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—at the frontier - Petroleum Economist

Petroleum Economist

Guyana—at the frontier
Petroleum Economist
The split between winners and losers in the frontier exploration campaign off Latin America's northeast coast—focused around Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana—is becoming clearer. Indisputably on the winning side is ExxonMobil and its junior ...



Civil Defence Commission boosts Disaster Risk Management capacity in Potaro-Siparuni - ReliefWeb

Civil Defence Commission boosts Disaster Risk Management capacity in Potaro-Siparuni
ReliefWeb
Georgetown, Guyana – (January 18, 2018) Stakeholders in Potaro-Siparuni, Region Eight, are now better equipped to prepare for and respond to emergencies within the Region as the Civil Defence Commission, last week, concluded the Orientation Session and ...



Guyana, Georgia to enhance bilateral relations - Stabroek News

Stabroek News

Guyana, Georgia to enhance bilateral relations
Stabroek News
According to a Ministry of the Presidency release, the President noted that Guyana's efforts to improve conditions of life for all its citizens and Georgia's proven expertise in several fields of common interest represent a platform for cooperation ...



Every Man, Woman and Child in Guyana Must Become Oil-Minded Part 32 - Stabroek News

Stabroek News

Every Man, Woman and Child in Guyana Must Become Oil-Minded Part 32
Stabroek News
The 2016 Agreement places greater emphasis on “gas”, or more correctly, “associated gas”, compared with the 1999 Agreement, including superficially minor, but no less significant, changes to Article 11 – Cost Recovery and Production Sharing and Article ...



Staging of the Guyana 10th Wedding Expo set for March 2018 - South Florida Caribbean News

South Florida Caribbean News

Staging of the Guyana 10th Wedding Expo set for March 2018
South Florida Caribbean News
Georgetown, Guyana – Plans are currently being put in place for the staging of Guyana's Wedding Expo 2018 which will be held March 23 through 25 at the Roraima Duke Lodge, Kingston. The official announcement was made Wednesday (January 17, 2018) at a ...



Guyana Halts Caribbean Gateway for Illegal Activities - Dialogo Americas (blog)

Guyana Halts Caribbean Gateway for Illegal Activities
Dialogo Americas (blog)
Brigadier General Patrick West, chief of staff of the Guyana Defence Force: It is very important that the populace and the region see that Guyana is playing an integral role in the entire regional security architecture of the Caribbean. The conference ...



Guyana President receives Qatar envoy's credentials - The Peninsula Qatar

Guyana President receives Qatar envoy's credentials
The Peninsula Qatar
Cayenne: The President of the Republic of Guyana David Granger, received the credentials of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar (non-resident) to the Republic of Guyana, Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Hayki. The Ambassador ...



Trump's offshore oil plan will struggle to lure rigs from Guyana ... - Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Trump's offshore oil plan will struggle to lure rigs from Guyana ...
Demerara Waves Online News Guyana
The world's hottest offshore prospect for oil companies is off the coast of Guyana where a string of major discoveries has drawn hundreds of millions of dollars in a quest for crude. The Trump administration is hoping to lure some of that investment to ...

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ExxonMobil Looks to Increase Its Oil Drilling in Guyana | Texas ... - U.S. News & World Report

ExxonMobil Looks to Increase Its Oil Drilling in Guyana | Texas ...
U.S. News & World Report
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — ExxonMobil is pushing ahead with efforts to develop oil fields off the South American nation of Guyana.

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ExxonMobil investing in Guyana despite several risks-Trotman - Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

ExxonMobil investing in Guyana despite several risks-Trotman
Demerara Waves Online News Guyana
Noting that persons have been expressing concern about what Guyana did not get in the contract but are losing sight of the achievements, he said ExxonMobil was the only company worldwide that was willing to invest billions, prepared to take the ...

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