Letters

The city council and citizens need to exhibit pride in the capital

Dear Editor,There has been much talk but little action when it comes to a solution to the problem of pride and managing the litter and garbage problems in the city .

Letter was misinterpreted

Dear Editor,On July 1, 2014 I wrote a letter to Mr Eric Phillips in which I made the following points:1 .

Students from the elite schools outperform the others

Dear Editor,The recent grim news of unacceptably high failure rate at the CSEC examinations come as no surprise .

To present Burnham as ‘sin-less’ is politically counter-productive

Dear Editor, In the public polemics on the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry, the question of the timing is often raised .

It should be mandatory to install sprinklers in commercial buildings

Dear Editor, In Guyana, we see a growth in commercial buildings and they are being built using lighter materials .

No old age electricity subsidies yet in Regions 2 and 3

Dear Editor, In the 2013 and 2014 national budgets the Minister of Finance made provision for a subsidy of twenty thousand dollars for 2013 and thirty thousand dollars for 2014 for old age pensioners’ electricity .

Marian Academy is right there among the elite performers

Dear Editor, It is the season of CXC results again .

Artists have a duty to other artists

Dear Editor, As expected, there continues to be no response from either the Minister of Culture, Dr Frank Anthony or the Caribbean Press editor, Dr David Dabydeen on some of the critical issues I’ve raised regarding governance and accountability of the Press’ operations .

‘Uncomfortable truth’

Dear Editor, Really, we are not a people known for steadfastly following through on anything no matter how wholesome or righteous, except when it is of direct personal interest .

The working class no longer wants to go to the barricades; they want to go to Disney World

Dear Editor, President Donald Ramotar is nearly three years into his presidency and seems to face in the immediate future the possibility of early elections .

Did not object to the standing of the GTUC

Dear Editor, I refer to the letter written by Mr Selwyn A Pieters published in your newspapers of August 13 2014, captioned, ‘Objection was misplaced,’ and his letter similarly published on August 9 2014, where he libelled me under the caption, ‘Unprofessional .

Still waiting for a call

Dear Editor, I am not employed by the Guyana Times and neither was I paid a hefty sum for my four photos which were used by the newspaper in its Inter-Guiana Games 2014 sports reports on Monday, August 4 and Wednesday, August 6, 2014 .

The administration of local football is in turmoil

Dear Editor, The decision of six legitimate affiliates of the Guyana Football Federa-tion (GFF) namely, the Georgetown Football Association, the East Dem-erara Football Association, the East Bank Football Association, the Guyana Football Coaches Asso-ciation, the National Women’s Football Asso-ciation and the Guyana Football Referees Council, to walk out of the reconvened ordinary Congress of the GFF, held on August 9 at the Regency Hotel was justified .

Less than half the permitted volume of logs from Region 10 is being shipped out at present

Dear Editor,Over the past few days, Kaieteur News – a daily newspaper, previously known for its keenness and professional investigative journalism, has been engaged in what can be justifiably called a programmed hatchet job against a foreign investor – Bai Shan Lin – from China .

A long-term solution to GWI’s dumping of backwash into the Church Street canal is possible

Dear Editor,Since its inception, Guyana Water Inc’s (GWI) water treatment plant at the Shelter Belt has been dumping the backwash from its filters (sludge) into the Irving and Church Streets canals thereby silting them and clogging the drainage system .

The UN Declaration has been qualified by subsequent developments in international law

Dear Editor,I write further to a letter by Mr Justice Duke Pollard, former Justice of Appeal of the Caribbean Court of Appeal, published in your newspaper (‘Hardt’s spat should be examined by reference to Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations,’ July 7) .

Our internet is only 8% of the speed of that in the US

Dear Editor,Is GT&T having a joke with the people of Guyana? I’m talking about internet services here .

‘State of African Villages’ forum to be held in Buxton

Dear Editor,In response to recent calls for African Guyanese Revitalization by Mr Vincent Alexander, the Cuffy250 Committee in collaboration with the Buxton First of August Movement will be holding a ‘State of African Villages’ forum in Buxton on Sunday August 17 at 1 pm at the Friendship Primary School .

