Guyana – Oil: Over 200,000 expatriates expected. Investment opportunities available

Guyana’s former sugar estate lands available for oil sector-related real estate development

By: Denis Chabrol – Demerara Waves – March 11, 2018

Guyana is making available large swathes of former sugar estate lands for constructing upscale houses and business complexes for the burgeoning oil and gas sector, but a top government official cautions that the lands cannot be held indefinitely for speculation.

“These developments will come with a time-frame so you can’t take an acre or ten acres and say you will build a high-rise or a condominium and take ten years to build it. We’ll specify the time frame for you to start building,” Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited’s (NICIL) Special Purpose Unit (SPU), Colvin Heath-London said.      

Addressing a recent outreach exercise by the People’s National Congress Reform in New York, he said the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) has lands available at Wales, Ogle, Eccles, Diamond and Palmyra for real estate development to international standards for the oil and gas sector.

Stressing that the lands are “not available for speculation”, he said they would be allocated through a “proper process” based on strong justifications in a “proper” business plan.

The SPU official urged overseas-based Guyanese to apply for former sugar estate lands to construct high-quality houses, restaurants and entertainment spots for more than 200,000 expatriates who are expected to come to work in Guyana’s petroleum sector. “It means that we have to raise our standards in terms of the real estate market,” Heath-London said.

“We have to find places for them to live, we have to feed them and entertain them and this is where you in the Diaspora and others further afield come to play. It means that we have to build accommodation to international standards,” he said. Features of such property development, he said, would have to include washing machines, dish-washing machines, alarms, gated communities, proper restaurants for dining and fine dining, night clubs and other forms of entertainment

Heath-London said the country was poised to create a number one Guyanese brand to cater not only for core oil and gas operations but also for an estimated 40 downstream industries. Through United States (US) oil giant, ExxonMobil, Guyana is expected to begin commercial oil production in 2020 at current estimates of 500,000 barrels per day.

The Guyana Sugar Corporation has already closed Wales, Enmore-East Demerara, Rose Hall and Skeldon Estates. The SPU has since decided to reopen Skeldon, Rose Hall and Enmore estates to keep them as going concerns to attract investors and at the same time produce molasses for the privately-owned Demerara Distillers Limited.

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  • Bernard  On March 17, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    VERY BAD THING TO DO. IGNORE THE LOCALS GIVE TO THE EXPATRIATES SO THEY CAN LOOK DOWN ON THE LOCALS.

    • Mark  On March 17, 2018 at 7:57 pm

      Many local Guyanese encounter rudeness when they want to apply for a house lot, but for a white foreigner it looks like the public sector agencies will bend over backwards for the white man.
      When those foreigners start constructing their 15 to 40 storey condo towers, not one Guyanese will benefit and Guyanese will suffer because the racism and paranoia of whites will transform Guyana into a miniature version of white America or Canada. Ask any non-white person from Canada or America about white people, and the first word that will come out of their mouth is racism or police brutality.

  • Mark  On March 17, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Start by GIVING GUYANESE jobs first. Many of these expatriates wil be upper class foreigners who look down on non-whites and display pompous slurs of racism and attitudes of discrimination.

    Expatriates will also cause Real Estate Bubbles that local Guyanese will lose purchasing power if they have to pay property taxes and rent.

    Guyana hasn’t even earned one dollar from oil, but it is thinking how to cater to the white man. SHAME ON YOU Government of Guyana!

  • Mark  On March 17, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    “We have to find places for them to live, we have to feed them and entertain them and this is where you in the Diaspora and others further afield come to play. It means that we have to build accommodation to international standards,” he said. Features of such property development, he said, would have to include washing machines, dish-washing machines, alarms, gated communities, proper restaurants for dining and fine dining, night clubs and other forms of entertainment”

    However the Black woman will have to share a bed at GT Public Hospital, the 65-year-old pensioner will have to subsist on US$150 a month equivalent, local Guyanese will have to suffer under North American cost of living and lifestyles, and thousands of Guyanese will continue to die in GT Public Hospital over diseases that were treated since the 18th century.

    Before, some of you here chided me by accusing me of spreading hyperbole and comments that sounded doom-and-gloom, but when these foreigners, who will be mostly wealthy and white Americans/Canadians or Europeans, arrive to Guyana, the racism, paranoia, xenophobia and other racist ideas will also be spread by these foreigners.

