Guyana requires a grand coalition of reasonable minds

Dear Editor,
The festive season of Christmas and the New Year is here with us. This is a good time to reflect on the many challenges we faced during the course of the year and at the same time give praise where it is due for the achievements we have made both in our private lives and as a nation.

We are blessed with an abundance of natural and human resources which potentially ranks us among the most highly endowed resource-rich country in the Caribbean. The challenge for us is to exploit these riches in the most sustainable and cost-effective manner in order to optimize the benefits of these resources for the people of Guyana.

This is why it is so important that we seek to find common ground on the way forward for this country. We have to think big and always strive to put the national interest before narrow sectarian interests. I am absolutely sure that there are enough people right across the political and ethnic spectrum who passionately care for the good and well-being of this nation, but for one reason or another seem unable to liberate themselves from parochial bondage.

The current situation in Guyana requires a grand coalition of reasonable minds who are prepared to put nation before self. This is a good time of the year for reflection and introspection. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all Guyanese a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

Yours faithfully,
Hydar Ally

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