What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

Growing in diversity due to the oil boom and all the multi-national subcontractors coming into the country to work. As with most hardship posts, morale is high and the expat community is small but tight-knit. - Sep 2020

The expat community is small, although growing due to the boom in oil-related activities. Aside from the U.S., very few Embassies have more than 2-3 diplomats in country. Morale within the Embassy is middling to poor – as noted elsewhere, this is a hardship tour with limited recreational activities and/or outside travel opportunities, so it just wears on everyone the longer they are here. - Aug 2019

Small expat community. Most people who come here have some idea what to expect and are therefore able to deal with the environment. - Sep 2016

The expat community is small and morale seems highest among the recent arrivals and the soon to be departing- Georgetown can wear people out and one needs to get away from time to time. Morale is really what you make it to be- you can be very happy if you choose to be and don't mind a quiet life, if you are negative about Guyana and choose to remain so, you will be miserable here. - Apr 2014

The community is relatively small, but morale seems good. - Nov 2013

Relatively small. - May 2012

Small, small, small. Not very many embassies in town, a few missionaries, very few US companies. Oil exploration is going on off the coast. If oil is found, there will be a boom in many areas. - Mar 2012

Not too big. The foreign missions and some multinational corporation executives comprise the expat community. I would say less than 100 people. - Feb 2012

In official capacity, about 30 Americans + 80 Peace Corps volunteers, 15 Europeans, 4 Mexicans, 4 Canadians, many from throughout the Caribbean (CARICOM is based here), as well as others from the region. Many other foreigners here with NGOs or businesses. - Feb 2010

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