Guyana: IN DEFENSE OF OIL – By Verian Mentis-Barker


“Matters not if Guyana secured a good or bad deal, we got a deal…time to move on” – Finance Minister Winston Jordan, on oil.

Maybe on other matters, this swashbuckling declaration might have garnished the Minister some affirmation but he was referring to a company whose earnings are greater than his country’s Gross Domestic Product  and wields more economic power than his country does on the world stage…. even though it’s a corporation.   

These are the archetypal characteristics of the modern day imperialist, the meta nationalist giant with an extension of economic tentacles that makes it Stateless but effectively resident in the country whose resources is adding to its economic stature.

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