Opinion

Unacceptable service from GWI

Dear Editor,I share two experiences of how unacceptable the standards and service are at the Guyana Water Inc (GWI) .

Nothing to do with ethnic fairness

Dear Editor,All of a sudden there is a chorus from some PPP front-men, for the AFC to stick to its ethnic rotation policy and name an African Guyanese presidential candidate .

Myths about suicide

Dear Editor,In the three months since The Caribbean Voice launched Arise, its five-year suicide prevention campaign, we have been appalled by the biases, prejudices, misinformation and disinformation that characterise attitudes towards suicide .

Calling for national unity while rejecting the representatives of the majority of Guyanese is contradictory

Dear Editor,Reference is made to Mr Sase Singh’s letter captioned, ‘We need a government of national unity not led by the PPP or PNC but by a third group of leaders,’ (SN, Sept 18) .

Some experts do say that a two-parent home helps to combat illiteracy

Dear Editor,I wish to respond to a letter in your newspaper dated September 17 entitled ‘A two-parent house does not combat illiteracy .

Reparations are not a gift

Dear Editor,On April 27, 1993, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) held a conference on reparations in Abuja, Nigeria .

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It is up to the police commissioner and the home minister to reform the police force

Dear Editor,There is a long way to go before Guyana’s crime rate can be considered tolerable .

Sugar is the new tobacco

Sixty years ago marketing campaigns for tobacco used to focus on cigarettes’ alleged health benefits .

There are questions still to be asked the AG about the incomplete Laws of Guyana

Dear Editor,I thank the Stabroek News for following up on its earlier article ‘AG says Laws of Guyana omissions being corrected’ (SN, September 16) .

Solar energy is becoming even cheaper

Dear Editor,Your Development Watch columnist Tarron Khemraj correctly queried the Natural Resources Minister’s assertion that high energy cost is the key constraint in value-added manufacturing .

Those who operate private schools should be licensed to do so

Dear Editor,What steps does the Ministry of Education plan to take in order to harness the wild blooming of private schools across the country?Shouldn’t private schools be licensed to operate with certain minimum requirements? Our education landscape seems to be in tatters especially if a survey is done to determine how many children have abandoned the state-run schools for ill-equipped private schools .

Reminiscing on old times

Dear Editor,Everyone knows that the people of Region 10 boast a reputation for resoluteness, for standing in resistance and not being steamrolled, and as fighters in protests and struggles .

The new is a repeat of the old

Dear Editor,Seriously, I feel the pain of most here and I understand the position which most of them are taking .

No pre-nuptial agreement

Dear Editor,It seems that APNU and the AFC did not prepare a pre-nuptial agreement prior to their marriage of convenience .

There is not much to be gained by politicizing the issue of suicide

Dear Editor,Much is being made over the publication of a WHO report which said it was estimated that Guyana recorded the highest suicide rate in the world in 2012 .

Last Lap Lime

Dear Editor,Last August Monday, (August 4, 2014) Guyanese from across the Guyaspora gathered at the Wood-bridge Fair Grounds in the Toronto area, to participate in the annual Last Lap Lime, organized by Toronto alumni associations of our leading city schools of Queen’s College, the Bishop’s High, St Stanislaus College, St Rose’s High and the St .

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Spain and Catalonia

By now, readers will know whether voters in Scotland have taken the low road to political confusion and economic uncertainty that comes with the independence some were seeking, or the high road to preserving the benefits of three centuries of the deepest possible integration and continuing to play a part in a strong union .

Forestry commission’s attitude towards the law is casual

Dear Editor,In your news item ‘Roger Khan company, Harry Rambarran in court battle over Willems Timber’ (Sun Stabroek, September 14) you repeat the assertion from the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) that “prior to the new Forests Act of 2009, there was no requirement for companies to seek their approval before entering into joint venture arrangements .

Ferry worker demanded bribe

Dear Editor,An evaluation of the Transport and Harbours Department at Parika stelling for the last two decades would lead to the conclusion that there has been no recognizable policy there .

Rajiv Ivan should have been selected for Berbice one-day and four-day teams

Dear Editor,The Management of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC) would like to express its profound disgust at the sickening treatment of Rajiv Ivan by the Senior Selection Committee of the Berbice Cricket Board .

We need a government of national unity not led by the PPP or PNC but by a third group of leaders

Dear Editor,I have had cause to listen to the latest ‘Justice for All’ programme hosted by Jaipaul Sharma, and I am an avid reader of the ‘What the people say’ column in the Stabroek News .

Chanderpaul should be given the Order of Roraima

Dear Editor,He is known as the ‘Tiger’ because of the seriousness he takes to his batting; some say he is like money in the bank because of his consistency; some feel he is a batting genius .

Public transportation

Once again, the government has swooped in like a knight in shining armour to rescue distressed commuters from the monster that is our public transportation system with a fleet of 44-seat buses it has procured from the aptly named Knight Rider bus service .

National unity must start in the home

Dear Editor,On September 11, 2014 President’s College marked its 29th anniversary .

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A two-parent household does not combat illiteracy

Dear Editor,I wish to respond to a letter in your newspaper dated September 16 entitled ‘A two-parent home is the single most important ingredient in eradicating illiteracy .

Notice of East Coast Cricket Board was not sent to all member clubs

Dear Editor,Recently I had cause to question the legitimacy of the East Coast Cricket Board and their Executive Committee .

Sloppy police work

Dear Editor,The police at Suddie on Monday ignored my co-operation and offer of assistance in their failed attempt to apprehend a diminutive teenager who escaped from the front stairway of his friend’s home at Onderneeming in the presence of four ranks .

We must safeguard our patrimony with courage

Dear Editor,This month as the People’s Republic of China in Guyana and indeed elsewhere celebrate their 65th anniversary of its founding, we need offer the leadership and people of China our heartfelt congratulations and good luck .

Ramjattan has been vindicated

Dear Editor,According to Walter Rodney, “In more modern versions of dictatorship, the absolute ruler has to fabricate an elaborate cult of the personality to prove that he is more intelligent, more potent and generally superior to any other human being .

GFF leadership does not know the way forward for Guyana’s football

Dear Editor,My passion, the game for whose betterment I have fought long and hard in my country is football .

A bitter-sweet story

Dear Editor,Just for a moment lay aside some of the everyday nonsense and allow me to share with you a bitter-sweet, wonderful and poignant story .

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We have learnt little from our history

Dear EditorI attended the Thunder in Guyana show and was touched by the immense dedication and patriotism lived by the Jewish American wife of the late President Cheddi Jagan, Ms Janet Jagan .



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