Letters

Granger did a good job in New York

Dear Editor, I was delighted when I met David Granger for the first time in Richmond Hill Queens, New York .

Why protection for NCN TV on World Cup Football but no copyright protection for those working in the field of culture?

Dear Editor,It is amazing the way people use your rights without your permission in this country, and you can’t stop them even if you call the police or you go to court .

PNC part 2 was not a replay of PNC part 1

Dear Editor,In light of the Rodney Commission of Inquiry (COI) and recent talks in the blogs and letter columns of the need for the PNC to apologise, please allow us – two relatively young people – to share our experiences growing up under the PNC of Mr Desmond Hoyte .

The PNC should concede that certain mistakes were made during its tenure

Dear Editor,  Mike Persaud has gotten a lot of heat from some Guyanese for hosting Mr David Granger in Richmond Hill, NY .

Road to Eccles Industrial Site is a trench

Dear Editor,I am writing about the land-filled road at the Eccles dumpsite .

Too many proofreading errors

Dear Editor,I am glad you are advertising for a proofreader .

SN did not carry GINA’s report on Roopnaraine’s WICB comments

Dear Editor,I have been following the general coverage, including that of your newspaper, relating to the cricket impasse and the ultimate removal of the third Test match scheduled for Guyana later this month between the West Indies Cricket Team and New Zealand .

Youth should believe in the audacity of hope

Dear Editor,Every passing day, I read the news of our leaders’ failure to compromise for the good of our nation; I read column upon column of bitterness and divisiveness; I read discourses that involve ‘cuss outs’ which are not based on reasoned logical debates; and I read of the opinions of our older leaders who operate as if only they have all the solutions for Guyana .

People should write their memoirs

Dear Editor,“Not every reader is a leader, but every leader must be a reader” -Harry Truman .

What happened to the 40-odd pumps purchased in 1974?

Dear Editor,I refer to an article in KN dated June 1 on drainage pumps and I would like to enquire from the Ministry of Agriculture whatever happened to the 40 odd pumps with discharge pipes outlets purchased in 1974 by the Hydraulics Division?These pumps were bought under a US Exim Bank Loan and were manufactured in Brazil .

The performance of Queen Street Tiger Bay was stellar at the Guinness Caribbean Street Football Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago

Dear Editor,I would like to express my heartfelt congratulations to the Team Guyana (Queen Street Tiger Bay) for their stellar performance at this year’s Guinness Caribbean Street Football Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago .

Troubling theme for a men’s conference

Dear Editor,There is a public invitation in the Sunday Chronicle of June 8, 2014 to the First Assembly of God Men’s Conference which has a theme ‘Retaking the man’s position of influence .

We should specialize in quality and preventative care first and foremost, not specialty hospitals

Dear Editor,I recently read a news article in which President Ramotar was quoted as saying that “Only someone who is mad or has another agenda will oppose a specialty hospital when you [have] cancer killing so many people in our society, heart disease and so forth killing…people .

There is a distinction between leading from in front and leading from a distance

Dear Editor,It is becoming increasingly evident that experience in an extremely vertical structure of military-style organisations, does not allow opportunity for effective decision-making, particularly in small developing countries like Guyana, where there have been few situations which have challenged the decision-making capability of that organization, or inspired the concept of consensuality and the practice of teamwork .

The President needs to urgently assent to the Cricket Administration Bill

Dear Editor,I have read with some interest the persuasive letter of Kobe Smith in your Saturday, June 7 edition, followed by President’s Ramotar’s outburst the next day about the WICB for moving the Test match from Guyana .

McGarrell’s words should be rejected by all rational-thinking people

Dear Editor,I do not wish to get into and between the ramblings of Pastor Ronald McGarrell, but I am calling on every civic-minded Guyanese to condemn his words of hate, rancour and rejection directed to homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender persons in Guyana, during a radio programme .

The Berbice Cricket Board maintained a principled stance from the beginning

Dear Editor,Cricket indeed is a unifying force among the Caribbean people, hence every stroke that is played has an impact on and off the field .

Open prejudice against some immigrants with Antiguan election coming up

Dear Editor,Prejudice against immigrants comes out openly in Antigua as the country holds general elections this Thursday .

