Guyoil needs to recruit a competent CEO

Dear Editor,

The inability of the Guyana Oil Company Limited to effectively attract and retain a competent Chief Executive Officer is astounding. Within the short space of eighteen months, I have seen at least three vacancy advertisements in the newspapers for the post of CEO for the state owned entity.

I write this letter with grave concern because while the entire country is focused on the oil and gas industry, persons in government fail to realize that Guyoil may be able to play some role in this industry as it is already a downstream player. The inability of the company to attract and retain a CEO that can navigate the entity into the future of oil and gas is worrisome but also indicative of larger issues of strategic direction in the country and from the government.

It was not so long ago rumoured that a former CEO of GBTI would take up the post, however, this never came to fruition. Currently, Mrs Shaundell Brotherson, a former member of the board of Guyoil and former Analyst at the Ministry of Finance, is performing the duties of CEO.

It is with a great flourish that GPL recently announced its recruitment of CEO Albert Gordon from Jamaica. Mr Gordon boasts industry specific knowledge which I do expect will transform the energy sector in Guyana. Do I dare challenge Guyoil to aim for the same or at least someone similar?

Yours faithfully,

K Rampersaud


The Wales cane-cutters’ picket was to call on government to pay their severance

Dear Editor, Yesterday (February 21), scores of cane-cutters of Wales Estate which has been closed for fourteen months took part in a picketing exercise outside of the Ministry of the Presidency and the Ministry of Agriculture.

Government has turned its back on those living in Alliance Road, Timehri

Dear Editor, It is my belief that the government has turned its back on residents living in the Alliance area, Timehri, East Bank Demerara.

With the oil money there are new opportunities to fund pro-poor policies

Dear Editor, February 20 is designated by the United Nations as World Day of Social Justice, so this is an opportune time to reflect on the state of human development (or underdevelopment ) in Guyana and the world as a whole.

Pomeroon farmers should follow Roopan Ramotar’s example

Dear Editor, With all the talk about oil money many people would like to see a big portion of it going into agriculture.

Performances at Region Two calypso and chutney competition were impressive

Dear Editor, On Tuesday evening, the Regional Administration Region Two hosted a calypso and chutney competition as part of its many activities in commemorating the country’s 48th Republic Anniversary.

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