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Guyana Once Used the Guilder as Currency

The guilder was the currency of British Guiana (initially known as Essequibo and Demerara) between 1796 and 1839. The Guianan guilder replaced the Dutch guilder at par after the colonies were captured by the British from the Dutch. In 1836, the guilder was reduced in value to 16 pence and, in 1839, the British pound and British Guiana dollar replaced the guilder as the currency of British Guiana.

Family Seeks Help Finding Closure for Man Who Went Missing in the Rupununi in 1993

A young man traveled to the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana to be a teacher decades ago. There he got married and embarked on a new journey of life. Seu Persaud Singh was born in Riverstown Village on the Essequibo Coast on November 23, 1955. He is the eldest of 12 children. He moved to the Rupununi in the mid-1970’s to take up a teaching job in Sawariwau Villige in the South Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, South America. There, he met his wife, Gloria with whom he shares five beautiful children.

Visit Samtronix Lethem in Region 9 for All Your Cell Phone, Computer, and Smart TV Needs

The world famous Samtronix Francise is now open in Lethem, Region 9, Guyana, South America to serve the people of Region 9 and neighboring Brazil. Visit us today and see why Samtronix is your first choice for all your cell phone, computer, and smart TV needs. We also stock PlayStation and many other computer games.

Why Israel Might be Pressuring Iran into a Full Scale War

On the 1st of April, 2024, the Israeli Defense Force reportedly struck an Iranian consulate building near to the Iranian embassy in Damascus, Syria. The airstrike, reportedly carried out by Israeli F-35 military jets, killed a total of 16 persons, including Iranian officials, military personnel, and two civilians. After the airstrike, Israel did not take responsibility, nor did they deny it, but said they were bracing for an Iranian counteroffensive.

One of Guyana’s Funniest Interviews

People might ask if I’m obsessed with this video because I’ve shared it so many times, and now I’m officially filing it into my website. The answer is yes, I am, because for me, it’s a laughing pill, and they say laughter is the best medicine. This video is downright hilarious and I’ve looked at it over and over. It never gets old. I’d like to keep it filed here so I can come back from time to time and look at it, and also bring laughter to the hearts of others through it.

Maria Corina Says that the Ruling of the ICJ Must be Respected in Guyana/Venezuela Border Controversy

Nicolas Maduro’s main political opponent, popular right wing capitalist Maria Corina Machado, has issued a compelling statement calling for peace, diplomacy, and respect of international law with regards to the ongoing Guyana/Venezuela border controversy. She did not waver from the national Venezuelan sentiment that “the Essequibo belongs to Venezuela.” What she did do however was choose her words very carefully in condemning Maduro’s dangerous actions which could escalate into an armed conflict between the two neighboring countries.

“Ghost” Stalks CPCE Turkeyen Campus

Students of the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) dormitory compound in Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana, South America, were last night, 17th of March, 2024, at around 9:30 PM, startled to see an intruder staring at them. A student of the CPCE dormitory, speaking to this publication on condition of anonymity, told this publication that a man crossed the trench between the dorm and road, scaled the fence, and made his way to the generator hut which is located right behind the unisex dormitory building where both male and female teachers are being boarded.

Brazil-Guyana Trucking Services

We offer superior and reliable trucking services between Brazil and the capital city of Georgetown, Guyana, as well as other regions of Guyana. Do you have equipment or products to transport from Brazil to Guyana or from Guyana to Brazil? We’re ready to take the load off your shoulder! Our superior heavy duty trucks can handle almost ANY weight you throw on it.

Visit Karasabai Village, Home of the Sun Parakeet

Visit the beautiful, refreshing, remote indigenous village of Karasabai for a three-day weekend tour and immerse yourself in an exotic culture under the shade of the North Pakaraima Mountains. The amazing staff of our Karasabai Eco Lodge will take care of all your meals and our skilled and experienced tour guides will show you some of the most beautiful and interesting spots of Karasabai.