Lower gold declaration a result of mined out lands

Dear Editor,As the government laments the under declaration of gold for this year, one only hopes that it opens its eyes to the bigger picture of issues affecting the industry .

We are fooling no one with patchwork apologies and bogus reformation

Dear Editor,With respect to the Mr David Granger’s visit to Mike Persaud’s home in Queens, New York, last week, there have been some letters in the Stabroek News as well as some interesting related blogging, and a number of persons have requested the script of my short presentation, slightly edited, which I hereby submit: [Ed note: A few small sections have also been edited by SN, as can be seen from the ellipses and square brackets .

Questions about Scotiabank’s night deposit service

Dear Editor,I wish to give credit to the fact that Scotia is one of the largest banks in the world and is known for its excellent service, mostly in foreign countries .

Service and food were not satisfactory at restaurant

Dear Editor,Myself and a friend decided to have lunch at the Gravity Lounge, at the United Centre at the corner of Camp and Regent Streets in Georgetown on Friday, May 30 .

Newly built street filled with potholes

Dear Editor,After the rain finished falling on Friday, June 6, I decided to drive my car on the newly built Cotton Field street leading to the Anna Regina Multilateral School which was done by a contractor last week .

Mandela would have been forced to be more radical economically had he stayed in office

Dear Editor,Now that the dust has settled on the death and celebration of the life of the late great African personality, Nelson Mandela, I now take some liberty in sharing a point of view .

What is the purpose of a CPG if members first have to get permission to enter a compound where a crime is being committed?

Dear Editor,At 6am on the morning of June 3, 2014, I received a call from someone living in the vicinity of the Mahdia dormitory, who indicated to me that screaming was emanating from inside the girls’ dormitory .

WICB was right to move the Test match from Guyana

Dear Editor,It has been almost two decades since I have agreed with anything coming from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) but last week when they moved the Test match from Guyana after warning the PPP Government of Guyana to refrain from meddling/attempting to have government exert control over Guyana’s cricket, I wholeheartedly agreed with them .

If the present law school difficulty is not overcome and the ideal of the law programme founders disintegrates, we shall have failed

Dear Editor,In 1970, the Caricom Heads of Government crafted a comprehensive system of legal education for Caribbean lawyers .

Strong winds not cows were the main challenge to the pilot in the Paramakatoi airstrip incident

Dear Editor,Air Services Limited would like to set the record straight on the recent incident with an aircraft at Paramakatoi airstrip .

Children want to do what is right

Children want to do what is right

Dear Editor,This is a follow-up to my letter of April 6 about a dog named Brown Girl who found a school, Smith Memorial Primary, to call home .

The PPP/C promised to hold local government elections within one year of the 2011 general election in its manifesto

Dear Editor,Under the theme, ‘Working together for a better tomorrow,’ the PPP/Civic launched its 2011manifesto with much fanfare, but after 30 months of winning the presidency and losing its parliamentary majority, perhaps its concept of ‘working together’ really means working only with those who support the PPP .

The Minister does not have to approve the budget of the Mayor and City Council

Dear Editor,Please refer to an article which appeared in Stabroek News of Thursday, June 5, captioned ‘Linden municipality operating illegally as budget not approved -IMC Head .

The West Indies A team has performed well against Bangladesh A

Dear Editor,As all the attention, understandably, is focused on the commencement of the Test series between West Indies and New Zealand, there have been some quiet positives taking place with the A team in Barbados .

A law school could serve as a permanent remedy to the dilemma of the law students

Dear Editor,The recent move by the Council of Legal Education (CLE) to deny the top twenty-five Guyanese graduates of the University of Guyana’s law programme automatic entry to the Hugh Wooding Law School (HWLS) is one that has many students uncertain about their future .

All the parties share blame for what has happened

Dear Editor,I am not a supporter of the PPP government, neither am I affiliated with APNU or the AFC .

Reflections

Dear Editor, The Time: From the Garden City of colonial days, to the Garbage City of independent/republican Guyana; we have indeed come a long way .

Indian arrival to be celebrated in New York

Dear Editor, The Indo-Caribbean Federation (ICF) will be celebrating its 29th Annual East Indian Arrival Day on June 8, 2014, at Smokey Park in Queens, New York .



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