    Local Guyanese should demand that they should have house lots and jobs first before the white man causes real estate bubbles and local Guyanese will have to live in the jungle or at the seawall because the white man priced out the locals with his US salary.

  • Albert  On March 17, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Come on fellows, you sound as if it is 1950’s colonial Guyana. If you clean your eyes and meet more people you will discover some of the most wonderful people happen to be white. Look at the individuals not the race. Do you think any non-white race would be less unfair than the white man as a group. If skilled Guyanese were returning home there might be no need to hire foreigners.

    • Mark  On March 17, 2018 at 9:35 pm

      You’re being naive to think that Trump’s racism against Blacks and Hispanics, along with the KKK neo-Nazi movements hiding under White Feminism aren’t going to negatively affect locals in Guyana.
      People in Haiti have endured post-colonial oppression by white foreigners, and this is because America invaded Haiti in the early 1900s to change that country’s laws to allow foreign ownership of property. Now it’s 2018, and many Blacks in Haiti live on less than $1 a day!

    • Mark  On March 17, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      To be fair, I’ve also voiced concerns about Asians from India and China coming to Guyana. If someone from Guyana was to travel to India or China, they would be treated like trash and be subject to xenophobia especially in China, so why should local Guyanese welcome such people with open arms? Blacks are considered sub-human in China, and China is known for violating labour laws such as the Foxxcon and Apple scandal.
      What makes me more concerned is that Guyana is treating our neighbours in Venezuela worse than dogs on the street, but Guyana forgot that it was Hugo Chavez who gave technically what could be termed as free oil to Guyana and other Caribbean nations when oil prices were at record highs of US$150/bbl. Is that what Guyanese should do to a fellow neighbour.
      Why should we kiss the white man, Indian man and Chinese man’s boom boom when we treat our own like subhumans and non-entities?

  • Mark  On March 17, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Why have I read almost little or no news releases about improving the infrastructure, healthcare, education and social services for local Guyanese? Why are the xxxxxxxx Guyanese focusing on how to appease the white man and his affluent lifestyle that was built on the blood, sweat and tears of non-whites during slavery, military occupations and colonialist expansion?
    I would be reluctant to invest in a single penny for developing land in Guyana so that the white man will take it away from me using America or Canada’s soft and hard power to exploit foreign countries.
    If foreigners want to live in 50 storey condo towers in Guyana, they should apply for a loan and house lot application like everyone else.
    The white man forces immigrants and refugees to live in bedbug and rodent infested apartments where police are only there to arrest you rather than to protect you because the white man is considered the only human in Canada or America.
    The white man would either gun down or slit the trachea of an Indigenous Native to live on the land, but it seems like now the white man wants us to use our monies to build condo towers and fancy houses for white power! No way white man!

    • guyaneseonline  On March 18, 2018 at 12:56 am

      @Mark
      This has been addressed to you… however it should be noted by everyone.

      As the moderator I try not to comment or steer discussions, or reject comments I do not like.
      I may reject or edit comments that are personal insults or criticisms that are personal and not related to the subject matter.
      Persons have been banned or monitored for racial comments against “Blacks”, or the use of sexually indecent language in their comments.

      You have made your anti-white points in many entries. We hear you. Let us move on and away from such racist statements.
      Also, I would appreciate the non use of the name “Uncle Tom”.
      Let us all be realistic and understand that the Nation State today , and especially a small one, cannot oppose the will of the “Globalists”. Leaders today are just “Plantation Managers” If they resist they are replaced or their countries are sanctioned into submission. YOU KNOW THIS!

      As far as I understand, the oil workers will come from various countries, many could be Guyanese and Trinidadians who have experience in the oil industry. Expertise will be in off-shore drilling, pumping, storage and oil tanker loading on the high seas 150 miles off Guyana’s shores.

      Housing for these workers and their families and all the related services will be necessary. If Guyanese at home and abroad do not invest and benefit, then others will do so. That is another reality.

      There are a number of large projects planned for the improvement of Guyana’s infrastructure.These include the new Demerara Bridge, road improvements, and the highway from Linden to Lethem and Brazil. Many large projects relating to Health and Education and better salaries for Government employees will have to await the funding from increased revenues.

      Cyril Bryan. Moderator.

      • Mark  On March 18, 2018 at 1:43 am

        Moderators, one doesn’t even have to be a globalist to silence critics. One of the most wealthiest businessmen in Guyana is using a law firm that is technically run by the elite class of Guyana, to sue Kaieteur News for libel:
        https://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2018/03/18/michael-correia-ogle-airport-sues-k-news/

        Speaking of investments, I have a brother who runs a franchise in GT, and he also donates to a youth empowerment organization that I will not name for fear of repercussions.

