GUYANA: OPINION – Remigration is not the answer

Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Comments

  • detow  On November 15, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    If Guyana really want to see us, the diaspora, return in droves, not to stay but to spend our vacation time (home) just do the following:

    GET A HOLD ON CRIME, SEND THE CRIMINALS, UNDER GUARD, TO THE INTERIOR TO DEVELOP THE NEXT CAPITAL OF GUYANA WITHOUT A PATHWAY FOR THEM TO LEAVE THEIR NEW REALITY AREA. THEY SHOULD BE MADE TO WORK THERE AND DIE THERE WHILE THEY PAY FOR FOOD AND INITIAL SHELTER WITH THEIR LABOUR.

    I is time that we are able to return to Guyana for short periods without the threat of being robbed and/or killed.

    • the only  On November 15, 2020 at 4:58 pm

      Totally agree with you, until the crime situation is under control gouv. should shut UP.

  • Melania  On November 15, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    Oh boy this sounds like someone want the oil wealth for themselves. They want the diaspora to spend money on vacation, but not to retire.

    Peeping Tom; good luck with the 2% oil royality and perpetual debts that have to be repaid to Exxon. You can’t have your cake and eat it: Asking for the Diaspora to send money to Guyanese, but treating overseas-based Guyanese as foreigners and and person non grata in their country of birth.

  • Peter  On November 15, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    “The opportunities should be offered to those who are here and who more often can do the job far better than those overseas-based Guyanese.”

    I’m not sure if to take this as a joke or insult.

    I guess I can return to get top notch medical healthcare and billion dollar business investments in Guyana?

  • Kman  On November 15, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    How did the report come to the conclusion that half of the population is living outside of Guyana. This shows the intelligence of some in the country.

  • Alejandro  On November 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    An economy dependent on handouts will always be a dependent economy, which is the surest route to the Haitian model. So, unfortunately, your ideas are misguided. An advanced economy is equipped with home grown expertise and entrepreneurship, and this is what Guyana desperately needs.

    Let’s face it, the level of education, technical expertise, and even the use of standard English is low. But, this bleak foundation can be transformed as Korea, Singapore and China has shown.

  • Chuck Norris  On November 15, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    The Baby Boomers and their parents hold the most wealth, and this writer aims to dissuade retired Guyanese from returning with vast amounts of money and a steady income of US pensions?

    No wonder the political, social and economical status of Guyana is the crappy country despite the oil.

    States like Florida and California are begging for retired Boomers to buy overpriced property in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and the Bay area.

  • Anthony Persaud  On November 16, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Robert Persaud sounds like a loose canon. Guyana needs the expertise of overseas Guyanese to return home and invest and create jobs, and also use their expertise to build a better Guyana. Returning migrants should be offered excellent incentives and good jobs in keeping with their qualifications.

  • Jim  On November 16, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    How many local Guyanese can afford to purchase a US$150,000 acre of land at the future metropolitan site of Ogle?

    (crickets)

    There are many mature Guyanese who have returned to buy vacation properties for their retirement. They have the money to buy land in Panama and Costa Rica, but Guyana to them is their “navel string”.

    Guyana needs foreign money, skills and investment. Remigrant Guyanese are returning with money. Why conflate them with deportees or criminals?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s