Business man Deo Gosine, an engineer by profession, and a port developer, with expertise in oil management, said he was very impressed with the presentation (answers to questions) of Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on the social media platform Guyana Dialogue program on Thursday evening. He stated it was a very good interview.
“It was a straight talking and frank interview. I found the VP responses measured, direct, and to the point with loads of highly technical facts; which are normally reserved for the technocrat not politicians”.
Gosine continued: “I have been in the Oil and Gas Industry Globally for 50 years in many capacities from Project Conceptualization, Engineering, Capital Project Development, Process Plant Development, Energy Port Operation, Gas Pipeline, Engineering and more in more than 19 countries for Land and Marine Operation. I want the Guyanese people to benefit from the oil development with maximum benefits. I thoroughly enjoyed the interview with Honourable Vice President and to learn of his Government vision for Guyana”.
Gosine added: “When I hear the conversation, his views and the government’s position, my adrenalin flows to get involved because of my great love for Guyana and knowledge of the prosperity which Oil and Gas will bring to the Guyana people. Unfortunately I am too old to participate in the prosperity because Oil / Gas are long term investments and I have participated and seen first hand what it did to Brazil, Columbia, Saudi Arabia and many of the Gulf States. We are in Trinidad and based on the Vice President’s vision, my wife and I who is a Guyanese plan to visit Guyana to be a witness to development”.
Gosine feels that to maintain 500,000 barrel per day production, Guyana will need at least 100,000 skilled oil/gas workers. He asked: “What plan do the country have to ensure that the subclass does not develop which will gain control of the technical sector which can become a dominant economic class? What plans do the country have to regulate mass migration into Guyana which will negatively impact the citizens of Guyana and will have an erosional effect? What provisions does the country have to “police” fraudulent JVs?”
Gosine suggests that the country look at legislation in Brazil and Saudi Arabia regarding citizenship through energy employment.
By Vishnu Bisram