        What angers me is that educated professionals like Chris Ram, Nigel Hinds and Freddy Kissoon are treated like non-entities, ridiculed and even scoffed at for only voicing expressions which are for the interest of Guyanese.

  • Linda  On March 18, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Mark if all you can mouth off about is white people then you need to return to your country of birth where you wouldn’t feel like a second class citizen. But, somehow I get the feeling that you’ll find another axe to grind there where ever you go.

    • Mark  On March 19, 2018 at 12:26 am

      Would you say that to Cuffy, Harriet Tubman and other slaves who fought against colonialist imperialism in the Americas?

  • Chris Prashad  On March 18, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    HOUSING FOR EXPATRIATES

    Here we go again – the MASSA and SLAVE mentality is still embedded in the genes of some of our so-called leaders in high places in our government and elsewhere (including those in the PPP) who ought to know better than trying to throw sand in our eyes.

    When I read this article I was so angry that I chose not to comment on it until now. My friend, Mark, and I have been trying to open the eyes of our Guyanese people about the goings on in our Country for some time now but to no avail. Very few seem to share our concerns. While he has touched on many of my concerns there are volumes more to be said about this lopsided declaration by a proud NICIL official who thinks he is doing Guyana a favor. . To suggest that we set aside prime land space for development to house expatriates linked to the oil industry IS AN INSULT to the Guyanese people, PERIOD. Let it be known that MASSA DAYS done and we will not tolerate this scourge in our Country without airing our objections or without a fight. MASSA live in MANSIONS and citizens live in logies !!!!! NO WAY ! This form of segregated society should never be allowed to put down roots here.

    It is my hope that when this housing project is finalized that Guyanese investors and local banks will be given priority over foreigners and that those expatriates who will benefit from these “amenities” will pay their fair share in rent according to their salaries and what they pay in their base countries. Many of you reading this may think I am discriminating. Think twice before you throw your pitch fork at me. There is a huge salary disparity involved here. They are not citizens and should not be given special treatment above what our locals have to put up with.

    For too long Guyanese investors have been treated brutally unfairly by our Government (including that of the PPP) it has become so obnoxious it stinks to High Heavens. Expatriates or foreign investors come to this country to exploit our natural resources and our people are left to settle for just the crumbs (if any) in terms of royalties, not withstanding what is smuggled out that is worth millions more. They are treated like GODS and citizens are made to bow down to them. The lame excuse is “Oh they invest millions” yet we are labeled one of the poorest nation on the South American Coast. Look what the Chinese companies have done to us ! Do you see any follow up in the news to inform the citizenry what is going on? Then, when we express our opinions as in this case the shills try to shut us up. Think about this. In the early sixties our currency was trading at two Guyana dollars to one US dollar. Now look where it is thanks the same Imperialists that colluded with the leader of the UK and invaded the country under false pretenses creating chaos, and pitting the two major races against each other. Have we forgotten this? And we are expected to put our trust in these same elements in society at large ????

    Next question – what happens if one or more of these expatriates breaks any of the laws of the land? Will they be immune to prosecution like what happened in the past? I think not.

    Case in point – the so-called expatriates connected to the oil industry will be paid from oil revenue. Their salaries will be so inflated against the salaries of the Guyanese citizens who may be working for them, it may not even be the equivalent of the crumbs falling off their tables. Slavery all over again. Where does that leave us? Yes, MASSA and SLAVE scenario again. What does our Government plan to do about this?

    Guyana stands to lose the most in this arrangement because the oil companies will charge that to their highly inflated expenditure accounts which will come out of Guyana’s share of the lousy deal. And who will monitor the accounting for these expenditures? My contention is, since we are being made to pay this bill then it is OUR DARN RIGHT to question all charges which must be itemized. That’s the responsibility of the Government that put us in this mess in the first place. So don’t ask me – Who will bell the cat?

    The oil company has already made billions in share appreciation on the stock market while Guyana gets zilch. My question is – how many Guyanese were given the opportunity to acquire shares in OUR OIL INDUSTRY ????? I say our because we , like the dummies we are made out to be, are saddled with the burden of paying all the INFLATED EXPENSES the company incurred and will incur in the drilling for and the extraction and sale of the oil.

