Meanwhile, Finance Minister, Winston Jordan, has been reported as saying: “If I (foreigner) am prepared to cut grass for $1,000, but the native (Guyanese) wants to cut grass for $1,500, who are you going to employ? Most obviously, the $1,000…I would go for the $1,000.” That this is the position of Guyana’s Finance Minister –
Rich Bajans and Trinis loved to hire PPP supporters 15 years ago as they desperately fled Jagdeo. In T&T the phrase "I gun get a Guyanese" means maid or gardener. Trini kids get mad if they are called "Guyanese".