Guyana must not allow its only institution of higher learning to fail

Dear Editor,More Guyanese need to be aware of, and understand the critically important role that is expected of our only national university in the cultural, economic, industrial, political and social development of Guyana, and why Guyana as a young developing nation must not allow our only institution of higher learning to fail .

Ministry of Labour should avoid a perception of bias in disputes

Dear Editor,I have noticed recently certain positions taken by the Ministry of Labour that clearly establish bias, a perception that should be avoided at all costs, because of the ministry’s impartial and conciliatory role in handling disputes between employers and trade unions .

APNU and the AFC have done what Burnham and Jagan could not do

Dear Editor,Congratulations are in order in terms of APNU and the AFC forging a single slate for the national elections on May 11 .

SN headline was misleading

Dear Editor,I was jolted by the headline: ‘PPP considered taking up arms against gov’t after Walter Rodney’s death – Rohee .

We will need consensus politics whoever wins

Dear Editor,Before we all get too carried away by the upcoming elections of May 11 may I take this opportunity to inform Guyanese that whoever wins the next general election by a plurality, and forms the government, will still need to work with the political opposition unless an overall majority is won .

The WICB should comprise ex-players

Dear Editor,Much has been said since the selection of the “rebuilding” West Indies team and their expected performances in the warm-up matches in Australia .

Twelve priorities for the coalition

Dear Editor,I extend to the APNU and the AFC congratulations on the historic agreement to contest the upcoming elections as a joint entity .

In our ethnic circumstances, the pact represents the fairest allocation of leadership responsibility that could be arrived at

Dear Editor,Although I remain skeptical about the coalition strategy, I do welcome the compact between the two groups as a reflection of a hitherto elusive political maturity on the part of the leaderships of the APNU and the AFC .

How did GGMC establish the financial viability of CHPA?

Dear Editor,The GGMC in its halcyon days never attracted the public’s attention as has happened since its absorption within the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment .

Why is nothing being done about the dumpsite next to Hoppy’s Snackette?

Dear Editor,That once popular spot in Linden, Hoppy’s Snackette, renowned for fierce political discussions and arguments, hence the name ‘parliament’ (a name copied from the first authentic ‘parliament’ which was Deslyn’s Snackette situated at Greenheart Street and Independence Avenue) is no more .

Go to it!

Dear Editor,‘Done deal’ the headline announced (SN Feb 15) .

Still no payment for rice farmers for last crop

Dear Editor, It is evident that in the face of the tremendous challenges ahead, and continuous protest from the rice farmers, the government needs to work for more national cohesion and national unity .

Bush trucks converted to carry passengers

Dear Editor,My brother works for an expatriate mining company that uses a trucking service to transport their workers .

Parliament should be dissolved now

Dear Editor,The Independent Party (IP) joins the Guyana Bar Association’s (GBA) call for the immediate dissolution of parliament .

Traffic violations

Dear Editor,I wish to comment on two aspects of traffic violation which seem to have been given the Nelson’s eye by motorists and the authorities .

Guyanese performers and politicians should take a page from the Grammys’ playbook

Guyanese performers and politicians should take a page from the Grammys’ playbook

Dear Editor, American singing star, Katy Perry, used the stage at the Grammys to make a huge statement against domestic violence, with a survivor introducing the performer and President Barack Obama speaking against domestic violence and rape afterward .

If UG fails to offer attractive remuneration to staff it will continue to under-perform and deteriorate

Dear Editor,The question has been asked why the staff at the University of Guyana is asking for a 60% increase .

The altruism of public service is nowhere to be found

Dear Editor,The sprawling, open-ended discussion – a spectacle, really – continues about who must be captain, and who should be assigned which key slots .

Has not been paid for eight months; file still with Sooba

Dear Editor,I am a 20-year-old Guyanese woman and was interviewed for a job as a clerk at the Mayor and City Council, presented my qualifications and after my application was approved by the city council, I received a letter of appointment dated 1st July 2014 .

