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
Guyana - BBC
Guyana - Timeline - BBC

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First set of stranded Guyanese to return second week in June - Stabroek NewsFirst set of stranded Guyanese to return second week in June  Stabroek News

Guyana to offer gas-to-power project - Argus MediaGuyana to offer gas-to-power project  Argus Media

Mobilizing COVID-19 relief for transgender sex workers in Guyana and Suriname - UNAIDSMobilizing COVID-19 relief for transgender sex workers in Guyana and Suriname  UNAIDS

Guyana Independence Messages - NYCaribNewsGuyana Independence Messages  NYCaribNews

GIEWS Country Brief: Guyana 01-June-2020 - Guyana - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Guyana 01-June-2020 - Guyana  ReliefWeb

Head of Guyana’s Geneva mission resigns from WTO committee as tour of duty comes to end - Stabroek NewsHead of Guyana’s Geneva mission resigns from WTO committee as tour of duty comes to end  Stabroek News

Guyana celebration times of political turmoil - NYCaribNewsGuyana celebration times of political turmoil  NYCaribNews

Private sector seeking home quarantine option for returning Guyanese - Stabroek NewsPrivate sector seeking home quarantine option for returning Guyanese  Stabroek News

Guyana still 'can't breathe' - Stabroek NewsGuyana still 'can't breathe'  Stabroek News

Hundreds of NY Guyanese facing serious crisis following COVID-19 - Stabroek NewsHundreds of NY Guyanese facing serious crisis following COVID-19  Stabroek News

Guyana celebrates 54 years of Independence | New York Carib News - NYCaribNewsGuyana celebrates 54 years of Independence | New York Carib News  NYCaribNews

Guyana Received $4.9 Million in Royalties in First Quarter: Finance Ministry - The New York TimesGuyana Received $4.9 Million in Royalties in First Quarter: Finance Ministry  The New York Times

Guyana’s Infant Oil & Gas Sector: Assessing the likely 2020 Crisis Impacts - Stabroek NewsGuyana’s Infant Oil & Gas Sector: Assessing the likely 2020 Crisis Impacts  Stabroek News

Guyana reap rich rewards for investment - FIFA.comGuyana reap rich rewards for investment  FIFA.com

Guyana Considers “Phased Reopening” of Airports - Caribbean JournalGuyana Considers “Phased Reopening” of Airports  Caribbean Journal

Guyana outlines plans to allow 300 nationals to return home - Jamaica ObserverGuyana outlines plans to allow 300 nationals to return home  Jamaica Observer

Guyana is fighting existential battle with people who are incapable of being shamed - Stabroek NewsGuyana is fighting existential battle with people who are incapable of being shamed  Stabroek News

GECOM Chair wrote Top Cop for info on APNU+AFC’s claims - Stabroek NewsGECOM Chair wrote Top Cop for info on APNU+AFC’s claims  Stabroek News

Living Planet: Dreams of oil prosperity in Guyana - Deutsche WelleLiving Planet: Dreams of oil prosperity in Guyana  Deutsche Welle

Guyana lifts second oil cargo - Stabroek NewsGuyana lifts second oil cargo  Stabroek News

'Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted': Why Season 2's Indonesia & Guyana Episodes Stand Out - TVInsider'Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted': Why Season 2's Indonesia & Guyana Episodes Stand Out  TVInsider

Guyana's recount: patience, not sanctions - Global AmericansGuyana's recount: patience, not sanctions  Global Americans

Guyana is poised to become a rich country. First, it has to figure out its electoral mess. - Miami HeraldGuyana is poised to become a rich country. First, it has to figure out its electoral mess.  Miami Herald

Guyana political stalemate drags on - Argus MediaGuyana political stalemate drags on  Argus Media

Woman, 61, killed in Atlantic Gardens home - Stabroek NewsWoman, 61, killed in Atlantic Gardens home  Stabroek News

