Opinion

AG pursuing permanent solution to woes of law students

Dear Editor, The Guyana Times front page headline and photograph dated July 25, 2015 which screamed, “Law students AG clash over “uncertain’ Hugh Wooding agreement”, with the accompanying photograph captioned, “A law student making a point during Friday’s forum with Attorney General Basil Williams at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown” is erroneous.

Voters in Mainstay/Whyaka claiming disenfranchisement in village poll

Dear Editor, On Wednesday, July 22, around 1.30pm I received a cell phone call from Amerindian voters of Mainstay/Whyaka saying that they were being disenfranchised from casting their votes for a new village council and Toshao, according to the Amerindian Act 2006.The official notice received from the returning officer and posted at the place of poll with the names of the eligible voters initially set the opening and closing of the polls at 9 am to 4 pm.

Questions on the ‘death squad’

Dear Editor, Just about every clear-thinking Guyanese strongly suspected that there was a death squad prowling around unchecked. As the deadly incidents mounted over the years, suspicion hardened into near immovable conviction as to the presence of such a group.

The Shawn Hinds statements

Given the extreme and fast moving criminal violence between February 2002, when five dangerous prisoners made a bloody breakout from the Camp Street jail and August 2008, when the notorious Rondell Rawlins was killed, there are many gaps in the public’s understanding and knowledge of how the events developed, the masterminds and the players in the internecine warfare.

New government

An assessment of how the new government has been performing would produce something of a mixed verdict. It was, of course, fairly extravagant in its pre-election promises to voters in relation to its first one hundred days in office, and considering that some of the more important pledges were contingent on the presentation of a budget, perhaps it was somewhat reckless too.

Government should take immediate action to address Police Service Commission ruling on Inspector Narine Lall

Dear Editor, We note with grave disappointment that the Police Service Commission has refused to fire Inspector Narine Lall, who was found by the High Court to have tortured Twyon Thomas, a 14-year-old West Demerara teenager in 2009 by soaking his genitals with methylated spirts and setting them alight, action that those who believe in the inalienable right of all persons not to be subjected to torture have justifiably expected to result in expulsion from the police force.


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