South Ruimveldt Park Sightseeing Guide

South Ruimveldt Park in Demerara-Mahaica (region) is a city located in Guyana close to Georgetown, the country's capital town. To learn more about South Ruimveldt Park in general, check the South Ruimveldt Park destination guide. These are some of the noteworthy things about this place.

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Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Bourda

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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The Bourda is a cricket ground in Georgetown, Guyana, used by the Guyanese cricket team for matches with other nations in the Caribbean as well as some Test matches involving the West Indies. Located in Bourda in Georgetown, Guyana, between Regent Street and North Road, it is home to the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC). The ground is reminiscent of old baseball stadiums, due to its cantilever stands. The Ladies stand is as fascinating, but the more modern, such as the Rohan Kanhai stand, blend in well. The liveliest part of the ground with the ubiquitous music and DJs is at The Mound, an unprotected area. The ground is nicknamed "The Cornerstone". While the crowd are passionate about their cricket, they are also among the most volatile, with mini riots and pitch invasions not uncommon. The worst incident was in 1979 during a World Series Cricket SuperTest when the pavilion was ransacked and players hid in the changing rooms wearing their helmets for added protection. It has hosted 30 Test matches and 10 One Day International. Four of the last five Tests at the ground have ended in draws, possibly due to rainy weather, as matches are often scheduled during Guyana's rainy period. The ground, which has a capacity of around 22,000, opened in 1884, has seen Test cricket since 1930, and is the only stadium in the world to be situated below sea level. The ground has a moat round it to protect the pitch from flooding. It is the oldest ground in the Caribbean. Cricket matches between Trinidad and GCC were played there as early as 1883, and later between GCC and teams from Britain, in 1895 and 1897. It hosted its first Test in February 1930 against England, which the home side won by 289 runs and George Headley scored a century in each innings. Clive Lloyd and Rohan Kanhai have stands named after them at Bourda. http://content-www. cricinfo. com/westindies/content/ground/59447. html The ground did not host matches for the 2007 Cricket World Cup, as a new stadium, the Providence Stadium, was built. The Guyanese authorities, however, insisted that the Bourda would still be used for first-class cricket.

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  • Buildings and structures in Guyana
  • Cricket grounds in Guyana
  • Football venues in Guyana
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Houses completed in 1884
  • Test cricket grounds in the West Indies

Bourda Cemetery, Guyana

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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Bourda Cemetery is an eighteenth-century cemetery situated on Bourda Street in Georgetown, Guyana. Formerly known as "Bourda's Walk", Bourda cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Georgetown, and the only surviving plantation cemetery in the city. It is considered a national landmark and has been listed as a national monument by the National Trust of Guyana.

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  • Buildings and structures in Guyana
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Historic sites in Guyana

Capture of Demerara and Essequibo

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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The Capture of Demerara and Essequibo was a French military expedition sent in January 1782 as part of the American Revolutionary War. In 1781, the Dutch colonies of Essequibo and Demerara were captured by a British squadron of Admiral Lord Rodney's fleet; the French took possession of these settlements, compelling British Governor Robert Kinston to surrender. The peace of Paris, which occurred in 1783 restored these territories to the Dutch.

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  • Conflicts in 1779
  • Naval battles involving France
  • Naval battles involving Great Britain
  • Naval battles of the American Revolutionary War

Castellani House, Guyana

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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Castellani House is a large nineteenth-century building, which is situated on the corner of Vlissengen Road and Homestretch Avenue in Georgetown, Guyana. It was designed and constructed by the Maltese architect, Cesar Castellani, between 1879 and 1882. Originally serving as a residence for colonial government officials, Castellani House has been the home of Guyana's National Art Gallery since 1993.

