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Guyanese are proud people....

 
black 2019-05-15 12:34:43 

Because of hard times, we have had to migrate to places, where we were not always warmly welcomed. Despite the hard times, we have never lost the love for our Country.

I hope the Government manages the economy so the every Guyanese can benefit from our newly found wealth.

Now, that the pendulum has swung in the other direction, I wonder who is going to come knocking on our doors.

 
camos 2019-05-15 12:37:36 

In reply to black

Now, that the pendulum has swung in the other direction, I wonder who is going to come knocking on our doors


will be interesting to see how you treat the people who will come in!

 
black 2019-05-15 13:37:56 

In reply to camos

It depends on who is coming in. lol

Seriously, everyone deserves to be treated with respect if they are willing to work hard.

 
Elsie 2019-05-15 13:59:52 

In reply to black

Dude, the people who will migrate to Guyana are the people who are already migrating to Guyana. Poor Brazilians, Venezuelans, and Cubans who need a break from the revolution.

It will be like the words written on the base of the Statue Of Liberty: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”.

Don't expect Yuppies from the English Caribbean to migrate to Guyana; unless their employer stations them there. To them Guyana is a backward step. Whomever wants to come will be welcomed..

 
XFactor 2019-05-15 14:05:57 

In reply to black

Well, after the squandering and bitter infighting that Guyanese are notorious for, I hope there will be enough to keep the lights on.


where we were not always warmly welcomed


Not surprising you mentioned the quote above, the Lone Star State has always fostered racism.
Thread carefully Bro.

 
black 2019-05-15 14:14:52 

In reply to XFactor


Not surprising you mentioned the quote above, the Lone Star State has always fostered racism.


There's racism everywhere, Texas has been one of the better places that I have lived.

 
black 2019-05-15 14:16:43 

In reply to Elsie

Don't expect Yuppies from the English Caribbean to migrate to Guyana; unless their employer stations them there. To them Guyana is a backward step.


I disagree with that statement, people will go anywhere to have better opportunities.

 
nick2020 2019-05-15 14:24:59 

In reply to black

Welcome back with a solid opening stroke. I am hopeful this quality will persist.

 
nick2020 2019-05-15 14:27:29 

In reply to black

Texas has been one of the better places that I have lived.


Texas like any state in the US is very large and diverse.

every Guyanese can benefit from our newly found wealth.


But most likely some more than others. And some not at all. Such is life of people who are mentally ill-prepared for riches.

 
Elsie 2019-05-15 14:34:16 

In reply to black

Here's a very simple experiment for you.

Find any young and recently qualified English Caribbean kid.

Suggest to them that there are career building opportunities in Guyana. Watch the expression on their parent's faces while you're saying it.

When last were you in Guyana?? The only young west Indians I see there are those mid-level managers who work for Digicel and Courts, Massy, etc. Their stay there is for a finite period..

We will have to make do with the Spanish and Portuguese speaking folks, And the new wave of Chinese of course.

There's a Youtube video of a young Chinese businessman living in Guyana. He says it's the easiest place to do business. He has lived in China and another South Asia country before arriving in GT.

You should watch that interview, and see how fresh faced people look at Guyana today.

 
black 2019-05-15 14:36:26 

In reply to nick2020

Texas like any state in the US is very large and diverse.


People go by what they hear, in more ways, Texas (the South in general) is more diverse than other parts of the U.S.

Such is life of people who are mentally ill-prepared for riches


How do you know that they are not prepared?

 
black 2019-05-15 14:38:11 

In reply to Elsie

Those perceptions are going to change as conditions improve.

 
black 2019-05-15 14:47:00 

In reply to nick2020


I have traveled all over Texas and parts of Louisiana and I have been surprised to see Black people where I never thought I would see Black people.

 
Elsie 2019-05-15 14:48:01 

In reply to black


I hope you are right.... Those Junior Managers that I mentioned before seem to be enjoying their tenure in Guyana.

Once those kids get past their parents fear of them living in Guyana, they would be more willing.

For now, expect more of the people who have nothing to lose...

 
bravos 2019-05-15 14:48:50 

In reply to black

With the 1% royalty etc how much does Guyana stand to earn from a projected 5 billion barrels over time? And what plans are there for the windfall? What about associated down stream industries and spin-off's??

At today's prices that's about 250-300 billion before costs etc which in this case would be more than 50%,how much is Guyana expected to earn and over what time period ?

