Unfortunately, many Guyanese have become gullible to rumours, hearsay and pessimism and fall prey to these gigantic and well constructed rumour mills and as such become blind to positives.
A case in point is the new Skeldon Sugar Factory, a project which all Guyanese should be proud of because its success will benefit this entire nation and it is the most modern factory in this part of the world. Instead, some were making “minced meat” out of the start up problems and blowing them out of proportion. Some went as far as spreading the outrageous rumour that the factory may not be able to become operational because of poor design and shaky foundations to name a few .
These rumours persisted despite the fact that the construction company made it clear from the inception of the project that a project of such huge proportions is bound to experience initial start up problems. And when the factory was indeed completed it did experience some problems but here again the construction company assured that they will be fixed.