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Poster Competition

The Bureau of Statistics (BOS) is pleased to announce a Poster Competition to celebrate Caribbean Statistics and World Statistics Day on the 15th and 20th of October 2015 respectively. This competition is aimed at raising awareness of the organisation and the importance of statistics. The general theme is Better Data, Better Lives, however for the poster competition the theme is “The importance of Statistics in everyday life.”

Poster Competition Background

Competition Entry Form, Rules & Regulations

Previous Caribbean Statistics Day - 2011

Guyana, will be joining other Caribbean Countries in observing CARIBBEAN STATISTICS DAY, which falls on Friday 15th October, with a range of activities at 57 High Street.

An outline of these activities, spanning October 11 - 15, are as follows:

October 11 -: Inter-School Quiz on Statistics
                      Venue: Regency Suites/Hotel
                    Address: 98 Hadfield Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown                       Time: 09:00 – 12:00h

October 12 & 13 - Outreach visits to schools in Regions 3, 4, 5, 6 & 10 - distribution of brochures and souvenirs

October 14 (morning) - Open Day at BoS, where BoS staff and colleagues from other government statistical units will invite the public to view a mini exhibition of statistics and brochures, along with Powerpoint presentations highlighting and promoting statistics

October 14 (afternoon) - Staff day; culminating with talent show

October 15 - Fun Day and Bar-B-Q at Banks DIH Ground, Thirst Park

Banners will be mounted at the BoS offices in Georgetown and Linden.

2011 Caribbean Statistics Day Messages

Dr. Ashni K. Singh - Hon. Minister of Finance, M.P. "Indeed today marks the third annual observance of this signal event and I am particularly pleased to have been associated with all three (3) annual observances from the initial observance in 2009 through to today’s event, in my capacity as Minister with portfolio responsibility for Statistics." Message

Mr. Lennox Benjamin - Chief Statistician, Bureau of Statistics, "As Guyana’s central statistical agency the Bureau of Statistics (BOS) is once again pleased to spearhead the commemoration of Caribbean Statistics Day 2011 which is being celebrated today Friday the 14th October. On behalf of the statistics fraternity in Guyana, the BOS extends greetings and appreciation for continued support from both users and producers of statistics." Message

Other Caribbean Statistics Day Messages

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Statistics at a glance

The Bureau of Statistics published a brochure containing information on Population, Crude Birth Rate, Labour Force, Net Enrolment, Gross Domestic Product, Inflation Rate among other statistics for Guyana. This brochure was disseminated on Caribbean Statistics Day to schools, government offices both (regional and international) and the general public. Contact the Bureau of Statistics ( to secure your 'Stats at a Glance' brochure.

Caribbean Statistics Day

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Stats at a Glance Brochure

Guyana at a Glance

Population 751,223  (Census 2002)
Size 214,970 square km
Location Between 1o & 9o  North Latitude and 57o & 61o West Longitude
Time Zone GMT - 04:00
Currency Guyana Dollar (G$)
Per capita GDP 2011 (rebased series) US$2,869.00
Nominal GDP 2011 (rebased series) G$460,108  million
Real GDP 2011 (rebased series) G$326,194  million
Inflation Rate

Dec '14 - Mar '15:-2.6

Average Exchange Rate (Mid Rate)

May '15:   
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