Pasoca – An Innovative Food Product of Region 9

Pasoca is a nutritious, innovative food product consumed in Guyana mostly by the people of Region 9. Made by fusing tasso and cassava farine, the practice of making pasoca likely originated in neighboring Brazil and was subsequently imported into the Rupununi because of the proximity of the two places and the intermingling of the peoples. To date, most pasoca is made in Brazil and imported into Region 9. Pasoca is also made in Region 9, but to a lesser extent.

Cyborg Protection Services

Cyborg Protection Services is a Guyana based security company with its head office in the capital city of Georgetown, Region 4, Guyana, South America. Founded in 2021, Cyborg provides industry standard security services with its crosshairs and target market aimed at foreign nationals and companies that have business or which are looking to set up business in Guyana.

Kopinang Falls in Region 8

Kopinang Falls is located in Kopinang Village in the North Pakaraimas, Region 8, Guyana, South America. The falls is created by the Kopinang River which cascades numerous steps down the mountains to form the breathtaking waterfall. Kopinang Falls cascades down an estimated 100 meters down to form the magnificent scenery.

Ramson Says that Mohamed Posted Misleading Information about Infrastructural Development

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Hon. Charles Ramson Jr. of the PPP/C, has responded to a Facebook post made yesterday, 20th of February, 2024 by popular businessman Azzrudin Mohamed, just minutes after that post was made. In the Facebook Post, Mohamed claimed to have lighted up the West-Ruimveldt Play Ground by buying and installing lights. However, Ramson quickly came online to “clarify” that the statement is misleading, and says that it was the Guyana Government which laid the infrastructure and installed most of the lights. He did not deny that Mohamed installed some of the lights on the sports ground.

Civil War Brews in Venezuela as Maduro Closes United Nations Human Rights Office

The Maduro Regime in Venezuela, South America, has closed the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and sent the commissioner packing. The mandate of the Office in any country is to support human rights for the residents of that country and take measures to protect them against human rights abuse – something that is rife under the government of Nicolas Maduro.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is Unfit for Government

It is not clear how Justin Trudeau became the Prime Minister of Canada in the first place, but it is clear that he is unfit for political office. Justin Trudeau has taken the first step towards authoritarian tendencies, tyranny, and dictatorship by banning international news outlets from reaching Canadians. Imagine a Canadian Guyanese not being able to know what is going on in their homeland from a firsthand source!

Digi Biz Marketing Agency

Digi Biz Marketing is a digital marketing agency that specializes in helping brick and mortar businesses transition to an online presence. Founder and CEO, Canadian based Guyanese Sheriza Mohamed, told this publication that she conceptualized the idea to leverage her decades of experience in internet marketing systems to help Guyanese businesses and individuals meet the ever-growing demand of selling online.

Waterfront House, Land, and Business for Sale in Parika, Region 3

This amazing property is located just one minute away from the Parika Stelling and the main road. It is very close to the Parika lumberyard and multiple other lumber yards. It comes with an existing boat watch-house business that brings in up to 600k passive income every month. This traditional bungalow style home features three bedrooms and one bathroom. It has two floors and is partially air-conditioned. The property sports 40*80 granite countertops and renovated floors.

Young Tennis Champion Aims to Represent Guyana in the International Arena

Nathan De Nobrega, 13 years old, born April 4th 2010 – is a young tennis prodigy in Guyana. His tennis journey commenced in 2016 at the Rebel Tennis Club, where he was coached by the renowned Andre Erskine. Despite initial hesitation, Nathan’s brief test run with tennis blossomed into a profound passion for the sport. His academic brilliance and steady advancement through all areas of his life, including tennis, underscores his multifaceted talents.