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  • Articles created via the Article Wizard
  • Buildings and structures in Guyana
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Historic sites in Guyana
  • Houses completed in 1882

Company Path Garden

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
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Company Path Garden is a small garden on the west side of the Avenue of the Republic in Georgetown, Guyana, between Church and North Streets. During colonial times, “company path” was the name given to a road used by the propertied class as an access road from the river to their lands. The company path, in this case, extended from the side of the Demerara River along the path on which the Bank of Guyana was built and eastwards beyond the Avenue of the Republic. In 1870, the entrance to the old Anglican cathedral, together with the entire width of Company Path, was handed over to the Mayor and Town Council by the Government. In 1908 part of the land was enclosed by an iron rail and planted as a garden – the Company Path Garden. It is now the site of the Non-Aligned Monument.

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  • Gardens in Guyana
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • History of Guyana

Cyril Potter College of Education

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
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The Cyril Potter College of Education is a teacher training college in Guyana. The main institute is located at Turkeyen, and there are branches located in New Amsterdam, Rose Hall, Linden, Vreed-en-Hoop and Anna Regina. Teachers have to travel from rural areas to attend classes. It is descended from the Teachers’ Training Centre (TTC), Guyana's first teacher training college, established in 1928. Cyril Robert Gladstone Potter was the first Guyanese principal of the institution, and the college was renamed in his honor in 1976. Generally, matriculation requires three years of coursework, with the candidate choosing to specialize in Nursery, Primary, or Secondary education. There are also concentrations in Information Technology, Languages, Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education. Only teachers who have graduated from CPCE are considered fully qualified in Guyana, though it is currently possible to teach without this certificate. However, higher level positions (and pay) are restricted to CPCE graduates. Teachers who have gional Department of Education in order to do so, as it frequently requires leaving their work early to attend classes and exams.

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  • Colleges in Guyana
  • Educational institutions established in 1928

Georgetown City Hall

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
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Georgetown City Hall is a nineteenth-century Gothic Revival building located on the corner of Regent Street and Avenue of the Republic in Georgetown, Guyana. The building was designed by architect Reverend Ignatius Scoles in 1887, and was completed in June 1889. The building houses the offices of the Mayor, the City Council, and the City Engineer. Georgetown City Hall is often described as "the most picturesque structure" and "the most handsome building in Georgetown", as well as "one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in the Caribbean". In 1995, the Government of Guyana proposed Georgetown City Hall as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building currently occupies the status of "tentative listing".

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  • Buildings and structures in Guyana
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Government buildings completed in 1889
  • Historic sites in Guyana

Georgetown Football Stadium

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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Georgetown Football Stadium is a multi-use stadium on Vlissengen Road in Georgetown, Guyana. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 2,000 people.

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Georgetown International Academy

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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The Georgetown International Academy is a private, coeducational day school in Georgetown, Guyana, which offers an educational program compatible with the United States system for nursery through grade 12. The School has been in operation since 1971. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending approximately from the end of August to the end of January and from the end of January to the middle of June.

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  • Education in Guyana
  • Educational institutions established in 1971
  • Schools in Guyana

Georgetown, Guyana

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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Georgetown, estimated population 239,227 (2002 Guyana census), is the capital and largest city of Guyana, located in the Demerara-Mahaica region. It is situated on the Atlantic Ocean coast at the mouth of the Demerara River and it was nicknamed 'Garden City of the Caribbean. ' Georgetown is located at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:6|48|N|58|10|W||| | |name= }}. The city serves primarily as a retail and administrative centre. It also serves as a financial services centre.

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  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • History of Guyana
  • Populated places established in the 18th century
  • Populated places in Guyana
  • Port cities in South America

Guyana Zoo

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Guyana Zoo homepage

Guyana Zoo (officially Guyana Zoological Park) is a zoo located in Georgetown, the capital of Guyana. The zoo officially opened in 1952, but its grounds had been used as botanical gardens since 1895. Some of its most popular attractions are Harpy Eagles and manatees. As of 2005, the zoo had approximately 25 staff. The Calgary Zoo has partnered with Guyana Zoo as "sister" zoos.

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  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Zoos in Guyana

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Guyana)

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the government ministry of Guyana responsible for directing the nation's external relations and the operations of its international diplomatic missions. Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett has directed the ministry as Minister of Foreign Affairs since April 2008. The ministry is located in Guyana's capital city, Georgetown.

