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Fire temporarily disrupts Guyana Revenue Authority operations  St. Lucia News Online

February 13, 2019. Share This On: Share · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 0 Shares. Staffers outside of GRA following fire outbreak. (GUYANA CHRONICLE) — There ...

St. Lucia News Online
Guyana police destroy several cannabis fields  St. Lucia News Online

February 13, 2019. Share This On: Share1 · Tweet · Pin1. +1 · Share. 2 Shares. (INEWS GUYANA) — Ranks of the Guyana Police Force, on Monday, during a ...

St. Lucia News Online
Financial audit of University of Guyana wanted by union  St. Lucia News Online

February 13, 2019. Share This On: Share · Tweet · Pin1. +1 · Share. 1 Shares. (NEWS ROOM) — The University of Guyana's Senior Staff Association and its ...

St. Lucia News Online
Human Rights group says Guyana’s political parties must stop fuelling ethnic insecurity  St. Lucia News Online

February 13, 2019. Share This On: Share · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 0 Shares. Head of the GHRA, Mike McCormack [Photo taken from Guyana Times]. (NEWS ...

St. Lucia News Online
New oil discoveries in Guyana  Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana today announced that the US-based oil giant, ExxonMobil, had made two additional discoveries of oil offshore ...

Jamaica Observer
Carter Center on fact-finding mission to Guyana  St. Lucia News Online

February 12, 2019. Share This On: Share · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 0 Shares. Minister of State Joseph Harmon at head table, in talks with Carter Officials at left ...

St. Lucia News Online
Tiny Guyana Could Soon Pump More Oil Than OPEC Member Venezuela  Yahoo News

(Bloomberg) -- Guyana, a country that currently produces no crude, could pump more than OPEC member Venezuela in five years. While U.S. sanctions on ...

Yahoo News
Belize victory would put Guyana on football map  Stabroek News

Head coach of the Golden Jaguars (Guyana's national senior football team) Michael Johnson yesterday stopped just short of guaranteeing a win against Belize ...

Stabroek News
Guyana: Teen kills his mother’s friend with bow and arrow  St. Lucia News Online

February 13, 2019. Share This On: Share4 · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 1 Shares. Ronell Henry. (GUYANA CHRONICLE) — A 19-year-old resident from Koriabo ...

St. Lucia News Online
GUYANA - Vice Chancellor denies running University broke as staff calls for audit  Barbados Today

GEORGETOWN – University of Guyana (UG) workers on Wednesday intensified their demand for an in-depth examination of how the institution is spending its ...

Barbados Today
Hess And Exxon Mobil Hit 2 More Oil Discoveries Offshore Guyana  Seeking Alpha

The Stabroek block with an area of 26806 km2 located about 120 miles offshore Georgetown, Guyana, can be classified as one of the most prolific offshore oil ...

Seeking Alpha
Guyana says no more one-on-one oil concession deals, opts for competitive bidding  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Oil and Gas Adviser at the Ministry of the Presidency's Department of Energy, Matthew Wilks and Department Head, Dr Mark Bynoe (right). Guyana is moving full ...

Demerara Waves Online News Guyana
Oil and Guyana’s fortunes: Lessons from Equatorial Guinea  Stabroek News

Just around the same time last week when the Department of Energy was preparing to break the news of ExxonMobil's eleventh and twelfth oil discoveries ...

Stabroek News
Guyana’s political climate not a worry for Exxon  Stabroek News

ExxonMobil isn't worried about Guyana's political climate or a possible change of government as it says both the current administration and the opposition ...

Stabroek News
Guyana projected to earn over US$387M from Bonasika bauxite project  Stabroek News

Over the 15 years that the First Bauxite Corporation's mine in Sand Hills, Region Three, is expected to be in operation, over US$387 million will be injected in the ...

Stabroek News
Exxon CEO Darren Woods Confident in Guyana Oil, Dividends  Barron's

Woods broke with the oil giant's tradition of not having a CEO on the earnings call, and analysts and investors welcomed his participation. Fourth-quarter ...

Barron's
EU adds Saudi Arabia to dirty-money blacklist, Guyana removed  Stabroek News

STRASBOURG, (Reuters) - The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nigeria and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations seen as posing a ...