History of Berbice cricket to be launched

Dear Editor, A former Guyana cricket official has written an excellent book on the history of Berbice cricket .

Habeeb Khan was short changed

Dear Editor, Straight away I want to agree with everyone who made the point that the late Habeeb Khan was terribly short changed – ‘an icon who was not honoured .

Ramsammy should tell the sectoral committee how the Hope Canal works will be finished by September 2014

Dear Editor,In a presentation to the Parliamentary Sector Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Minister Dr Ramsammy gave a September 2014 completion deadline for the Hope-Dochfour Canal Project (HDCP) .

Chinese companies could drain the nation of its resources

Dear Editor,I wish to state openly that I am a great respecter of the Chinese people and of China .

Success well affected by fallen GPL transformer

Dear Editor,Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) wishes to respond to the letter published in the Stabroek News, on Friday, August 8, 2014, titled ‘Success Village water pump down again .

We don’t need a specialty hospital; we need better health services

Dear Editor,There is much talk in the air from the PPP/C government of the importance of having a specialty hospital in Guyana .

The GTUC’s interest is in the nation knowing the truth

Dear Editor,Attention is drawn to letters ‘The GTUC has not been targeted by the Rodney commission’s terms of reference’ and ‘The PNC wants the work of the Rodney commission aborted’ by APNU’s Shadow Minister of Legal Affairs and Labour Basil Williams (SN, August 12) and Minister Leslie Ramsammy (SN, August 11), respectively .

Blairmont in 2014 remains a special memorial

Dear Editor,Belatedly, it came to my recall that fifty years (to the month of July) have passed since I departed my post as Assistant Personnel Manager, Blairmont Estate, West Bank Berbice .

Objection was misplaced

Dear Editor, Permit a brief response to the letter written by Mr Basil Williams in the August 12, 2014 edition of the Stabroek News, captioned ‘The GTUC has not been targeted by the Rodney commission’s terms of reference .

We talk and write – to the death

Dear Editor,SN’s editorial of August 12 ‘On a hiding to nowhere’ refers .

Blairmont in 2014 remains a special memorial

Dear Editor,Belatedly, it came to my recall that fifty years (to the month of July) have passed since I departed my post as Assistant Personnel Manager, Blairmont Estate, West Bank Berbice .

The GTUC has not been targeted by the Rodney commission’s terms of reference

Dear Editor,I write in relation to the letter published in your newspaper of Saturday, August 9, 2014, under the hand of Selwyn A Pieters, a Canadian lawyer and captioned ‘Unprofess-ional .

Granger’s position on the Rodney commission makes no political sense

Dear Editor,In an article published in Stabroek News, Saturday, August 9, 2014, under the caption ‘PNCR won’t support more funding for provocative Walter Rodney inquiry – Granger,’ the PNCR and APNU leader gave the following reasons for his decision:1 .

Heads will not roll

Dear Editor, A letter published in the August 11, 2014 issue of the Guyana Times was entitled ‘Heads must roll for ACDA’s access to Gecom’s database’ under the pen of Mr Sultan Mohamed .

GPF and ‘A’ Division must be commended for outreach

Dear Editor,The Guyana Police Force (GPF), and in particular ‘A’ Division and its Commander Mr Hicken, must be commended for the service and leadership oriented week-long camping initiative that involved young people from the Rosemary Lane (Tiger Bay) and Albouystown communities .

Tutorial High: An invaluable legacy from the Castello brothers

Dear Editor, Tutorial High School, my alma mater, which is now located in Woolford Avenue Thomas Lands, Georgetown, will have its 75th anniversary on September 1, 2014 .

Questions for Dr Dabydeen

Dear Editor,The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport recently sent out a press notice informing the media of the launch next Friday of 15 new titles of Caribbean Press books .

Sooba unfamiliar with city constabulary procedures

Dear Editor,Please refer to an article which appeared in the Guyana Chronicle issue of Wednesday, August 6, 2014: ‘Chief Constable fails to provide report on missing stocks .

GCB disseminates accurate information about cricket and other matters

Dear Editor, In the August 9 edition of the Stabroek News, a letter with the headline ‘GCB website has inaccurate information about North Essequibo Cricket Board’ was published under the penmanship of Elroy Stephney .



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