Cease all grants of citizenship to foreigners until stringent and clear criteria agreed

 

https://www.stabroeknews.com/2...ear-criteria-agreed/

Recently, public attention has been drawn to the critical discussion of the means by which we can ensure that the benefits of gas and oil be directed to Guyanese. There has been talk of a Local Content Policy, which envisages that contract and employment opportunities in the oil and gas sector are given to Guyanese in preference to foreigners. A New and United Guyana has expressed the view that a clear-cut means of ensuring Guyanese preference is by introducing a tax system which exempts Guyanese individuals and businesses from taxes which are payable under the current structure, while requiring foreign companies to pay taxes and foreign workers to purchase annual work permits to live and work in our country.

 We anticipate that the windfall from oil and gas, which is part of Guyana’s patrimony, will realise extraordinary benefits for Guyanese. In the near future, Guyanese workers should not have to pay income tax. Companies owned solely by Guyanese shareholders should not have to pay corporation tax. But the many foreigners who have come here to work and will continue to come to work in the sector, the experts and expats who are recruited by Exxon, Tullow and others, should of course continue to pay income and other taxes. Foreign companies should of course continue to pay taxes on their profits.

Guyanese students should be able to attend university free of cost, and should be able to qualify for government-sponsored scholarships and grants for study abroad where the University of Guyana does not meet needs. Public primary and secondary schools should be world-class with modern facilities and world-class teachers paid salaries which are the envy of the Caribbean. But foreigners should pay to attend our universities and schools, and should not enjoy easy access to scholarships and grants.

The sick and elderly in Guyana should have free and world-class health care provided in modern institutions by Guyanese doctors who have benefitted from the free education and easy scholarship system, and can provide health care second to none in the world. State pensions for all Guyanese who have reached the age of retirement should enable them to live in dignity and comfort in their later years. But foreigners who come to Guyana to access our health care should pay a fair cost for their treatment. Those foreigners should not receive a State pension. Guyana is for Guyanese. Our patrimony is for us.

Whatever the means of ensuring Guyanese benefit from their patrimony, the underlying principle remains: Guyana is for Guyanese, and Guyanese must benefit. The luxuries of free education, free health, commercial opportunities and prosperity are now possible with the advent of oil and gas.

Recently, your newspaper reported information received from Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix that nearly 1,000 individuals have been granted citizenship in Guyana since 2015. One thousand! More recently, your newspaper reported that approximately 100 applications for citizenship are made to that ministry daily!

What is the point of any discussion on local content or preferential tax treatment or access to health and education for Guyanese, if foreigners can simply apply to the ministry, sign a piece of paper, and become Guyanese? What is the government’s policy on the granting of citizenship to foreigners?

Equally alarming, our patrimony, the benefit which we rightfully expect to enjoy from our newfound wealth, is in danger of being dissipated to foreigners by the grant of citizenship to hundreds and possibly thousands of foreigners who apply to the ministry and sign a piece of paper. They will immediately be entitled to share in our healthcare, our education, our tax benefits and our pensions. Our patrimony.

A New and United Guyana is calling on the government to cease all grants of citizenship to foreigners unless and until stringent and clear criteria for citizenship are made available for public examination and discussion. Guyana is for Guyanese, and Guyanese must benefit from gas and oil.

Yours faithfully,
Timothy M. Jonas

Original Post

here is Stabroek News gently correcting him:

https://www.stabroeknews.com/2...r-criteria-in-place/

"At a news conference last week, according to a report in the Guyana Chronicle, Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix said that for the period from 2015 to July this year, 923 immigrants were granted citizenship. He also said, according to a report in the Guyana Times, over 100 applications per day are made to process visas for persons coming to work in oil and gas offshore.
Visa applications are not applications for citizenship"

banna even reading Guyana Times and thinking is Stabroek News

smfh

Baseman posted:

I think was mis-speak.  I hope between ANUG and Shuman the hold both PPP and PNC to minority status regardless who forms the government!