Stabroek News
‘No-confidence’ vote upheld by Guyana's courts  Global Voices

Despite the Guyana government's legal challenge to the unexpected result of the December 21, 2018, no-confidence vote, the opposition party's motion stands.

Global Voices
Guyana: Baby born with hole in heart gets help  St. Lucia News Online

February 11, 2019. Share This On: Share · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 0 Shares. Ephah McKenzie holds her baby, Josiah McKenzie, as she visited the Ministry of ...

St. Lucia News Online
Guyana: “City Hall’s PR Dept. a waste of time” – mayor  St. Lucia News Online

February 13, 2019. Share This On: Share · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 0 Shares. To further drive home the point of the Mayor, an officer of the PR department was ...

St. Lucia News Online
Tullow raises Guyana drilling guidance  Business News Americas

Tullow Oil expects three offshore wildcat wells due to be spudded in Guyana this year will have a one-in-four to a ... Subscriber-Only *Content*. BNamericas ...

Business News Americas
Valerie Rodway's music fosters 'Guyaneseness' President says at birth centenary ceremony  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Guyana's President David Granger Tuesday morning, reiterated the importance of arts and culture in fostering social cohesion, during a building re-dedication ...

Demerara Waves Online News Guyana
Guyana eyes return of development bank  TXF

Guyana is mulling over the re-establishment of the South American country's development bank to lend directly to small and medium-sized businesses that have ...

TXF
Sandy Lake Gold Reduces Consideration Payable for Acquisition of Guyana Properties  GlobeNewswire

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE U.S.. TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sandy ...

GlobeNewswire
Guyana: $221-million fine, 5 years jail for businessman in major drug bust  St. Lucia News Online

February 13, 2019. Share This On: Share · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 0 Shares. Azim Baksh. (NEWS ROOM) — A 50-year-old furniture maker was Tuesday found ...

St. Lucia News Online
Guyana signs on to forest management agreement with the EU  Mongabay.com

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Guyana has initialed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union (EU) to tackle illegal logging, improve forest ...

Mongabay.com
Renowned Guyanese artist, Ron Savory, passes away  Stabroek News

St Lucia-based Guyanese artist, Ron Savory, passed away on the island on Monday last, the National Art Gallery, Castellani House has confirmed. Stabroek ...

Stabroek News
Guyana government concerned over use of mercury  St. Lucia News Online

February 9, 2019. Share This On: Share · Tweet · Pin1. +1 · Share. 1 Shares. GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 9, CMC – the Guyana government says it remains ...

St. Lucia News Online
A community in Guyana relies on indigenous knowledge in conservation  Mongabay.com

YUPUKARI VILLAGE, Guyana — If Russian Dorrick is sure of anything, it's that his community is capable of protecting their natural environment here in southern ...

Mongabay.com
Guyana: Opposition leader hints at possible extension of deadline for general elections  St. Lucia News Online

February 7, 2019. Share This On: Share8 · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 8 Shares. Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo. GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb. 7, CMC ...

St. Lucia News Online
Oil Discovery Could Make Small Country One Of The World’s Richest And It’s Not Ready For It  The Daily Caller

Another 2 major oil discoveries have been made off the shore of Guyana, all but assuring the impoverished South American nation an immense flow of wealth.

The Daily Caller
French court rejects activists bid to suspend Total's Guyana drilling  Reuters UK

A French court has rejected an urgent request by environmental groups including Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth to deny oil and gas major Total ...

Reuters UK
Who’s Who in business in Guyana  Stabroek News

Arguably the most poignant of the rationale articulated in the “Publisher's Note” for the emergence of Who's Who In Guyana Business is the unending dilemma of ...

Stabroek News
Guyana: Private school closed after threat made online  St. Lucia News Online

February 11, 2019. Share This On: Share3 · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 3 Shares. Sign outside private school (News Source Photo). GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb ...

St. Lucia News Online
Cayman routs Guyana 58-14 in regional rugby challenge  Cayman Compass

Cayman Rugby made history on Saturday as the Cayman National Men's XV scored a one-sided 58-14 win over Guyana to qualify for the Tier II Americas ...

Cayman Compass
Bake on the Run Introduces Portland to the Eclectic Tastes of Guyana  Willamette Week

You probably wouldn't expect to find chow mein on the menu at Portland's only Guyanese food cart. But then, given the rarity of the cuisine at Bake on the Run, ...

