Apr 14, 2021 Letters
I refer to the article titled, “Excluding Diaspora from long term oil plans is a mistake – Foreign Secretary” (KN April 13). The Hon. Foreign Secretary harboured such thoughts, which flies in the face of existing reality. But that is exactly what his people have done, and will be compelled to do in the oil future. I expand.
A diaspora Guyanese man is right here right now, but he has been excluded. He knows more about oil and big-name oil corporations from being in the big time than any other Guyanese including the Hon. Foreign Secretary, the Hon. Minister of Natural Resources, and the Hon. Vice President combined know about oil and how those companies operate when they are focused on big game hunting. Today, Guyana represents big game oil hunting, with global recognition as the brightest oil frontier anywhere. Again, that is not me saying so, but the big people that make a living from oil watching and all of its shoots and branches. In case the Foreign Secretary has conveniently forgotten, I remind him: that diaspora oilman right here right now is Dr. Vincent Adams. I readily pardon him for that likely lapse. And just in case, the Foreign Secretary forgot to remember, I help him: look at what his people, the president and Vice President (both redoubtably honourable men and leaders of unparalleled purity) did to that diaspora oil presence. For that I cannot forgive Foreign Secretary, Robert Persaud, since it is beyond me and must come from above.
Editor, the Foreign Secretary (not to be mistaken for those arch patriotic British ones, like Palmerston and Granville and Grey) very wisely included the hedge of long-term oil plans in his virtual presentation, which is fitting, since it is clear that the PPP government exists in another reality, virtual, otherworldly, surreal, and slick with repeated coatings of vast hypocrisies and self-deceptions. The returning prodigal waxes about diaspora. It is already here to provide a start in building a firm and feared foundation for Guyana’s long-term future, but was sent packing because of not being ostensibly the best fit, given his skills. Just look at EPA and other dodges. But here is the Foreign Secretary talking about diaspora, preparation, and development. I discern that the Foreign Secretary and his bosses are more interested in that section of the diaspora network that will keep things undercover, and in the family. He should know, given that he was recalled and is now sweetly perched. Through that colour-coded section of the rainbow that is the Guyanese diaspora, long-terms oil plans can be erected. Given their known persuasions, they can be trusted to go along with government leaders and Exxon, while both put double layered paper bags over the heads of naïve and trusting Guyanese. PPP leaders know citizens are dependent, which I endorse. But they also believe that trusting Guyanese are dumb, and of that I will have no part. I congratulate the Foreign Secretary for continuing the charade.
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