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  • Foreign affairs ministries
  • Government of Guyana
  • Politics of Guyana

National Cultural Centre (Guyana)

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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The National Cultural Centre, the premier auditorium for cultural presentations in Guyana, is located on Homestretch Avenue, D’Urban Park, in Georgetown. It rises 62 feet, is 240 feet long and 115 feet wide, and seats about 2,000 people. Its stage is 48 feet deep with an orchestra pit, and has a 72-foot wide and 20-foot high opening. The Centre is decorated with a chandelier made of local woods over the main staircase, and a Denis Williams mural, entitled "Memorabilia 11". After the destruction of the Assembly Rooms, the auditoriums of Queen's College and St Rose's High School were mainly used for major cultural presentations, but these were clearly inadequate venues for ambitious theatre. The idea of establishing a National Cultural Centre can be traced back to 1951 when a foundation stone was laid on the site that now houses the Bank of Guyana building. The decision to erect the Centre was made early in 1971 and Guyanese architects were invited to submit designs for the building in a competition held that year. From the four entries received, the design submitted by Norris Mitchell Associates was selected. It was hoped that the building of the Centre would be finished in time for the first Caribbean Festival Creative Arts which Guyana hosted in 1972. However, this was not to be. The unfinished structure was used anyway, with the aid of three large canvas tents to complete the roofing, and coconut palm fronts as walls. The Jamaica National Ballet was the first group to perform there, as part of Carifesta 72. After many delays the National Cultural Centre was officially opened on 16 May 1976.

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  • Event venues established in 1976
  • Georgetown, Guyana

National Milling Company of Guyana

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
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National Milling Company of Guyana (NAMILCO), a subsidiary of U.S. based Seaboard Corporation, is the oldest commercial flour mill in Guyana. It started operations in 1969. The mill is located on Water Street, Agricola, Georgetown.

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  • Companies of Guyana

Ogle Airport

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
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Ogle Airport is located on the Atlantic Ocean coast of Guyana, 6 miles east of the capital, Georgetown. In 2003 the airport was a local hub shuttling some 50,000 passengers and 1,800 tons of cargo annually. Construction began that year to expand the facility to an international airport with upgraded facilities for immigration, customs, air traffic control, health and fire service. The lengthened and expanded runway is now in service, and a ceremony to formally open the new airport terminal was held in March, 2007. OGL received its port-of-entry certification in 2009. It has a Class 1A, 2000 ft (600m)-long runway made of concrete (07-25) and a shorter 300m (1000ft) runway, also made of concrete (07L-25R), which may be used as taxiway. It operates under Visual Flight Rules.

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  • Airports in Guyana

Pattensen, Turkeyen (Sophia)

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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The area developed during 1986, when land previously used for the cultivation of rice and rearing of fish began to be occupied. The area was called “farmers field” since it was used mainly for farming. However, a few short years later almost 400 persons had moved into the area. It was all swamp and mud when persons decided to use the area for housing. Even though settling on the land was considered illegal at the time, persons continued to occupy the land and by 1991, bridges creating linkages to other sections east, now known as Liliendaal and Pattensen (south) were constructed. Soon the area became known as one of the largest “squatter” settlements. This caught the attention of law enforcement officials who started a campaign to restrict persons from expanding. However, zeal for development and property ownership coupled with predominantly vulnerable, low income women and men who needed land and a place to call home resulted in mobilization and lobbying by “squatters” for the regularization of the area. Persistence and determination resulted in the area becoming one of the largest squatting settlements in the country to be converted into a housing scheme commonly known as “Sophia”.

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  • Georgetown, Guyana

Plaisance, Guyana

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
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Plaisance is a village in Guyana between Better Hope and Goedverwagting. It was purchased by freed slaves from cattle farmer A J Watershodt for $39,000 after the abolition of slavery in 1838. It was officially declared a village in 1892. Famous people associated with the village include musician brothers Eddy Grant and Rudy Grant, who were born there.