Willamette Week
Guyana one of the fastest growing regional economies last year – CDB  Stabroek News

Although grappling with challenges related to climate change; wide fiscal deficits and high public debt; as well as high unemployment, the Caribbean ...

Stabroek News
Machel Montano rocks Caribbean Airlines’ ‘The Caribbean Identity’ launch in Guyana  St. Lucia News Online

February 7, 2019. Share This On: Share2 · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 2 Shares. Machel Montano thrilled thousands at Stabroek Market. (NEWS ROOM) — The ...

St. Lucia News Online
Some gov’t agencies still not releasing info for extractive industries transparency report  Stabroek News

A special capacity building workshop for government organisations and private companies that will have to submit data for the Guyana Extractive Industries ...

Stabroek News
East Coast man held in gun probe wanted for arms trafficking, rape in US  Stabroek News

A Guyanese-born businessman, who is listed as one of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) most wanted, was arrested here on ...

Stabroek News
Guyana: GuyOil announces legal actions over fuel quality accusations  PetrolPlaza.com

The Guyana Oil Company Limited (GuyOil) rejects reports questioning the quality of its fuel in relation to an article published by the Guyana Times. | PetrolPlaza.

PetrolPlaza.com
Guyana records highest visitor arrival numbers to date  Loop News Trinidad and Tobago

Guyana continues to grow as a destination of choice for travellers. As of December 31, 2018, Guyana recorded a total number of visitor arrivals of 286732 ...

Loop News Trinidad and Tobago
Guyana Goldfields: An Incoming Proxy Battle  Seeking Alpha

Guyana Goldfields and its Aurora mine are in trouble. In late October 2018 Guyana shares tanked 50% amid a problem with the resource model. In January ...

Seeking Alpha
Ohio Creek in Guyana a likely new mine  www.mining-journal.com

ASX junior Troy Resources says there is “every reason to believe” Ohio Creek will become the site of a new mining operation as it released more high-grade ...

www.mining-journal.com
Guyanese MP flees to Toronto after receiving death threats for voting against his own government  CBC.ca

A Guyanese-Canadian serving as a member of Guyana's Parliament says he was threatened with death after voting in favour of the opposition's no-confidence ...

CBC.ca
Guyana: Coalition unveils campaign committee  St. Lucia News Online

February 2, 2019. Share This On: Share3 · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 3 Shares. Executives of the coalition parties at the launch. (GUYANA CHRONICLE) — A ...

St. Lucia News Online
Female student arrested for alleged bomb threats at University of Guyana  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Students and staff in a fleet of vehicles leaving the University of Guyana Turkeyen Campus on Thursday. (photo by Keon Skeete). A female University of Guyana ...

Demerara Waves Online News Guyana
China extends its reach into Guyana  Diálogo Chino

China is expanding its influence in Guyana, a key logistical link in South American trade and likely also a top oil producer.

Diálogo Chino
Guyana govt. appeals ruling in no-confidence motion case  The Daily Herald

GEORGETOWN, Guyana--Guyana's Attorney General Basil Williams filed a petition in the Court of Appeal on Tuesday, to reverse the ruling of Acting Chief ...

The Daily Herald
Guyana: University confirms campus evacuated following bomb hoax  St. Lucia News Online

February 6, 2019. Share This On: Share · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 0 Shares. GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 6, CMC – The University of Guyana (UG) Wednesday ...

St. Lucia News Online
Guyana: Bodies of best friends recovered after boating incident  St. Lucia News Online

February 9, 2019. Share This On: Share3 · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 3 Shares. Russell's relatives at the funeral parlour. (GUYANA CHRONICLE) — Four days ...

St. Lucia News Online
International pressure mounts on Guyana over no-confidence motion  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

A day after the Guyana Government deemed the United Nations (UN) position on the no-confidence motion “premature”, the European Union on Monday called ...

Demerara Waves Online News Guyana
Youth Bridge the Gap Between Climate Change and Climate Awareness in Guyana  Inter Press Service

GEORGETOWN, Jan 30 2019 (IPS) - A group of youngsters in the Caribbean who promote environmental protection in the region is on a drive to empower other ...

