Altered Guyana Map: Gov’t probes possible cyber-attack


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Monday condemned the circulation of images of Guyana’s map, depicting the country without its known internationally recognised borders.

The Ministry made specific mention of an image which appeared on the website of the American Home and Beauty Centre and also on that of the State Newspaper – Guyana Chronicle, showing Guyana’s map without the Essequibo region.

The Ministry said it has not ruled out the strong possibility that this could be a cyber-attack and is looking into the matter.

“The shape of Guyana’s 83,000 square miles is unmistakable.

From the dawn of our independence to this day, we have spared no effort to preserve our sovereignty and territorial integrity.

“This act which occurred on our 52nd Anniversary of Independence should serve as a sobering reminder that the threats to our territory remain real and dangerous,” a statement from the Ministry noted.

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