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

  • La Grange gets Licensing and Certifying Office
    by Lakhram Bhagirat on October 23, 2020

    Arising from increasing demands on the Certifying Office in Region Number 3 (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), the Administration of the Guyana Police Force has taken the decision to open a Licensing and Certifying Office at La Grange, West Bank Demerara. The intention of this office is to provide ease of access to services of the Certifying The post La […]

  • Fallen tree injures 7 Success squatters
    by Lakhram Bhagirat on October 23, 2020

    A total of seven squatters were this afternoon injured after they were struck by a falling tree at Success, East Coast Demerara (ECD). The incident occurred at around 14:10hrs at one of the fields that were flooded as the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) prepares the land for cultivation. According to the Guyana Police Force (GPF), The post Fallen tree […]

  • Private criminal charges against Lowenfield withdrawn, still faces charges by State
    by Lakhram Bhagirat on October 23, 2020

    The private criminal charges against Chief Election Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Keith Lowenfield has been withdrawn. However, he is still facing electoral fraud charges brought by the State. This was communicated by one of the CEO’s lawyers, Nigel Hughes. Lowenfield was privately charged for conspiracy to commit fraud, […]

  • GWI owes $7B for electricity supplied
    by GTIMES on October 23, 2020

    …debt creates uncertainty for GPL – PUC The Public Utilities Commission (PUC), in reviewing the operating standards and performance targets of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL), was keen to point out that, if allowed to grow, the $7 billion debt owed to the power company by the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) would create uncertainty The post GWI owes […]

  • Anna Catherina business broken into, robbed
    by GTIMES on October 23, 2020

    Police are investigating a break-and-enter committed on a grocery shop at Anna Catherina Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD), during which a quantity of goods and items were stolen. According to information received, the robbery took place between 21:30h on Tuesday and 04:00h on Wednesday. Police stated that the owner of the business, Nafiza Samtani, […]

  • Springlands Police Station Management Committee resuscitated
    by GTIMES on October 23, 2020

    The Springlands Police Station Management Committee was on Wednesday evening resuscitated after a motion was moved by Chand Hardyal and seconded by Seeraj Seepersaud to remove the previous dormant Station Management body. As such, an election followed during which several persons were elected to serve on the Committee. These include the Chairman, Narendra […]

  • 27 new COVID-19 cases recorded
    by GTIMES on October 23, 2020

    Guyana on Thursday recorded 27 new COVID-19 cases, thus taking the total number of positive cases to 3877. The latest data was published in the Health Ministry’s dashboard, showing that the death toll remains at 117. To date, 2042 males and 1835 females have tested positive – a significant difference in the gender breakdown. There The post 27 new […]

  • Minimal to no risk of oil spill from sinking tanker off Venezuelan Coast – CDC
    by GTIMES on October 23, 2020

    Guyana’s Civil Defence Commission (CDC) announced on Thursday that, based on recent assessments, there is minimal risk of an oil spill in the Gulf of Paria, where a Venezuelan-flagged tanker is sinking. Guyanese officials were put on high alert as FSO Nabarima, which has been carrying millions of gallons of oil, started sinking – a The post Minimal to […]

  • Murder accused remains at large after escaping from Lusignan Prison
    by GTIMES on October 23, 2020

    Mark Rafino, of Goed Intent Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD) and Queenstown Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon–Supenaam), who escaped from the Lusignan penitentiary on Tuesday, remains at large. He was among three inmates who escaped from the prison, but two- Alex Mathias of Good Hope Dock Yard, Essequibo and Arnold Kennedy of Lot 847 Zeeburg The […]

  • Home of elderly man burglarised
    by GTIMES on October 23, 2020

    Bandits on Wednesday carted off a number of items after they invaded a house at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara (WCD). Based on reports received, the incident occurred at Lot 59 New Road, Vreed-en-Hoop, between 07:05h and 19:45h. The owner of the house had already left for work. The proprietor , 59-year-old Courtney Benjamin told Police The post Home of […]

  • Guyana becoming investment magnet
    by Navendra Seoraj on October 23, 2020

    – major oilfield service providers ‘migrating’ to Guyana By Navendra Seoraj SEEN as the new investment capital of the Region, Guyana, a fledgling petroleum state, is fast becoming a magnet for major investors in the oil and gas sector, attracting even some Fortune 500 companies which have started to ‘migrate’ here from Brazil and Trinidad … […]

  • Getting back to normalcy
    by Staff Reporter on October 23, 2020

    – laboratory, x-ray and other vital services restored in Region Six   By Nafeeza Yahya-Sakur THE effective and efficient delivery of healthcare to residents of Region Six, East Berbice Corentyne, has been boosted with the restart of laboratory, x-ray and other vital services at hospitals in the region after years of neglect under the former … Getting […]

  • One arrested following attack on Chief Justice’s residence
    by Staff Reporter on October 23, 2020

    ONE person is in police custody following the attack on the residence of Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire on Wednesday by four suspects, two of whom entered her yard. One of the two who entered the Chief Justice’s yard was armed with an air pistol and he confronted two police ranks on duty. The attack happened … One arrested following attack on […]

  • AFC wanted power but PNC wanted its destruction
    by Staff Reporter on October 23, 2020

    – AFC activist Abel Seetaram ALLIANCE For Change (AFC) member and former Region Five Councillor, Abel Seetaram, said his party will soon be covered in a “grave” as the People’s National Congress Reform (PNC/R) has absorbed and neutralised the AFC leadership, rendering it toothless. In a letter to the press on Thursday, Seetaram said the … AFC […]

  • 20,000 antigen tests being sourced for hinterland communities
    by Staff Reporter on October 23, 2020

    By Navendra Seoraj AS part of efforts to improve and increase testing for the novel coronavirus in hinterland communities, the authorities have sourced 20,000 antigen tests which will produce results within minutes. Hinterland regions have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic, with Regions One (Barima-Waini) recording 626 cases; Seven […]

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