Sooba and the Beacon Foundation

Dear Editor,It has become necessary for me to write on an issue which is being used as a political ploy against me .

Khemraj and Ramsaroop should conduct a field survey on opinions of Guyana’s rulers

Dear Editor,Although a large number of people take issue with some of the points made by Messrs Tarron Khemraj and Gerhard Ramsaroop in their missive ‘Aspects of Burnham’s vision still relevant’ (SN, Jul 11), the writers must be applauded for stating a position and proceeding to defend it with data (examples of Burnham’s achievements), unlike some other writers who make unsubstantiated claims and descend into polemics and personal attacks .

It might be more in the national interest to abandon the Skeldon factory than for cane farmers to be forced to abandon their farms

Dear Editor,In an article titled ‘Upper Corentyne Chamber says private cane farmers face ruin’ (SN, July 15, 2014) you report on the woes facing Skeldon cane farmers .

Guyana should follow T&T’s example where transparency is concerned

Dear Editor,There have been complaints about the wanton spending of government funds without proper accountability .

There should be concrete proposals for institutionalising inclusionary democracy

Dear Editor,Mr David Granger’s stated commitment to inclusionary democracy is most welcome .

Not nine o’clock but ‘ninish’

Dear Editor,The letter (‘Lateness has become a way of life’) by Rev Gideon Cecil in SN of July 14, is timely, and I have to add to it .

‘Emerging Voices’ set the bar high

Dear Editor,I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate E-networks for doing a magnificent job in putting on the reality TV show ‘Emerging Voices’ singing competition .

Seales should not sell her career short on the altar of ‘gay rights’

Dear Editor,I refer to Iana Seales’ column ‘The Right to Equality’ (SN, July 12) .

More significant than the political crisis is the loss of morals

Dear Editor,Everyone knows that Guyana is facing a political crisis .

BRICS development bank is welcome news

Dear Editor,The recent announcement that a new development bank to be financed and administered by the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) is welcome news, especially for developing countries such as ours .

Lateness has become a way of life

Dear Editor,There is an old saying in Guyana when people show up late for a function, job interview, appointments: “Better late than never,” and they joke about another Creole adage they use, “This is Guyanese time .

To brandish the doctrine of Westphalian sovereignty is to look for excuses to debase the universal idea of democracy

Dear Editor,Ambassador Hardt’s public urging of the Government of Guyana (GoG) to hold long overdue elections has met with a lot of condemnation from official government sources, and notably from retired AG Charles Ramson and Justice Duke Pollard .

It is not migration which has affected the PPP so much as decline in support

Dear Editor,It appears that the Bureau of Statistics’ recently released census figures are being used as an open invitation for power-sharing calls .

‘Useless twaddle’

Dear Editor,The contrast in the practice of diplomacy between one and that of the majority begs the question: If every country were to get itself involved in each other’s internal affairs what would the world be like?Surely, international comity would be turned on its head .

Joe Solomon should not be omitted from the list of Berbice cricketing greats

Dear Editor, Kaieteur News on July 8, reported extensively on the commissioning of the $91M floodlights project at the Albion Sports Complex in Berbice .

Time to call in the Public Procurement Commission

Time to call in the Public Procurement Commission

Dear Editor,Since the letter of July 11, 2014 to SN one discovers that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has recognised many of the deficiencies referred to, concerning the current mis-management of road traffic and mis-utilisation by ‘traffickers’ in this country .

The Gaza conflict will continue to escalate unless the West intervenes

Dear Editor, The situation in Gaza is becoming extremely volatile with an increasing number of deaths .

Guyanese should support national unity

Dear Editor,National unity is an absolutely critical prerequisite to any country’s development .

A swift recovery to Mr Chandarpal

Dear Editor, I am very sorry to learn of the reported health condition of Mr Navin Chandarpal .

Caribbean Premier League should be used to get the anti-suicide message out there

Dear Editor,The Caribbean Premier League is here .

