Newspapers in Guyana
In Guyana there is only one major newspaper, the government-owned Guyana
Chronicle (founded in 1881) with about 25,000 copies. on weekdays. In addition,
ten weekly newspapers and magazines are published. The freedom of the press is
circumscribed, among other things. by the government controlling the allocation
The government- owned Guyana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC)
broadcasts radio in two channels. Guyana Television is also
government-owned and broadcasts one or a few days a week. Two private stations
transmit satellite TV from the United States. The radio has a significant
spread, but the TV distribution is modest: 558 radio and 81 TV receivers per
1,000 residents (2000).
In terms of culture, language and population,
Guyana has more in common with the Caribbean island
world and India than with the rest of South America.
Both curry and calypso are consumed, but rarely mixed -
Indian culture rather exists side by side with black /
The differences are also noticeable in the family
structure. In black families, mother and grandmother /
grandmother dominate, while father has the central role
Latest population statistics of Guyana, including religious profiles and major languages spoken as well as population growth rates in next three decades.
The colonial heritage is also noticeable, not least
in architecture: here Dutch drainage channels are mixed
with cricket plans, Hindu temples and mosques.
Several of the most well-known authors reside abroad.
Among them is ER Braithwaite, whose To Sir With Love
from 1959 became a successful British film (The
rebellious in Swedish). Martin Carter's politically
colored poetry has gained international attention.
The culture of the indigenous people is reflected
mainly in the art and in the country's museum
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