It is with deep regret and sadness that I learnt of the death of Canada-based Guyanese singer, Pamela Maynard. She was undoubtedly an icon in the field of music, and an outstanding ambassador for Guyana. My research tells me that she has never been decorated with a national award. This is unfortunate.
According to the media there appears to be a misconstruction of roles, respectively of the Chairman and Board of the Guyana Revenue Authority, and that of the President, GPSU; probably because in one instance the authors are uninformed of the Revenue Authority Act 13 of 1996, amended by 16 of 2003, Clause 2 (1) which reads as follows:
“Functions of Governing Board (16 of 2003)
“(1) The Governing Board shall be responsible for –
“a) subject to subsection (2) the approval and review of the policy of the Authority;
“b) the monitoring of the performance of the Authority in carrying out functions; and
“(c) the discipline and control of all members of staff of the Authority appointed under this Act.”
In an apparent rush to personalise a difference of positions between the two parties much ado has been made of the quoted expressions of the Chairman, as distinct from the statutory authority of that office and the Board.
I wish to express my appreciation for the complimentary remarks and invitation extended by Mr Annan Boodram of Caribbean Voice in his letter of 21st July in the Stabroek News, in the context of the ‘debate’ on rum and alcoholism, etc (‘Letter on alcoholism referred to all alcoholic drinks, not just rum’).
Lunch-time second day of the first Test India v West Indies:
I watched half of the morning session on TV and listened carefully to the comments of Bishop and Dujon about the handling of the bowlers.