Opinion

Are both parties satisfied with the level of education offered in Guyana?

Dear Editor,Recently, at Babu John, former President Jagdeo challenged the opposition to discuss substantive issues facing the nation which they believe need to be addressed and in which they believe the PPP has under-performed .

Complaints about lifestyle were the PPP’s hallmark in opposition

Dear Editor,On March 16 last, the General Secretary (GS) of the Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C), Clement Rohee, attempted to defend the PPP against criticisms of lavish lifestyles .

Who is going to revamp the sugar industry?

Dear Editor,In the Stabroek News of March 29, there is an article entitled ‘Sugar Industry’s problems bigger then Skeldon .

Some PPP diaspora supporters feel Jagdeo should stand aside

Dear Editor,It seems as if there is some justification in the statement made by Raphael Trotman, co-founder of the Alliance for Change (AFC) which has now merged with APNU in its quest to remove the PPP/C from office .

When lights were turned off in the sports hall on women’s basketball, no other activity was scheduled

Dear Editor,I am not puzzled or surprised by Mr Gervy Harry’s effort in his letter dated March 28, in Stabroek News, where he tries to justify the disgraceful conduct of his assistant Mr Bashir Khan who instructed the security guard to take the lights off while the Guyana Women’s Basketball squad was practising at the Sports Hall on the evening of March 24 .

A dismal picture on the world market for sugar

Dear Editor,I note with interest an SN article ‘Revised business plan to tackle production cost, value-added –GuySuCo’ in the March 28, edition .

Government is denying freedom of expression to Region 10 by not adhering to agreement on TV station

Dear EditorFrom my standpoint, freedom of expression, in its varied forms, allows us to tap into our inner being, to express ourselves and realize our true potential .

Guyana has the opportunity to produce its unique brand of democracy in the fight against poverty and ethnic insecurity

Dear Editor,A new Guyana beckons and on May 11 ordinary Guyanese will formalize their preference for a break with the vulgar .

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Contamination and deterioration?

Dear Editor,In a letter in the Stabroek News of March 26 with the title ‘Exercise in poor judgement,’ Mr GHK Lall had this to say about of my character: “I heard from reliable sources a few years back about the funding for Mr Kissoon’s house .

The Crum-Ewing investigation

On March 10, political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing was gunned down in the Diamond Housing Scheme as he used a bullhorn to urge people to vote against the ruling party at the upcoming elections .

There should be a register of sex offenders

Dear Editor, Up-to-date figures are not readily available for Guyana, but over the last three years or so there have been at least eight reported cases of elderly women found murdered, almost all of them after being raped .

Integration is the most rational policy for the West Indies

Dear Editor, Reports of upcoming elections, along with news about ‘Citizenship by Investment’ schemes, lead me to ponder once again about the odds for and against improvement in the quality of life in the region described as the West Indies .

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Nomination Day and City Hall

Nomination Day is on April 7, and according to what has been said by both acting Town Clerk Carol Sooba and Chief Election Officer Keith Lowenfield, it will be held at the traditional venue, namely, City Hall .

Basketball and other associations need approval before turning up to train at the Sports Hall

Dear Editor,In response to the Stabroek News report on the lights being turned off at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) while the female basketball team was training (March 26), allow me to state the followingReturning to my notes of the meetings alluded to by the President of the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation, these decisions were taken:‘Road to Mecca’ as requested by Mr Michael SinghDates were agreed on by the National Sports Commission and the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation, namely, February15,18,19, 28; March 1 .

What happened to the Nandlall tape?

Dear Editor,Whatever happened to the ‘Nandlall’ tape? Did a government spokesperson not say that the tape would be sent overseas for analysis of some kind and that the public would be informed of the results?Yours faithfully, Rashleigh E Jackson .

Is Ram’s blog information checked before publication?

Dear Editor,I have a simple question to the editors of both the Stabroek News and the Kaieteur News .