Inter Press Service
Restaurant review: A Taste of Guyana in Schenectady  Albany Times Union

The best tasting food is rarely the most beautiful. That's certainly true of the West Indian curries and pastries on view, buffet-style, at A Taste of Guyana in ...

Albany Times Union
Caribbean Court rules two Guyanese land titles fraudulent  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Port of Spain, Trinidad. In the case of Chandra Ramotar Singh v Bhagwantlall Mossai and Alvin Alves, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today held that two ...

Demerara Waves Online News Guyana
Belize represented at Consultation for Disaster Risk Reduction Actors in Guyana  Breaking Belize News

NEMO's Central Region Coordinator (with responsibility for Cayo and Belize Districts), Al Westby, is among a team of Belizeans currently attending a ...

Breaking Belize News
National good over narrow interests in Guyana  The New Today Newspaper

The President of Guyana, David Granger, and the Opposition leader, Bharat Jagdeo, showed political maturity when they met on January 9 to try to resolve a ...

The New Today Newspaper
GECOM’s timelines to host Guyana elections “totally unacceptable” – PPP  St. Lucia News Online

February 6, 2019. Share This On: Share · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 0 Shares. (INEWS GUYANA) — In light of the timelines proposed for the hosting of General ...

St. Lucia News Online
Guyana: Jagdeo leads protest, calls for general elections  St. Lucia News Online

February 5, 2019. Share This On: Share2 · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 2 Shares. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo addressing protesters (News Source Photo).

St. Lucia News Online
Guyana reaped US$64m in local content from oil for first three quarters of 2018  Stabroek News

Up to the third quarter of 2018, Guyana had benefited from some US$64 million ($13.7 billion) in local *content* from the oil and gas sector which represents the ...

Stabroek News
Guyana bankers refute tax authority claims about $4 billion owed in taxes  St. Lucia News Online

February 10, 2019. Share This On: Share · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 0 Shares. GRA. (INEWS GUYANA) — The Guyana Association of Bankers Inc had denied ...

St. Lucia News Online
Guyana: Suspected foreign strippers detained following night club raid  St. Lucia News Online

February 6, 2019. Share This On: Share5 · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 5 Shares. The Diamond Hotel and Night Club. (GUYANA CHRONICLE) — Fifteen foreign ...

St. Lucia News Online
Guyana: Suspected bandit shot while trying to take policeman’s gun  St. Lucia News Online

February 7, 2019. Share This On: Share · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 0 Shares. (NEWS ROOM) — A bandit on the run was shot by police early Wednesday morning ...

St. Lucia News Online
Guyana hold slight edge over Red Force  TT Newsday

AN ASTONISHING 20 wickets fell at the Queen's Park Oval, St Clair yesterday, in the opening day of the West Indies Four-Day Championship sixth round match ...

TT Newsday
CARICOM describes Guyana’s current political situation as democracy at work  St. Lucia News Online

January 16, 2019. Share This On: Share8 · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 8 Shares. CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque speaking to reporters in Guyana.

St. Lucia News Online
Guyana: Men charged for stealing panties and bras  St. Lucia News Online

February 1, 2019. Share This On: Share392 · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 392 Shares. Patrick Huntly and Collen Desouza. (GUYANA CHRONICLE) — Principal ...

St. Lucia News Online
Relief for Guyanese seamen after 6 years on abandoned oil tanker  Stabroek News

(Trinidad Newsday) Six years of living on a Nigerian boat off Claxton Bay has ended for five Guyanese seamen. They are now back in their home country, the ...

Stabroek News
Guyana Records Record Number of Arrivals  TravelPulse

The small South American nation of Guyana recorded a record number of visitors in 2018, according to recent visitation reports. Guyana recorded a total number ...

TravelPulse
Politicians can head off property fights – Guyana official  Jamaica Gleaner

GEORGETOWN, Guyana: Regional journalists have been urged to educate politicians about the value of land beyond its economic value in order to stem ...

Jamaica Gleaner
Goldsource up 67% on Guyana high-grade gold news  Resource World Magazine

Shares of Goldsource Mines Inc. [GXX-TSXV, GXSFF-OTCBB, G5M-FSE] rallied sharply on Wednesday after the company reported a new high-grade discovery ...

Resource World Magazine
Manager charged with using Rio club as brothel  Stabroek News

The manager of the Rio Nightclub was yesterday charged with operating a brothel. It is alleged that between November 1st, 2018 and February 5th, 2019, being ...

