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Guyana, situated on the northern coast of South America, is a culturally diverse nation with a population of approximately 780,000 people. Known for its rich natural resources, including vast rainforests and abundant mineral deposits, Guyana has recently gained attention due to significant oil discoveries offshore. The political landscape is marked by a multi-party system, with the two major political entities being the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) and the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC). The PPP/C, led by President Irfaan Ali, is a center-left party that historically played a significant role in Guyana’s politics. The APNU/AFC coalition, a center-right alliance, represents a merger of several parties and has been a key player in recent elections. The country has a history of ethnic and political tensions, often centered around the Afro-Guyanese and Indo-Guyanese communities. Guyana’s political and economic landscape has undergone transformation with the advent of oil production, which holds immense potential for economic growth but also poses challenges related to governance, environmental sustainability, and equitable resource distribution. The government has expressed commitment to transparent management of oil revenues through a Sovereign Wealth Fund. While Guyana faces development challenges, including poverty and infrastructure deficits, its newfound oil wealth positions the nation for significant economic transformation. Active participation in regional organizations such as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) underscores Guyana’s engagement in regional affairs. As the country navigates the opportunities and complexities of its oil-driven economic shift, fostering social cohesion, sustainable development, and responsible resource management will be pivotal for shaping Guyana’s future trajectory. LOCALBUSINESSEXPLORER: Features democracy and rights of Guyana.

Guyana Population 2014

Guyana 2014

Yearbook 2014 Guyana. A political deadlock dominated Parliament’s work during the year. Among other things, the opposition blocked a law aimed at illegal money laundering and terrorist financing. On June 19, President Donald Ramotar...