Would you agree with me that Guyana is a confusing place?
(Stabroek News, December 15, 2017 – Greenidge says he advised against disclosing bonus – defends decision in context of Venezuela border controversy)
(Kaieteur News, January 27, 2020 – “I never resisted disclosure of ExxonMobil’s contract and US$18M signing bonus” – Carl Greenidge)
I do not have a personal vendetta against Mr Carl Greenidge, and I believe it is best to focus on the issues and not the people. But Mr Carl Greenidge is a key public servant and leader in Guyana, so it is not surprising that people will ask questions of him.
I would be the first person to praise Mr Carl Greenidge if he changes his stance on the need for a rebalancing of the Exxon contract. And it would be perfectly understandable if he does change his stance. I also recognise that he believes his current position is best for Guyana, although I disagree with the position.
But I believe it was President Granger who decided to publish the agreement with Exxon, and it is clear to me at least, that President Granger is the better man for this act alone, a hugely important act, and who is far more concerned about ordinary Guyanese and the future of the country.
I also am somewhat troubled by Mr Greenidge’s stance on Exxon, and that his stance is best for Guyana, when he as a Member of Parliament, with vaunted experience he boasts, sat illegally in Parliament as a dual citizen? Did he not know, or was he too important to care?