Also wrt to people coming there Trinis have been there doing business etc selling our products from day one,from road works to building products to expertise and equipment in said project and are well entrenched and poised to benefit greatly in many ways,directly and indirectly,there are billions in T&T assets there already,including marine,drilling and handling.

I think with our well established ties,trade history,investments,expertise and equipment etc T&T's wider share (including servicing a higher value market with good services etc) may only be second to Exxon's,look out for the suck and run,they are notorious for that,Gov't has to be really astute, focused and proactive,dem grengos will eat dey supper and leave them with the bill..

Just know what allyuh doing with dem scamps...

We look forward to production.. wink

 
jala 2019-05-15 14:50:43 

trinis are already flocking to GT...life is funny eh big grin

 
jala 2019-05-15 14:52:04 

In reply to bravos

you are not aufait with the production sharing contract

the profits are split 50%/50%, with 1% royalty added to Guyana's 50%....so yeh, know your stuff first....

 
bravos 2019-05-15 14:55:57 

In reply to jala

Ok so what's the projected windfall? Exxon will find ways to cut at your profits,so that's why I said they need to be on point at all times,this is from knowing my stuff..

Good luck,we eagerly await production..

 
steveo 2019-05-15 14:57:33 

In reply to jala

keyword "profits"

thats after Exxon's expenses

Anyone that has worked in the business world knows about "expenses", I am sure Bravos knows about that

In reality it will be around 80 for exxon and 20% for Guyana

Any company would have even agreed to take 10% of the profits, because they know "expenses" will fill the gap

 
jala 2019-05-15 15:05:49 

In reply to steveo

profits will be had, regardless..... most contracts , especially for first oil, have cost recovery inked into it... and yes, the PPP signed this contract...but I'm Guyanese and i understand why they signed such a "first" contract... all other contract will see much better conditions for Guyana because we are now a proven oil producer .....

 
jala 2019-05-15 15:07:00 

In reply to steveo

you are incorrect...bro, be a Guyanese for once... smh.... you are so negative and pessimistic ..well, since 2015..soooo...yeh...

 
bravos 2019-05-15 15:10:40 

In reply to jala

trinis are already flocking to GT...life is funny eh big grin


Clearly you don;t know how this works,Trinis and Trini equip were there from day one..or do you prefer import it from farther away?

In this case it is not Trinis simply flocking to Guyana for a random crumb,but Guyana having a need for services and expertise that T&T is brimming with and will be the first choice because of proximity,cost-factors and proficiency..

You would be disgusted to know the amount of T&T sub-contractors are on that project,your US dollars are appreciated,and like I said before T&T's share is significant,directly and indirectly as Guyana becomes a high value market for all else that we have to offer..

This is not a joke,and Trinis would never be the 'second class citizen' in Guyana because it is our expertise assets and proficiency that has us there..

Either that or you could source it from farther at a higher cost.

Your move Guyana..

 
nick2020 2019-05-15 15:12:54 

In reply to black

How do you know that they are not prepared?


Did you not see how the no confidence vote went down?

 
jala 2019-05-15 15:15:46 

it's actually 2% royalty...this govt renegotiated up from the 1% under the 1999 contract

 
Jumpstart 2019-05-15 15:16:32 

In reply to jala

yeah, engineers, technicians.........well anywhere you have an oil and gas business, you have trinis.

 
bravos 2019-05-15 15:16:59 

In reply to jala

Good,I'm rooting for Guyana,great business prospects... wink

 
bravos 2019-05-15 15:38:07 

Just one more recent example..

Ramps Logistics Operations Director (Guyana), Richard DeNobrega, told OilNOW that securing the contract with Tullow Oil means a lot for the Guyana component of the company since it demonstrates confidence in the country. “Ramps Guyana, through its subsidiary El Dorado Offshore, has been contributing significantly to local content development in Guyana. We have increased our Guyanese staff complement to 250. I know, and I am very confident that we will not disappoint, and we will make Guyana very proud.”



Since 2015, Ramps has provided the full complement of cross-border logistics services to ExxonMobil, in support of their exploration and development drilling in Guyana. Ramps has also managed similar cross-border projects for Tullow Oil and Kosmos Energy in Suriname during 2017 and 2018.


