Guyana (pronounced /ɡaɪˈɑːnə/ or /ɡaɪˈænə/), officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, is a sovereign state on the northern mainland of South America. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Brazil to the south and southwest, Suriname to the east and Venezuela to the west. With 215,000 square kilometres (83,000sqmi), Guyana is the third-smallest country on mainland South America after Uruguay and Suriname.
The region known as "Guyana" comprised 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 several indigenous groups, Guyana was settled by the Dutch before coming under British control in the late 18th century. It was governed as the plantation economy of British Guiana until independence in 1966, and officially became a republic within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1970. The legacy of British rule is reflected in the country's diverse population, which includes Indian, African, Amerindian, and multiracial groups.
The Commonwealth realm of Guyana, officially known as "Guyana", was a predecessor to the modern-day Guyana and an independent state that existed between 26 May 1966 and 23 February 1970.
British rule ended in 1966, when Guyana was given independence as a Commonwealth realm by the Guyana Independence Act 1966 which transformed the British Crown Colony of British Guiana into the independent sovereign constitutional monarchy of Guyana with the British monarch as head of state. Guyana shared the Sovereign with the other Commonwealth realms, and the monarch's constitutional roles were mostly delegated to the Governor-General of Guyana. The royal succession was governed by the English Act of Settlement of 1701. The following governors-generals held office in Guyana during the dominion period:
An ExxonMobil-led consortium has made a "significant" discovery at Whiptail, on Guyana's offshore Stabroek block that could form the basis for a future oil development on the block's southeast area and add to current estimates of 9 billion boe of recoverable resources, according to partner Hess Corp.
GAC office will oversee vessels for regional projects in Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana and Suriname and services to move crew, cargo, bunker and spares, as well as procurement, ship agency and logistics services ...Puerto Rico, St Martin, Guyana and many other destinations.
The British Guiana 1c Magenta is the only surviving stamp from a small batch printed in what is now Guyana, after a ship carrying a delivery of standard stamps from Britain turned up with the wrong order ... .
The stamp is the only survivor of a small batch printed on the former British colonyBritish Guiana – now the nation of Guyana – in 1856 after a ship from England that was thought to be delivering 50,000 stamps arrived carrying only 5,000.
Guyana's production is set to rise to 800,000 b/d over the next four ... Shipping data from Vortexa shows that IOC has chartered the Militos to take a crude cargo from Guyana to Paradip, on India's east coast, in the coming days, but the size of the shipment could not be determined.
ExxonMobil said June 9 it made a successful crude oil discovery at its Longtail-3 well offshore of Guyana for its 20th total find from the Stabroek Block since 2015...Adjacent to oil-rich nations such as Brazil and the economically struggling Venezuela, Guyana is a nascent energy nation gearing up for its own oil boom.
They are well established and generally operate in secret, as most of the trade is informal.” Guyana’s Open Door Feeds Brazil, Suriname, Venezuela... Investigators found that the metal enters Guyana illegally from China, with container ships avoiding customs checks at the seaport of Georgetown.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana... Guyana received its first consignment of 25,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine from Russia on April 2 ... In an earlier interview, Anthony indicated that the two-dose vaccine would be shipped to Guyana at an interval of three weeks between first and second doses.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The United Nations announced Tuesday that it is seeking $29.2 million to help St ... agencies have set aside $2 million for water, hygiene and food vouchers and will send experts to help with the ash cleanup, while nations including Guyana, Dominica and Trinidad & Tobago have pledged funding and shipped basic supplies ... .
— Didier Trebucq (@dtrebucq) April 20, 2021 ... pic.twitter.com/tFodtvVXl0 ... pic.twitter.com/coDv22UNf7 ... So far, UN agencies have set aside $2m for water, hygiene and food vouchers and will send experts to help with the ash cleanup, while nations including Guyana, Dominica and Trinidad & Tobago have pledged funding and shipped basic supplies ... .