Guyana brain drain feared

Massive outflow of human capital from South American nation to US is partly due to lack of opportunities.

    While the populations of many developing countries are rising rapidly, the same cannot be said for the South American nation of Guyana.

    A large migration of teachers, skilled people and persons with tertiary education have moved to the United States.

    This massive outflow of human capital from Guyana is partly due to domestic policies, low salaries and lack of opportunities. 

    The brain drain in this poor nation has been going on for many years as people emigrate in search of a better life.

    Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports from Georgetown.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Will you push the boundaries or play it safe?

    Will you push the boundaries or play it safe?

    Curate an art exhibition and survive Thailand's censorship crackdown in this interactive game.