Bel Air businessman apologizes for “Go Invest Elsewhere” ad


A Bel Air, Georgetown, businessman has written Government, apologizing for the controversial “Go Invest Elsewhere” advertisement that was published in two local dailies earlier this month.

This is according to State Minister Joseph Harmon, who revealed at the post Cabinet press briefing earlier today that businessmen Siri Persaud of Bel Air Gardens, has taken responsibility for the advertisement published on February 7 last, urging investors in Guyana to go elsewhere.

In a letter addressed to President David Granger, the businessman, according to Harmon, said he was only trying to highlight his frustration with the Guyana Office for Investment (Go-invest), whom he noted failed to fairly represent him as an investor in Guyana.

Minister of State Joseph Harmon

“It was never meant to dissuade any investors, local or foreign, from investing in Guyana but rather to highlight shortcomings and encourage discussions concerning improvements to that investment agency,” the letter stated.

The advertisement was published on the opening of the inaugural petroleum summit GIPEX which had scores of investors in attendance to explore local investment opportunities.


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