The Dutch establish trading posts in Guyana.
Britain occupies Guyana during the Napoleonic Wars.
Gold is discovered in Guyana, leading to an economic boom.
Guyana is granted full autonomy while Britain still retains control over internal matters and defense.
Guyana becomes completely independent.
The economy begins to deteriorate.
Severe flooding from continuous days of rain creates a disaster zone in the country. The United Nations estimates loss to the economy at about 500 million dollars.
The United Nations tribunal makes the final decision in the Guyana-Suriname dispute over maritime territory, ultimately giving both nations equal shares of the potentially oil-rich offshore basin.