Commentary: Guyana’s surprise arrival, but where is the master plan?

Born in Guyana, Raymond Chickrie was a teacher in the New York City public school system and has also taught in the Middle East.

By Ray Chickrie

Guyana is one of the poorest countries in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and many of its citizens fled to Suriname, Trinidad, Barbados, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom or elsewhere to escape wretched poverty and repugnant violence. However, with the recent mega oil and gas discoveries offshore, Guyana is set to produce over one million barrels of oil daily.

Strangely, after three years of this development, the politicians, civil society, government (coalition) or the opposition, have put out a “Dubai Plan” for Guyana so as to inform citizens of exactly how the billions of US oil dollars are going to be…

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