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Since a significant portion of the economy depends on agricultural outputs, the negative impact of predicted climate change on Guyana could be particularly devastating.1 The average annual temperature is projected to increase over the coming decades, and extreme weather events such as droughts and floods are predicted to increase in frequency.2 Over 90% of the Guyanese people live within short distance of the coast and the projected rising sea levels could force a migration of people inland.3 One of the ways that Guyana has attempted to combat the threat of climate change is by creating the Low Carbon Development Strategy that will simultaneously combat climate change as well as promote sustainable economic development.4

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1http://www.caribank.org/uploads/2014/05/Climate-Change-Impacts-on-Guyana-and-Current-Initiatives-by-Gitanjjali-Chandarpal.pdf
2-3 Ibid
4 http://www.lcds.gov.gy/
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Guyana News

Jamaica Observer 
NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — A court in the United States has ordered the extradition of Marcus Bisram, a Guyanese national who is wanted in connection with the murder of a carpenter in the town of Berbice. On Friday, the court ordered that Bisram, ... See more..
Caribbean Life 
Mantver, who did a comprehensive power point presentation to engage nationals in the process, during a consultative meeting on Guyana's draft Diaspora Engagement Strategy, said the diaspora has to be strengthened through a diaspora center. He laid out ... See more..
UAPB News 
Three sophomore agriculture students at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences (SAFHS) recently returned from the South American country of Guyana, where they learned about Guyanese agriculture ... See more..
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Stabroek News 
Dear Editor,I took a look at a BBC online article titled, 'Kaepernick: from one man to movement' and realized why that, despite the negatives, Americans can be ... See more..
eTurboNews 
Recently, CaribNOG and the CTU were among the organisers of Internet Week Guyana, a five-day tech conference hosted by Guyana's Ministry of Public Telecommunications, in collaboration with international bodies such as the Internet Society, the Internet ... See more..
St. Lucia News Online (press release) 
ERARA WAVES) – The driver and four occupants of car died Sunday afternoon in a head-on collision with a truck on the Number 59 Village, Corentyne Public ... See more..
Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog) 
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana has failed in the past two decades to comply with the International Civil Aviation (ICAO) safety requirements, and for this reason the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) has been rated by the US Federal Aviation ... See more..
Demerara Waves 
Photos and story reproduced from New York Times and originally titled “She Met Her Prince (for Real!) at a D.C. Nightclub”. story by By KATIE ROGERS OCT. See more..
Demerara Waves 
Addressing a panel discussion on energy at the Guyana Business Summit, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said government could not afford to drill down such a large amount of cash on such a facility. “Government has concluded that it, as a ... See more..
Journal of Petroleum Technology 
Successful drilling by ExxonMobil continues to raise the stature of Guyana, as the company on 5 October announced its fifth offshore oil discovery there in a little more than 2 years. Guyana now produces no oil but is poised to become a significant ... See more..
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Geography

Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Suriname and Venezuela
Area

Total 214,969 sq km
Land 196,849 sq km
Water 18,120 sq km

Climate

tropical; hot, humid, moderated by northeast trade winds; two rainy seasons (May to August, November to January)
Natural Resources

bauxite, gold, diamonds, hardwood timber, shrimp, fish ;
Natural Hazards

flash flood threat during rainy seasons
Current Environmental Issues

water pollution from sewage and agricultural and industrial chemicals; deforestation

Demographics

Nationality
Guyanese
Population
739,903 (July 2013 est.)
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The Guyanese economy exhibited moderate economic growth in recent years and is based largely on agriculture and extractive industries. The economy is heavily dependent upon the export of six commodities - sugar, gold, bauxite, shrimp, timber, and rice - which represent nearly 60% of the country's GDP and are highly susceptible to adverse weather conditions and fluctuations in commodity prices. Guyana's entrance into the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) in January 2006 has broadened the country''s export market, primarily in the raw materials sector. Guyana has experienced positive growth almost every year over the past decade. Inflation has been ...See More kept under control. Recent years have seen the government''s stock of debt reduced significantly - with external debt now less than half of what it was in the early 1990s. Chronic problems include a shortage of skilled labor and a deficient infrastructure. Despite recent improvements, the government is still juggling a sizable external debt against the urgent need for expanded public investment. In March 2007, the Inter-American Development Bank, Guyana''s principal donor, canceled Guyana''s nearly $470 million debt, equivalent to 21% of GDP, which along with other Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) debt forgiveness brought the debt-to-GDP ratio down from 183% in 2006 to 120% in 2007. Guyana became heavily indebted as a result of the inward-looking, state-led development model pursued in the 1970s and 1980s. Growth slowed in 2009 as a result of the world recession, but picked up in 2010-11, before slowing again in 2012, as a result of a second recession, this focused mainly in Europe. The slowdown in the domestic economy and lower import costs has helped to narrow the country''s current account deficit, despite generally lower earnings from exports. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$6.256 billion (2012 est.); $6.054 billion (2011 est.); $5.741 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

10.1% of GDP (2012 est.); 11.7% of GDP (2011 est.); 18.3% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

sugarcane, rice, edible oils; beef, pork, poultry; shrimp, fish
Industries

bauxite, sugar, rice milling, timber, textiles, gold mining