Passing strange

Dear Editor,In missive, ‘Playing politics or playing to the audience?’ (SN Mar 25), Dr Baytoram Ramharack quoted Moses Nagamootoo at a APNU-AFC rally in Richmond Hill (Mar 22) as saying he told Indians in New Delhi at a GOPIO award recognition ceremony that he was not Indian, but a Guyanese .

Guyana has the potential to become the Singapore of the Caribbean

Dear Editor,To say that the economy of Guyana is doing well is an understatement .

Not alone

Dear Editor,The figure stands motionless on the edge of the street .

The Police Force should function as a professional institution

Dear Editor,In Guyana, all members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) have taken an oath to protect and serve the citizens, but many have decided to protect and serve themselves .

We must support the police in rooting out crime

Dear Editor,The time has come for every decent-minded Guyanese to raise their voice against the spiralling criminal acts that have claimed the lives of so many people in our country .

Misinterpretation?

Dear Editor,Why are people misinterpreting Mr Bharrat Jagdeo’s statements and making a political mockery out of them? When Mr Jagdeo said that Mr Ramotar should ‘kick asses,’ he merely meant that Mr Ramotar should be more strict and severe with his opponents who were cutting budgets in the Parliament and blocking important legislation to be passed for the benefit of the country .

Of mice and men

A recent article in Le Monde reports on growing scepticism within the medical community as to the value of using mice to test drugs that will later be used on humans .

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Contrary to what Brassington says the feasibility study for the Marriott was submitted after the contract had been signed

Dear Editor,Mr Winston Brassington has chosen defamatory words to respond to my blog post concerning a feasibility study of the Kingston Hotel, the report of which was submitted after the signing of the contract for the construction .

Hinds neglected his primary responsibilities in relation to GPL and became a dreamer

Dear Editor,In a letter which appeared in the media on March 22, Prime Minister Hinds stated that failure to implement the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project (AFHP) on the Potaro River will stunt the growth of the economy and continue to keep Guyanese poor .

Similar experience to the Critchlows

Dear Editor,It is with much sadness that I read the about the plight of the Critchlows at the East Coast of Demerara Health Centre which resulted in the death of their infant son .

Rice farmers are having a difficult time

Dear Editor,On Tuesday, March 24, I decided to go down on the ground to get a first-hand look at the rice fields and hear complaints from farmers, and the reasons they are suffering at this time .

Lee Kuan Yew tried to lift the lot of his people rather than calculate what he could seize for himself

Dear Editor,Amidst the sharp controversies and dull, brittle evasions surrounding the royal lifestyles of the grasping political greedy in this country, an old man died far away .

Crum-Ewing created the space for more citizens to take a stand

Dear Editor, On March 24, the President of Guyana, Mr Donald Ramotar finally expressed his true views about the late Mr Courtney Crum-Ewing at a forum for the business community in Berbice .

The PPP has made many mistakes

Dear Editor Admittedly the PNC made countless errors during their tenure in government, the main one being that they allowed the late President Burnham unchecked political and governmental power similar to that which the PPP government has had since 1992, most notably in the case of Bharrat Jagdeo from 1999 to 2010 .

Wastewater fund encouraging private sector to submit proposals for projects

Dear Editor,In July, 2011 the Government of Guyana signed an agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the establishment of the revolving fund for financing wastewater management projects in Guyana .

To fight corruption

Following on from last Friday’s editorial focus on corruption in Latin America, we believe that it would be clear to most people that, although many things have changed for the better in Latin America in the last few decades, profound problems of democracy and governance remain .

Accuracy of voters’ list is of concern; 76% of population can now vote

Dear Editor, The accuracy of the current list of electors raises several concerns .

Sooba unilaterally tried to change employee’s status from Clerk II to Clerk I

Dear Editor,Over the last few weeks, the Public Relations Division has been bombarded with questions from irate citizens about the troubling issue of payment for Ms Nnesha Hinds, Clerk II attached to office of the Mayor of Georgetown .



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