Time for the end of political appointees to GECOM

Dear Editor,Over the past year and a half at every public forum, the GECOM Chairman has confirmed to the nation that once the Minister of Local Government announces a date for Local Government Elections (LGE), GECOM is ready to administer such elections in a six months timeframe .

Rodney knew he was marked for death

Dear Editor,For the final time here’s my take on the death of Walter Rodney .

Letter was not about remarks but about where and when remarks were made

Dear Editor,It is with great regret that I have to pen this letter in response to a letter in your July 12 edition, captioned ‘Region Eight Chairman was not heckled,’ written by Minister Norman Whittaker .

The PNCR now has two public positions on Kissoon

Dear Editor,In an effort to cushion the impact of the public ridicule for the unilateral and unprincipled decision of suspending Member of Parliament Ms Vanessa Kissoon, the PNCR now has two public positions on this fiasco .

All must have the same equal rights to the exclusion of none

Dear Editor,Living outside Guyana Mr Norman Browne is best anchored with good reason to make his case writing in the SN of July 10 titled ‘Break the anvil of PPP, PNC witchcraft politics .

The GTUC has a proud record of fighting for and achieving racial equality

Dear Editor,Permit the space to respond to Sultan Mohamed’s inaccuracies carried in your publication of July 12, titled ‘No to shared governance, yes to federalism .

The level of violence in the World Cup games was unacceptable

Dear Editor, I just happen to be one of the millions of new-born fans from around the globe who have become addicted to ‘football’, but only while the FIFA World Cup Finals last .

Higher education means little if the basics of good character, good attitude and a good foundational education are not there

Dear Editor, Recently the media, especially this week’s newspapers, contained a series of articles and letters which paint so much negativity concerning the future for our young people that even I, as an experienced human resource practitioner, feel overwhelmed and challenged by the number of unanswered, unanswerable questions posed and implied .

Frequency of domestic aircraft accidents alarming

Dear Editor, The frequency of aircraft accidents/incidents in the domestic aviation sector has been most alarming, and must be a matter of concern for everyone in the aviation industry and also for those who use the service .

National Collection purchases sculpture from one set of artists

Dear Editor,Many of our senior artists from the Guyana United Artists (GUA) have already departed from Guyana and others are following in their footsteps on account of the rank discrimination and demoralizing conditions artists are faced with .

Road between Linden and Mahdia in deplorable state

Dear Editor,The stretch of laterite (bush road) between Linden and Mahdia is in a most deplorable state – the worst I have seen in years .

Incidents on the roads are not accidents

Dear Editor,Out of a group of discussants about the spate of road deaths across the country on almost a daily basis, there were at least three affected persons who spoke angrily about the residual indispositions – physical, financial, psychological – of those who are left to grieve .

Roads at back of Phase Three Good Hope are completely neglected

Dear Editor,I am writing to raise an issue with whoever in the PPP government wants to hear, since it seems only public lobbying of one’s plight brings about a solution .

The Region Eight Chairman was not heckled

Dear Editor,I note with much indignation, albeit disgust that Regional Chairman, Region 8, Mr Mark Crawford has been cajoled into joining the small group of protagonists who appear hell bent on persisting in their personal attacks on one of the hardest working of our cabinet ministers, Ms Priya Manickchand whose success story in education over the relatively short period of her stewardship as Minister of Education has incurred the envy of some from among opposition elements .

If Guyanese do not take action to remove corruption there will be no development

Dear Editor,Many believe that corruption – the use of public office for private gain – is a major problem in Guyana .

No to shared governance, yes to federalism

Dear Editor,The TUC’s Mr Lincoln Lewis indulges in frequent letters to the press in competition with the Mayor of Georgetown .

Too many people have untended animals of all descriptions

Dear Editor,I am very disturbed by the pit bull attack, on 11-year old Christianburg Primary School pupil, Daquan Gordon .

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