Government gave the CTL/Unamco plywood project the run around

Dear Editor,I refer to a letter in Sunday Stabroek of January 25th written by Prime Minister Samuel A A Hinds, captioned ‘There is no fire sale or looting of Guyana’s national resources’ in response to the stinging criticisms contained in Dr Clive Thomas’ column in your newspaper .

A coalition should not be about race at the expense of issues

Dear Editor,The President has announced May 11 as Election Day .

‘It has gotta be me’

Dear Editor,I read of the political positioning between the opposition parties and am appalled; disgust quickly follows .

When will the noise nuisance ever end?

Dear Editor,The New Year arrived for most residents in my area in torment and anger .

The election is not about who will bring in the most votes but who will bring in the most additional votes

Dear Editor,In consideration of whether the APNU-AFC coalition should be led by either an APNU or AFC presidential candidate going into the elections, it is necessary to focus on the objective at hand, ie, that of bringing people who have been hardened against voting for APNU, under any circumstances, over from the PPP .

Faith Harding will continue to live in all those who live in hope

Dear Editor,What appeared to be an instant termination of living was in fact the beginning of a new phase shared by many who had gone on a long time before; which many have been passing through a long time now; and a passage through which more must follow a long time from now .

The opposition needs to get out the vote

Dear Editor,Now that a date has been announced for holding the next general election in Guyana, I think that it is vital for the two opposition political parties to mobilize their members, supporters and well-wishers to get all their hands, eyes and ears on board, in order to get out the vote .

Miners can represent themselves

Dear Editor,Please allow me to respond to some mischief being peddled to agitate miners, particularly those within Region Seven, following a comment by Sherwin Downer of the Bartica Interim Management Commit-tee to the Kaieteur News’ January 25 edition .

The election date is a blessing in disguise

Dear Editor,Almost every time I leave my house and interact with Guyanese from various areas, I have to listen to their growing disappointment with the ruling party, especially from their own supporters whom they have been neglecting .

Longevity and fitness

Dear Editor,On Tuesday, January 6th I was on the pavement in front of the City Hall with folklorist/words of wisdom man AA Fenty, who pointed to an elderly gentleman moving along the pave gingerly towards us and made a comment about him .

Had the majority in parliament been consulted on the three budgets a legislative stalemate would have been avoided

Dear Editor,National Assembly Speaker Raphael Trotman is reported as expressing the opinion that the parties (in parliament) failed the people of Guyana whom he believes wanted them to work together for the greater good of the country (‘Trotman disappointed by lack of consensus during 10th Parliament’, SN, January 25) .

Unless a coalition represents all groups it will fall flat on its face

Dear Editor,While I fully embrace the reality of ethnic identity and honour, as espoused in David Hinds’ letter in SN January 26, titled ‘After 23 years of an Indian Guyanese presidency, African Guyanese are being asked to vote for another,’ I rush to respond to his letter because I think Dr Hinds has badly misframed and under-analysed the APNU-AFC attempt to form an electoral alliance .

The President has discharged his electoral responsibility

Dear Editor,The letter composed by Professor Justice Duke Pollard in SN of January 24 has been drawn to my attention and I am inclined to conclude that semantics remain the bugbear of our rush to disagree with every action of politicians in our vexed society .

APNU-AFC negotiators must practise putting Guyana first

Dear Editor,I write concerning the ongoing APNU-AFC pro-democracy talks due to conclude in four weeks .

Dr Harding believed the corporal punishment of children and all forms of unnecessary violence were wrong

Dear Editor,I met the late Dr Faith Harding only once in my life on September 3, 2002 at an education convention at the Ocean View Convention Centre, Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara .

APNU, AFC should run separately but with a coordinated message

Dear Editor,Since my last letter, there have been some very energetic discussions, particularly on social media about the composition of the much touted all-opposition pre-election coalition, especially the AFC-Nagamootoo-led ticket .

Aren’t racial considerations transcending everything else on both sides of the political fence?

Dear Editor,I used to hear older folks back in Guyana say that you could have all the book sense in the world but if you don’t have common sense, you wouldn’t be making any sense at all .

Opposition cannot be in parliament and in cabinet – there would be no official opposition

Dear Editor,What has politically changed to make a difference so far in Guyana? The PPP/C government is adamant that the rules allow them to form the government .