Venezuela Appears to be Closing in on the Essequibo, but Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry

For months leading up to their infamous December 3 sham referendum, the Venezuelan government has been threatening to annex the Essequibo while ramping up troops and military equipment close to the border with Guyana. Even after CARICOM brokered peace talks and the signing of the Argyle agreement by Presidents of both countries, satellite images, international intelligence, and other hard evidence show that Venezuela has not slowed its military advances on the Essequibo, nor has it retracted its claim to it. In fact, right now, the official Venezuelan map includes the Essequibo as part of Venezuela – a flagrant move by the Maduro regime which can hopefully be rolled back after a change of Venezuelan government. But whether Maduro will even allow free and fair elections in Venezuela is highly doubtful.

Little Rock Suites in the Town of New Amsterdam, Region 6, Berbice

Little Rock Suites, located at the junction of Main and Church Streets, is a great place to spend a few days when traveling to the town of New Amsterdam in Berbice, Region 6, Guyana, South America. Rooms start from 17,000 Guyana dollars and go all the way up to 32,000. Rooms are very luxurious and staff is courteous and helpful. The cheapest room has hot and cold shower, AC, TV, double bed, iron and ironing board, and includes breakfast for two.

Mohamed Expresses Disappointment at Ministry of Education Circular

Guyana’s most popular businessman and social media personality, Azzrudin Mohamed, appears to have taken personal offense at a Ministry of Education circular released in late January 2024. The circular (posted at the end of this article), which most people think is aimed at Team Mohamed’s or its Principal, Azzrudin Mohamed, prohibits headteachers from allowing private individuals access to schools or students even if the aim is to make donations. Any headteacher failing to comply with the instructions, the circular stated, will face disciplinary action.

Properties for Sale in Guyana

This page features houses and lands for sale all across the country of Guyana. These may be land with a house on it or just a land without any structure. We’re the most comprehensive listing of houses/lands for sale in Guyana so if that’s what you’re looking for, you’ve landed (no pun intended) on the right page, and we’re both on the same page! Browse the listings below and see if you can find what you are looking for!

Guyana is on the Rise!

Guyana, once the poorest or second poorest country in South America, and one of the poorest in the world, is making full circle turnout to becoming the richest in South America, and possibly the world. But this did not happen overnight. In 2015, Exxon Mobil announced humongous oil discoveries off the coasts of Guyana. Four years later, in 2019, Guyana, under the then David Granger Administration, exported its “first oil.” And nearly 9 years after the oil discovery, Guyana now boasts the highest GDP per capita, by far, in South America. And it is expected to climb further over the next ten years.

Luxurious 4,000 Square Feet Colonial-Style Upper Flats with Stunning Views to Rent in Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Region 4

This exquisite double-flat, consisting of the 2nd and 3rd floors of the three-storey building, is located in Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Region 4, Guyana, South America. It boasts 6 beds (3 bedrooms), 2 baths, and a self-contained master bedroom with a walk-in closet. It is fully furnished with high-end appliances, king-size beds, a 4-piece wooden settee, a 9-piece wooden dining set, coffee table, 2 swing chairs, and more. Enjoy an additional upper deck with panoramic views.

Can this Recently Discovered Superfood Add a New Layer to Guyana’s Wealth and Food Security?

The moringa tree, colloquially called saijan, grows naturally and prolifically in the country of Guyana. The plant thrives in hot, tropical climatic conditions. As hardy as wild bush, it requires little care and grows well on hard, poor soil. It a previous article, I referred to the saijan tree as “riches in the midst of poverty” because Guyanese, considering the readily available leaves a “poor man’s food” didn’t actually know there were consuming a million dollar product.

Tejmohall Hotel 2 in No. 78 Village, Corentyne, Berbice

Tejmohall Hotel 2 opened its door to the public in April 2023 in response to the growing tourism drive in Guyana. It is one of the more luxurious, upper end hotels in the Corriverton area. It is located at Lot 218-219 No. 78 Village, Corriverton, Berbice, Guyana, South America. Tejmohall Hotel 2 is owned by the same company which owns the original (1st) Tejmohall Hotel on the No. 79 Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice, Guyana, South America.

