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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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St. Lucia News Online (press release) 
(NEWSROOM) – An Attorney-at-law who was involved in a serious accident about 19:40hrs on Friday night was found to be exceedingly above the legal limit of ... See more..
ESPNcricinfo.com 
His spell of 1 for 11 off four overs ensured Guyana Amazon Warriors, whose 130 for 5 was overhauled comfortably, were all but eliminated from a play-off berth. Knight Riders overcame early losses but Brendon McCullum's calming influence - he cut loose ... See more..
Stabroek News 
The score at the end of regulation time in the reduced 70 minute affair was 1-1. Guyana had taken the lead in the 31st minute through Orville Daniels. Puerto Rico equalised in the 60th minute through Yavieric Ortiz, effectively sending the fixture into ... See more..
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Miami Herald 
Guyanese Police Inspector Christopher Humphrey said he'd gone to the border along the Amacuro river, which divides the two nations, to investigate reports that the Venezuelan military was stealing food from locals. But the three soldiers he encountered ... See more..
Trinidad & Tobago Express 
There is legitimate suspicion, fear and insecurity among East Indians of the ruling APNU+AFC regime in Guyana. The President of Guyana, David Granger, was a former commander of the African-dominated Guyana Defence Force under the PNC regime ... See more..
St. Lucia News Online (press release) 
(NEWSROOM) – A young woman, who has been identified as Amber Richards, 12, was this afternoon crushed to death after a house she visited, collapsed with ... See more..
www.breakbulk.com 
Logistics services provider UTC Overseas has expanded its presence in Guyana with the recent opening of an office in the country and the appointment of Bob Stevens, the firm's Caribbean field director, to support activities. “We are excited to ... See more..
St. Lucia News Online 
(NEWSROOM) – Eighteen-year-old Mark Anthony, who is now paralyzed after allegedly exchanging gunfire with an off-duty policeman during a robbery last September, was on Friday found guilty of three firearm related charges. He was found guilty by ... See more..
Demerara Waves 
Britain has signaled its willingness to help Guyana craft a plan of action to use massive oil revenues that are expected to flow from 2020 and has suggested that ... See more..
St. Lucia News Online 
(INEWS GUYANA) – Bisnauth Baldeo Ram of Section 'A' Cotton Tree Village, West Coast Berbice reportedly turned the family's single-storey wooden structure, measuring 20ft by 18ft, into a pyre in which he perished following hours of dispute with his wife ... 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