New street at Vilvoorden has collapsed

Dear Editor,While on my way back from Supenaam on Saturday, January 24, I saw a crowd of people on the public road at Vilvoorden on the Essequibo Coast .

WI are victims of an anti-player attitude

Dear Editor,When WI cricketers pray for victory, as Dwayne Bravo told us long ago, and Andre Russell, after his fantastic performance in the victory over South Africa in the fourth ODI, you know they not only badly want to win, but also need help in their efforts to win .

Guyana did not use Dr Harding as it should have

Dear Editor,I was perhaps the last journalist to have spoken with Dr Faith Harding before she died .

UG support staff have been left with a feeling of despair and general disgust

Dear Editor,It is with great sadness that I write this letter to inform the general public about the death throes of the University of Guyana, an institution to which we all but more specifically the support staff have contributed their blood, sweat and tears .

After 23 years of an Indian Guyanese presidency, African Guyanese are being asked to vote for another

Dear Editor,In a recent commentary on my YouTube Channel, Hinds’Sight: Guyana-Caribbean Politics, I began what I hope would be an enlightened discourse about the problematic of the proposed APNU/AFC pre-election coalition from an ethnic standpoint .

The President acted politically

Dear Editor,It seems that when the President of Guyana is acting as head of state, the dissolution of Parliament by him sets the stage for the naming of an election date, He or she names a date that is good for his or her party, but the unfortunate law allows the President that advantage .

The process of relearning and enlightenment has begun

Dear Editor,Reference is made to Professor Justice Duke Pollard’s letter ‘No constitutionally valid election date has been set’ (SN, January 24) .

Nurturing by Burnham of Rabbi Washington, Jim Jones in Guyana was indefensible

Dear Editor,David Hill, alias Rabbi Edward Emanuel Washington, committed many acts of injustice against the Guyanese people .

Whoever wins, the people lose

Dear Editor,In the midst of the hubbub, it must be asked: Does an election announcement, election process, and election result matter in this republic? Is there a difference in the existence of despairing citizens in the absence of constitutional reform? Genuine, far-reaching constitutional reform? I share my struggles on this .

What are we becoming?

Dear Editor,Last year approaching Christmas, amidst the prorogation, no-confidence motion, AG Nandlall’s ‘cuss-out’ phone recording, heavy rains/floods, senseless and remorseless killings, suicides, traffic-crazy madness from the East Bank to Regent Street, political infighting and local and national elections talks, I sat thinking just what are we, where are we going and what are we becoming .

Proud to be an American soldier

Dear Editor,I want to share with you a bombing attack by insurgents on my base at the Bagdad Abu Ghraib prison .

Dr Harding’s thoughts on the LGBT community

Dear Editor,I cannot register enough how shocked I still feel about Dr Faith Harding’s death .

We need a strategy to support each other during this tense period

Dear Editor,The current political situation in Guyana is very stressful and the pressure has been building over the past months .

UG support staff have been left with a feeling of despair and general disgust

Dear Editor,It is with great sadness that I write this letter to inform the general public about the death throes of the University of Guyana, an institution to which we all but more specifically the support staff have contributed their blood, sweat and tears .

How does one put aside matters such as torture?

Dear Editor,It is with a sense of incredulity, and then one of horror, that I read the article in your Stabroek News edition of January 24, captioned ‘Torture aside, Leonora cop had an unblemished record .

PM’s language is civil

Dear Editor, Reflecting on letters to the press by Prime Minister Samuel Hinds it has struck me that his language is usually tempered and devoid of invective and ad hominem references .

Guyana is a signatory to the UN Convention against Torture

Dear Editor,Since 1987 when the UN Convention against Torture entered into force there has been an absolute, global ban on torture .

There is no fire sale or looting of Guyana’s national resources

Dear Editor,Allow me the opportunity to challenge some aspects of Dr Clive Thomas’ regular column in the Sunday Stabroek of January 18, 2015, specifically his contentions about “looting national resources”; “the PPP/C executive is particularly promoting a frantic scramble for minerals similar to other poor countries of Africa and Asia with the attendant looting of the country’s natural resources”; and “the fire sale of Guyana’s national resources .

No constitutionally valid election date has been set

Dear Editor,The President and his learned Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs must be advised that, contrary to their delusionary understanding and the expressions of approbation by the political opposition and other well-wishers, a definitive determination of the election date within the meaning of Article 61 of the Guyana Constitution is yet to be made .

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