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  • Guyana is Geographically South America, but Culturally CaribbeanGuyana is Geographically South America, but Culturally Caribbean
    People sometimes get confused: is Guyana part of South America or the Caribbean? The answer is "both." Guyana is geographically part of South America, but it is culturally and historically part of the Caribbean. Read more »
  • Guyana Was Declared a Republic in 1970Guyana Was Declared a Republic in 1970
    Published: 23rd of February, 2022 by Patrick Carpen. About 4 years after declaring Independence from the British Empire, Guyana was declared a Republic on the 23rd of February, 1970. A… Read more »
  • Was Guyana Better Under British Rule?Was Guyana Better Under British Rule?
    First Published: 27th of May, 2018 Opinions will vary widely on this matter. Was Guyana better under British Rule? And should we have stayed that way? Some would say “yes,” some would… Read more »
  • National Athlete, Kemmely Chapman, Blazes the Trail of Higher EducationNational Athlete, Kemmely Chapman, Blazes the Trail of Higher Education
    24th of January, 2022. Region 9, Guyana, South America 21-year old Kemmely Alexia Chapman is a daughter of the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, South America. Although she was born in… Read more »
  • The “Coolies” of Guyana, South AmericaThe “Coolies” of Guyana, South America
    First Published: 6th of October, 2018 If you lived for any amount of time in Guyana, South America, you might have heard the expression “coolie man,” “coolie boy,” “coolie woman,”… Read more »
  • Stan Brock, Founder of Remote Area MedicalStan Brock, Founder of Remote Area Medical
    First Published: 25th of November, 2021 by Patrick Carpen. British aviator, businessman, and philanthropist, Stan Brock, passed away in the year 2018. His body was cremated and his ashes were… Read more »
  • Honest Thieves – A Comic Book Story of Georgetown in the 1960s – by Hemwant PersaudHonest Thieves – A Comic Book Story of Georgetown in the 1960s – by Hemwant Persaud
    First Published: 16th of November, 2021 This story, contributed by a Guyanese citizen who had migrated to the USA in his younger years and later returned to retire in his… Read more »
  • Remembrance Day or Remembrance Sunday – a British Inherited TraditionRemembrance Day or Remembrance Sunday – a British Inherited Tradition
    First Published: 16th of November, 2021 by Patrick Carpen. Remembrance Day, an annual observance and ceremony in honor of all those who died in military service, either in or out… Read more »
  • Guyanese ProverbsGuyanese Proverbs
    First Published: 4th of January, 2018 by Patrick Carpen. A proverb is a general observable truth about life which has been passed down from generation to generation. Aside from the… Read more »
  • The Nine Indigenous Nations of Guyana, South AmericaThe Nine Indigenous Nations of Guyana, South America
    In earlier post-colonial days, such as in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, Guyanese were taught through the education system that there are “9 Amerindian Tribes” across Guyana. However, modern views,… Read more »
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