Guyana

Area Total 214,969 sq km
Climate tropical; hot, humid, moderated by northeast trade winds; two rainy seasons (May to August, November to January)
Natural Resources bauxite, gold, diamonds, hardwood timber, shrimp, fish
Imports $1.626 billion (2017 est.) partners: Trinidad and Tobago 27.5%, US 26.5%, China 8.9%, Suriname 6.1% (2017)
Exports $1.439 billion (2017 est.) partners: Canada 24.9%, US 16.5%, Panama 9.6%, UK 7.7%, Jamaica 5.1%, Trinidad and Tobago 5% (2017)
Government parliamentary republic
Capital Georgetown
Population 740,700 (July 2018 est.)
Ethnicity East Indian 39.8%, black (African) 29.3%, mixed 19.9%, Amerindian 10.5%, other 0.5% (2012 est.)
Language English (official), Guyanese Creole, Amerindian languages, Indian languages, Chinese (2014 est.)

News about Guyana

  • Step in the right direction
    by Staff Reporter on August 8, 2022

    –Rystad Energy Senior Vice-President praises gov’t efforts to successfully manage its burgeoning O&G sector GUYANA has taken diligent steps in the right direction to successfully manage its burgeoning oil-and-gas sector, and avoid the curses of the 20th Century, said Senior Vice- President and Head of Latin America for Rystad Energy, W. Schreiner […]

  • Over 190,000 children receive cash grant
    by Naomi Parris on August 8, 2022

    — new distribution exercise to target parents who did not receive the grant EDUCATION Minister Priya Manickchand has said that plans will be implemented to ensure those parents who were unable to receive the “Because We Care” cash grants last week will receive their monies in a second distribution exercise, which is to be announced … Over 190,000 […]

  • ‘Best possible welfare’ for public servants, says President
    by Staff Reporter on August 8, 2022

    PUBLIC servants have been reassured of government’s commitment to ensuring that they have the “best possible welfare.” President, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali made this clear when he provided an update on his recent engagement with First Vice-President of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), Dawn Gardener. He explained that the engagement was not a […]

  • New Amsterdam resident dies in motorcycle crash 
    by Staff Reporter on August 8, 2022

    A 25-year-old resident of Glasgow, Greater New Amsterdam, Region Six, lost his life following a motorcycle accident in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Dead is Clifton John Lindie, a sales representative of the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) Berbice branch, who reportedly lost control of his motorcycle after the tyre blew out as he was … New Amsterdam […]

  • Transformation of Hydronie, Parika markets underway
    by Staff Reporter on August 8, 2022

    WORKS on the Hydronie and Parika markets have started and are well underway. Vashti Mooteeram, the Market Clerk at the Hydronie Market said the two contracts awarded were for the construction of a shed for a portion of the market and the other for the tarmac. At the Parika market, the base is already finished … Transformation of Hydronie, Parika markets […]

  • Great days ahead for Plaisance
    by Staff Reporter on August 8, 2022

    — Minister Edghill tells residents of community PUBLIC Works Minister Bishop Juan Edghill has assured residents of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara of ‘greater days ahead’ for the community which is set to undergo major transformation. Minister Edghill had joined residents to celebrate their Annual Village Day, held Saturday under the theme, “The […]

  • Emancipation – what it means
    by Vishani Ragobeer on August 8, 2022

    By Vanessa Cort A FRIEND in the US last Monday sent me a quote by Lyndon B Johnson, as we celebrated Emancipation Day. America’s 36th President, who held office from 1963 to 1969, had this to say: “Until justice is blind to colour, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the colour … Emancipation – what it means […]

  • Resolution approved to support access to monkeypox vaccine in Americas    
    by Staff Reporter on August 8, 2022

    As monkeypox cases continue to rise in several countries of the Americas, Member States of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held a Special Session of the Directing Council to consider a Resolution to address the outbreak, including supporting equitable access to vaccines for at-risk populations in the region. On 23 July 2022, the Director … […]

  • Due attention to development, sport in Amerindian communities
    by Staff Reporter on August 8, 2022

    PRESIDENT, Dr Irfaan Ali on Sunday delivered the keynote address at the launch of the Upper Mazaruni 23rd Annual District Games in Kako, Upper Mazaruni. President Ali also donated $1.5M to the event and announced that the government will be working with the winning community to develop a shade house to advance their food-security agenda. … Due attention […]

  • Car of taxi driver torched
    by Staff Reporter on August 8, 2022

    A TAXI driver of Sheet Anchor, East Canje, Region Six, is counting his losses after his car, his only means of income, was destroyed in a blaze on Friday night. Speaking with reporters, Chandrapaul Mohabir, 26, recalled hearing a loud sound around midnight on Friday. He ran out of his bedroom to investigate and noticed his white … Car of taxi driver […]

  • Region 4 man is latest COVID-19 death
    by GTIMES on August 8, 2022

    Guyana’s COVID-19 death toll has gone up to 1272 after another person who tested positive for the novel coronavirus died. According to the Health Ministry on Sunday, the latest fatality is an 87-year-old male from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), who succumbed on Saturday, August 6. This is the first COVID-19 death recorded for the month of The post […]

  • 3 bus touts arrested during Police exercise
    by GTIMES on August 8, 2022

    Ranks of the Guyana Police Force’s Traffic Department in Regional Division Three (Essequibo Islands-West Coast Demerara) on Saturday arrested three minibus touts in Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara (WCD). According to the Police, an exercise was conducted between 15:00h and 15:30h to eradicate touts from the various minibus parks in the district. The […]

  • Berbice youth killed after losing control of motorcycle
    by GTIMES on August 8, 2022

    A motorcyclist who was said to have been under the influence of alcohol met his demise in the wee hours of Sunday after losing control of the motorcycle he was riding. Dead is Clifton John Lindie, 25, a sales representative attached to Demerara Distillers Limited and of Lot 1554 Glasgow New Housing Scheme, Greater New The post Berbice youth killed after […]

  • Guyana Fire Service welcomes 44 new recruits
    by GTIMES on August 8, 2022

    For the next three months, 44 new recruits of the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) will be undergoing extensive firefighting training. They are currently being trained to respond to fires, hazardous materials incidents, vehicular crashes and extrications, and swift water rescue, and upon graduation, will officially become professional firefighters. Chief Fire […]

  • 17 plant operators graduate
    by GTIMES on August 8, 2022

    …as GWI embarks on treated water expansion project In light of massive plans to improve to water quality across the coast via the establishment of 13 new water treatment plants and 10 in-line treatment systems, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) will be embarking on an apprenticeship programme. This was announced by GWI’s Chief Executive Officer, The […]

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