Beautiful, Patriotic, “Essequibo Belongs to Guyana” T-shirt for Male and Female (UNISEX)

Show your love and support for the country of Guyana in the face of Venezuela’s threat to annex the Essequibo by purchasing and wearing this amazing “Essequibo Belongs to Guyana” t-shirt. At the front of the t-shirt is the patriotic Guyanese slogan, “Essequibo Belongs to Guyana” and at the back is a photo of one of the Essequibo’s brightest jewels: the Kaieteur Falls.

What is Dutch Disease, and Why Guyana is at Risk

Managing a booming oil economy has its upsides, but it also has its challenges. It is a job which demands the ability to strike a delicate balance while satisfying the cries and demands of an increasingly privileged population. Guyana’s President, Dr. Irfaan Ali, mentored by veteran economist and national leader, Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo, is in the hot seat saddled with the responsibility of transforming Guyana’s non-renewable oil resources into renewable, sustainable, long-term, economic success. And this is no walk in the park.

Tejmohall Hotel in No. 79 Village, Region 6

Tejmohall Hotel (not to be confused with Taj Mahal) is a great place to spend the night when traveling to the Eastern End of Guyana. It is located in No. 79 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, Guyana, South America and sports an awesome view of the Corentyne River from balcony of the third floor the refreshing river breeze caresses you abundantly with its Caribbean warmth. At present, the hotel sports 23 rooms with rooms ranging from 12,000 GYD to 20,000 GYD as follows:

Guyana’s President Ali to Serve as Chairman of CARICOM

Guyana’s President Ali will serve as the Chairman of the Caribbean Common Market, also called the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) from January 1st to June 30th 2024. During the 2023 border crisis with Venezuela, Guyana relied heavily on intervention and mediation from CARICOM is deescalating the conflict. Team Guyana, South America wishes Dr. Irfaan Ali God’s guidance as he embarks on this noble role of chairing CARICOM.

The True Meaning of Boxing Day

On the 26th of December each year, Guyanese celebrate Boxing Day. It is a National Holiday. The origin and significance of Boxing Day is not clear to most Guyanese. Some joke that they will box someone today. Some say it is a day to open the boxes of gifts they received on Christmas Day, and some say it’s a day to give and receive lots of gifts in boxes.

Venezuelan Economy Regains Traction as US Lifts Sanctions

The once floundering Venezuelan economy, the failure of which has put millions of Venezuelans on the breadline and sent millions more fleeing starvation, is regaining traction as US lifts crippling sanctions and Venezuela becomes able to sell its oil to once blocked markets. Already, India, China, and United States have started to import crude from Venezuela bringing the glimmer of hope that the Venezuelan economy will be flooded with Petro dollars once again like it was in the good old days of the 90s.

Gas to Energy Project Expected to Reduce Electricity Cost by 50% and Cooking Gas Cost by 70%

The Guyana Government is moving full board ahead with its much criticized and debated Gas to Energy Project which is expected to be completed by 2025. Upon completion, President Ali said, electricity costs for the Guyanese people will be slashed by 50% and cooking gas by 70%. This will in turn contribute to the reduction of cost of living in the world’s fastest growing oil economy.

Police Say they Served Defendant Summons, but Burke Tells a Conflicting Story

An outspoken overseas based Guyanese, Mr. Rickford Burke, who has long been at loggerheads with Guyana’s ruling PPP/C administration, has been served defendant summons according to the Guyana Police Force, for a series of offenses ranging from cyber crimes to fraud. But Burke tells an entirely different story. He says that agents of the Guyana Police Force attempted to murder him on December 16 while leaving “pieces of paper” on his steps.

Understanding the Venezuelan Rhetoric of the Border Controversy

For most Guyanese, the idea of a Venezuelan takeover of the Essequibo is as repulsive as it is unthinkable. That’s because Guyana has been administering the Essequibo territory for centuries. It’s hard to wrap our minds around the thought that Venezuelans actually believe that the Essequibo belongs to them. However, a practical approach to this showdown demands that we understand the Venezuelan rhetoric with regards to the border dispute, thus shedding light on why so many Venezuelans say, “El Esequibo es de Venezuela.”

