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Discover a ‘lost world’ in South America


The magnificent Kaieteur Falls, the world’s longest single drop waterfall

Emerging as a unique eco-tourism destination with exceptional pristine rainforests, undisturbed ecosystems, exotic flora & fauna, and a vibrant culture... Nov 30, 2016

Tourism & Culture | Government | South America | Guyana


Guyana’s Agricultural Development

Caricom’s “new horizon for agricultural development”


The Guyanese government is encouraging the development of agriculture further inland. (Photo: Jean-Marc/Jo BeLo/Jhon-John's ©CC BY 2.0)

Measures being drawn up to create a more diversified and climate-resilient agricultural sector in Guyana include shifting its agricultural focus inland,... Oct 26, 2016

Agriculture | Government | South America | Guyana


Education in Guyana

Guyana budgets on better education


Guyana's government has prioritized education as a means to sustainable development. (Photo: JukoFF ©CC BY-SA 3.0)

Guyana ranks among the world’s top proportional spenders on education and is investing in key areas to ensure it spurs long-term benefits for the... Sep 30, 2016

Education | Government | South America | Guyana


Green Economy

Guyana sets global green example


Guyana's government has pledged to invest heavily in renewable sources of power generation over the next five years

Guyana’s President David Granger has made it his mission to set out a green development strategy for the ‘land of many waters’ and make... Aug 31, 2016

Government | Sustainability | South America | Guyana


Guyana & Caricom

Guyana promotes a ‘new horizon for business’ and regional integration


Headquartered in Guyana's capital, Georgetown, Caricom comprises 15 full member states and five associate members

The 37th Regular Meeting of the Conference of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) saw the 15 member states reaffirm their commitment... Jul 28, 2016

Government | South America | Guyana


The Push For A Multifaceted Economy

Program of reforms targets economic diversification


Guyana's president is sure that within just five years its economy will look decidedly different to the one it has inherited from colonial times and much less dependent on global commodity prices

Guyana’s new government is introducing a broad program of economic diversification in order to add value, move away from its primary commodities... Jun 22, 2016

Finance | South America | Guyana


Financial Outlook

Economic turnaround expected for 2016


Winston Jordan, Minister of Finance

The Ministry of Finance and the World Bank predict real GDP growth to fluctuate within the range of 3 to 5% between 2015-2018 Jun 17, 2016

Finance | South America | Guyana


Guyana’s Oil & Gas

Guyana aims to avoid turning its oil windfall into an economic or environmental blowout




Being a relative latecomer to the oil party means Guyana can learn from past mistakes made by more established producers, such as falling into the ‘Dutch... Jun 14, 2016

Energy | South America | Guyana


Reconnecting The Diaspora

Government calls for the diaspora to play a greater role in development


Carl Greenidge, Minister of Foreign Affairs

The President aims to tap into the Guyanese diaspora as he drafts exciting new domestic projects to attract Guyanese back home while curbing the domestic... Jun 10, 2016

Government | South America | Guyana


Bilateral Relations

Obama: “The US and Guyana share a strong friendship enhanced by deep cultural and historic ties”


President David Granger and First Lady Sandra Granger with United States President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at a reception hosted by the Obamas on the occasion of the 70th session of the United Nations Assembly, in September, in New York

The United States is Guyana’s largest investor with the largest share of its exports, proving that the deep-rooted, cultural and historical ties... Jun 06, 2016

Government | South America | Guyana


Golden Jubilee

Multiracial coalition ushers in new era with first change of government in 23 years


David Arthur Granger, President of Republic of Guyana, addresses the UN General Assembly’s 70th Session in New York, September 2015 Photo by: UN/Cia Pak. (Licensed under ©CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Guyana has plenty to celebrate. After 23 years of rule by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), David Arthur Granger was elected President in May... May 30, 2016

Government | South America | Guyana


50th Anniversary of Independence

Jubilee year presents a golden opportunity for change and inclusion


Jubilee celebrations will even overshadow Mashramani this year, which takes place annually on February 23 to celebrate Guyana becoming a republic in 1970. (Photo by amanderson2 via Flickr ©CC BY 2.0)

This year is one of commemoration and celebration for Guyana as it celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence from the UK on May 26, 2016, which comes... May 23, 2016

Government | South America | Guyana


“It’s almost as if we’ve been given a second chance at developing our country together, and we plan to seize that opportunity”

Raphael G. C Trotman
Minister of Governance

Raphael G. C Trotman, Minister of Governance of the Cooperative Republic Of Guyana, explains... Jan 07, 2016


Discover what Guyana’s burgeoning tourism sector has to offer

Catherine Hughes
Minister of Tourism

Catherine Hughes, Minister of Tourism for the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, explains how... Jan 06, 2016


“Petroleum will be part of the broader-based, diversified economy”

