Geopolitics of oil and water in Guyana: Part 2

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(MENAFN – Caribbean News Global)


Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith is the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Senior Associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies-CSIS and Fellow with the Caribbean Policy Consortium-CPC in Washington, DC. His next book, Challenged Sovereignty, will be published by the University of Illinois Press

By Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith

The first article discussed Guyana’s geography and environmental conditions against the backdrop of South America’s lone English-speaking petrostate. I turn attention now to the nature and impact of the flooding and offer a few prescriptions to address the challenge.

Water, water everywhere

Guyana’s current aqua condition calls to mind the memorable line in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s classic poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: ‘Water, water, everywhere.’ Heavy rains are expected in Guyana at this time of the year, part of the…

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