UK’s Minister David Rutley Visits Guyana to Strengthen Defense Against Venezuela

UK’s Foreign Secretary, David Cameron, has firmly expressed his support for Guyana in the border controversy with Venezuela. His voice, added to those of a conglomerate of nations, helped to break Maduro’s resolve in annexing the Essequibo and pushed him to attend the CARICOM/CELAC brokered peace talks in St. Vincent and the Grenadines where a brand new Peace Agreement was signed between Guyana and Venezuela.

Guyana Records World’s Highest Economic Growth Over Last Decade

In order to compile a list of the 20 countries with the highest rate of economic growth in 10 years, we sourced data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The most recent data was available from 2022. We considered the growth in real GDP for all countries over the last 10 years. We averaged the real GDP growth rates of countries over the last 10 years and ranked them in ascending order.

Suriname is Expected to Surpass Guyana in Oil Production in a Few Years

But it seems like, very soon, Guyana’s eastern neighbor will steal its crown as the world’s fastest growing oil economy. Suriname is estimated to have more than 30 billion barrels of oil and drilling has already started. With a population far less than Guyana, the former Dutch colony is also about to steal Guyana’s coveted title of having the highest proven oil reserves “per capita.”

Essequibo Belongs to Guyana: Here are the Facts

Under the Geneva Agreement, the following were pursued by Guyana and Venezuela: Four (4) years (1966-1970) of meeting through a Mixed Commission involving bilateral talks between Guyana and Venezuela, a twelve (12) year moratorium (with the purpose of allowing both governments to promote cooperation and understanding while the border claim was in abeyance) and twenty years (1989 – 2017) of the Good Offices Process, under the aegis of the United Nations Secretary General (a process that allowed for bilateral discussions on a resolution of the controversy in the presence of the Secretary General’s personal representative).

A Subdued Maduro Now Faces Severe Backlash from His Supporters

A few months ago, starting around October, 2023, Venezuela’s dictator President, Nicolas Maduro starting railing up like a fuming dragon, threatening to seize the once disputed Essequibo territory of Guyana “by all means possible.” He held expensive street rallies and activated the military as together, citizens, Presidential Palace and Defense Ministry beat the drums of war all the way to December 3, 2023. Then came the results of the referendum. Although questionable, it showed that the government won popular support in its ambition to annex the Essequibo by force.

No Accident, No Coincidence, But an Act of Divine Providence

Cloud forming shapes approximating the shape of the Guyana map starting appearing at various locations above Guyana since 2015 – just when Venezuela starting reviving its claim of the Essequibo.

In the minds of many Guyanese, this is no accident, but a heavenly reminder that God has determined Guyana’s borders and will always watch over and protect it. Guyana’s hands down, overwhelming success in subduing Venezuela’s most recent acts of aggression may very well lend credibility to this thought.

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Venezuela and Guyana Agree to Keep South America a Zone of Peace

While it does not guarantee that other South American nations will not go to war with each other for whatever reasons, Guyana and Venezuela has, yesterday, in a historic development, agreed to do their part in keeping South America a zone of peace. The agreement was reached during a CARICOM brokered meeting aimed at promoting peace between the two neighboring countries. It was mediated by leaders from both CELAC and CARICOM.

BREAKING! Nicolas Maduro Calls for Peace and Dialogue

A now subdued Maduro, battered by overwhelming support for Guyana and strong condemnation of his aggression towards Guyana, after much saber rattling, has now lowered his guns and is calling for peace and dialogue in the context of the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy. But is it a genuine sentiment or just the calm before another storm? What happens when Maduro walks away from the meeting today without what he wants – a compromise on the Essequibo region – which President is firmly resolved not to give in to? Will he continue to talk peace or will he start to beat the drums of war all over again?