    And yes, as my friend, Cyril, rightly alluded to (reading between the lines), our politicians & leaders in our government are so myopic in their visions for the future development of Guyana that they could not spot the traps set by the corrupt and power-drunk CABAL imperialists and Zionist. They fell head over heels into the whirlpool that sucked them right down to the bottom – the point of no return. As a result the prospect of a better future for the country may become a curse rather than a blessing if future decision making is not wisely made. It is amazing how these same leaders proudly boast of a bright future for the country – counting their chickens even before they can physically see them and watch them grow up to become branches of sustained developments for future Guyanese generations. I’d rather be realistic and view situations more objectively than be dwelling on elusive dreams. We are in a situation where the CABAL owns our hook, line, and sinker, along with all the catch that escaped the sharks. Many things can happen between now and then judging from what the world is going through at the hands of mankind presently, including Geo-engineered manipulation of the weather to destroy our homes, our crops; chem-trails to poison our food sources and water supply, vaccines to make our people milking cows for big pharma, genetically modified Frankenstein foods to alter our genome, 5G sky-net to fry our brains especially the young generation, gadgets to track our every move, deforestation, just to name a few. Our only hope left is to return to the Almighty Creator, the Most High and pray for divine intervention to rid this planet of all evil forces, and to re-set the planet as it was really meant to be.

    I wish to thank Denis Chabrol for bringing this to our attention, and Cyril Bryan for the opportunity to air our views.

    • Mark  On March 19, 2018 at 12:29 am

      “When I read this article I was so angry that I chose not to comment on it until now. My friend, Mark, and I have been trying to open the eyes of our Guyanese people about the goings on in our Country for some time now but to no avail.”

      Yes, sheeple say that I’m the bad one for expressing concerns about imperialist expansion! I’m the bad one for having ancestors who were forced into the slave trade in the Guianas. I’m the bad one for highlighting that white supremacy exists under Trump! Chris Prashad, we are preaching to the choir. The “Massa” have indoctrinated descendants of African slaves and East Indian labourers to worship the Globalist world order.

    • Mark  On March 19, 2018 at 12:50 am

      To suggest that we set aside prime land space for development to house expatriates linked to the oil industry IS AN INSULT to the Guyanese people, PERIOD. Let it be known that MASSA DAYS done and we will not tolerate this scourge in our Country without airing our objections or without a fight. MASSA live in MANSIONS and citizens live in logies !!!!! NO WAY ! This form of segregated society should never be allowed to put down roots here.

      It will take a man like Freddy Kissoon to explain this to Guyanese, because when I highlight that this will cause racism similar to apartheid South Africa, shills tell me that I’m the one spreading “hate”.
      It’s noted that the lands being used are important agricultural lands that can grow crops successfully. I’m not concerned if the lands are being used for local and overseas Guyanese, but the fact that foreigners with no ties to Guyana or even Latin America/Caribbean taking advantage of our lopsided contract.

    • Mark  On March 19, 2018 at 1:01 am

      “Many of you reading this may think I am discriminating. Think twice before you throw your pitch fork at me. There is a huge salary disparity involved here. They are not citizens and should not be given special treatment above what our locals have to put up with.”

      Even in America or Canada, one can see the Guyanese or Jamaican minimum wage employee serving coffee for US$7 an hour to a Boss who collects over US$400,000+ a year doing nothing but enriching his shareholders off the backs of the minimum wage workers. And when that Boss or CEO retires, he collects millions of dollars a year in pension while the Guyanese or Jamaican serving the coffee and washing the dishes will have to die in a hospital in their old age prematurely at 50 to 60.

      Did you read the scandal of Zionist-backed Theranos Inc. that was operated by gender rights activist Elizabeth Homes? She defrauded investors of almost ONE BILLION dollars and the court only gave her a US$500,000 fine.

      But under Trump and as early as Reagan, if an African-American or Latino woman on welfare is accused of welfare fraud of even a penny, she will have to serve many years in jail.

    • Mark  On March 19, 2018 at 1:29 am

      I’m done expressing concerns in solidarity with Nigel Hinds, Freddy Kissoon and respected accountant and lawyer Chris Ram. It’s apparent that overseas Guyanese using this website forum have much to lose from their coffee serving job for the CEO by my comments because my comments have caused these globalist oil companies to be concerned that their charade of exploitation in poorer countries will be brought to light.

