We boast of our Banks DIH and blocked a plan by a T&T company to buy it out. Guyanese aren't as self hating as our oligarchs want to think.
I invite you to describe a product made in Guyana which failed because Guyanese preferred the Bajan product. T&T, and Jamaican rums don't sell in Guyana.
The truth is what Kari always used to say. Guyanese oligarchs prefer to use their political power and power to bribe by engaging in what they think are low risk and speculative activities.
There are people all over the Caribbean who want to buy Guyanese products. This as the tourists complain about the shoddy Chinese made products sold in their tourist oriented stores. So even if Guyanese loathe themselves more than other Caribbean people (who have the same colonial history as we do) these others will buy it. But it isn't available.
This is easy for you to say from your armchair. Why don't you become an entrepreneur and invest in the industries in Guyana before you pass judgement on the private sector. They are driven by profitability, if these ventures were profitable as you claim there would be a slew of investors all over the world flocking to Guyana to invest. So far we have only seen investors looking to extract natural resource, gold, oil and timber. So shut your trap and take action rather than braying all day and night as you you are no business person.