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

  • Creating a rail system should be considered in the upcoming budget
    by GTIMES on January 16, 2021

    Dear Editor, The plans to establish new highways and bridges for automobile usage in the upcoming budget is a sign of a healthy ambition in our new Administration. The economic reality before us does provide much insight into the shift occurring globally in more developed nations across Europe and Asia. For the movement of goods The post Creating a rail […]

  • President Ali says 2021 budget is being fine-tuned, to be presented soon
    by GTIMES on January 16, 2021

    There is a short wait until the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government presents its 2021 budget to the National Assembly. This was revealed by President Dr Irfaan Ali, who stated that the budget is being fine-tuned to ensure everyone benefits. “We’re working presently. We haven’t fixed a date as yet but we’re working presently on The […]

  • Haslington man busted with illegal firearm in interior
    by GTIMES on January 16, 2021

    A 26-year-old man of Haslington, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was taken into Police custody after he was caught with an illegal firearm and matching ammunition on Thursday at the Tiger Creek area, Purini Road, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni). Police preliminary investigations revealed that the man was found with a .32 Taurus pistol and two live rounds The […]

  • Miner allegedly drowns in old mining pit
    by GTIMES on January 16, 2021

    The body of 31-year-old Albert Nurse of Lot 683 South Amelia’s Ward Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) was found at Banana Landing Backdam, Middle Mazaruni River in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) on Tuesday last. It is believed that the man might have fallen into an old mining pit and drowned. Based on reports received, the now The post Miner […]

  • 52-year-old cook killed by falling tree
    by GTIMES on January 16, 2021

    The family of a 52-year-old woman received the shock of their lives on Wednesday after learning that she was crushed to death by a falling tree at Nessano Backdam, North West District (NWD), Region One (Barima-Waini). The dead woman was identified as Domelley Cyrus of Port Kaituma Water Front, NWD. Based on reports received, the The post 52-year-old cook […]

  • Armed bandits attack drunken men, rob elderly woman
    by GTIMES on January 16, 2021

    Armed men on Friday stormed the home of an 83-year-old woman at Onderneeming Sand Pit, Essequibo Coast in Region two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), carting off with valuables and cash. Police stated that the incident occurred at about 01:20h at the residence belonging to Parbattie Sooklall. Based on reports received, two occupants of the house, 52-year-old Ricardo […]

  • Top Cop revokes promotion of junior Police ranks
    by GTIMES on January 16, 2021

    Police Commissioner Nigel Hoppie has revoked the promotion of several junior ranks who were promoted on January 1, 2021. While the reasons are still unknown, this came just after Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George granted an order on December 31, 2020, blocking the promotion of several Police ranks to Assistant Commissioner by the Police Service The post Top […]

  • “Chappy” found guilty of wounding son’s father-in-law
    by GTIMES on January 16, 2021

    Compton Fecker, also known as “Chappy,” who was indicted for attempt to commit murder, was on Friday found guilty of the lesser count of felonious wounding by a 12-member jury. Fecker, who was released on bail pending trial, was remanded to prison following the guilty verdict. He now awaits sentencing which will be passed on The post “Chappy” found […]

  • Outdated Food & Drug Act, Regulation under revision
    by GTIMES on January 16, 2021

    Director of the Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD), Dr Marlan Cole said that the outdated laws and regulations governing the body which falls under the purview of the Health Ministry are being reviewed. It is hoped that the process will be completed in about six months, which will see consultations with the general public, The post […]

  • ECD woman arrested following discovery of ganja in shoulder bag
    by GTIMES on January 16, 2021

    A 38-year-old woman was on Thursday arrested after she was found with a quantity of ganja during a cordon and search exercise conducted by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) at Unity, East Coast Demerara (ECD). During the operation, ranks received information and went to a house in Unity, ECD, where a search was conducted during The post ECD woman arrested […]

  • Three remanded
    by Staff Reporter on January 16, 2021

    –for brutal murder of Henry boys THREE men were on Friday remanded to prison for the brutal murders of teen cousins, Isaiah and Joel Henry, whose mutilated bodies were found at the Cotton Tree backlands, on the West Coast Berbice, last September. Akash Singh, 20, called “Monkey”, of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo (EBE); his stepbrother, … Three […]

  • Works on Ogle-Diamond road could start soon
    by Staff Reporter on January 16, 2021

    By Rehana Ahamad WHEN the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) assumed office in August, 2020, efforts were made to reduce the cost of the proposed Ogle-Diamond bypass road. This resulted in alterations being made to the original project plan, and further approvals being required from the financier of the project – the Government of India. … […]

  • Legislation coming to facilitate conducive business environment
    by Staff Reporter on January 16, 2021

    By Richard Bhainie WITH an invigorating plan to foster investment, the government will construct a legal architecture to facilitate a conducive environment for growth and development in every sector of the economy. This was disclosed by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall, S.C., during an interview on Trinidad and Tobago’s WESN […]

  • GTU proposes 4th school term, December exam for NGSA pupils
    by Staff Reporter on January 16, 2021

    -during meeting with MoE officials AS the Ministry of Education (MoE) continues to deliberate on a way forward for Grade Six pupils who are scheduled to write the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) this year, officials on Thursday met with representatives of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) to hear their views. Aside from suggestions already … GTU […]

  • Single-window approval system for construction permits
    by Staff Reporter on January 16, 2021

    – says President Ali PRESIDENT, Dr. Irfaan Ali said that Central Government will soon engage the municipalities to bring the laws, regulations and building codes “up to speed” with international best practices. The Head of State made this announcement to the Mayors and Deputy Mayors who were sworn in at his office on Friday. “At the … […]

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