Ministers should always be given their full designations in newspaper reports

Dear Editor, In the final paragraph of your article on page 11 of yesterday’s edition of Stabroek News captioned “‘Fresh start” GPSU wants cops, soldiers unionised’ it was reported, “Among the government members present were Minister of State Joseph Harmon, Broomes, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan and Minister of Social Cohesion Amna Ally.” Editor, I do believe that while it was unintended not to recognise the importance of the Minister and her responsibilities, certainly it was a slight to Minister Broomes not to have her designation/portfolio mentioned in the lineup mentioned of government ministers present at the conference, and more especially in light of the fact that the conference and Minister Broomes’s presence were in keeping with her portfolio and responsibility for labour in the Ministry of Social Protection.

Area of West Coast Berbice needs JPs

Dear Editor, The area from Naarstigheid to Plantation Profit on the West Coast of Berbice, comprising three Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) has been without a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner of Oaths and Affidavits for several years.

No telephone for three weeks

Dear Editor, I have been without telephone service (220-4153) since September 3, 2015. I had made a report on September 2, 2015, and after calling for 3 weeks plus, no one ever turned up to check my complaint in regard to my telephone not having a dial tone.

Minimum wage applicable only to public servants?

Dear Editor, I was under the impression that the $50,000.00 minimum wage was applicable to employees within the band scale in the public service, but, having read Sasenarine Singh’s article, ‘Motivation to stay’, in the Guyana Chronicle it would appear that my impression was wrong, since, as he asserts, it is applicable to every employee.