The Golden Arrow
29 Nov 2013 | From Arnold of USA
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Guyana (formerly known as British Guiana) achieved independence from the UK in 1966 and became a republic in 1970. It is a sovereign state on the northern coast of South America. Although Guyana is part of the Anglophone Caribbean, it is one of the few Caribbean countries that is not an island.
The flag of Guyana, known as The Golden Arrow, has been the national flag of Guyana since May 1966 when the country became independent from the United Kingdom. It was designed by Whitney Smith, an American vexillologist (though originally without the black and white fimbriations, which were later additions suggested by the College of Arms in the United Kingdom).