      What shills and sheeple should observe is how Exxon-Mobil is in a rush to produce over 500,000 barrels of oil daily when the discovered reserves are only about 4 billion barrels of oil. In less than twenty years, our oil reserves will run dry.

      Even elaborating on this causes outrage, but what would Russia and OPEC think when Exxon-Mobil starts to produce an oil glut on the international markets. SHort of a sanction on Iran or war in Middle East, current oil supply is on borderline oversupply because of American shale exports.

      What does one think will happen when oil prices collapse to US$30 or even US$20 levels because of oversupply? Russia will think that America is trying to mess with them like the 2016 oil price collapse where oil prices fell to US$26 barrel, despite oil prices were as high as US$110 barrel in early 2015.

      I’m not into conspiracy theories, nor would I force my views onto others, but it’s appalling that shills and sheeple are trying to get me banned for expressing my concerns.

      Is it also a co-incidence that respected journalists Lincoln Lewis at Guyana Chronicle were canned because of their views?

      Overseas Guyanese who attack me while having to serve coffee for the CEO at 9am this morning, I wish you well. You bring shame for attacking a fellow Guyanese for pointing out the obvious.

      I will cease my concerns on this website if it makes you happy to have the imperialist agenda exploit every country on the planet.

  • Mark  On March 19, 2018 at 1:08 am

    “Guyana stands to lose the most in this arrangement because the oil companies will charge that to their highly inflated expenditure accounts which will come out of Guyana’s share of the lousy deal. And who will monitor the accounting for these expenditures? My contention is, since we are being made to pay this bill then it is OUR DARN RIGHT to question all charges which must be itemized.”
    ———————————-
    Chris Ram and Nigel Hinds have volunteered to assist with the auditing and checks of balances of the expenditures, but these respectable professionals were ridiculed at the oil industry meetings in the Marriott Hotel. Nigel Hinds have lamented that the Public Relations of Exxon-Mobil Guyana division, one Kimberley Brassington, made a “veiled threat” against himself and the critics sending a message that if any Guyanese complains of the contract, then it will lead to escalated repercussions, though she nor Hinds would elaborate what would that infer.

    Oil companies have said that they will only employ less than 300 Guyanese, but somehow accommodations are being made to import at least 200,000 expatriates, not overseas Guyanese, but expatriates. This is 25% of Guyana current population.

    In Canada, locals raise a stink if the government even increases immigration by 10,000, and current immigration levels at 300,000 is only 1% of the total population of Canada.

    Something doesn’t add up Chris, and Exxon will of course attempt to silence us either through complaints of “racist hate”, “sexism” or other champagne liberal buzzwords used by Americans and Canadians.

  • Mark  On March 19, 2018 at 2:20 am

    The nation’s agricultural and manufacturing sector which it depended on to support the economy prior to oil was neglected. The dependence on oil essentially led to the lack of diversification in the economy. This is one of the reasons for Nigeria’s inability to advance when oil prices and revenues are low.

    Poor policies and planning also served to entrench the oil rich nation into acts of corruption while its people are still waiting for the benefits to be passed down.

    Nigeria is to date now more polluted than it was before with its dependence on oil and there are more environmental challenges than ever. In fact, there have been numerous reports about the oil spills in the nation that have affected many communities there.

    According to globalcitizen.org, “Nigeria is the third biggest economy in Africa, largely due to the share of crude oil in its exports. In 2000, oil and gas exports accounted for 98% of earnings in Nigeria.

    Nigerian GDP at purchasing power parity more than doubled between 2005 and 2010. However, the country’s human capital and its overall living standards are still lagging far behind. Wealth generated by oil revenues has not passed down to the citizens of Nigeria, as 45% of the population still lives below the poverty line.” (https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/oil-in-nigeria-a-cure-or-curse/) .

    https://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2017/06/22/what-guyana-needs-to-know-about-exxonmobil-pt-2-oil-rich-but-still-poor-lessons-from-nigeria-chad-and-papua-new-guinea/

  • Mark  On March 19, 2018 at 2:21 am

    Nigerian GDP at purchasing power parity more than doubled between 2005 and 2010. However, the country’s human capital and its overall living standards are still lagging far behind. Wealth generated by oil revenues has not passed down to the citizens of Nigeria, as 45% of the population still lives below the poverty line.” (https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/oil-in-nigeria-a-cure-or-curse/) .

    • Chris Prashad  On March 19, 2018 at 7:34 am

      Great job Mark ! We have done our part. The Cabal is on shaky ground and they know it. The world is waking up to their evil schemes. A change is coming. I pray that it be sooner than later.

