República Cooperativa de Guyana
According to the Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, article 4, the national flag of the State is the flag known as «The Golden Arrow Head».
Attached to the Constitution we can find an heraldic description as presented by the Garter King of Arms from the Royal College of Arms, England. It reads as follows:
«Vert upon a pile throughout issuant from the dexter or, fimbriated argent; white upon a pile gules fimbriated sable, upon the same base».
The design and the colour of Guyana Flag are interpreted as follows:
- the green background symbolises the agricultural and forested nature of Guyana,
- the white symbolises its waters and rivers potential,
- the golden arrow symbolises Guyana’s mineral wealth and its forward thrust,
- the black border the endurance that will sustain the golden arrow’s forward into the future,
- the red triangle represents the zeal and dynamic nature of the nation building that lies before this young and independent country.
The flag is designed to be of a proportion 3*5 on land and 1*2 at sea. The colour proportions are: green 50″ gold 24″ white 67″ and black 1″.
According to the Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, article 5, the coat of arms of the State is to be depicted as follows:
Attached to the Constitution we can find the interpretation of its parts:
- The Amerindian head-dress, the Cacique Crown, symbolises the Amerindians as the indigenous people of the country,
- the two diamonds at the sides of the head-dress represent the country’s mining industry,
- the helmet, on which the Cacique Crown rests, is the monarchical insignia.
- two jaguars rampant, holding a pick-axe, a sugar cane, and a stalk of rice, symbolise labour and the tow main agricultural industries of the country, sugar and rice;
- the shield which is decorates with the national flower, the Victoria Regia Lily, is to protect the nation,
- the three blue wavy barrulets represent the three great rivers and many waters of Guyana,
- the Canje Pheasant at the bottom of the shield is a rare bird found principally in this art of the world, and represents the rich fauna of Guyana.
According to the Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, article 6, the national anthem of the State is the anthem known as «Green Land of Guyana». The lyrics were written by Archibald Leonard Luker, and the music was composed by Robert Cyril Gladstone Potter.
Letra y música.
Dear land of Guyana, of rivers and plains
Made rich by the sunshine, and lush by the rains,
Set gem-like and fair, between mountains and seas,
Your children salute you, dear land of the free.
Green land of Guyana, our heroes of yore,
Both bondsmen and free, laid their bones on your shore.
This soil so they hallowed, and from them are we,
All sons of one Mother, Guyana the free.
Great land of Guyana, diverse though our strains,
We’re born of their sacrifice, heirs of their pains,
And ours is the glory their eyes did not see,
One land of six peoples, united and free.
Dear land of Guyana, to you will we give,
Our homage, our service, each day that we live;
God guard you, great Mother, and make us to be
More worthy our heritage, land of the free.
Una versión del himno de la República Cooperativa de Guyana puede escucharse aquí.
Currently the OICP doesn’t have access to any legislation or code about the national order of precedence in the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. Disponible aquí.