The Canje Diwali Motorcade should be better organized

Dear Editor,

I must write to express my thoughts on what I perceive to be a very poorly planned Diwali Motorcade in the East Canje/New Amsterdam/East Bank Berbice area on Sunday evening. First of all, the string of vehicles that passed my area minutes before the 9 o’clock hour could hardly be described as a motorcade; it appeared more of a race to me – a race against time because they were late!

The public lined the roadways; there were expectant children, waiting anxiously to see these beautifully decorated vehicles that pass only once per year, and they waited and waited and waited. When they did pass, it was a race against time; there was hardly any time to savour the moment. Imagine, these intricately designed, well- lit vehicles with persons on them depicting the Hindu Gods and Goddesses, fly pass in seconds. Nobody really gets to enjoy the whole thing.

I believe these events should be better planned. I do not know how it is in other parts of Guyana, but every year it is the same thing in Canje and the planners need to get their act together. Come on! Every year they plan these things.

It does not take rocket science for these planners to strategically position the vehicles so that there are gaps between them and they drive more slowly, especially when they pass the heavily-populated streets lined with hundreds of people. And they are late every year, hence the race to the Canje Welfare Ground.

Yours faithfully,
Leon Suseran

More in Letters

default placeholder

There was a net reduction of tax revenues by $1.2B

Dear Editor, On July 13, the media reported Minister Jordan as saying that Central Government’s revenues increased by 5.9% or by $3B as of April 2016 compared to April 2015.

default placeholder

Small drainage tube causing Mainstay/Three Friends flooding

Dear Editor, The residents of the Essequibo Coast continue to experience flooding from heavy rainfall.  Around 2 pm on Saturday (July 23rd) I received phone calls from residents of Mainstay/Three Friends and Hampton Court that their yards and lower flats were under water.

20160725Buer

Leguan roads are in a terrible state

Dear Editor, The potholes in the Leguan roads get bigger every day. The residents complained to the Leguan NDC about the deteriorated roads without success.

default placeholder

Expired goods at Port Mourant market

Dear Editor, It is now becoming epidemic and frustrating to see the high volume of expired goods that are being circulated and sold to consumers at the Port Mourant Market.

default placeholder

Why the blood test and $5,000 to register children at Skeldon High School?

Dear Editor, The result slips for the Grade 6 Assessment have July 22 as the date for parents to register children in secondary school.

default placeholder

The buck stops at someone

Dear Editor, Antonio and Joshua George, victims of the fire which engulfed the Drop-In Centre were laid to rest recently. In the total confusion which ensued, during the fire one of the children remembered his brother was not with him, and paid the extreme sacrifice.

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.



Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: