Ganga Persaud has been disrespectful to Guyanese by putting an unqualified person to manage the affairs of the city
Dear Editor,Since coming to office in 1992 we have seen very undemocratic and unprofessional persons running the affairs of this country; we have experienced witch hunting, square pegs in round holes, and disrespect for the rule of law among other things .
Dear Editor,Mr Anthony Pantlitz in the Stabroek News of November 20 under the heading ‘Dreams can come true’ and employing the words of Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech wrote: “I have a dream that one day Guyana will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘One People, One Nation, One Destiny,’” and then went on dreaming many other things he hopes we will one day realize .
Dear Editor,In his message on the passing of Nelson Mandela, Guyana’s Presi-dent Donald Ramotar noted of the great man that:“ .
Conversion to mechanical harvesting is not the major contributory factor to the reduction in cane yields
Dear Editor,This letter is in response to that from Mr Tony Vieira published on December 5, captioned ‘The sugar industry will not recover with this board and management .
Dear Editor,For the longest while, the new state-of-the-art ambulance that was given to the Kwakwani community is parked in the compound of the Ituni Hospital .
Dear Editor,I am surprised at the extent of coverage awarded to the unnamed Ministry of Finance spokesperson in the article ‘Gov’t denies withholding budgeted funds from public servants’ published in the Stabroek News of December 7 .
Dear Editor,The world of Guyana is immovably upside down, and never ceases to amaze .
Dear Editor,I refer to a news item (SN 7 Dec 2013) based on a press release by the Georgetown Solid Waste Management Programme (GSWMP), regarding a proposed awareness television series called “What A Shame”, which referred to “a theme song” being created by Dave Martins for the project .
Dear Editor,I was sad to learn of McDonald Bailey’s death in Trinidad last week at the age of 92 .
Dear Editor,Perhaps the best homage that can be paid to Nelson Mandela (Madiba) is the one paid by Albert Einstein to Mahatma Gandhi: “Generations to come, it may be, will scarce believe that such a one as this even in flesh and blood walked upon this earth .
Dear Editor,Nelson Mandela was an enigma: a courageous, humble and kind man who had a vision to make South Africa a rainbow nation .
Dear Editor,I thought that it might be useful to follow up on Tony Vieira’s suggestion that GuySuCo should develop an Other Crops Division .
Dear Editor,Your most trenchant editorial under the caption ‘Political pawn’ (Sunday Stabroek December 1) should be required essential reading for the President, each member of the cabinet, each minister and every member of the parliamentary opposition all of whom are asked to appreciate that it concerns the state and fate of Georgetown, the capital city of the Republic of Guyana .
Dear Editor,Guyana should be made aware of the more than commensurate role it played in the release of Nelson Mandela from prison and in the liberation and democratisation of South Africa .
Dear Editor,I write as a follow up to Mr EB John’s letter of December 2, in which he asked the question, “Why Skeldon was at all necessary?”The new Skeldon factory was conceptualized as a component of the then Strategic Plan in 1998-9 .
Dear Editor,I am proposing out of respect for, and to honour one of the greatest men of our times, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, to clean and tidy the entire avenue named in his honour .
Dear Editor,Several months ago I got a call from a visiting Guyanese/Canadian businessman .
Dear Editor,The world has lost a genuine statesman and leader in the passing of Nelson Mandela .
Dear Editor,What to write? How to begin to dare essay the embrace of a legend in his own time, and our times? How to honour this immortal, now timeless figure, this man called Mandela, and revered as Madiba, his clan name? How?Nelson Mandela was more than a role model, or the embodiment of majesty and grace which comes along so rarely to transfix .
Dear Editor,Allow me to reflect on the life of the great Nelson Mandela by quoting from his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom .
Dear Editor,The world has lost a great freedom fighter and statesman with the death of South Africa’s first black President, Nelson Mandela .
Dear Editor,On behalf of citizens, councillors, staff of our capital, my wife Jennifer, family and myself, I express condolences to Mr Mandela’s family, his colleagues, and the people of South Africa, on the loss of their revered son and a great soul .
Putting someone from another ethnic group as leader of an ethnic party does not necessarily bring votes
Dear Editor,Reference is made to Mr Mike Persaud’s letter captioned, ‘Ramkarran and Nagamootoo not going back to PPP’ (SN, Nov 30) .
Dear Editor,The female who calls the winning numbers of the ‘Draw de line’, ‘Lucky 3’, ‘Daily Mills’ and ‘Supa 6’, does so in a soft tone and numbers cannot be heard clearly, especially during the noise caused by the balls being juggled or mixed .
Dear Editor,A very disturbing incident happened on Tuesday night, December 3, 2013 on the National Cultural Centre tarmac .
The Region Two Administration and the Anna Regina Town Council should be held accountable for the flooding in Anna Regina and surrounding areas
Dear Editor,The regional administration and the Anna Regina Town Council should be held accountable for the flooding of the township, Anna Regina Multilateral School, businesses, people’s properties and public buildings, including the Anna Regina Police Station and the Guyana Revenue Authority compound .
Dear Editor,There was an irony of all ironies when on Wednesday in the midst of a forum for Mayors of the Americas and the Caribbean, I received the news that the Ministry of Local Government had appointed the least qualified and experienced of the applicants to the substantive position of Town Clerk .
Dear Editor,I write to salute and applaud the Barbados government for the rare honor granted to Prof Bishnodat Persaud (SN, Dec 2) .
Dear Editor,AA Fenty in his ‘Frankly Speaking’ discourse, ‘A visa, a coffin before twenty-five’ (SN, November 22) was smack on target .
Dear Editor,I refer to the article captioned ‘GuySuCo bringing Indian experts to rescue corporation .
Dear Editor,For a very long time now we have watched mainly four types of response from government spokespersons to recurrent crises plaguing Guyana; these are arrogance, silence, sophistry as response, or assigning blame to others .
The Ministry of Health should review policy of not accepting blood from women who identify as lesbian if they want to reach zero discrimination
Dear Editor, World AIDS Day this year was commemorated with a Ministry of Health commitment to get to zero discrimination, amongst other things .
Dear Editor,In 1926 when the Father of Trade Unionism, Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow, started the fight for one man one vote, a measure to protect the inalienable right to self-determination, he expected his successors and descendants (ie, citizens/ workers/trade unions) to secure and deepen it, not erode or trample on it .
Dear Editor, In recent years there have been two bright signals to the start of the pre-festive season .
Dear Editor,Illiteracy in Guyana is on the increase daily .
Dear Editor, As I slog through the soggy slimy winter wonderland that is the Christmas season in Guyana, the sound of familiar lyrics and music rings in my head .
Why did the Ministry of Education not recognize the CSEC achievement of a student from the North West Secondary School two years ago?
Dear Editor,By way of your newspaper I take this opportunity to relate my anger and disappointment to the Ministry of Education and to the Department of Education in Mabaruma, Region 1 .