Westward Ho! Guyana calling
(Barbados Today) The conference room at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs last Friday was packed with entrepreneurs and workers anxious to hear about the investment potential of fellow Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state Guyana – a promising sign of both countries building win-win relationships that can reap big dividends.
For indeed, business, familial, and social relations between Bridgetown and Georgetown have been robust, though disturbed somewhat by unfortunate damaging public statements traded across waters in the last decade.
Thankfully, we are past the days of “ever so welcome wait for a call” which echoed from Bridgetown amid persistent complaints about a “Guyanese bench” at the Grantley Adams International Airport in the morning and in turn a suggestion that “Barbados was just beyond the imagination of Guyanese.”
In reality, the story on the ground has always been very different, if not far more nuanced.
Barbadians who travelled in droves to the former colonial British Guiana worked hard and made significant contributions to law and order as police officers and to education as teachers, among other professions.
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