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

  • Guyana earns big from forest preservation
    by Tamica Garnett on December 3, 2022

    –Hess signs agreement to pay nation a minimum of US$750M for carbon credits –VP Jagdeo says country could earn more based on market changes HESS Corporation on Friday signed an agreement with Guyana to pay a minimum of US$750 million to purchase 30 per cent of the country’s high-quality, REDD+ jurisdictional carbon credits. The purchase … Guyana […]

  • Over US$112M from sale of carbon credits to go to Amerindian communities
    by Staff Reporter on December 3, 2022

    AMERINDIAN communities in Guyana are set to receive at least US$112 out of the US$750 million that Guyana stands to receive from the sale of carbon credits to Hess Corporation. The government’s commitment to allocate the funds to the indigenous communities was announced by Vice-President, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, in his remarks at the signing of … Over […]

  • More love, less hate
    by Staff Reporter on December 3, 2022

    -President Ali says at launch of ‘One Guyana’ Christmas Village By Cindy Parkinson AS the feeling of nostalgia filled the air on Friday evening at the launch on the ‘One Guyana’ Christmas Village, President Dr. Irfaan Ali reminded Guyanese that they are part of “one family” and ought to live in love and unity. “Tonight, … More love, less […]

  • Gov’t ‘wholeheartedly committed’ to enhancing opportunities for PWDs
    by Staff Reporter on December 3, 2022

    -PM Phillips says at launch of first National Youth with Disabilities Conference PRIME MINISTER, Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips on Friday reminded persons with disabilities (PWDs) of the government’s commitment to providing equal access to avenues for them to contribute meaningfully to national development. He made this remark while delivering the […]

  • 84 Bare Root residents receive land titles
    by Staff Reporter on December 3, 2022

    -several young professionals to get house lots SOME 84 residents of Bare Root, a community located aback Bachelor’s Adventure, East Coast Demerara (ECD), on Friday, received certificates of title to their lands. Additionally, it was announced that several young professionals in the area will soon be allocated house lots. For decades, the residents have […]

  • GECOM’s Enrique Livan’s deceptive moves included switching laptops – CoI hears
    by Staff Reporter on December 3, 2022

    THOUGH he was quick and slick, then Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) employee Enrique Livan was stopped short in his tracks by those who kept a keen eye on the tabulation and verification processes as attempts were made to steal the 2020 elections. The story of Livan and his role in the botched attempt to hijack … GECOM’s Enrique Livan’s deceptive […]

  • Marine, oil and gas training added to GOAL programme
    by Staff Reporter on December 3, 2022

    IN an effort to support the development of Guyana’s expanding maritime and offshore industries, AA Maritime and Offshore Training Institute (AAMOTI) and the government are partnering to offer specialised technical training and educational opportunities in those industries to Guyanese. A release from the institute said that through the Guyana Online […]

  • China donates $4M to national relief effort
    by Staff Reporter on December 3, 2022

    THE People’s Republic of China recently donated $4 million to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) to aid in the National Disaster Relief Effort. The funds were then used to purchase long boots and large quantities of food supplies that will bolster food hampers that are packed and dispatched by the Commission, a CDC release stated. … China donates $4M […]

  • First female soldier selected for course in India
    by Staff Reporter on December 3, 2022

    LANCE Corporal Maria Sutherland will depart Guyana on Sunday for India where she will attend the Army Service Corps Centre and College in Bengaluru as a student of the Junior Commissioned Officer Supply, Transport, Mechanic, and Leadership course. The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) said in a Facebook post that she is the first female rank … First female […]

  • Princess Street granny killed during alleged dispute with nephew
    by Staff Reporter on December 3, 2022

    THE police are investigating the murder of 75-year-old Audrey Harris, whose lifeless body was found at her Lot 11 Princess Street, Georgetown home, on Friday morning. According to a police release, the woman’s 50-year-old nephew who resides at the same address is suspected of stabbing her to death during an argument. Harris lived with her … Princess […]

  • Guyanese launch “Lotus Cosmetics”, guaranteeing natural, affordable makeup
    by GTIMES on December 3, 2022

    Three enterprising Guyanese have partnered to launch a new brand of cosmetics – Lotus Cosmetics – which guarantees natural ingredients, high-end finishing, and affordably- priced makeup. Sameerah Mohamed-Ferouz and Sayyid Ferouz have partnered with Founder of Lotus Cosmetics, Fenton Baijnath, in this regard. Baijnauth is a Guyanese national who has been […]

  • TT firm opens $200M Home Store at Amazonia Mall
    by GTIMES on December 3, 2022

    Trinidad-based company “The Home Store Limited” has officially launched its first branch in Guyana. This was done on Thursday evening at the Amazonia Mall at Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD). Representing an investment of $200M, and boasting a variety of modern home décor, kitchen utensils, gym equipment, camping supplies, painting supplies, […]

  • 1st female-owned construction company gets ISO 9001 certification
    by GTIMES on December 3, 2022

    B&J Civil Works is the newest addition to Global Compliance Service’s (GCS) list of ISO 9001:2015 certified companies in Guyana and the first female-owned construction company to achieve this certification. The company, formerly known as J Tapp Road Construction, commenced operations in 1993. With over 29 years of experience, B&J Civil Works is […]

  • Labour Ministry probing reports of some employers not paying new minimum wage
    by GTIMES on December 3, 2022

    Some six months after the new $60,000 national minimum wage order took effect, there are several companies that are still paying their workers below that figure. This is according to Labour Minister Joseph Hamilton, who said the Ministry is investigating those reports. “As far as I know, there are some reports that have come to The post Labour Ministry […]

  • Online booking for Parika/Bartica route commences
    by GTIMES on December 3, 2022

    In keeping with Government’s expressed promise to improve ferry services, an online ferry booking service has commenced for the Parika-to- Bartica route. A release from the Public Works Ministry has said that from as early as Monday December 5, 2022, commuters can make bookings to travel. Online booking of tickets commenced last Friday at 12:00h The post […]

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