Relentless Rains Threaten Guyanas Staple Commodities
Reuters, June 21, 2000
Floods from unusually heavy rains threaten Guyana's staple commodities and could hamper economic growth in the former British colony, top government officials said. The flooding has hit rice and sugar crops and bauxite output, export products that are critical to the economy of one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere, located on South America's northeastern shoulder. Roger Luncheon, the head of the Presidential Secretariat, told reporters Wednesday there was a "worsening situation from relentless rains."