Stabroek News
Guyana tells Venezuelan migrants to come forward and be documented  Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) is urging Venezuelan nationals not to go into hiding, saying there's no need for them ...

Jamaica Observer
Guyana: Man’s suspicious action leads police to marijuana farm  St. Lucia News Online

February 3, 2019. Share This On: Share5 · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 5 Shares. Not the marijuana farm mentioned in story. (INEWS GUYANA) — The suspicious ...

St. Lucia News Online
Guyana: Granger has no plans to resign; will exhaust court appeals  St. Lucia News Online

February 4, 2019. Share This On: Share2 · Tweet · Pin1. +1 · Share. 3 Shares. President David Granger addressing party faithful at the official opening of the ...

St. Lucia News Online
200 jobs for Lindeners as Guyana gov't invests $60M to reopen call centre  St. Lucia News Online

February 3, 2019. Share This On: Share · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 0 Shares. Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes interacting with Linden ...

St. Lucia News Online
Guyana: Opposition leader threatens legal action against GECOM  St. Lucia News Online

February 1, 2019. Share This On: Share3 · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 3 Shares. Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo. GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 1, CMC ...

St. Lucia News Online
US Congressman urges political stability in Guyana  Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) — A senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the United States Congress, Gregory W Meeks, says political ...

Jamaica Observer
Guyana’s next president?  Trinidad & Tobago Express

Our oil-rich neighbour to the south is in constitutional turmoil. The opposition denounces the government as illegitimate. Rival would-be presidents face off.

Trinidad & Tobago Express
Woman who allegedly had Venezuelans work as prostitutes in Guyana remanded to prison  St. Lucia News Online

January 16, 2019. Share This On: Share102 · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 102 Shares. Fiona Hopkinson was remanded to prison until February 6, 2019. (NEWS ...

St. Lucia News Online
Guyana: Woman accused of stabbing husband to death to stand trial  St. Lucia News Online

January 16, 2019. Share This On: Share11 · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 11 Shares. Lisa Keisha Halley was released on bail pending the hearing of the case at the ...

St. Lucia News Online
Guyana: GMI to invest billions in manganese project  St. Lucia News Online

January 19, 2019. Share This On: Share · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 0 Shares. (CMC) – The Guyana Manganese Inc. (GMI) says it will invest an estimated ...

St. Lucia News Online
Guyana needs to be ready for any emergency in mass gathering – Civil Defence Commission Dir. General  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

As the government moves to ensure the safety of all Guyanese, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) completed a national policy on Mass Casualty ...

Demerara Waves Online News Guyana
Massy Wood sees growth in Guyana  TT Newsday

Guyana's expected oil boom has prompted many companies in TT to increase activities on the South American country in a bid to take full advantage of its ...

TT Newsday
CGX, Frontera in Guyana Offshore Deal  OE Digital

Canadian oil and gas exploration company CGX Energy and compatriot petroleum exploration and production company Frontera…

OE Digital
 

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Guyana (pronounced or ), officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, is a country on the northern mainland of South America. It is, however, often considered part of the Caribbean region because of its strong cultural, historical, and political ties with other Anglo-Caribbean countries and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Guyana is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Brazil to the south and southwest, Venezuela to the west, and Suriname to the east. With 215,000 square kilometres (83,000 sq mi), Guyana is the third-smallest sovereign state on mainland South America after Uruguay and Suriname.The region known as "the Guianas" consists of the large shield landmass north of the Amazon River and east of the Orinoco River known as the "land of many waters". Originally inhabited by many indigenous groups, Guyana was settled by the Dutch before coming under British control in the late 18th century. It was governed as British Guiana, with a mostly plantation-style economy until the 1950s. It gained independence in 1966, and officially became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations in 1970. The legacy of British rule is reflected in the country's political administration and diverse population, which includes Indian, African, Amerindian, and multiracial groups.Guyana is the only South American nation in which English is the official language. The majority of the population, however, speak Guyanese Creole, an English-based creole language, as a first language. Guyana is part of the Anglophone Caribbean. CARICOM, of which Guyana is a member, is headquartered in Guyana's capital and largest city, Georgetown. In 2008, the country joined the Union of South American Nations as a founding member.