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: A Morning in Red Village - Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Guyana: A Morning in Red Village
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
In the poorest and most isolated communities in Guyana, domestic violence, murder, and suicide are part of everyday life. Of the 24 domestic-related murders since 2016, all but five occurred in isolated agricultural communities. According to the ...



Guyana remains 'imperiled' by Venezuela's claim to its territory - Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Observer

Guyana remains 'imperiled' by Venezuela's claim to its territory
Jamaica Observer
In addressing the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly Debate on Wednesday,Guyana's President David Granger said since he addressed the Assembly last year, Venezuela's claim to Guyana's territory “has not diminished or been diverted.
NewYork CaribNews | Guyana president seeks to end Venezuela ...NYCaribNews

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British military not airlifting Guyana's hurricane relief supplies, as private sector donations pour in - Demerara Waves

Demerara Waves

British military not airlifting Guyana's hurricane relief supplies, as private sector donations pour in
Demerara Waves
A British C-130 aircraft will not be available to transport tonnes of Guyana's relief supplies to Antigua for distribution to several Caribbean islands that have been battered by several hurricanes in less than one month, even as Guyana's private ...

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Guyana's hurricane relief cannot target only Guyanese in affected ... - Demerara Waves

Demerara Waves

Guyana's hurricane relief cannot target only Guyanese in affected ...
Demerara Waves
Guyana on Thursday said its relief supplies could not only target Guyanese in the several hurricane-affected islands because that would be discriminatory, and ...

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Guyana offers land for hurricane victims - Trinidad and Tobago ... - Trinidad News

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Guyana offers land for hurricane victims - Trinidad and Tobago ...
Trinidad News
Guyana's President David Granger says his country's vast land mass can serve as “a gift” to all people from several Caribbean nations to relocate and rebuild ...
Land in Guyana can help hurricane victims | Loop NewsLoop Trinidad & Tobago

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Caribbean Express features the flavors of Guyana, Caribbean - Fayetteville Observer

Fayetteville Observer

Caribbean Express features the flavors of Guyana, Caribbean
Fayetteville Observer
Bianchini, a Fayetteville native who attended Westover High School, said both of his parents are from Guyana. “I am the first person in my family to be born in the United States.” Before opening his restaurant, he spent time in Guyana and also credits ...



Guyana's personnel, supplies on standby for hurricane-battered Caribbean islands; willing to facilitate return of ... - Demerara Waves

Demerara Waves

Guyana's personnel, supplies on standby for hurricane-battered Caribbean islands; willing to facilitate return of ...
Demerara Waves
As Guyana prepares to ship 10 containers of emergency supplies for distribution to hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands, authorities here are prepared to facilitate the settlement of children to attend school, but parents are unlikely to return because ...



Guyana turns to Jamaica to protect food exports - Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica Gleaner

Guyana turns to Jamaica to protect food exports
Jamaica Gleaner
The Guyanese government has sought to protect its exports to the United States by turning to Jamaica for assistance in preparing processed food exporters to meet the requirements of the US Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA). Signed into law by former ...



Guyana Minister of Agriculture presented plants to Minister Wells - thebahamasweekly.com

Guyana Minister of Agriculture presented plants to Minister Wells
thebahamasweekly.com
Nassau, The Bahamas - Guyana Minister of Agriculture, the Hon. Noel Holder, third right, presented a gift of potted plants from Guyana to the Bahamas Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. Renward Wells, third left, on Wednesday, during ...



OSU football: From Houston to Guyana, Justin Phillips' family rejoices over his successes at linebacker - Tulsa World

Tulsa World

OSU football: From Houston to Guyana, Justin Phillips' family rejoices over his successes at linebacker
Tulsa World
In Georgetown, Guyana — on the northern coast of South America, separated from the United States by the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea — Phillips' uncles, aunt and cousins are also taking notice of his success. When they get the broadcast of an ...