T&T would not be denied and it's share will always be it's share no matter what and long before everyone else have to divide the rest lol,coupled with all the other opportunities where Guyana simply isn't equipped to satisfy in many sectors as the country develops.


Guyana's success is T&T's and we have much to offer,and our heads would be held high in Guyana,this is our petro business legacy at work,this strategic advantage didn't occur overnight.....

Go Guyana ,allyuh start de pumpin quick nah,!!

 
steveo 2019-05-15 19:45:32 

In reply to jala

you are incorrect...bro, be a Guyanese for once... smh.... you are so negative and pessimistic ..well, since 2015..soooo...yeh...


I am negative because Guyana is a failed state and has no future, watch and see the shit that comes with this oil.

Look at the integrity of a govt where the attorney general believe his personality can bend the laws to suit him, where the criminals are the police when off duty.

All the best Guyanese have migrated, only the skunts have remained to fleece and mismanage the country.

Guyana is doomed, doomed I say!!! lol lol

 
jala 2019-05-15 19:53:01 

In reply to steveo

we are already trending upwards, away from the dark days pre 2015, and nothing your unpatriotic rants will change ....

 
steveo 2019-05-15 19:56:55 

In reply to jala


we are already trending upwards, away from the dark days pre 2015, and nothing your unpatriotic rants will change ....


Yes the crime, overstayed visas, government salaries are all going up up !!!

 
nick2020 2019-05-15 20:45:19 

In reply to steveo

And Trinis winking at the prospects of taking money out the coffers.

 
steveo 2019-05-15 21:23:29 

In reply to nick2020

And Trinis winking at the prospects of taking money out the coffers.


A trumpian disciple

 
bravos 2019-05-15 21:34:33 

In reply to nick2020

You have to be well equipped and a viable option to do that..

T&T has earned that right with our equipment and expertise...we have a ridiculous amount of that..

 
Kay 2019-05-16 00:11:22 

In reply to black

Because of hard times, we have had to migrate to places, where we were not always warmly welcomed. Despite the hard times, we have never lost the love for our Country.

Waaaaahaaaaah!!! You now sucking up to the place you abandoned decades ago ……. alyuh like saran wrap smile smile

Corrected and apologies to camos. The quote belongs to black

 
jala 2019-05-16 16:49:09 

In reply to steveo

ahmmmmm
crime has never been lower in Guyana when we compare stats and safety ober the last 20 years,,,,,,....

and you talking about overstaying?.... the numbers under the previous dispensation were huge and far more that what was published yesterday! i'm sure u overstayed too hahahaaaaaaaaaaa

 
nick2020 2019-05-16 17:27:51 

In reply to bravos

we have a ridiculous amount of that..


And trickiness too. Let us not forget that!

 
bravos 2019-05-16 17:52:38 

In reply to nick2020

I realizing more and more that's a Caribbean thing..

 
problemjay 2019-05-16 17:58:16 

One guy creating a thread with HOPES and DREAMS that Guyana is now land of milk and honey and now the land of opportunities, speaking in the future without waiting to actually see what happens. Going so far as to say the tables have now turned, what tables? Guyana is the same way today as it was last thirty years. Best you WAIT and see what happens. We all want regional nations to prosper but just making wild predictions and assumptions instead of looking at reality does not change the facts

Another clown in this thread saying "Trinis flocking to Guyana". In what alternative Universe do you live? Why in th hell would Trinis be flocking to Guyana today or in the past? There is NO widespread job opportunities in Guyana. Such statement should be supported by statistics and not just a wild imagination.

Old men in here again grasping for straws evil

 
steveo 2019-05-16 18:12:26 

In reply to jala

ahmmmmm
crime has never been lower in Guyana when we compare stats and safety ober the last 20 years,,,,,,....

and you talking about overstaying?.... the numbers under the previous dispensation were huge and far more that what was published yesterday! i'm sure u overstayed too hahahaaaaaaaaaaa


Please stick to reality and not the straight up BS of the granger administration

There have been major robberies at places of business, almost 2 a week for this month.

There was one less than a mile away from me where men discharged high powered weapons against the police. In that incident, the police station which is about 300 yards away, no police did not respond to the gunshots. On calling them, they did not respond, saying they did not know the location (300 yards away). People had to run on foot to fetch the police, before they were present on the scene.

Another robbery yesterday. The 911 system was down, and no response for the victims at time of incident.

