Guyana Culture, Geography, and Economy

This former British colony is the only English-speaking country in South America, located between Suriname and Venezuela on the north coast of the continent. Guyana has a diverse population which includes descendants of Indian, African, Amerindian, and multiracial groups. The largest ethnic group are the Indo-Guyanese, who are the descendants of indentured laborers brought over from India during the colonial era.

Guyana has one of the largest unspoiled rainforests in South America, inhabited by rare species such as the giant otter and harpy eagle. It is rich in natural resources such as rich reserves of bauxite, gold and timber and its sugar industry accounts for almost 30% of its national wealth. The major sports in Guyana are cricket (team is part of the West Indies national side), basketball, football, and volleyball.

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March 28Phagwah (Holi)
April 2Good Friday
April 5Easter Monday
May 1Labor Day / May Day
May 5Arrival Day
May 26Independence Day
July 5CARICOM Day
July 20Eid ul Adha
August 1Emancipation Day
August 2Day off for Emancipation Day
October 19Youman-Nabi (Mawlid)
November 4Deepavali
December 25Christmas Day
December 26Boxing Day
December 27Day off for Boxing Day
  • Limited Liability
  • Corporation
  • Partnership
  • Corporate Tax: 30%
  • Income Tax (Lowest Marginal Rate): N/A
  • Income Tax (Highest Marginal Rate): 33⅓%
  • VAT/GST/Sales Tax: 16% (standard rate), 0% (reduced rate)
  • Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited (Commercial Bank)
  • Guyana Bank for Trade & Industry Limited (Commercial Bank)
  • Bank of Nova Scotia (Commercial Bank)
  • Citizens Bank Guyana Inc. (Commercial Bank)
  • Demerara Bank Limited (Commercial Bank)
  • Excel Capital Inc (Commercial Bank)
  • Bank of Baroda (Guyana) Inc. (Foreign Bank)

Aadmi can support you with your expansion to Guyana. Our team of experts in country manage every aspect of your expansion from incorporation, accounting, legal, and even administrative concerns.  Matched with Global People Strategist’s powerful labor compliance software, your company is in good hands.

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