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 prepares to assist Cuba in probe of deadly aircrash - Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

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Guyana prepares to assist Cuba in probe of deadly aircrash
Demerara Waves Online News Guyana
The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is preparing to assist Cuba with any information about the crashed Boeing 737-200 jet that was banned by Guyanese authorities more than one year ago, officials said. GCAA's Acting Director General, Saheed ...



Cops probing murder of Guyana Goldfields manager - Stabroek News

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Cops probing murder of Guyana Goldfields manager
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The police say they are investigating the murder of Neil Whyte, 42 yrs, a Supply Chain Manager at the Guyana Gold Field Inc. and of Suite 1608-141 Adelaide Street, West Toronto, Ontario, Canada which occurred between 10.22 and 11.45 last night at his ...



Imitation carnival puts Guyana's tradition at risk –Creighton - Stabroek News

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Imitation carnival puts Guyana's tradition at risk –Creighton
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The importance of Mashramani has become lost among local promoters of the heritage and artistes, according to cultural critic Al Creighton. Creighton made the assertion in his most recent Sunday Stabroek column, which was titled “Guyana Carnival: a new ...



Guyana: Man set on fire after abusing woman - St. Lucia Times Online News (press release)

St. Lucia Times Online News (press release)

Guyana: Man set on fire after abusing woman
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release)
Guyana Chronicle:– A LINDEN man is now nursing second degree burns after he was reportedly doused with gasoline and set on fire by his reputed wife, Alice Vyphuis, on Sunday. Forty-three-year-old Deon Marks, a vendor of Lot 206 Fourth Street ...



Troy Doris shows off Commonwealth Gold Medal in Guyana…”I don't think this will be my last medal” - Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

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Troy Doris shows off Commonwealth Gold Medal in Guyana…”I don't think this will be my last medal”
Demerara Waves Online News Guyana
Guyana's triple jump Commonwealth Games 2018 gold medalist, Troy Doris on Tuesday reiterated that he has his eyes set on the Olympic Gold medal, moments after receiving an engraved plaque in his honour from City Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green. Several ...



Ill-fated Cuban plane had been grounded in Guyana over safety ... - Stabroek News

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Ill-fated Cuban plane had been grounded in Guyana over safety ...
Stabroek News
Following the discovery of a number of safety infractions, the aircraft which crashed shortly after take-off in Cuba last Friday, leaving 110 persons dead, had been ...
WestJet Looks To Offer Service Between Canada and GuyanaSouth Florida Caribbean News

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Top Suriname police officers in Guyana to probe piracy - Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

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Top Suriname police officers in Guyana to probe piracy
Demerara Waves Online News Guyana
A high-level team of Surinamese police officers is in Guyana widening their probe into last month's deadly piracy attack off the coast of that Dutch-speaking neighbour, the Guyana Police Force said. “During the visit the team will be engaging with ...



Guyana's Commonwealth gold medalist comes home - Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

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Guyana's Commonwealth gold medalist comes home
Demerara Waves Online News Guyana
Guyana's 2018 Commonwealth Gold medalist, Troy Doris this evening made his much-anticipated visit to Guyana. Doris was invited by the National Sports Commission to visit the country during Guyana's 52nd Independence anniversary celebrations.



Hard Rock Café Guyana deal clinched - Stabroek News

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Hard Rock Café Guyana deal clinched
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Emerald Wallis, Director of Maxine Management Services, a Guyanese company recently signed a contract with Dereck Chin, CEO of MovieTowne, Guyana that will introduce the internationally famous Hard Rock Café to Guyana. A release from MovieTowne ...



Cuba: Guyana Barred Ill-Fated Airplane From Airspace - teleSUR tv HTTPS (press release) (blog)

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Cuba: Guyana Barred Ill-Fated Airplane From Airspace
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Head of Guyana's civil aviation body, Captain Egbert Field, told the Associated Press that the crashed airplane had been barred, last year, from being used in Guyanese airspace. Field explained that the crew was found to be overloading luggage on ...
Mexican owner of plane in Havana crash has been subject of two complaintsThe Guardian
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