Business Contacts and Organisations – Part 1

Berbice Chamber of Commerce and Development

Chapel Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice
Telephone: 333-3324

Consultative Association of Guyanese Industry

57 Waterloo Street Georgetown
fel: 226-4603

Forest Products Association of Guyana

157 Waterloo Street, Georgetown
Tel: 226-9848

Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry

156 Waterloo Street, Georgetown
Tel: 225-5846

Go-INVEST — Guyana Office for Investment

190 Camp b Church Streets, Georgetown
TeI:225-0658/227-0653
Fax: 225-0655
Website: www.sdnp.org.gy/goinvest
E-mail: goinvest@sdnp.org.gy

Guyana Association of Travel Agents

R8 Eping Avenue, Bel Air Park, Georgetown
Tel:223-7221

Guyana Manufacturers’ Association

Exhibition Site, Sophia, Georgetown
Tel: 227-4295

Guyana Rice Millers’ and Exporters Development Association

216 Lamaha Street, Georgetown
Tel: 225-5353

Guyana Rice Producers’ Association

104 Regent Street, Georgetown
Tel: 223-7248

Institute of Private Enterprise Development

253 South Road, Bourda, G/town Georgetown
Tel: 225-8949

Linden Chamber of Industry and Commerce

84 Riverside Drive, Watooka, linden
Tel: 444-2901

The Private Sector Commission

The PSC is the umbrella organisation for eleven private sector business and employers’ organisations.
Seven major companies are also members
157 Waterloo Street, Georgetown
Tel: 225-0977, Fax: 225-0978
E-mail:pscentre@guyana.net.gy

The Toursim and Hospitality Association of Guyana

(THAG)
157 Waterloo Street, Georgetown
Tel: 225-0807, Fax: 225-0817
E-mail: thag©networksgy.com

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Guyana Facts

Official Name
The Co-operative Republic of Guyana. Georgetown is the capital city.

National Symbols
Coat of ArmsNational Flag

 

Population

Approximately 751,223 (Census 2002) of which 90% live along the coastal strip and banks of the three major rivers. The ethnic composition of the population is as follows:

  • East Indian 43.5%
  • Black (African) 30.2%
  • Mixed 16.7%
  • Amerindian 9.1%
  • Other 0.5%

Location

North East of South America between 1o & 9o North Latitude and 57o & 61o West Longitude, bordering Venezuela to the West, Brazil to the South, Suriname to the East.

Language

The official language is English. Often spoken with a Caribbean Creole flavour. Guyana is also the only English speaking country in South America.

Government

Guyana became independent from Britain in 1966 and a “Cooperative Republic in 1970, when a non executive President replaced the Governor-General. A new constitution in 1980 gave the President wide executive powers. The Cabinet is headed by the President, and there is a 65-member National Assembly elected by proportional representation.

President: Bharat Jagdeo
Prime Minister: Samuel Hinds

Other information

Currency: Guyana Dollar
Time Zone: GMT – 04:00
Area: 214,970 km2 or 83,000 sq mi
Country Code: 592
We drive on the left side of the road.

More information about Guyana | World Cities: Georgetown

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