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In this episode of Plaza Central, host Benjamin Gedan speaks with US Ambassador to Guyana Sarah-Ann Lynch about the role of the United States in helping Guyana maximize the economic development opportunities from its rapidly expanding energy sector while strengthening its democratic institutions.

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Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch

As long as Guyana diversifies its economy and continues to invest in its infrastructure, invest in key institutions, and most importantly, invest in its people, I think the transformation will be incredible and its future very bright.”

Guyana is well aware that oil is a finite resource, and they know that they need to invest a good portion of their oil and gas resources into renewable energy, and they are doing so.”

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