Opinion

Region 2 trenches and drains have not been maintained

Dear Editor,As I travelled to the southern side of Region Two I saw machines and pumps busy working to drain off the rainwater from villages and rice fields .

West Coast minibuses charging more than the increase allowed

Dear Editor,I was standing just behind Minister Robeson Benn in front of the police outpost at Stabroek Market and upon inquiring from a few friends I knew in the media I learnt that his presence there was a result of the big buses he was introducing to help ease commuters’ woes .

Frequent power outages in parts of the East Coast

Dear Editor,Frequent power outages over the past few months as often as twice a day, have been affecting citizens in sections of the East Coast .

Styrofoam and plastic bottles should be banned

Dear Editor,The amount of plastic bottles and the ubiquitous styrofoam material which are found all over Guyana – even in ‘pristine’ places – is staggering and is one of the main reasons for the floodwaters lingering .

Samaroo’s reporting on the Rodney commission was political activism

Dear Editor,I read where your columnist, Shaun Samaroo has written that his column has ended .

Citizens should support the protest over Hickens’ rape comments

Dear Editor,My eyes became teary as I read of the continued protests over the Police Commander’s rape comments in the SN November 22 edition .

There is need for national and racial unity

Dear Editor,The defence by the AFC leadership for not sending Moses Nagamootoo and Khemraj Ramjattan to the rally organised by the APNU is sheer hogwash and cannot stand the test of our time .

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The President and the Nandlall conversation

At a press conference on November 14, following a question by a reporter, President Ramotar denied that he had ever spoken to businesswoman Mrs Bhena Lall about tax evasion charges that had been brought against her and her husband, the proprietor of Kaieteur News, Mr Glenn Lall .

There should be two categories for the Carib Soca Monarch competition: power soca and groovy soca

Dear Editor,Guyana needs to join the Trinidad and Tobago bandwagon and categorise soca music for its 2015 Carib Soca Monarch Competition (Mashramani) .

Ombudsman’s Report on a Complaint by Mr Maurice Arjoon will be published in the public interest

Dear Editor,I have today delivered copies of my report on a Complaint by Mr Maurice Arjoon to the Clerk of the National Assembly for the purpose of laying same before the National Assembly .

Whittaker should have offered an apology to citizens

Dear Editor,I live in North Ruimveldt and I was up since 5 o’clock this morning [Saturday] to complete the utter back-breaking job of ridding my bottom flat of the stench of two days of lodged water, mud, tiny dead fish, tadpoles and other matter .

Whittaker should have blamed Sooba

Dear Editor,It took a while, maybe a bit longer than usual, but like the floodwaters it inexorably came .

The state, police and society need to put an end to the rape culture

Dear Editor,The recent demonstration of ignorance and sexist attitudes and beliefs among the senior echelons of the police force and the publicised solicitations of sexual favours on behalf of a relative by the Attorney General, are strong indications that women, children and youth in Guyana continue to be at grave risk of being denied justice and fair, informed and impartial investigation and prosecution of sexual offences .

Stop the politics of incompetence

Dear Editor,The Guyana Trades Union Congress is fed up with what is passing for governance and calls on the citizens/workers/electorate to register their disgust with the current management of the affairs of state .

Minister Whittaker and the Georgetown flood

After $500 million spent, a small army of ordinary citizens mobilized to manually clean drains, and excavators pressed into service to dredge the main canals, Georgetown experienced the worst flooding it has seen since 2005 .

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Is this now the Greater Flood?

Dear Editor,After the floods of the night of November 19 and all day Thursday, November 20, I sincerely hope that Minister Ali and all the bloggers who thought that covering over the canals to accommodate parked cars in Georgetown was a swell idea, will have second thoughts .

The Florida Expo was an expo and not a marketplace

Dear Editor,I have read the two articles published on November 20 and 21 in your publication about the Guyana Expo in Florida and must register my disappointment, especially with the second article in which I am quoted .

Remedying the collapsed drainage system can only begin when the administration allows local gov’t bodies to function in accordance with the constitution and legislation

Dear Editor, I wonder how much longer the Private Sector Commission (PSC) can look at a dog and call it a cat .

Why are Region 10 logs not transported via the river?

Dear Editor, There is much meat in the saying: “What we see depends mainly on what we look for .

EPA should take Town Clerk to court not the Mayor and councillors

Dear Editor,It has just been brought to our attention that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has threatened to take the Mayor and Council of Georgetown, to court for its inappropriate and harmful dumping and handling of garbage around our municipal markets .

There was a sense of common purpose between APNU and AFC supporters at the rally

Dear Editor,Patriotic Guyanese would agree that our country’s future is more important than petty partisan politics .

There should be a concerted drive to overcome limitations

Dear Editor, Misgivings have surfaced on how the opposition is handling itself in the aftermath of the prorogation assault by, and insult from, the ruling PPP .

Nationals should have included athletes from all ten regions

Dear Editor, When I was informed that the Guyana Teachers Union Track and Field Championships 2014 was billed for the Guyana Defence Force Ground (Ayanganna), I was furious for many reasons .

President Obama’s executive action on immigration

For Latin America and the Caribbean, President Obama’s proposed changes to US immigration policies are a mixed bag of common sense reforms of outmoded legislation, and a likely source of unwelcome security challenges .

Guyana is a beautiful place to discover

Dear Editor, I have been returning to Guyana annually for the past 14 years .

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The effects of prorogation are serious and far-reaching notwithstanding its legality or propriety

Dear Editor, I have noticed a number of views being posited in the Stabroek News and Kaieteur News on the issue of the recent proclamation by the President, proroguing the National Assembly .

Wrong machinery and methods used in the Georgetown clean-up exercise

Dear Editor,When the announcement was made that there was going to be a $500 million expenditure on cleaning up Georgetown including its drainage, I said nothing and waited to see if the money would be spent properly, but somehow I knew that it was probably going to be a waste of time and the people’s money .

The Government should ensure the outfall channels are cleared throughout the year

Dear Editor,So for the umpteenth time the City of Georgetown is under water .

Will Ashni Singh accept the challenge to publicly state why he has not made the report available

Dear Editor,Your editorial of November 17, 2014 titled ‘A welcome return by the Ombudsman’ opens yet another PPP can of worms .

Invitation to dialogue?

Dear Editor, President Ramotar’s retort to Carl B Greenidge’s comments about the status of investment agreements concluded during the period of the prorogation of the National Assembly, as reported in the Guyana Times of November 12, “I am in Government, you’re not,” refers .

How should women dress?

Dear Editor, Please allow me space in your newspaper to address the concerns that young women, like myself face when sexist comments are made to justify rape .

Prorogation is the latest significant step in the PPP’s descent into dictatorship

Dear Editor, ‘Prorogation’ is a big word .

It is time we ended what Kwayana calls ‘the horse race of thoroughbreds’

Dear Editor, As one who has been very critical of the APNU for being too ready to enter into dialogue with the PPP, it is only fair that I commend the APNU for refusing to meet with President Ramotar and the PPP while the parliament remains prorogued .



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