Ronan, don’t get too excited!   His point was valid as to local content!

his intent was to energize y'all now thoroughly discredited fakeass polemic that "citizenship" was being passed around like sweetie by the Coalition Gov't

that's why he slipped on his own shyte, fell on his face, and now looks like a fool

"mis-speak" eh? this banna is an attorney, recently up for Senior Counsel, writing a letter to the press for posterity as Chairman of a political party . . . this is not a curbside interview with a reporter

if you are correct, he is SLACK and beyond irresponsible

separately, who exactly do you think you are fooling with the bullsh!t about "hoping" for PPP/PNC "minority status"? . . . you are a fully engaged ethnic soldier fighting tenaciously for a return of PPP/Jagdeo style tiefman Gov't thru FRAUDULENT 'elections'

smh

ronan posted:
Baseman posted:

I think was mis-speak.  I hope between ANUG and Shuman the hold both PPP and PNC to minority status regardless who forms the government!

Ronan, don’t get too excited!   His point was valid as to local content!

his intent was to energize y'all now thoroughly discredited fakeass polemic that "citizenship" was being passed around like sweetie by the Coalition Gov't

that's why he slipped on his own shyte, fell on his face, and now looks like a fool

"mis-speak" eh? this banna is an attorney, recently up for Senior Counsel, writing a letter to the press for posterity as Chairman of a political party . . . this is not a curbside interview with a reporter

if you are correct, he is SLACK and beyond irresponsible

separately, who exactly do you think you are fooling with the bullsh!t about "hoping" for PPP/PNC "minority status"? . . . you are a fully engaged ethnic soldier fighting tenaciously for a return of PPP/Jagdeo style tiefman Gov't thru FRAUDULENT 'elections'

smh

ANUG will be lucky if they get 1 seat....they are arm chair wannabe soldiers fighting an election through social media.

The banna might even be a dual citizen...British and Guyana.

ronan posted:
Dave posted:

 

ahmmm . . . contain your rage senor 'hijack'

i is only one man and it's not a good look for you to be so freaked out and frightened by my posts

arite?

See the above comments and who display anger and rage.. I know your weakness Mr Thomas. 

Dave posted:
ronan posted:
Dave posted:

 

ahmmm . . . contain your rage senor 'hijack'

i is only one man and it's not a good look for you to be so freaked out and frightened by my posts

arite?

See the above comments and who display anger and rage.. I know your weakness Mr Thomas.

we all can smell your fear

you are simply an unimpressive poser . . . a DUNCE trying to be relevant, posting pictures because you lack even the most basic intelligence and learning to approach me in conversation much less engage in debate

g'wan dahside and finish your bale of hay . . . grazing donkey

ronan posted:
Dave posted:
ronan posted:
Dave posted:

 

ahmmm . . . contain your rage senor 'hijack'

i is only one man and it's not a good look for you to be so freaked out and frightened by my posts

arite?

See the above comments and who display anger and rage.. I know your weakness Mr Thomas.

we all can smell your fear

you are simply an unimpressive poser . . . a DUNCE trying to be relevant, posting pictures because you lack even the most basic intelligence and learning to approach me in conversation much less engage in debate

g'wan dahside and finish your bale of hay . . . grazing donkey

What you are smelling is your own S!it, you lunatic...  dump it at ACDA where it belongs. 

 

Dave posted:
ronan posted:
Dave posted:
ronan posted:
Dave posted:

 

ahmmm . . . contain your rage senor 'hijack'

i is only one man and it's not a good look for you to be so freaked out and frightened by my posts

arite?

See the above comments and who display anger and rage.. I know your weakness Mr Thomas.

we all can smell your fear

you are simply an unimpressive poser . . . a DUNCE trying to be relevant, posting pictures because you lack even the most basic intelligence and learning to approach me in conversation much less engage in debate

g'wan dahside and finish your bale of hay . . . grazing donkey

What you are smelling is your own S!it, you lunatic...  dump it at ACDA where it belongs. 