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Providence, Guyana

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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Providence is a community in the Demerara-Mahaica Region of Guyana, on the east bank of the Demerara River, located at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:6|46|0|N|58|10|0|W|region:GY | |name= }}, altitude 1 metre (3 feet). Providence is approximately 3 kilometres south of the capital, Georgetown. Providence is the home of the Providence Stadium.

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  • Demerara-Mahaica
  • Populated places in Guyana

Roman Catholic Diocese of Georgetown

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Roman Catholic Diocese of Georgetown homepage

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Georgetown (erected 12 April 1837, as the Vicariate Apostolic of British Guiana) is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Port of Spain. It was elevated to the Diocese of Georgetown on 29 February 1956. The diocese's cathedral, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, is located in Georgetown, Guyana.

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  • Religious organizations established in 1837
  • Roman Catholic dioceses and prelatures established in the 19th century
  • Roman Catholic dioceses in South America

Splashmins Fun Park

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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Splashmins Fun Park and Resort is an amusement park in Georgetown, Guyana. It is located on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway. The theme park features shows, pristine plant life and beaches. The Park is built on one hundred and sixty four acres of amidst numerous species of flora and a variety of fauna which include spectacular bird life. Splashmins is a privately owned resort.

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  • Amusement parks in Guyana
  • Georgetown, Guyana

St. Andrew's Kirk, Georgetown

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
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St. Andrews Kirk is the oldest building in Georgetown, Guyana continually in use for religious purposes. The Dutch Reformed congregation laid its foundations in 1811. However, due to financial difficulties it was acquired by Scottish Presbyterians and was formally opened for service on 28 February 1818. It was the first church built by the Europeans in which slaves were allowed to worship. It is situated near the Parliament Building on the north eastern corner of Brickdam. Rev. Oswald Allen Best was the church first Guyanese minister and he served the church with distinction until his death in April, 2009. Between 1943 and 1950 the minister was Rev. Norman Birnie, MA. He came from Aberdeen, Scotland with his wife and two daughters, under the auspices of the Church of Scotland.

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  • Churches in Guyana
  • Dutch Reformed Church buildings
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Religious buildings completed in 1818

St. George's Cathedral, Georgetown

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
More reading: St. George's Cathedral, Georgetown homepage

St. George's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Georgetown, Guyana and is one of the tallest wooden churches in the world, at a height of 43.5 metres . It is the seat of the Bishop of Guyana. St. George's was designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield and opened on 24 August 1892. The building was completed in 1899. It is located on Church Street in Georgetown, and has been designated a National Monument. The history of the Anglican Church in Guyana can be traced as far back as 1781, when the Reverend William Baggs, Chaplain to Sir George Rodney, came to Guyana. However, his stay was short-lived and it was not until 1796 that the impact of Anglicanism was felt, when Reverend Francis MacMahon began holding services in a room on the ground floor of a building that was on the site of the present Parliament Buildings. The first church dates back to 1810 and was erected on the site that now houses St. George's School. This church soon became too small for its increasing membership. In 1839 the foundation stone for a larger church was laid and the small church was relocated at St. Matthew's Parish, East Bank Demerara. The second church was completed in 1842 and became the first cathedral, as a Bishop was consecrated and the Diocese of Guiana created on 24 August 1842. However, because of a fault in the structure of the building, it began cracking in several places and soon became unsuitable for habitation. It was subsequently dismantled. In 1877, a temporary Pro-Cathedral was erected in the grounds of the Deanery at a cost of G$10,000. Arthur Blomfield then produced the first plans for the new cathedral - for a building in stone with a central tower and two western towers; but these were rejected because of the weight and the expense. His subsequent plans for a wooden cathedral were accepted, a design that kept many of the salient features of his first plan, such as the central tower and the Latin cross formation of nave and transepts. It was in the Gothic style of architecture, complete with flying buttresses, but it also had a tropical flavour, ensuring light and air. However, it was to be in timber and the committee emphasised that "woods of the country and no others were to be used," although in fact pitchpine was imported from North America for the ceiling. The foundation stone for the present St. George's Cathedral, built mainly of Greenheart, was laid on 21 November 1889, and the cathedral was consecrated on 8 November 1894 and dedicated by Bishop Swaby. St. George's Cathedral is characterised mainly by Gothic arches, clustered columns and flying buttresses. The interior of the church makes for fascinating history. Whether it is an article of furniture, the chalices, the memorial tablets or the Baptism registers - they all tell a story. The story is not only about Guyana's history, but glimpses of its Caribbean neighbours are also revealed. There is a small Gothic shrine of carved oak in the northern aisle that commemorates Bishop Coleridge, first Bishop of Barbados, who was responsible for British Guiana from 1826 to 1842. The brass lectern, near the central altar, was given by the Diocese of Barbados when the present Cathedral was opened in 1892. The Sedilia was donated by Chinese Christians. The decorative stained glass windows reflect myriad colours in the sunlight. These windows depict scenes from the Crucifixion and the Ascension, among others. Consisting of two rows of six windows, The East window was donated by the McConnell family. The upper windows depict scenes from the Book of Revelation. The intricate ironwork depicts pictures of birds and flowers. The choir seats are beautifully carved. A large chandelier, a gift from Queen Victoria, hangs prominently within the cathedral. The wooden Centenary Cross in front of the High Altar marks the 100th anniversary of the Province of the West Indies, founded in 1883. The Cross was carried around the Diocese in 1983, marking the centenary. The pulpit, donated in memory of the Jones family of Plantation Houston dates from 1866.