Brigadier David Granger
President of the Cooperative Republic Of Guyana

On entering office on May 16, President David Granger created a “vanguard of a new... Nov 20, 2015


Resource-rich Guyana ushers in new investment incentive push

Winston Jordan
Minister of Finance, Guyana

Clearing away some of the old impediments to investment and growth in the economy, Guyana’s... Nov 03, 2015


New political era to catalyze stronger foreign relations

Carl Greenidge
Minister of Foreign Affairs for Guyana

Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge discusses the country’s... Dec 03, 2015


New paradigm ushers in intense training and fresh blood to flush out systemic leeches in public services

Joseph Harmon
Minister of State for Guyana

Changing perceptions of security and corruption are high on the Guyanese government’s... Dec 03, 2015


Education vital to hitting Guyana's sustainable development goals

Rupert Roopnaraine
Minister of Education for Guyana

With 8.3% of its GDP spent on education, Guyana ranks with countries like Cuba, Iceland... Nov 19, 2015


Hinterland comes to the foreground for agricultural investment potential

Noel Holder
Minister of Agriculture for Guyana

Guyana’s Minister of Agriculture Noel Holder outlines the next frontiers, challenges... Nov 20, 2015


Gafsons Industrials is reinventing the good corporate citizen in Guyana

Mr. Sattaur Gafoors
Executive Chairman of Gafsons Industrials

Mr. Sattaur Gafoors has always led the way for Guyana's private sector, now he is showing... Feb 23, 2015


Providing the capital lifeblood for Guyana’s SMEs

John Tracey
CEO of Guyana Bank for Trade & Industry

With an almost pedantic lending philosophy, Guyana Bank for Trade & Industry has more... Feb 23, 2015


Gaico Construction is proof hard work and perseverance coupled with excellent quality is a recipe for success in Guyana

Mr. Komal Singh
CEO of Gaico Construction

United World sat down with Mr. Komal Singh, General Manager of Gaico Construction to understand... Feb 20, 2015


Guyana, South America Undiscovered

Hon. Mohamed Irfaan Ali
Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce & Minister of Housing & Water

Under the leadership of Minister Irfaan Ali, Guyana is set to realize impressive growth... Feb 19, 2015


Guyana's leading private sector company with a heart of gold

Nazar Mohamed
Mohamed’s Enterprises

Mohammed's Enterprise is not only striving to make the mining sector more efficient,... Feb 18, 2015


Specialized training key to developing human capital in Guyana

Dr. Jennifer Westford
Minister of Public Services

A growing Guyana finds herself needing skilled labor for its changing industries. Minister... Jan 03, 2015


Giving confidence to Guyana's mining sector

Mr. Ken Nilsson
CEO Troy Resources

Troy Resources is operating on almost every continent in the world, but Ken Nilsson thinks... Dec 17, 2014


A glistening gem in South America

H.E. Samuel Hinds
Prime minister of Guyana

The prime minister of Guyana, H.E. Samuel Hinds, pointed out to the United World team what... Nov 27, 2014


Natural resources plays a vital part in Guyana's rapid development

H.E. Robert Persaud
Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment

Guyana’s Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, H.E. Robert Persaud, gave... Nov 26, 2014



LOCATION:       

Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Suriname and Venezuela



MAP REFERENCES:     

South America



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



LANGUAGES:        

English, Amerindian dialects, Creole, Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Urdu



POPULATION:        

735,554



GOVERNMENT TYPE:     

republic



CAPITAL:        

Georgetown



INDEPENDENCE:        

26 May 1966 (from the UK)



CONSTITUTION:        

several previous; latest promulgated 6 October 1980; amended many times, last in 2007 (2013)



GDP (purchasing power parity):        

$6.593 billion (2013 est.)



GDP - real growth rate:        

5.3% (2013 est.)



GDP - per capita (PPP):        

$8,500 (2013 est.)



GDP - composition, by sector of origin:        

agriculture: 20.7%

industry: 38.5%

services: 40.8% (2013 est.)



AGRICULTURE - products:        

sugarcane, rice, edible oils; beef, pork, poultry; shrimp, fish



INDUSTRIES:        

bauxite, sugar, rice milling, timber, textiles, gold mining



EXPORTS:        

$1.337 billion (2013 est.)



EXPORTS - commodities:        

sugar, gold, bauxite, alumina, rice, shrimp, molasses, rum, timber



EXPORTS - partners:        

US 30.8%, Canada 28.9%, UK 6.2% (2012)



IMPORTS:        

$2.039 billion (2013 est.)



IMPORTS - commodities:        

manufactures, machinery, petroleum, food



IMPORTS - partners:        

US 22.2%, Trinidad and Tobago 21.9%, China 12.3%, Cuba 6.1%, Suriname 4% (2012)



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