Welcome to Guyana by Patrick Carpen. My name is Patrick Carpen and I’m the creator, administrator and writer of this blog. There may be occasional contributions by other writers and content creators, but most of the content on this blog was created by Patrick Carpen.
If you’ve come this blog because you want to learn more about Guyana, you’ve come to the right place. I cover Guyana from all aspects including businesses, industries, products, services, tourism, people, history, culture, government, politics and education.
There are also occasional commentaries in which I express my viewpoints on various matters related to the country of Guyana, or issues and events that took place in Guyana.
If you’ve come to this blog because of your love of Guyana, you’ve also come to the right place. I harbor a patriotic love for this great land of ours, and it is for this reason that I’ve built this website to showcase its beauty and potential. Be sure to share its valuable content with all your friends to help raise awareness of the great land of Guyana.
This blog is a work in progress, and while I admit that it is not perfect, I’d like to let you know that I work continuously to make it better by the day. If you have any suggestions on how I can improve this blog, feel free to contact me directly on: email@example.com
Click here to see a list of all articles I’ve published on Guyana listed in chronological order.
Featured Tourism Destinations in Guyana
I’m sure you’ve heard about the mighty and splendid Kaieteur Falls, but have you heard about the Rupununi Rodeo? The Kaieteur Falls and the Rupununi Rodeo are two of Guyana’s most popular tourist destinations. Click here to learn more about the Kaieteur Waterfall. And click here to learn more about the Rupununi Rodeo.
Featured Businesses in Guyana
Featured businesses will be added here soon. If you have a business in Guyana and you’d like it to be featured in this section, please contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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National Songs of Guyana
Did you know that Guyana has some of the most beautiful national songs? How many of them do you know by heart?
Here’s a list of some of Guyana’s national songs.
Dear Land of Guyana
Hymn for Guyana’s Children
Song of the Republic
A Song of Hope
The Song of Guyana’s Children
To Serve My Country.
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The Guyanese People
Who are Guyana’s people? Guyana is a melting pot of races and cultures. The country is made of almost all ethnic groups in the world, but how did it all begin?
The first people to have arrived in Guyana are the Amerindians. The Amerindians came to Guyana via the Bering Strait – an ice passage connecting the continent of Asia to the continent of South America. The Amerindians were hunters and came in search of food and the ice passage melted after their arrival.
After the Amerindians, Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, discovered South America. This led to the Europeans’ occupation and colonization of Guyana.
The Europeans brought slaves from Africa and later indentured laborers from India, China and Portugal.
Consequently, Guyana is composed essentially of the following six ethnic groups: East Indians, Africans, Chinese, Portuguese, Europeans and Amerindians. There is also a seventh “mixed race” population in Guyana. Note: although Portugal is also in Europe, the Portuguese are listed as a separate race due to their distinct features and customs.
The Government of Guyana
Guyana was ruled by the French, Dutch and Finally the British. Guyana gained independence from Great Britain in the year 1966. The major political parties in Guyana are the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) and the People’s National Congress/Reform (PNC/R). The current president of Guyana is David A. Granger.
Guyanese celebrate Christmas as a Christian Tradition. They also celebrate Phagwah and Diwali as a Hindu Tradition. The Guyanese culture is influenced by East Indian, African, Chinese, European, Portuguese and Amerindian traditions.
Places Across Guyana
Guyana is divided into three separate counties and ten Administrative Regions.