Commander’s words could have been open to more than one interpretation

Dear Editor,I read with interest the counsel purportedly offered by Mr Kevin Adonis, Commander of G Division, to Mr Asif Khan, the victim of a violent robbery at Zorg on the Essequibo Coast .

The PPP/C has carefully cultivated civilian-military relationships

Dear Editor,I currently hold the PPP/C sole appointment since 1992 of Secretary to the Defence Board of Guyana .

Two Guyanese who put people first

Dear Editor, They came from different backgrounds and travelled different pathways but what they had in common was a fervent patriotism and a burning desire to see the land of their birth develop into a society that fostered the flowering of all potential and provided equity every which way for all citizens .

Poor judging of calypso competition

Dear Editor,I am a culture lover, especially of the arts, drama and calypso .

Goolsarran has his work cut out if he launches a party

Dear Editor,I hear that Mr Anand Goolsarran is considering launching a political party .

Great benefits are in store if the Amaila project comes on stream

Dear Editor,The recent promise of the 10 per cent reduction in electricity rates (as issued by President Donald Ramotar and a few others) is a very refreshing piece of news for all Guyana .

Elected representatives have abrogated prudent management of the nation’s business

Dear Editor,As conversations continue on elections and minority or majority government/executive, one has to be mindful that in the desire to govern, such discussions do not lose focus on what makes any government a government of the people .

Persad-Bissessar ahead in the polls

Dear Editor, With regard to ‘Trinidad pre-election rumblings’ (Editorial, SN, Feb 11), the findings of three different surveys show Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s United National Congress still ahead of the opposition PNM in elections due this year .

The Minister of Local Government has no authority to dictate to the city council; the Town Clerk (ag) is the chief administrative officer of the council not the CEO

Dear Editor,Please refer to a letter which appeared in your Stabroek News issue of Thursday, February 12, 2015: ‘It would be highly irregular for the Mayor’s Office to manage the sale of “spots” for Mash Day’ by Minister Norman Whittaker .

Businesses should try and secure jobs for the 12 Nepalese

   Dear Editor,I appreciate the news report, ‘Court orders release of 12 Nepalese held in lock-ups for months’ (KN, February 8) .

Voting trends in Guyana

Voting trends in Guyana

Dear Editor,The illustration below, reflects the voting trends in Guyana over the last five election cycles, starting from 1992 when PPP/C won the elections for the first time post independence .

Not the author of letter

Dear Editor,I shall be grateful if you could inform your readers that the letter in Stabroek News dated February 11, 2015 titled, ‘APNU, AFC could contest separately but each in different regions’ by Ramesh Persaud is not the same Ramesh Persaud who is the Chairman of the Private Sector Commission or CEO of IPED .

Increase in robberies on the Essequibo Coast

Dear Editor,There has been an increase in armed robberies and petty theft on the Essequibo Coast .

The small party cannot win alone

Dear Editor,Mr Moses Nagamootoo has recently made some interesting public statements which may clarify the views of the AFC’s leaders, and allow Guyanese to make logical inferences .

We need to put in place mechanisms to make government more participatory and inclusive

Dear Editor,There is a tendency on the part of some people to devalue our democracy because in their opinion it is more the result of ‘ethnic arithmetic’ rather than the ‘true’ expression of the will of the people .

The PNC had achievements

Dear Editor, This will be a historic election in Guyana, especially for the young Guyanese voters .

Putting the arrogant in their place

Dear Editor,There are times when nothing irritates you more than finding yourself around folks who think excessively of themselves, creating an atmosphere of utmost discomfort and tension; it’s like an aggression and it tears you up!I’m not talking about people with good reason for feeling on top of the world, who exhibit a kind of exuberance and sense of pride which is healthy and good for the soul .

The PPP/C has delivered

Dear Editor,Based on issues and performances, and not race, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) is the only credible political party in Guyana that should win the 11th May 2015 general election .

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