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Happy Birthday to Guyana!

A rice field on Guyana’s coastal plain. Agriculture is one of the main economic activities in Guyana. *Photo from Wikipedia May 26 is Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Guyana from the United Kingdom in 1966. Originally inhabited by several indigenous groups, Guyana was settled by the Dutch before coming under British control in the late 18th century. It was governed as British Guiana, with mostly a plantation style economy until the 1950s. It gained independence in 1966, and officially became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations in 1970. Guyana, officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, is a sovereign