Venezuelan Military Reportedly Constructing A New Naval Base 70 KM from Guyana

The Venezuelan military has announced, on the 30th of November, 2023, that it is constructing a new naval base 70 km away from Guyana. When Venezuela’s Admiral Neil Villamizar Sánchez, Chief Commander of the Bolivarian Navy of Venezuela, made the announcement on X (formerly Twitter), he spoke in the context of “recovering” the disputed Essequibo county of Guyana. According to Neil Sánchez, the new naval base is part of a broader strategy. It will strengthen maritime logistics, especially in the Orinoco Delta.

Heroes – a Poem by Ronald J. Daniels

After the tragic death of 5 GDF officers on a mission to Region 7 near to the border with Venezuela, many Guyanese have written tributes, and some performed songs, in honor of their sacrifice. In this poem, prominent Guyanese legal professional, author, and poet, Mr. Ronald J. Daniels, pens a heartwarming poem in honor of the five who tragically died as well as the two who survived the helicopter crash on that fateful day of December 7, 2023.

Maduro Reportedly Offered Lula the Once Disputed Pirara Area in Exchange for Military Alliance

Confidential sources close to both the Venezuelan and Brazilian government and military related to this publication on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak about the subject that Nicolas Maduro proposed to Lula Da Silva of Brazil that he would return the once-disputed Pirara Area to Brazil if Brazil allows the Venezuelan military to access its border in order to invade Guyana through Region 9.

Spectacular! An Island Turned Bird Sanctuary Formed from Wreckage in Essequibo River

This magnificent view you see in the video below is an island which was formed in the Essequibo River of Guyana, South America. It later became a bird sanctuary in the river. This video was sent in to this publication by a fan. We do not know the directions to this spectacular location nor the coordinates. However, we will research it and update this article as soon as possible.

Risk of Venezuelan Invasion of Guyana Now Greatly Reduced

From rallying an army of liberators whom he compares to the likes of Bolivar Simon, to proclaiming an unwavering commitment to peace and freedom tempered with the defense of sovereignty, the back and forth between war and peace coming from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has been a hard one to keep up with. One thing is for sure, in the last two months or so, the Chavista had the Guyanese people and Government on their knees and toes.

Is Nicolas Maduro Daring Enough to Test the Resolve of the United Kingdom?

While Venezuela may have spent a lot of money building up its military, it is no position to sustain a full scale war. With its stockpile of 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, Venezuela may be very capable of defending itself against an attack and stave off an incursion into its own territory. But while its defense capability may be strong, its collapsed economy has weakened the military’s attack capabilities. In spite of this, Venezuela’s dictator president, Nicolas Maduro, is threatening to annex the Essequibo region of Guyana and occupy it by force.

GDF Reports that it Has Located Missing Helicopter “Crash Site” and “Signs of Life”

The Guyana Defense Force has today, 7th of December, 2023, at around 11:00 AM, issued a statement that it has located the suspected crash site of the missing GDF Bell 412 helicopter with which it lost signal some time during the morning hours of Wednesday, 6th of December, 2023. The GDF also stated that the aircraft was spotted and that the search and rescue team has reported “signs of life” at the crash site.

Brazil is Committed to Remaining Neutral in Event of War Between Guyana and Venezuela

In a previous article, we explained how President Ali had asked President Lula of Brazil around November 19, 2023 to dissuade Nicolas Maduro from holding his December 3 referendum aimed at annexing the Essequibo county by force. We also explained how President Lula did little to nothing to help the situation. Venezuela is threatening to annex the Essequibo, and is moving forward, which by itself is a threat of war. The Guyana Government, lacking a competent military, is relying on diplomatic strength to tide Guyana over this situation.

Nicolas Maduro Has Virtually Declared War on Guyana

On Sunday, 3rd of December, 2023, dictator president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, held a referendum which sought the approval of the Venezuelan people to annex the Essequibo territory and make it part of Venezuela – by force and without consultation with, or the approval of, the Guyana Government. According to the National Electorate Council of Venezuela, over 10 million voters turned up to the polls and over 95% voted yes to all five of the following questions: