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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Voices of the Synod: Francis Alleyne, Bishop of Georgetown, Guyana - Vatican NewsVoices of the Synod: Francis Alleyne, Bishop of Georgetown, Guyana  Vatican News

CPL 2019, news Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors to battle for CPL 2019 title 12 Oct - International Cricket CouncilCPL 2019, news Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors to battle for CPL 2019 title 12 Oct  International Cricket Council

New political party in Guyana - Nation NewsNew political party in Guyana  Nation News

Oil and gas discoveries in Russia, Guyana and Cyprus lead top 2019 finds - ChronOil and gas discoveries in Russia, Guyana and Cyprus lead top 2019 finds  Chron

Alt.Latino Playlist: A Travelogue With Stops In Guyana, Puerto Rico, Mexico And India - WMFEAlt.Latino Playlist: A Travelogue With Stops In Guyana, Puerto Rico, Mexico And India  WMFE

Barbados upset Guyana to win CPL | Video | Watch TV Show - Sky SportsBarbados upset Guyana to win CPL | Video | Watch TV Show  Sky Sports

Scotiabank abandons plan to sell Guyana operations - ReutersScotiabank abandons plan to sell Guyana operations  Reuters

How one Guyanese singer made his mark in the World's Borough - Queens Daily EagleHow one Guyanese singer made his mark in the World's Borough  Queens Daily Eagle

CPL 2019: Green & King Help Guyana Post Big Win Over Tridents in Rain-marred Encounter - News18CPL 2019: Green & King Help Guyana Post Big Win Over Tridents in Rain-marred Encounter  News18

Optimism about fighting corruption in Guyana - Transparency InternationalOptimism about fighting corruption in Guyana  Transparency International

Guyana's stop-start election makes headway - Petroleum EconomistGuyana's stop-start election makes headway  Petroleum Economist

Geophysicist: Energy multinationals will choose Guyana over T&T - Trinidad GuardianGeophysicist: Energy multinationals will choose Guyana over T&T  Trinidad Guardian

CPL 2019: Guyana Amazon Warriors Look For First Title, Face Off Against Barbados Tridents - News18CPL 2019: Guyana Amazon Warriors Look For First Title, Face Off Against Barbados Tridents  News18

What Qatar Airways’ Partnership With Guyana Means For The Region - Simple FlyingWhat Qatar Airways’ Partnership With Guyana Means For The Region  Simple Flying

REGION: GUYANA – Five killed in early morning accident - Barbados TodayREGION: GUYANA – Five killed in early morning accident  Barbados Today

Guyana's newest political party rules out coalescing with “giants” ; identifies campaign financing, constitutional reform as big ticket issues - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaGuyana's newest political party rules out coalescing with “giants” ; identifies campaign financing, constitutional reform as big ticket issues  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Inter-Agency Rapid Gender-Based Violence Assessment Report in Guyana, 25 – 30 march 2019 - Guyana - ReliefWebInter-Agency Rapid Gender-Based Violence Assessment Report in Guyana, 25 – 30 march 2019 - Guyana  ReliefWeb

How the Guyana Amazon Warriors have built a dynasty on their spin strength | ESPNcricinfo.com - ESPNcricinfoHow the Guyana Amazon Warriors have built a dynasty on their spin strength | ESPNcricinfo.com  ESPNcricinfo

Badal, Hinds launching ‘Change Guyana’ party - Stabroek NewsBadal, Hinds launching ‘Change Guyana’ party  Stabroek News

Guyana Nears Oil and Gas Turning Point - RigzoneGuyana Nears Oil and Gas Turning Point  Rigzone

Guyana to hold key election ahead of first oil - Argus MediaGuyana to hold key election ahead of first oil  Argus Media

Guyana free to export pineapples and peppers to T&T - Loop News St. LuciaGuyana free to export pineapples and peppers to T&T  Loop News St. Lucia

Guyana Optimistic About Anti-Corruption Fight Although Resource Curse Looms - Insightcrime.orgGuyana Optimistic About Anti-Corruption Fight Although Resource Curse Looms  Insightcrime.org

2 Jason Holder-led Barbados Tridents win second CPL title - International Cricket Council2 Jason Holder-led Barbados Tridents win second CPL title  International Cricket Council

National Security Helicopters to Be Used In Guyana? - tv6tnt.comNational Security Helicopters to Be Used In Guyana?  tv6tnt.com

Badal aims to lift Guyana out of ‘economic underdevelopment’ with new party - Stabroek NewsBadal aims to lift Guyana out of ‘economic underdevelopment’ with new party  Stabroek News

Tullow Oil to spend US $80 million on drilling wells offshore Guyana - The Daily HeraldTullow Oil to spend US $80 million on drilling wells offshore Guyana  The Daily Herald

Guyana president returning to Cuba for cancer treatment - Jamaica ObserverGuyana president returning to Cuba for cancer treatment  Jamaica Observer

“No, Trinidadian companies are not coming to take over”; Guyana can learn global oil industry standards from TT– Energy Chamber of Trinidad Tobago assures - Demerara Waves Online News Guyana“No, Trinidadian companies are not coming to take over”; Guyana can learn global oil industry standards from TT– Energy Chamber of Trinidad Tobago assures  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

CPL 2019: Shoaib Malik hits 9000 T20 runs as Guyana Amazon Warriors beat Barbados Tridents - India TodayCPL 2019: Shoaib Malik hits 9000 T20 runs as Guyana Amazon Warriors beat Barbados Tridents  India Today

King's CPL record fires Guyana into final | Video | Watch TV Show - Sky SportsKing's CPL record fires Guyana into final | Video | Watch TV Show  Sky Sports

Pollard effort in vain as Guyana win | Video | Watch TV Show - Sky SportsPollard effort in vain as Guyana win | Video | Watch TV Show  Sky Sports

CPL 2019: Guyana Amazon Warriors Seal Top Spot with Eighth Straight Win - News18CPL 2019: Guyana Amazon Warriors Seal Top Spot with Eighth Straight Win  News18

Match Preview - Barbados Tridents vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, Caribbean Premier League 2019, Final - ESPNcricinfoMatch Preview - Barbados Tridents vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, Caribbean Premier League 2019, Final  ESPNcricinfo

Badal: Successive govts have failed to address the challenges of the day - Stabroek NewsBadal: Successive govts have failed to address the challenges of the day  Stabroek News

In-form Guyana reach CPL play-offs | Video | Watch TV Show - Sky SportsIn-form Guyana reach CPL play-offs | Video | Watch TV Show  Sky Sports

Where chef Devan Rajkumar eats Guyanese food in Scarborough - Toronto LifeWhere chef Devan Rajkumar eats Guyanese food in Scarborough  Toronto Life

Guyana Central Bank blanks sale of Scotiabank to Republic Bank - Trinidad GuardianGuyana Central Bank blanks sale of Scotiabank to Republic Bank  Trinidad Guardian

Benna Boys beaten by Guyana in CNL - Antigua ObserverBenna Boys beaten by Guyana in CNL  Antigua Observer

Guyana Elections For March 2020 - NYCaribNewsGuyana Elections For March 2020  NYCaribNews

New Political Party Launched in Guyana - caribbeannationalweekly.comNew Political Party Launched in Guyana  caribbeannationalweekly.com

Small plane crashes in Guyana's interior - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaSmall plane crashes in Guyana's interior  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Guyana's foreign affairs minister tells Guyanese to be patriots - Caribbean LifeGuyana's foreign affairs minister tells Guyanese to be patriots  Caribbean Life

Guyana beat St Lucia to stay unbeaten | Video | Watch TV Show - Sky SportsGuyana beat St Lucia to stay unbeaten | Video | Watch TV Show  Sky Sports

Guyana imports over $10.9 billion in snacks:... - St. Lucia News OnlineGuyana imports over $10.9 billion in snacks:...  St. Lucia News Online

Tullow eyes shore base in Guyana, appraisal wells to be drilled next year - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaTullow eyes shore base in Guyana, appraisal wells to be drilled next year  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

ICE arrests Guyanese national twice released with an active detainer following arrests for crimes against children - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement NewsroomICE arrests Guyanese national twice released with an active detainer following arrests for crimes against children  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Newsroom

Guyana's Former Vice President Gives up UK Citizenship to Contest Upcoming Elections - Caribbean360.comGuyana's Former Vice President Gives up UK Citizenship to Contest Upcoming Elections  Caribbean360.com

Germany’s first female ambassador to Guyana accredited - Stabroek NewsGermany’s first female ambassador to Guyana accredited  Stabroek News

CPL 2019 Brandon King century powers Guyana Amazon Warriors to CPL 2019 final 07 Oct 19 - International Cricket CouncilCPL 2019 Brandon King century powers Guyana Amazon Warriors to CPL 2019 final 07 Oct 19  International Cricket Council

Guyana: Man sodomized and murdered 4-year-old... - St. Lucia News OnlineGuyana: Man sodomized and murdered 4-year-old...  St. Lucia News Online

The century-old land dispute between Guyana and Venezuela continues - Latin America ReportsThe century-old land dispute between Guyana and Venezuela continues  Latin America Reports

Trini firms active in Guyana | Local Business - Trinidad & Tobago Express NewspapersTrini firms active in Guyana | Local Business  Trinidad & Tobago Express Newspapers

Recent Match Report - Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders, Caribbean Premier League, 30th Match - ESPNcricinfoRecent Match Report - Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders, Caribbean Premier League, 30th Match  ESPNcricinfo

Guyana: Ex-soldier found guilty of beheading... - St. Lucia News OnlineGuyana: Ex-soldier found guilty of beheading...  St. Lucia News Online

Pilot survives plane crash in... - St. Lucia News OnlinePilot survives plane crash in...  St. Lucia News Online

Energy Company Still Surfing on Guyana Wave with New Oil Discovery - Streetwise ReportsEnergy Company Still Surfing on Guyana Wave with New Oil Discovery  Streetwise Reports

Brandon King shines as Guyana make it seven from seven - Cricbuzz - CricbuzzBrandon King shines as Guyana make it seven from seven - Cricbuzz  Cricbuzz

The Guyana Shop at seven - Stabroek NewsThe Guyana Shop at seven  Stabroek News

Guyana: Cane cutter convicted for killing mother-in-law, 9-y-o... - St. Lucia News OnlineGuyana: Cane cutter convicted for killing mother-in-law, 9-y-o...  St. Lucia News Online

Foreign Minister rails against international calls for Guyana to abide by constitution - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaForeign Minister rails against international calls for Guyana to abide by constitution  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Guyana signs agreement with Qatar Airways - Nation NewsGuyana signs agreement with Qatar Airways  Nation News

Linden oil refinery would have to pay ‘maximum value’ for Guyana’s oil - Stabroek NewsLinden oil refinery would have to pay ‘maximum value’ for Guyana’s oil  Stabroek News

Energy multinationals will choose Guyana over Trinidad & Tobago –Geophysicist - Stabroek NewsEnergy multinationals will choose Guyana over Trinidad & Tobago –Geophysicist  Stabroek News

US, UK, EU call for Guyana election date - tv6tnt.comUS, UK, EU call for Guyana election date  tv6tnt.com

UPDATE: 5 killed in horrific traffic accident in... - St. Lucia News OnlineUPDATE: 5 killed in horrific traffic accident in...  St. Lucia News Online

Guyanese student takes CXC top award with 19 Grade 1's - Loop News BarbadosGuyanese student takes CXC top award with 19 Grade 1's  Loop News Barbados

Russia, Guyana officials to meet on claim of British military base in Essequibo River - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaRussia, Guyana officials to meet on claim of British military base in Essequibo River  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

JetBlue Airways to fly between JFK and Guyana - Caribbean LifeJetBlue Airways to fly between JFK and Guyana  Caribbean Life

Police looking overseas for information on Roger Khan, as Granger, Jagdeo weigh in on no homicide charges so far - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaPolice looking overseas for information on Roger Khan, as Granger, Jagdeo weigh in on no homicide charges so far  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

ICE says New York defied deportation request to release Guyanese child abuser - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaICE says New York defied deportation request to release Guyanese child abuser  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Guyana: Man strangled to death with... - St. Lucia News OnlineGuyana: Man strangled to death with...  St. Lucia News Online

Benna Boys Edge Out Guyana Jaguars - Antigua ObserverBenna Boys Edge Out Guyana Jaguars  Antigua Observer

Roger Khan lands in Guyana - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaRoger Khan lands in Guyana  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Why is it fair for Exxon to pay the US government hundreds of billions of US dollars in taxes on oil profits but none to Guyana? - Stabroek NewsWhy is it fair for Exxon to pay the US government hundreds of billions of US dollars in taxes on oil profits but none to Guyana?  Stabroek News

France-headquartered company wins multimillion dollar seawater treatment contract in Guyana - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaFrance-headquartered company wins multimillion dollar seawater treatment contract in Guyana  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Former energy minister sees Trinidad and Tobago’s future in Guyana’s oil sector - Stabroek NewsFormer energy minister sees Trinidad and Tobago’s future in Guyana’s oil sector  Stabroek News

Guyana fans: Too late for TKR - Trinidad NewsGuyana fans: Too late for TKR  Trinidad News

Veolia wins Guyana FPSO seawater treatment project - WorldOilVeolia wins Guyana FPSO seawater treatment project  WorldOil

US jails Guyanese 'Cash Jet' pilot for 13 years for cocaine trafficking - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaUS jails Guyanese 'Cash Jet' pilot for 13 years for cocaine trafficking  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Editorial | Use Patterson's skills in Guyana | Commentary - Jamaica GleanerEditorial | Use Patterson's skills in Guyana | Commentary  Jamaica Gleaner

IMF projects 4.4% economic growth for Guyana in 2019 - Jamaica ObserverIMF projects 4.4% economic growth for Guyana in 2019  Jamaica Observer

Guyana Central Bank blocks sale of Scotiabank - Loop News JamaicaGuyana Central Bank blocks sale of Scotiabank  Loop News Jamaica

Driver slowed down to allow police vehicle to pass - Stabroek NewsDriver slowed down to allow police vehicle to pass  Stabroek News

Guyana: Decomposed body of another fisherman found; two still... - St. Lucia News OnlineGuyana: Decomposed body of another fisherman found; two still...  St. Lucia News Online

Commonwealth says Guyana in unconstitutional rule; urges President to set “early election date” “without delay” - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaCommonwealth says Guyana in unconstitutional rule; urges President to set “early election date” “without delay”  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Guyana and Qatar Airways sign air services agreement - Loop News Trinidad and TobagoGuyana and Qatar Airways sign air services agreement  Loop News Trinidad and Tobago

SBM Offshore secures $1.14bn financing of Guyana FPSO - - Splash 247SBM Offshore secures $1.14bn financing of Guyana FPSO -  Splash 247

Trinidad’s Energy Chamber hosts safety forum in Guyana - Stabroek NewsTrinidad’s Energy Chamber hosts safety forum in Guyana  Stabroek News

UPDATE: Five killed in Guyana... - St. Lucia News OnlineUPDATE: Five killed in Guyana...  St. Lucia News Online

DDL powers up with natural gas; commissions Guyana's first regasification terminal - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaDDL powers up with natural gas; commissions Guyana's first regasification terminal  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Guyana: Woman seeks police help after placing husband’s salary, wedding band in offering... - St. Lucia News OnlineGuyana: Woman seeks police help after placing husband’s salary, wedding band in offering...  St. Lucia News Online

CCJ must follow through on Guyana ruling THE EDITOR: I join the handful of Caribbean citizens - Trinidad NewsCCJ must follow through on Guyana ruling THE EDITOR: I join the handful of Caribbean citizens  Trinidad News

Five to vie for Miss Guyana Sari Queen crown and title - Stabroek NewsFive to vie for Miss Guyana Sari Queen crown and title  Stabroek News

Ramnarine: T&T must become logistics hub for Guyana - Loop News Trinidad and TobagoRamnarine: T&T must become logistics hub for Guyana  Loop News Trinidad and Tobago

Guyana: Soldier found dead -- suspected bandit from deadly attack on... - St. Lucia News OnlineGuyana: Soldier found dead -- suspected bandit from deadly attack on...  St. Lucia News Online

The Citizenship Initiative to contest general elections - Stabroek NewsThe Citizenship Initiative to contest general elections  Stabroek News

Tridents thrash TKR to join Guyana in CPL final - Stabroek NewsTridents thrash TKR to join Guyana in CPL final  Stabroek News

GUYANA-POLITICS-Granger hopes to announce elections date during national address - Antigua ObserverGUYANA-POLITICS-Granger hopes to announce elections date during national address  Antigua Observer

Guyana keen on boosting ties with experienced oil producers like Qatar - Stabroek NewsGuyana keen on boosting ties with experienced oil producers like Qatar  Stabroek News