratives - Stabroek NewsVictimology and its narratives  Stabroek News

Police to charge three with murder of Henry boys - News Room GuyanaPolice to charge three with murder of Henry boys  News Room Guyana

Sundar, Thakur defy Australia on day three in Brisbane - News Room GuyanaSundar, Thakur defy Australia on day three in Brisbane  News Room Guyana

Over 500 children have tested positive for COVID-19 in past 9 months in Guyana - News Source GuyanaOver 500 children have tested positive for COVID-19 in past 9 months in Guyana  News Source Guyana

Fourth major oil discovery offshore Suriname – Demerara Waves Online News- Guyana - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaFourth major oil discovery offshore Suriname – Demerara Waves Online News- Guyana  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Campbelltown moving to restart mining without GGMC's approval - Stabroek NewsCampbelltown moving to restart mining without GGMC's approval  Stabroek News

US Coast Guard vessel set for exercises in Guyana’s waters - Stabroek NewsUS Coast Guard vessel set for exercises in Guyana’s waters  Stabroek News

Local companies making coveralls for Singapore workers building Guyana oil platform - Stabroek NewsLocal companies making coveralls for Singapore workers building Guyana oil platform  Stabroek News

National disaster recovery policy to be developed – CDC Director-General - Stabroek NewsNational disaster recovery policy to be developed – CDC Director-General  Stabroek News

Commonwealth SG `deeply concerned’ at Venezuela decree - Stabroek NewsCommonwealth SG `deeply concerned’ at Venezuela decree  Stabroek News

Harbour bridge company approved $504,000 jewellery purchase for Patterson - Stabroek NewsHarbour bridge company approved $504,000 jewellery purchase for Patterson  Stabroek News

Guyana and US ink military cooperation agreement - News Source GuyanaGuyana and US ink military cooperation agreement  News Source Guyana

Guyana's Opposition calls on United States to act in a manner consistent with global leadership - News Source GuyanaGuyana's Opposition calls on United States to act in a manner consistent with global leadership  News Source Guyana

Guyana's future and challenges in oil: Q&A with filmmaker Shane Thomas McMillan - Mongabay.comGuyana's future and challenges in oil: Q&A with filmmaker Shane Thomas McMillan  Mongabay.com

Elliott Management Invests In Small Guyana Oil Explorer - BW BusinessworldElliott Management Invests In Small Guyana Oil Explorer  BW Businessworld

Health and climate change: country profile 2020: Guyana - World Health OrganizationHealth and climate change: country profile 2020: Guyana  World Health Organization

Explained: Why the world is watching elections results of tiny Guyana - The Indian ExpressExplained: Why the world is watching elections results of tiny Guyana  The Indian Express

Guyana swears in Irfaan Ali as president after long stand-off - BBC NewsGuyana swears in Irfaan Ali as president after long stand-off  BBC News

Pandemic crushes Guyana’s dreams of big oil profits as ‘resource curse’ looms over oil-producing nations - The Conversation USPandemic crushes Guyana’s dreams of big oil profits as ‘resource curse’ looms over oil-producing nations  The Conversation US

New milestone: Guyana gets its first Important Bird & Biodiversity Area - BirdLife InternationalNew milestone: Guyana gets its first Important Bird & Biodiversity Area  BirdLife International

Capital Constraints Lead ExxonMobil To Raise Focus On Giant Guyana Development - ForbesCapital Constraints Lead ExxonMobil To Raise Focus On Giant Guyana Development  Forbes

Bell approved to sell two 412EPI and two 429 helicopters to Guyana - FlightglobalBell approved to sell two 412EPI and two 429 helicopters to Guyana  Flightglobal