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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Fly Jamaica gets approval for Guyana-Cuba route after prolonged ... - Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

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Fly Jamaica gets approval for Guyana-Cuba route after prolonged ...
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Fly Jamaica, an airline that is majority-owned by Guyanese, has been given the green-light to serve the Guyana-Cuba route, and a top airline official said flights ...
Fly Jamaica to begin direct flights between Guyana, CubaJamaica Observer

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Top 5 Guyanese cricketers of all-time - Yahoo Cricket - Yahoo India News

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Top 5 Guyanese cricketers of all-time - Yahoo Cricket
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A close look at five of the greatest players to emerge from Guyana.

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Guyana's Attorney General criticises CCJ decision, says it ignores ... - Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

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Guyana's Attorney General criticises CCJ decision, says it ignores ...
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Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams on Thursday slammed the Caribbean Court of Justice- Guyana's final appeal court- for striking out a ...

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Guyana contain Red Army* - Trinidad & Tobago Express

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Guyana contain Red Army*
Trinidad & Tobago Express
ON THE VOLLEY: Trinidad and Tobago's Shahdon Winchester volleys during a training session at Murciélagos FC in Mexico, as his T&T teammates Jomal Williams, right, and Johance Marshall, left, look on. Winchester scored the equalliser against Guyana ...



Williams calls for Red Force's best vs Guyana - Trinidad and Tobago ... - Trinidad News

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Williams calls for Red Force's best vs Guyana - Trinidad and Tobago ...
Trinidad News
Trinidad and Tobago Red Force coach Kelvin Williams, said his team will have to bring their 'A' game to defeat defending champions Guyana Jaguars in round ...

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What will oil do for Guyana? - The Voice Online

The Voice Online

What will oil do for Guyana?
The Voice Online
With a population of less than one million people, Guyana would be able to export nearly all of the oil that it will begin producing within the next 3 years. Multinational corporations Exxonmobil and Hess have announced plans to get behind this process.



TT struggle in 1-1 draw against Guyana - Trinidad and Tobago ... - Trinidad News

TT struggle in 1-1 draw against Guyana - Trinidad and Tobago ...
Trinidad News
For the second time in the space of four days, Trinidad and Tobago football team flattered to deceive, as they were forced once again to come from a goal down ...

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Top 5 Guyanese cricketers of all-time - Sportskeeda.com - Sportskeeda

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Top 5 Guyanese cricketers of all-time - Sportskeeda.com
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A close look at five of the greatest players to emerge from Guyana.



Two Sacked in Growing Guyana Gold Board Scandal - The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer

Two Sacked in Growing Guyana Gold Board Scandal
The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Guyana Gold Board (GGB) has fired two of its longstanding employees allegedly involved in some racket of financial irregularities, even as an internal investigation is ongoing. While the identities of the employees have not ...



Guyana should guard against opportunistic financial criminals in oil ... - Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

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Guyana should guard against opportunistic financial criminals in oil ...
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Trinidad and Tobago's Attorney General, Faris Al Rawi on Wednesday advised that Guyana should guard against small-scale opportunists who may want to ...

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