Arian Richmond to represent Guyana at virtual Miss Emerald pageant - Stabroek NewsArian Richmond to represent Guyana at virtual Miss Emerald pageant  Stabroek News

Kaie Kellough’s Magnetic Equator: An Appreciation in Guyanese-Diasporic-Quarantine - Stabroek NewsKaie Kellough’s Magnetic Equator: An Appreciation in Guyanese-Diasporic-Quarantine  Stabroek News

GECOM 503 boxes away from recount end - Stabroek NewsGECOM 503 boxes away from recount end  Stabroek News

Guyana crude brings $5mn to government: Correction - Argus MediaGuyana crude brings $5mn to government: Correction  Argus Media

Truths now confirmed in ongoing drama of Guyana's elections - Stabroek NewsTruths now confirmed in ongoing drama of Guyana's elections  Stabroek News

Guyana needs to be reopened immediately - Stabroek NewsGuyana needs to be reopened immediately  Stabroek News

LATIN AMERICA: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana - Resource World MagazineLATIN AMERICA: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana  Resource World Magazine

Returning Guyanese can pay to be quarantined at two hotels – ministry - Stabroek NewsReturning Guyanese can pay to be quarantined at two hotels – ministry  Stabroek News

Guyanese boy missing in Barbados - Stabroek NewsGuyanese boy missing in Barbados  Stabroek News

ExxonMobil Guyana names new President - Stabroek NewsExxonMobil Guyana names new President  Stabroek News

Guyana at risk of devastating social and economic wildfires - Stabroek NewsGuyana at risk of devastating social and economic wildfires  Stabroek News

Guyana pushes 1Q oil output goal to June - Argus MediaGuyana pushes 1Q oil output goal to June  Argus Media

Guyana's 'associated gas' has no market value - Stabroek NewsGuyana's 'associated gas' has no market value  Stabroek News

Guyana: Presidential guards test positive for COVID-19 - WIC NewsGuyana: Presidential guards test positive for COVID-19  WIC News

Guyana unfazed by COVID-19–driven global food crisis concerns - Stabroek NewsGuyana unfazed by COVID-19–driven global food crisis concerns  Stabroek News

600 more boxes to be recounted - Stabroek News600 more boxes to be recounted  Stabroek News

COVID-19 task force conditionally agrees on return of Guyanese stranded overseas - Stabroek NewsCOVID-19 task force conditionally agrees on return of Guyanese stranded overseas  Stabroek News

Guyanese groundsman stumped in Charlieville - Trinidad NewsGuyanese groundsman stumped in Charlieville  Trinidad News

No to home quarantining for returning Guyanese - Stabroek NewsNo to home quarantining for returning Guyanese  Stabroek News

Plans being made to address requests for stranded Guyanese to return home - Stabroek NewsPlans being made to address requests for stranded Guyanese to return home  Stabroek News

Guyana: Elections and the imperatives of geopolitical neighborhoods - NYCaribNewsGuyana: Elections and the imperatives of geopolitical neighborhoods  NYCaribNews

Guyana Independence Day - Mirage NewsGuyana Independence Day  Mirage News

The Lady Jaguars, Guyana’s fact or fiction - Stabroek NewsThe Lady Jaguars, Guyana’s fact or fiction  Stabroek News

The establishment and development of the Institute of Internal Auditors-Guyana Chapter - Stabroek NewsThe establishment and development of the Institute of Internal Auditors-Guyana Chapter  Stabroek News

The psychology of the Guyanese man and COVID-19 - Stabroek NewsThe psychology of the Guyanese man and COVID-19  Stabroek News

What Guyana needs is good, shared, inclusive government - Stabroek NewsWhat Guyana needs is good, shared, inclusive government  Stabroek News

Concerned Guyanese petition Canadian gov't to back free, fair outcome of March 2 polls - Stabroek NewsConcerned Guyanese petition Canadian gov't to back free, fair outcome of March 2 polls  Stabroek News