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  • 19th-century Anglican church buildings
  • Anglican cathedrals in South America
  • Anglican churches in the Caribbean
  • Cathedrals in Guyana
  • Church buildings in the Caribbean
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Religious buildings completed in 1894

St. Rose's High School, Guyana

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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St. Rose's Secondary High School is a government school on Church Street in Georgetown, Guyana, serving students in grades 7-12 in Georgetown, Guyana. To be accepted into the school, the student must receive a certain grade in their Secondary Schools Entrance Examination (SSEE). This is the fourth highest school in Guyana, closely followed by St. Joseph High School (Guyana).

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  • Educational institutions established in 1847
  • Schools in Guyana

St. Stanislaus College

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
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St. Stanislaus College is a Grade A Senior Secondary School in Georgetown, Guyana. It has a student population of 500 and a teaching staff of forty. Admission to the school is normally through the Secondary Schools' Entrance Examination.

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  • Schools in Guyana

Stabroek Market

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
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Stabroek Market is a large market located in the capital city of Guyana, Georgetown. In 1842, the Georgetown Town Council designated the current location of the market on Water Street, officially recognizing it as a market despite the fact that it had served such a capacity for quite some time. The market was designed and constructed by the Edgemoor Iron Company of Delaware, USA over the period 1880-1881. Construction of the iron and steel structure was completed in 1881 and may be the oldest structure still in use in the city. Designed by an American engineer Nathaniel McKay, this market houses a wide variety of items for sale. The market covers an area of about 80,000 square feet . Though the architectural style is elusive, the iron structure and the prominent clock tower is reminiscent of the Victorian era of Great Britain (see British colonization of Guyana for more information). The Stabroek market area is easily the busiest such place in the city, always bustling with people and activity and also a central hub for taxis and "minibuses" and also for ferries that transport people and goods from all towns and villages along the Demerara river. Today Stabroek Market is widely known to be the biggest market location in Guyana where many sellers go to make a living. Every business owner has made their mark in Stabroek market where businesses ranges from Jewelry to clothes to produces. Stabroek Market is always filled with customers everyday and is known for its clock located at the top of the building. Stabroek Market is located in the middle of which Guyanese people call "Town" where many other major businesses surrounds its tall and recognized building. Georgetown is known for many of its major attractions but Starbroek market is one of them and it will always been known by all Guyanese people to be one of the greatest markets in Georgetown.