 

Redux Thomas has been doing that for a while.

ronan posted:
Baseman posted:

I think was mis-speak.  I hope between ANUG and Shuman the hold both PPP and PNC to minority status regardless who forms the government!

Ronan, don’t get too excited!   His point was valid as to local content!

his intent was to energize y'all now thoroughly discredited fakeass polemic that "citizenship" was being passed around like sweetie by the Coalition Gov't

that's why he slipped on his own shyte, fell on his face, and now looks like a fool

"mis-speak" eh? this banna is an attorney, recently up for Senior Counsel, writing a letter to the press for posterity as Chairman of a political party . . . this is not a curbside interview with a reporter

if you are correct, he is SLACK and beyond irresponsible

separately, who exactly do you think you are fooling with the bullsh!t about "hoping" for PPP/PNC "minority status"? . . . you are a fully engaged ethnic soldier fighting tenaciously for a return of PPP/Jagdeo style tiefman Gov't thru FRAUDULENT 'elections'

smh

Well, I cannot argue back too much on ANUG. They seem like misfits ready for archiving before they hit the display booth. 

On both the PPP and PNC being minority with a responsible tail wagging the dog.  Well, this was my hope of the AFC when I was with them.  I still believe it’s the best solution for Guyana!

ronan posted:

here is Stabroek News gently correcting him:

https://www.stabroeknews.com/2...r-criteria-in-place/

"At a news conference last week, according to a report in the Guyana Chronicle, Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix said that for the period from 2015 to July this year, 923 immigrants were granted citizenship. He also said, according to a report in the Guyana Times, over 100 applications per day are made to process visas for persons coming to work in oil and gas offshore.
Visa applications are not applications for citizenship"

banna even reading Guyana Times and thinking is Stabroek News

smfh

So what if the fellow does not have as big a head as you have with as many cranial convolutions as you do  or if he made a simple mistake in reading the record? His concerns are valid. 

Stormborn posted:
ronan posted:

here is Stabroek News gently correcting him:

https://www.stabroeknews.com/2...r-criteria-in-place/

"At a news conference last week, according to a report in the Guyana Chronicle, Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix said that for the period from 2015 to July this year, 923 immigrants were granted citizenship. He also said, according to a report in the Guyana Times, over 100 applications per day are made to process visas for persons coming to work in oil and gas offshore.
Visa applications are not applications for citizenship"

banna even reading Guyana Times and thinking is Stabroek News

smfh

So what if the fellow does not have as big a head as you have with as many cranial convolutions as you do  or if he made a simple mistake in reading the record? His concerns are valid. 

HAHA....

What say you Ronan?

VishMahabir posted:
Dave posted:

 

 

 

 

Banna....dem look like old pictures....

you gat any recent ones?

AND, where is this multi-racial crowd?

I thought this picture looks old. You have to take off their hats and feel their heads to know if it's a multiracial group.

skeldon_man posted:
VishMahabir posted:
Dave posted:

 

 

 

 

Banna....dem look like old pictures....

you gat any recent ones?

AND, where is this multi-racial crowd?

I thought this picture looks old. You have to take off their hats and feel their heads to know if it's a multiracial group.

uhhu....spoken by a knucklehead with tons of experience....

...dat banna in the middle look like a blockhead...

VishMahabir posted:
skeldon_man posted:
VishMahabir posted:
Dave posted:

 

 

 

 

Banna....dem look like old pictures....

you gat any recent ones?

AND, where is this multi-racial crowd?

I thought this picture looks old. You have to take off their hats and feel their heads to know if it's a multiracial group.

uhhu....spoken by a knucklehead with tons of experience....

...dat banna in the middle look like a blockhead...

I bet you use your ass for your head. Yours is bald until it's cracked. The banna in the middle gives you nightmares, upset stomach and, insomnia on a daily basis.

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