Is there a trend here? Which right thinking individual would want to invest and operate in this country? People will only come to reap the riches and take them back to a safe and positive environment.

The overstay stats was on the news, trending upwards, do you understand what upwards mean?

As for my status with the US, a vapid, vacuous individual like urself would envy it lol lol

 
black 2019-05-16 18:32:57 

In reply to problemjay

So you are telling me that if Guyana use its money to build up its infrastructure, invest in its people and attract more foreign investors, it's not going to make a difference?

 
bravos 2019-05-16 18:33:51 

In reply to Jumpstart

yeah, engineers, technicians.........well anywhere you have an oil and gas business, you have trinis.


Simple as that,let them do some research lol..

 
bravos 2019-05-16 18:38:54 

In reply to black

You know PJ can be a bit rough round the edges,but I think he just means it would take plenty time and $$$ to just come up to acceptable standard etc,..it's not just $ /population sum so be cautious on that perception..

If the Guyanese architects of this deal aren't proactive,focused and open minded and simply view it as oil out $$'s in arrangement you not gonna see the kinda fortunes and long-term growth you're anticipating..

They need to align any wind-fall with other well thought out activities to really set the tone for the next 50 years.

T&T didn't do too badly in that regard,and because of that we are able to ride out the bad times like we have,we're in positive growth again without any increased production or new discoveries..

Trinis have been returning to T&T at a very high rate since the mid 90's and currently has the lowest US visa overstay rate in the region and second lowest in the world and even lower than or on par with some countries that don't require visas,when a country can achieve that it is winning,no matter the amount of barrels/day...

It's everything else and not oil alone,but oil empowered us to that standard over time,it even gave us the steel-pan,and from our industrial experiences we approach all tasks in a very professional way observing international best practices/standards etc,the evidence is everywhere,from our food industry to our diverse manufacturing sector,it's not magic why people don't get sick en masse here with all our spicy street food etc,we take standards very seriously believe it or not..

T&T is still growing and even experiencing growing pains but it's gonna take decades for Guyana to become such a machine,and it can only happen with good 'tooling' by those in charge,if the Guyanese gold and mineral industry can be used as a guide you should be very concerned and very interested in what sorta plans they have to fully leverage this black golden opportunity .

 
steveo 2019-05-17 19:20:49 

17th May: Attack on Gas station =68.ARChMhZhWqFpOtY-43QNrdmlA77BOi4mPG7K65WtGPEvefCW1t7i1QTuSSOyusjY1XvaTeY9-bN5MskndEWUSCjq_ukzgWQkFaLL4XV6plugPjD4pzsjxvHRGor3OXm-SMckfNkBqV8FmFQUd2vgo1FVm8pl4HYGuk82UOmZNO2PeGIyx5H5yFoMh_iAsMXxx0gXdZMCHOonPRxUaBiY5QJ2B55BCIiUHCiaqTKvIa3KVKZwOoLVFmi-qEm8liLBUahKEscaziBhSlqClXi_ayOWPpyK8jjms8KpPuN4JElI0HpUa62hqC4AUQl4uJ1bSZfFDqRQhagT0FGiLRvzkZpedtUNvkuQJdfwZQ&__tn__=-R]Gasstation

That URL must be using some out of bounds character, still works though

17th May: Another robbery in Guyana

 
Curtis 2019-05-17 19:30:09 

In reply to jala

What you smoking bro? Crime lowest since 2015?

You gotta be a joker.

 
Curtis 2019-05-17 19:30:15 

In reply to jala

What you smoking bro? Crime lowest since 2015?

You gotta be a joker.

 
steveo 2019-05-17 21:01:39 

In reply to Curtis

Conveniently blind, how can a country with people like this ever improve...

thats why I say: failed state

best the brits come back

 
BeatDball 2019-05-17 22:13:27 

In reply to steveo It's very simple Steveo, but nuff people are vexed when I say, Socishitists are weak on law enforcement. Their term in office is always marred by high crime, littered streets, bribery & corruption, etc. They talk the good talk, just to get in power, then dont do shoite. Always want to be judged on their intentions & not accomplishments! They are hypocrites. Want to see order? Look at Rwanda! Why are the Chinese, Europeans, Americans, Indians, Paks, etc. running to invest there??? Very simple...clean capital city, low crime rate, zero corruption, etc.

cool

 
Curtis 2019-05-17 22:51:31 

Concerns about crime