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    To all meh Guyanese bannas and binnys......or anyone with some valuable input...

    I've been thinking about something alot lately. My uncle has been here visiting for a month from Guyana (lawd!!) anyway this is his first trip out of Guyana I told him once he arrived that the first thing he'll notice is that Guyana is approximately 50-60 yrs behind the other CARICOM nations in terms of development and about 80-100 yrs behind most north american cities!

    Anyhow after being here for 3 and a half weeks he is really depressed about the state of our homeland. The political corruption in guyana has stunted the development of a nation with innumerable natural resources and huge amounts of arable land. A country of 83 000 sq. miles had a population of 700,000 people, less than both the nations of Trindad and Jamaica which are both far smaller in size.

    All of our smartest, brightest citizens are leaving never to return to Guyana. As a child of Guyanese parents born in Canada I have spent much of my life travelling to Guyana and have seen its deterioration in my short life. What can we do about it? I feel like the citizens of Guyana and their children educated abroad need to do more to save our nation.

    Have any of you considered participating in community development programs, or participating in the political system? I think its something we need to consider. clearly the powers that be in the nation do not have the interests of the nation in mind. What are your thoughts............
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    well im not guyanese but it is my final destination i think. (for one of my many many houses when i make the millions) i would employ locals and try and get as involved (community development, dunno about political.. it would probably be intertwined i guess) as possible regardless of where i end up starting my business venture/"real" job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sebas4920
    well im not guyanese but it is my final destination i think. (for one of my many many houses when i make the millions) i would employ locals and try and get as involved (community development, dunno about political.. it would probably be intertwined i guess) as possible regardless of where i end up starting my business venture/"real" job.
    If you don't mind me asking, why Guyana?

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    i know here in ottawa my friend's mother is really involved with the guyanese association up here and i believe she has links with the groups in mtl. and T.O as well i can see what they're not only saying but also doing regarding the situations in Guyana...i know they did a lot during the floods and what not, in fact she's either still there or just came back from guyana

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    Quote Originally Posted by spicy_trini
    i know here in ottawa my friend's mother is really involved with the guyanese association up here and i believe she has links with the groups in mtl. and T.O as well i can see what they're not only saying but also doing regarding the situations in Guyana...i know they did a lot during the floods and what not, in fact she's either still there or just came back from guyana
    Hmm interesting.....but the floods this year were really just the tip of the iceberg. How a country with thousands of square miles of unused land, gold, diamonds, lumber, bauxite (what the hell do they use that for anyway?) and potentially oil (remains to be seen) can be so under developed baffles me! What the fack are these people in gov. doing? Guyana is called the land of many waters.....you know how many people in the city are struggling with out a reliable water source...in the land of MANY WATERS!!! This shit angers me

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    i love the culture and the landscape, and i got some "fam" (non blood related) there. plus its closer to trinidad than i am now. (which would probably be the second choice spot) uh and if i am still single those guyanese honey dips are usually pretty fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sebas4920
    i love the culture and the landscape, and i got some "fam" (non blood related) there. plus its closer to trinidad than i am now. (which would probably be the second choice spot) uh and if i am still single those guyanese honey dips are usually pretty fly.
    and you know this MANNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinababy
    Hmm interesting.....but the floods this year were really just the tip of the iceberg. How a country with thousands of square miles of unused land, gold, diamonds, lumber, bauxite (what the hell do they use that for anyway?) and potentially oil (remains to be seen) can be so under developed baffles me! What the fack are these people in gov. doing? Guyana is called the land of many waters.....you know how many people in the city are struggling with out a reliable water source...in the land of MANY WATERS!!! This shit angers me
    that's the question right there...where is the financial resources they have (as limited as it may be) really going? (i.e: education, crime control) but that's a question that the majority of islands can potentially ask

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    okay so 2 people respond to my thread...thanks guys
    but where de ass all a de confounded Guyanese people!
    Ah see dem in all a de odda rasshole chupidee threads and now ah post one about we country and nuttin....
    ah tink a jus ansa meh own questions.....COMPLACENCY is why Guyana is the way it is.....commom trait of most Guyanese.
    Steups......

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    i'm not guyanese but i was just trying to help ...and don't fret about it babes cuz it's not guyanese alone who does want to be complacent to serious issues
    Last edited by spicy_trini; 07-21-2005 at 12:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spicy_trini
    i'm not guyanese but i was trying to help...and don't fret about it babes cuz it's not guyanese alone who does want to be complacent to serious issues
    I hear you but u know what I been to other countries in the Caribbean and you know what Guyana is light years behind them in terms of infrastructure....I mean I'm not talking about a T.G.I.F on every corner either....I talking about reliable water and electricity, I talking about our currecy being so undervalued that its a running joke in the Caribbean, I'm talking about houses in Georgetown that look like it one strong gust hit it, it done! My uncle had never seen an apartment buliding before coming here. These are serious things....don't get me wrong I love Guyana and enjoy my time there. I love the fact that it hasn't been overly "Americanized" like a lot of places, but there is a lot of improvement that needs to happen and it has to start with the people of the nation and her descendants abroad. Next to Haiti Guyana is the poorest of all the Caricom nations. Haiti's had a bunch or civil unrest and coups...what's Guyana's excuse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sebas4920
    i love the culture and the landscape, and i got some "fam" (non blood related) there. plus its closer to trinidad than i am now. (which would probably be the second choice spot) uh and if i am still single those guyanese honey dips are usually pretty fly.
    i say jus go wit trinidad

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    imagine how much money does the government get in taxes??.. bigger population where you putting them in de bush.. den people go complain bout cutting of trees.. guyana needs a stragetic plan for the next decade plus a population that has patience.. i doubt it will happen.. only in barbados i have seen such massive economic restructuring being done at it actually worked.. dominica trying something similiar.. manley tried a thing.. seaga get de us to stop de flour

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oneshot
    imagine how much money does the government get in taxes??.. bigger population where you putting them in de bush.. den people go complain bout cutting of trees.. guyana needs a stragetic plan for the next decade plus a population that has patience.. i doubt it will happen.. only in barbados i have seen such massive economic restructuring being done at it actually worked.. dominica trying something similiar.. manley tried a thing.. seaga get de us to stop de flour
    Guyana is no where near being overcrowded..not even in the cities, so there is no need to put anyone in no bush. Secondly with all the land that does exist we can afford to chop down some trees if it can help ue develop economically. As for patience... what for? Patience is one thing if your gov't has proven that it has a vision and a plan to realize the vision. The PPP have been in power since 1992...they have done nothing...the people have a right to be impatient.

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    The flood didn't help the economic crisis either ............ maybe they had ah plan but the flood set the country back .
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