Guyana has done well
Stabroek News
March 5, 2002

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Dear Editor,

Guyana has once again done remarkably well, something that the political opposition and their satellites do not like to hear.

They noticeably get hysterical whenever they hear any good news about Guyana, their home country. If you don't believe me just look at how C N Sharma, Clem David and Roger Moore and some others are going to behave in the next few days when they get the news.

The good news is that Guyana is one of the only two countries in the Caribbean that has shown positive economic growth during 200l and this is according to the Guyana born president of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr Compton Bourne.

The other country is Jamaica. Dr Bourne and other officials from the CDB and the Inter-American Development Bank were on a four day visit to Guyana during which every sector of the economy will be examined and the Government's economic policy at the macro level in both fiscal and monetary terms.

How much better our growth would have been if we didn't have the PNC/Reform protesters and the public service 57 days strike and their destabilising activities. But then wasn't this what they did intend?

I look forward also to getting the comments of Messrs Stanley Ming, Eric Phillips and not forgetting Jerome Khan.

Yours faithfully,

John da Silva