Letters

Are the parents picketing for a good cause?

Dear Editor, The recent move by government to impose VAT on private education has caused many people to give their opinions about the administration and we saw a few persons starting to picket at various locations with the aim of trying to get the government to change its position.

New York diaspora paid tribute to both Jagans

Dear Editor,   The Guyanese American diaspora (from the greater New York area) held a seminar and cultural variety programme on Sunday afternoon in a tribute to the late former Presidents Cheddi Jagan and Janet Jagan in Richmond Hill, Queens to celebrate his 99th birth anniversary and to memorialize and commemorate the 20th anniversary since his death and 9th anniversary since her death.

Political parties failed sugar workers in Guyana and Trinidad

Dear Editor, With reference to the ongoing media debate on the sugar industry, in rural outreach discussions (seminars) with international scholars in Trinidad and Guyana, which are part of the commemoration of the centenary of the abolition of indenture, sugar workers in both societies bitterly complain of their mistreatment by state owned sugar companies and the government.

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