We are not intimidated by the negativity

Dear Editor,
Guyana is my home, all 215,000 square kilometres of it; I will cherish this for the rest of my life, Amen. I will serve and uphold all its virtues wherever I go. I love my country, and I will shout it from the mountain tops as I tell our story. And so, on this anniversary of our republic, I salute you, Dear Guyana.
It has not been easy for this nation these years following our freedom from colonial rule. Certainly, we’ve come through the floods and burned through the fire. Ours was, and still is, a fiery trial and tribulation, but through it all we’re still here, kept by The Almighty.
Now, we are a pretty young nation, well on course to becoming let’s say a Second World country, due to our inherited blessings. We are blessed with the natural resources on this piece of earth, with oil, “sweet crude” as ExxonMobil puts it, which is found in our nation’s waters offshore.
It was a blessed day when oil was discovered here, because it means that we are going onward, upward, may we ever go, to higher heights in our development. But wait a minute, did I say a blessing, and not a curse? Did we stop to consider it a curse, “cursed oil” if I should add?
Because from the moment we began using the proceeds of what the Mighty Father has blessed us with, in came the naysayers and pseudo priests, priestesses, and prophets of doom, speaking every negative word you can find in the book. These people have crawled out from under every rock and crevice under heaven, it is like we here in Guyana have killed Christ!
But we are not in any way intimidated by their negatives. We will continue on our progressive trajectory until our mission is complete. We subscribe to the principle that “What the enemy planned for evil, God has turned it for our good.” We will not flag nor fail in our resolve to get the work of development done. So, let us count our blessings one by one, and it will surprise you what God has done. Amen and Amen!

Neil Adams