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  • Buildings and structures in Guyana
  • Commercial buildings completed in 1881
  • Georgetown, Guyana

State House, Guyana

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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State House (formerly "Government House") located in Georgetown, is the official residence of the President of Guyana. It was previously the official residence of the Governor of British Guiana before the colony gained independence and became Guyana. The building dates back to 1858. It was the residence of the Governor General and in 1970, the country's first president, Arthur Chung, resided there. Former presidents Forbes Burnham and Hugh Desmond Hoyte resided instead in Castellani House which now houses the Guyana National Art Gallery. In 1992, Dr. Cheddi Jagan, after being elected president, moved into State House and since then it has served as the official residence of the President of Guyana. This building is a collection of additions but there are a few distinctive characteristics such as the Georgian six-paned windows and the "Demerara windows."

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  • British Guiana
  • Government Houses of the British Empire and Commonwealth
  • Government buildings completed in 1858
  • Official residences in Guyana
  • Presidential palaces

The Business School Guyana

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: The Business School Guyana homepage

The Business School was founded in 1975 by Erma Bovell. Bovell, a deeply religious individual, started the school to provide secretarial training for girls from low-income households. These girls were unable to get an education in the public school system in Guyana. This training provided them opportunities to gain employment and to play a positive role in their curriculum. The Business School is located in the heart of Georgetown, Guyana at 43 Brickdam. A large, modern building contains facilities for teaching Computer Science, Drama, Arts, Business and Accounting, Science and Corporate Training programmes. Over the years the college has grown and now offers a wide range of courses within a number of faculties. The Business School admits students of any race, colour, nation or ethnic origin. All students have equal access to the privileges, programmes and activities of the school. The Business School – High School was established in September 1997. At that time only forms 3 to 5 were available and students were prepared to write the CXC Business Subjects. In September 2000 the High School admitted students for forms 1 to 5. The curriculum now includes Science, the Humanities, Information Technology and Business.

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  • Education in Guyana
  • Educational institutions established in 1975

The International University-Guyana

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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The International University-Guyana is a degree granting institution and external center for a number of overseas higher learning institutions, based in Georgetown, Guyana. In 1994, Dr. Godfrey Sears, a dual doctoral degree holder in psychology and business management obtained permission from the government of Guyana to establish The International Institute of Professional Management and Engineering (IIPME). This institute was a center for Institute of Commercial Management UK programs, the International University-USA degree programs, University of Leicester and the Engineering Council of the United Kingdom programs. The center initially comprised two branches, one in New Amsterdam, Berbice, Guyana and the main center situated at North Road and Alexander Streets, Lacytown, Georgetown. In 2001 the unaccredited International University USA of Missouri granted license to IIPME to operate as a campus and degree granting institution carrying the name the International University-Guyana. The Government of Guyana gave its approval and the then Prime Minister Samuel Hinds became the patron of the University. The University collaborated with the Institute of Commercial Management to create innovative programs in law and management. The University created a law degree which was based on the ICM professional diploma in legal studies and which continued to two other advanced levels called the Advanced diploma in legal studies. This combination provided the basis for the LLB which was then awarded by the University. Students were awarded the ICM diplomas as completed in order to progress to the degree. The subjects for the professional diploma were the law of agency, tort, contract, company law, English legal system, and with each subject comprising a single diploma. At the advanced diploma level the ICM subjects covered were Land law, Public International law, the law of Trusts, Evidence, Criminal law, Equity, and Jurisprudence. ICM has continued to use this model for their Associate degree in law. The International University law degree is recognized internationally, though only a few were granted, the first being in 2004.

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  • International universities
  • Universities in Guyana

Unity Village, Guyana

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Unity Village is a rural village in the East Coast district of the Demerara region of Guyana. The village is notable for being the birthplace of both Shivnarine Chanderpaul, former captain of the West Indies cricket team and Bharrat Jagdeo, president of Guyana.

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University of Guyana

Located at 6.79, -58.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: University of Guyana homepage

The University of Guyana, in Georgetown, Guyana, is a public university established in 1963 by the Guyanese government.

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  • Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • Educational institutions established in 1963
  • Schools in Guyana
  • Universities and colleges in the Caribbean
  • Universities in Guyana
  • University of Guyana

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