Guyana 2003

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In 2003, Guyana had a population of approximately 765,000 people and a GDP of $1.2 billion. The country was led by President Bharrat Jagdeo who had served since 1999. According to computergees, the government was focused on promoting economic growth and reducing poverty levels.

The economy was mainly driven by agriculture and mining. In order to bolster economic growth, the government implemented several reforms such as tax incentives for businesses and foreign investment promotion initiatives. Additionally, access to education and health care services were improved due to increased investments in these areas.

Despite the progress made in the country’s economy, Guyana also faced some challenges in 2003 due to its high levels of inequality, crime, corruption and violence which hindered development efforts. This included an increase in poverty rates as well as ongoing conflict with neighboring countries over resources such as oil or timber rights. Furthermore, the government struggled to control corruption which limited foreign aid funding from international organizations such as the World Bank or IMF. Despite these challenges, Guyana showed signs of progress in 2003 which included increased economic growth rates that were higher than other Caribbean countries at the time.

Yearbook 2003

Guyana. At the beginning of the year, Robert Corbin took over as leader of the opposition party People’s National Congress (PNC), the Black Guyanese party. The party then returned to Congress after a year-long boycott of its meetings in protest against the government party and the Indo-Guyanese People’s Progressive Party (PPP), which among other things. accused of racial discrimination.

According to, Guyana Independence Day is May 26. Corbin, who succeeded the deceased Desmond Hoyte in December 2002, said to support a dialogue with President Bharrat Jagdeo. A contributing factor to Corbin’s decision was a spiral of violence in the country that put pressure on both parties to resolve the dispute.

Country data

Area: 214,969 km2 (world ranking: 83)

Residents: 778,000

Population density: 4 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 162)

Capital: Georgetown

Official languages: English

Gross domestic product: US $ 3.7 billion; Real growth: 2.9%

Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): 4460 US $

Currency: 1 Guyana dollar (G $) = 100 cents


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Head of State: David Arthur Granger, Head of Government: Moses Nagamootoo, Exterior: Carl Greenidge

National holiday: 26.5.

Administrative structure
10 regions

State and form of government
Constitution of 1980
Presidential republic (in the Commonwealth)
Parliament: National Assembly with 70 members (65 elected, 5 ex officio), election every 5 years
Victory party in parliamentary election gives head of state the
right to vote from 18 J.

Population of: Guyans, last census 2012: 746,955,
44% Indian, 30% Afro-Caribbean, 17% mixed, 9% indigenous; Portuguese, Chinese and other

Cities (with population): (as of 2012) Georgetown 118,363 residents (A), Linden 27,277, New Amsterdam 17,329

Religions: 64% Christians (23% Pentecostals, 7% Catholics, 5% Anglicans, 5% Adventists etc.), 25% Hindus, 7% Muslims (especially Sunnis) and others; 3% without religion (status: 2006)

Languages: English; Hindi, Urdu and indigenous languages

Employed by economic sector: Agriculture. 13%, industry 27%, business 60% (2017)

unemployment (in% of all economically active persons)
2017: 12.0%

Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 2.1%

Foreign trade: import: 1.6 billion US $ (2017); Export: US $ 1.5 billion (2017)

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Cooperative Republic of Guyana Brief Guide

According to AbbreviationFinder, Guyana is a state in northern South America, between Suriname, Brazil and Venezuela on the Atlantic coast.

Pocket thefts occur. Walking alone at night should be avoided. However, general caution within common sense is desirable throughout the journey. Current security warnings for all countries can be found on the Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ website

Food & beverage
Guyana’s food culture combines traditional Caribbean cuisine with British influences from colonial history. The basic ingredients include cassava, sweet potato and eddoe, as well as a large variety of fruit vegetables and coastal seafood. Breakfast often includes bread, local fruit and porridge, and tea and coffee. Lunch is the most important meal of the day. In the afternoon, there is afternoon tea in the British way. Dinner is small, usually bread and vegetables.

A typical Guyana dish is Guyana pepperpot meat stew with cassareep juice made from cassava. Cassava is also used to make bread, other stews and metemege, ie soup in coconut juice and with dumplings and fish or chicken. Guyana crab soups resemble Creole gumbo. Dishes from elsewhere are e.g. Popular in India with dal bhat, curry and roti, Chinese chow mein as well as peas with rice popular in Africa. In Guyana, local spices and herbs have often been added to dishes from other countries.

In Guyana, fresh juices are made from available, local fruits. All water and beverages must be industrially bottled. Salads and vegetables should also be rinsed with bottled water. The food should be heated or cooked. Reheated foods should be avoided.