We strongly urge our Canadian Gov't to stay the course on Guyana's elections and support the High Commissioner - Stabroek NewsWe strongly urge our Canadian Gov't to stay the course on Guyana's elections and support the High Commissioner  Stabroek News

CAL in historic cargo flight between Guyana and Cuba - Stabroek NewsCAL in historic cargo flight between Guyana and Cuba  Stabroek News

Guyanese stranded overseas continuing to plead for flights home - Stabroek NewsGuyanese stranded overseas continuing to plead for flights home  Stabroek News

Guyana to benefit from UK COVID-19 aid to PAHO - Stabroek NewsGuyana to benefit from UK COVID-19 aid to PAHO  Stabroek News

Complete lockdown not being considered – Harmon - Stabroek NewsComplete lockdown not being considered – Harmon  Stabroek News

Future of a democratic Guyana is more important than silly games - Stabroek NewsFuture of a democratic Guyana is more important than silly games  Stabroek News

Five to vie for inaugural Mr India Guyana title - Stabroek NewsFive to vie for inaugural Mr India Guyana title  Stabroek News

Guyana’s Infant Oil & Gas Sector: Is the 2020 general crisis terminal? - Stabroek NewsGuyana’s Infant Oil & Gas Sector: Is the 2020 general crisis terminal?  Stabroek News

CARICOM pledges support for Guyana on its 54th Independence Anniversary - Searchlight NewspaperCARICOM pledges support for Guyana on its 54th Independence Anniversary  Searchlight Newspaper

We have a customer service problem in Guyana, period - Stabroek NewsWe have a customer service problem in Guyana, period  Stabroek News

125th COVID-19 case confirmed in Guyana - Stabroek News125th COVID-19 case confirmed in Guyana  Stabroek News

US Customs in Miami intercept rifle, gun destined for Guyana - Stabroek NewsUS Customs in Miami intercept rifle, gun destined for Guyana  Stabroek News

Berbice businessman loses millions after woodwork shop goes up in flames - Stabroek NewsBerbice businessman loses millions after woodwork shop goes up in flames  Stabroek News

Guyanese cricketers stranded in TT expected to return - Stabroek NewsGuyanese cricketers stranded in TT expected to return  Stabroek News

Salute the 'Caricom Three' for their sacrifice - Jamaica ObserverSalute the 'Caricom Three' for their sacrifice  Jamaica Observer

Carter Center observer denied approval to fly to Guyana - Stabroek NewsCarter Center observer denied approval to fly to Guyana  Stabroek News

Coronavirus cases in Guyana rise to 116 - Stabroek NewsCoronavirus cases in Guyana rise to 116  Stabroek News

Building an all-time West Indies Championship – Guyana - sportsmax.tvBuilding an all-time West Indies Championship – Guyana  sportsmax.tv

The connection between elections and spikes in Guyanese migration - Stabroek NewsThe connection between elections and spikes in Guyanese migration  Stabroek News

Would not wish dictatorship on any country including Guyana – EU Ambassador - Stabroek NewsWould not wish dictatorship on any country including Guyana – EU Ambassador  Stabroek News

Guyana Goldfields terminates over 160 workers - Stabroek NewsGuyana Goldfields terminates over 160 workers  Stabroek News

Guyana’s Infant Oil & Gas Sector: The world oil market and the US/ Saudi Arabia war for market share - Stabroek NewsGuyana’s Infant Oil & Gas Sector: The world oil market and the US/ Saudi Arabia war for market share  Stabroek News

Port Mourant quick Cameron eager to represent Guyana - Stabroek NewsPort Mourant quick Cameron eager to represent Guyana  Stabroek News

Guyana Goldfields to terminate hundreds - Stabroek NewsGuyana Goldfields to terminate hundreds  Stabroek News

Granger urges Guyanese to await declaration of results - Stabroek NewsGranger urges Guyanese to await declaration of results  Stabroek News

