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Co-operative Republic of Guyana
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Location  South America
Capital  Georgetown
Area  214,969 sq km
Population  740,685
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  • Guyana on 24 January 2013 joined a regional pact to protect jaguars upon signing an agreement with the New York-based conservation group Panthera, which is trying to establish a "jaguar corridor," a network of pathways that would link core jaguar populations from northern Argentina to Mexico.[1]

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  • Janet Jagan, an American-born politician, was sworn in as Guyana's first woman Prime Minister on March 17, 1997. She was also the first woman President of Guyana.[2]

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  • Troy Doris of Guyana won gold in Men's Triple Jump at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

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  • The President of Guyana Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo won the prestigious Champions of the Earth Award by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on April 22, 2010. Mr. Jagdeo was awarded because of his passionate advocacy for forestry and ecosystem infrastructure.

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  • Exxon Mobil Corporation has discovered oil off the coast of Guyana, as announced on 7 May 2015, which is expected to further transform Guyana's economy.[3]

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  • Guyana and other thirty-seven countries met internationally-set hunger eradication targets set for 2015 to halve the percentage of hungry people well ahead of time, the United Nations food agency revealed on 12 June 2013.[4]

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  • Maggie Harris representing Guyana won the prestigious Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014 in the regional category from Caribbean for her story Sending for Chantal.

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  • Leroy Phillips of Guyana received the Queen's Young Leaders Award on 22 June 2015 from Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth for his hard work to improve access to education for all.[5]

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  • Marva Langevine from Guyana, who is transforming the lives of bereaved, sick and underprivileged children and families in Guyana, received a Queen’s Young Leaders award at a ceremony held at the Buckingham Palace, in London on 26 June 2018.[6]

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  • Samantha Sheoprashad of Guyana received the 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders Award for working to reduce suicide rates in Guyana.

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  • Guyana was admitted as a member of the United Nations (UN) on 20 September 1966.[7]

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  • Guyana Men team won the DHL North American Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) Sevens championships, defeating Cayman Islands 29-0 in the final on 14 November 2011.

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  • Janet Jagan, an American-born politician, was sworn in as Guyana's first woman President on 19 December 1997. She was also the first woman Prime Minister of Guyana.[2]

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  • On December 28, 2012, Guyana and China signed an agreement on economic and technical cooperation that will provide up to $4.8 million in support from China.

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