Frequently asked Questions



This list has been compiled from responses to questions from visitors to the SDNP - Guyana site.

Working hours (business hours) for most agencies in Guyana are from Monday to Thursday 08:00 to 16:30 (12:00 to 20:30 GMT), Fridays 08:00 to15:30 (12:00 to 19:30 GMT). Shops and stores are open later on weekdays and on Saturdays. Banks and Government agencies are usually closed on Saturdays.

For information about Trade, Tourism and Investment in Guyana

Guyana Office for Investment
Ministry of Trade, Tourism & Industry
Local Businesses

To find information about foreign missions in Guyana, and Guyanese missions abroad

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

To register a domain name

SDNP - Domain Registration

For information about Education in Guyana

Ministry of Education
The University of Guyana
Other resources

To find information about forestry in Guyana

Guyana Forestry Commission
Environmental Protection Agency

To purchase stamps from the Guyana Post Office write to Postmaster General, Guyana Post Office, Post Office Building, Georgetown, Guyana email (at)
To find information about ancestors and relatives who came during indentureship, etc

The Archivist
National Archives
Main Street

Tel: (592)-227-7687
Fax: (592)-226-9052
The Major newspapers Guyana Chronicle, Stabroek News will publish requests as well

To find names, addresses of Guyanese

 Directory of Guyanese on the Internet
Telephone Directory for Guyana and The Caribbean

To query about births, deaths, marriages

General Registrar Office
GPO Building

Tel : (592)-225-7561, 226-4575, 226-1291
Fax:: (592)-227-6881

Electrical power

Combinations of both 110V, 220V, 50Hz and 60Hz are found though 110V 60Hz is slowly becoming more common. Blackouts and brownouts are not uncommon.

Metric system

This is the new standard but is only slowly being adopted in some areas. Gasolene is now sold in litres.

Local travel

Local travel is mostly by taxi and cheaper minibus taxis (route taxis). See Travel Guide.


The US standards are used (VHS, NSTC).

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