Places and times Mashramani 2011 Activities

Activity Date Location
Chutney Rehearsals January 18th, 18:00hr Band Room
Junior Calypso competition January 29th. 19:00hr Linden Community Centre
Road March Competition January 29th Closing Date for registration
Band Concert February 5th Georgetown Seawall Band Stands
“Bright-Up” – Guyana Competition February 5th Closing Date for registration
Adult Calypso February 12th Bartica
Steel band Competition February  13th Providence Stadium (tarmac)
Masquerade Competition February  13th Georgetown Seawall
Children’s’ Competition February 15 – 18, 09:00hrs daily Georgetown
Adult Calypso February 18th Thirst Park
Children’s Parade February 19th, 10:00hrs daily Georgetown
Soca Party February 19th National Park
Chutney February 19th, 20:00hrs daily Anna Regina
Police band Concert February 20th Georgetown Seawall
Mash Nite February 21th, 20:00hrs daily National park
Mash Media Jump Up February 22th NCN Compound
Flag Raising Ceremony February 23rd Parliament Buildings
Costume & Float Parade February 23rd, 20:00hrs daily Georgetown
Presentation Ceremony March 4th Umana Yana Georgetown

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Guyana Facts

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

National Symbols
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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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