Stranded in Guyana: We want to come home too - Trinidad & Tobago Express NewspapersStranded in Guyana: We want to come home too  Trinidad & Tobago Express Newspapers

Guyanese animator spotlights brain drain in YouTube series - Stabroek NewsGuyanese animator spotlights brain drain in YouTube series  Stabroek News

Hess upgraded at JPM on long-term cash flow growth, Guyana project - Seeking AlphaHess upgraded at JPM on long-term cash flow growth, Guyana project  Seeking Alpha

Caribbean News - Guyana Has Gone From The New Golden Child And Back To Pariah In 73 Days - Caribbean and Latin America Daily News - News AmericasCaribbean News - Guyana Has Gone From The New Golden Child And Back To Pariah In 73 Days  Caribbean and Latin America Daily News - News Americas

Trinidad nationals stuck in Guyana, Venezuela can fly home - Stabroek NewsTrinidad nationals stuck in Guyana, Venezuela can fly home  Stabroek News

Caribbean News - Guyanese In The Diaspora Hit Hard By COVID-19 - Caribbean and Latin America Daily News - News AmericasCaribbean News - Guyanese In The Diaspora Hit Hard By COVID-19  Caribbean and Latin America Daily News - News Americas

Woman dies following Rupert Craig Highway accident, others injured - Stabroek NewsWoman dies following Rupert Craig Highway accident, others injured  Stabroek News

Twenty-one Trinidadians return home from Guyana - Stabroek NewsTwenty-one Trinidadians return home from Guyana  Stabroek News

Derry Etkins passes in Guyana - Nation NewsDerry Etkins passes in Guyana  Nation News

Guyanese boy, 8, reunited with NY family after COVID-19-linked illness - Stabroek NewsGuyanese boy, 8, reunited with NY family after COVID-19-linked illness  Stabroek News

Trinidad nationals stranded in Guyana: We want to come home too - Stabroek NewsTrinidad nationals stranded in Guyana: We want to come home too  Stabroek News

Guyanese must commit to dealing with long term political crisis that has blighted country for 50 years - Stabroek NewsGuyanese must commit to dealing with long term political crisis that has blighted country for 50 years  Stabroek News

CARICOM gives Suriname elections clean bill of health `up to this point’ - Stabroek NewsCARICOM gives Suriname elections clean bill of health `up to this point’  Stabroek News

Gran Colombia Gold Proposes to Merge With Guyana Goldfields and Gold X to Create a High-Growth, Latin American-Focused Intermediate Gold Producer - GlobeNewswireGran Colombia Gold Proposes to Merge With Guyana Goldfields and Gold X to Create a High-Growth, Latin American-Focused Intermediate Gold Producer  GlobeNewswire

COVID-19 measures extended to June 17 - Stabroek NewsCOVID-19 measures extended to June 17  Stabroek News

Jagdeo raps Granger for ‘duplicity’ over Carter Center observers - Stabroek NewsJagdeo raps Granger for ‘duplicity’ over Carter Center observers  Stabroek News

Praises for Caricom on Guyana election - Trinidad NewsPraises for Caricom on Guyana election  Trinidad News

Congressman accuses US of meddling in Guyana's elections - Barbados TodayCongressman accuses US of meddling in Guyana's elections  Barbados Today

No new COVID-19 cases after latest round of testing - Stabroek NewsNo new COVID-19 cases after latest round of testing  Stabroek News

Next Guyana gov't “will have to rule for the benefit of every Guyanese” -Britain - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaNext Guyana gov't “will have to rule for the benefit of every Guyanese” -Britain  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Policy Forum calls for mining to be de-classified as essential service during COVID-19 - Stabroek NewsPolicy Forum calls for mining to be de-classified as essential service during COVID-19  Stabroek News

SASOD Guyana is offering free counselling sessions - Stabroek NewsSASOD Guyana is offering free counselling sessions  Stabroek News

COVID-19 recorded in seven regions - Stabroek NewsCOVID-19 recorded in seven regions  Stabroek News