      • Mark  On March 19, 2018 at 9:13 am

        I’ve realized that the shills started to troll me when I initially posted calculations and estimates of the oil revenues under the contract. I wonder if the meagre royalties and profits have infuriated Exxon-Mobil because they wouldn’t even pay the estimated calculations or royalties in full?
        Linda has constantly targeted me for posting calculations that every Guyanese should know some aspect of regarding the contract.
        Of course, the shills have started with race-baiting so that I can get banned for “anti-white racism” as if I was posting on a Trump website or Stormfront.
        Nigel Hinds was also targeted for his calculations and explanations on the oil contract, and it does appear that he was “warned” by Kimberley Brassington that his articles and letters are “scaring away investors”.
        But even a non-accountant or Mathematician would wonder how could Exxon-Mobil say that only about 100 Guyanese will be hired in total for the oil projects, but a representative from the GoG states that accommodations are being made to house and feed over 200,000 expatriates who will be working in the oil industry.
        Furthermore, this government representative tells overseas Guyanese that they should develop prime agricultural lands at their expense to “international standards” for expatriates that will require washing machines, 24 hour security and other luxuries while local Guyanese have to live in substandard conditions, power outages and very poor facilities at GT Public hospital where pregnant mothers in the maternity ward is more likely to die there than to deliver a newborn.
        It doesn’t make sense. Hire only 100 local Guyanese, but import over 200,000 expatriates using overseas Guyanese monies to construct luxury real estate and facilities at their expense.

  • Denise  On March 19, 2018 at 10:46 am

    The two of you need to find something to do with your time instead of writing these long Epistles that no one gives a hoot about. You cannot change anything so stop pontificating. It’s becoming quite boring.. The best you can do is pack your bags and go and try to save Guyana from the big bad wolves.

    • Mark  On March 20, 2018 at 8:28 am

      I have been in touch with several critics of Exxon-Mobil in Guyana.

    • Mark  On March 20, 2018 at 8:33 am

      If it weren’t for Kaieteur News and local critics like Freddie Kissoon and Nigel Hinds, the oil contract would never have been released. The oil contract was supposed to be off limits for local Guyanese!

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    • Ali...  On March 20, 2018 at 12:09 am

      Glad you did that Editor. There is only a handful of people leaving comments because you were over moderating.

      Hopefully people will be mindful and stay on subject. As moderator you sometimes mistook criticism for personal attacks. Criticism goes with the territory. Malicious attacks are not allowed anywhere. There is a difference.

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  • Chris Prashad  On March 20, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    While the shills and EXXON mouthpieces here and elsewhere are desperately trying to throw us off track we will not pull our tails between our legs and cower in a corner with fear like some dogs do. Yeah ! Boring indeed ! You are reading the comments, don’t you ? Mission accomplished. The truth hurts and the pen is mightier than the sword. This article below may jerk the jerks into reality that all is not well with this particular industry in Guyana. The sharks will be exposed for what they are regardless. The debate continues. Unlike those who hide their identity behind Nome-de-plumes like cowards, I am who I am. The truth will always be more powerful than lies and deceit.

    https://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2018/03/20/analyst-says-oil-deal-with-exxonmobil-could-cost-guyana-billions/

    • Mark  On March 21, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      The businessman involved in the lease of land at Ogle Airport to Exxon-Mobil has enforced a Gag Order on Kaieteur News for supposed defamation. Kaieteur News used to criticize the businessman for several years, but as soon as Kaieteur News started to go deeper into the Exxon-Mobil reporting, then he served notice to Kaieteur News. This is starting to get scary because if Exxon-Mobil cannot be criticized then that sets an example that not only will critics be sued, but other repercussions will happen that will be serious.

  • Bernard  On March 20, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    SORRY CYRIL, I DID NOT MEAN TO CAUSE TROUBLE BY MY COMMENT.

    • guyaneseonline  On March 20, 2018 at 10:44 pm

      Bernard said:

      “VERY BAD THING TO DO. IGNORE THE LOCALS GIVE TO THE EXPATRIATES SO THEY CAN LOOK DOWN ON THE LOCALS.”

      My reply:

      I see no problem with your comment, Bernard.
      I agree like everyone else, I think, that creating a modern apartheid society that sidelines locals will be bad for everyone.
      We just have to wait and see how it all unfolds.

      Thank you for your comments,
      Regards,
      Cyril

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