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

  • Budget 2022 tackles rising cost of living – Pres. Ali
    by Staff Reporter on January 26, 2022

    COGNISANT of the challenges experienced globally as food prices and the general cost of living continue to rise resulting from the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, President Dr Irfaan Ali, on Tuesday evening, raised the curtain on Budget 2022 which he said will include a sizeable allocation addressing the rising cost of living experienced by Guyanese. “I … […]

  • Joe Vieira park to undergo multimillion-dollar transformation
    by Staff Reporter on January 26, 2022

    –as Guyana, China sign implementation agreement for friendship initiative A China-Guyana Friendship Monument, amphitheater, picnic lawn, a stand canopy over a pond, twin pavilions, and grounds for football, tennis and basketball, are among major attractions earmarked for the Joe Vieira Park on the West Bank of Demerara. Guyana and China signed an […]

  • Teen among seven held for $18.5M Rose Hall robbery
    by Staff Reporter on January 26, 2022

    -getaway motorcycle recovered FOLLOWING intense investigations by the police, seven persons were arrested in connection with Monday’s $18.5 million armed robbery committed on a Corentyne businesswoman while the getaway motorcycle has been recovered. This is according to Region Six Commander, Superintendent Boodnarine Persaud, who provided members of the […]

  • Guyana gets new technology for malaria sequencing
    by Staff Reporter on January 26, 2022

    GUYANA has enhanced its capacity to combat malaria with the procurement of new technology that will facilitate the sequencing of genomes of parasites found in the blood of infected patients. The new advanced technology will also help researchers to determine the different genes and hotspot areas of the parasite here in the country. Health Minister, … […]

  • First-time author secures ‘best seller’ for prophetic novel
    by Naomi Parris on January 26, 2022

    WHEN Delon Aaron, a first-time author, decided to pen his thoughts, his only goal was to educate the Christian community and world at large about the prophetic ministry. Soon after having his book “Covet to Prophesy – Activating the Prophetic DNA in You” published on Amazon – one of the world’s largest online retailer companies … First-time […]

  • Norton replaces Granger as APNU Chairman
    by Staff Reporter on January 26, 2022

    — Harmon resigns as General-Secretary ONE month after he was elected Leader of the People’s National Congress/Reform (PNC/R), Aubrey Norton was, on Tuesday, elected Leader of the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Coalition. The PNC/R is the largest party in the Coalition. Norton’s appointment to the leadership came during a meeting of the APNU […]

  • Construction commences on five model shade houses
    by Staff Reporter on January 26, 2022

    –as President’s youth ‘agri’ initiative gets underway CONSTRUCTION has started on five model shade houses, which form part of President Dr. Irfaan Ali’s Agriculture and Innovation Entrepreneurship Programme that was launched on January 11. According to a press release from the Ministry of Agriculture, subject minister, Zulfikar Mustapha, visited […]

  • Amendments to Powers of Attorney Act will prevent fraud
    by Staff Reporter on January 26, 2022

    –Attorney-General says AS the National Assembly, on Monday evening, passed the Powers of Attorney (Amendment Bill 2021), Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall S.C, said that the deep and far-reaching amendments will prevent miscreants from perpetuating fraud. For context, a power of attorney or letter of attorney is a written […]

  • ‘Letter from the Grave’: Addressed to Guyana?
    by Staff Reporter on January 26, 2022

    By Earl Bousquet A VERY interesting ‘Letter from the Grave’ was published by the Mauritius Times on April 9, 2021, purportedly from the late President Lee Kuan Yew, who led the island for 31 years and died 23 March 2015, aged 91. Lee was an extraordinary leader who turned a little island like Saint Lucia … ‘Letter from the Grave’: Addressed to […]

  • Man denies killing drinking buddy 
    by Staff Reporter on January 26, 2022

    LEVOY LaCruz called “Jagan”, on Tuesday, pleaded not guilty to fatally stabbing his friend, Reafeal Orin Danns, during a drinking spree in the Lower Pomeroon, just over seven years ago. LaCruz, 29, of Lower Pomeroon River, Region Two, was indicted for manslaughter at the Essequibo High Court before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow. He denied that, on September […]

  • Wales to become 1 of the largest industrial zones in Caribbean – Natural Resources Minister
    by GTIMES on January 26, 2022

    – as Opposition efforts to delay project defeated in parliamentary vote The Wales Development Zone (WDZ) will be one of the largest industrial zones in the Caribbean. This was revealed by Natural Resources Minister Vickram Bharrat in his contributions in the National Assembly prior to the defeat of the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For The […]

  • Mega-projects will be completed under PPP/C Govt’s first term – PM assures
    by GTIMES on January 26, 2022

    Prime Minister Brigadier (ret’d) Mark Phillips has reassured the nation that all the mega-projects of the PPP/C Government would be completed during its first five years in office. PM Phillips took to the floor of the National Assembly in the wee hours of Tuesday to add his voice to a motion brought by Opposition Member The post Mega-projects will be […]

  • Teen among 7 arrested for $30M Berbice robbery
    by GTIMES on January 26, 2022

    Seven persons, including a 17-year-old boy, have been arrested in relation to the daring daylight robbery which occurred outside of Republic Bank, Rose Hall Town, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). This was confirmed by Divisional Commander Boodnarine Persaud during an interview with Guyana Times. He noted that six of the suspects were arrested […]

  • Blood transfusions at GPHC provided free for patients
    by GTIMES on January 26, 2022

    In light of reports that patients have been asked to pay for blood at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), it has been explicitly stated that all transfusions with blood products at the facility are provided at zero costs. A statement outlined that blood transfusion is a critical service provided at the GPHC and other The post Blood […]

  • Police Constable charged for perverting the course of justice
    by GTIMES on January 26, 2022

    Police Constable Mario Parasram, 28, of B Field South Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was on Tuesday arraigned for attempting to pervert the course of justice. Parasram, who is attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters, appeared before Magistrate Rondell Weaver at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. According to information […]

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