Guyana is a member of CARICOM, a collection of countries in the Caribbean that belong to South America. The country’s capital is Georgetown. Originally colonised by the Netherlands, Guyana later became a British colony before gaining independence in 1966. In 1970 the country officially became a Republic. Despite gaining independence Guyana have remained members of the Commonwealth, the US State Department and the CIA!
The climate in Guyana is tropical and hot, they do however experience two rainy seasons, between May and August and November and January. As a result Guyana has some of the largest rainforests in the South Americas, some so established they are not accessible by humans. There are established rain forest protection schemes in place for which Guyana have received acclaim by way of world heritage site accreditation.
Lack of skilled labour means that much of the exports from Guyana are not industrial, the largest being exports of rice and demerara sugar, gold mining and timber, though during the economic crisis, Guyana managed to hold their own and saw an increase in the production of such materials amid a hostile trading environment.