Burnham’s socialist path prevented Guyana developing like Singapore

Dear Editor,Guyana and Singapore started at fairly similar points of economic development in the early sixties .

DPP returned file on August 13

Dear Editor,I hereby draw your attention to the article on page 10, ‘Cops seek further DPP advice in station burning case,’ which was published in Stabroek News on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 .

Shaik Baksh is not the man to chair GuySuCo’s board

Dear Editor,It has been announced that Mr Shaik Baksh, formerly Chief Executive Officer of Guyana Water Inc (GWI), has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), Guyana’s largest industry, based on the number of its employees .

Guyana’s constitution places local government elections outside of a straightforward domestic issue

Dear Editor,In joining the debate on what Dr Roger Luncheon has described as Ms Priya Manickchand’s “feral blast” of former US Ambassador to Guyana Brent Hardt, former Judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice Professor Duke Pollard in a compendious formulation, drew attention to the relevance of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations to the debate on the appropriateness of a diplomat commenting on political matters in his host country (‘Hardt spat should be examined with reference to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations,’ Stabroek News, July 7) .

Baksh is not the man for the job

Dear Editor,It is quite clear that the PPP/C administration has absolutely no regard for fairness and is all bent in providing jobs for their boys .

For whom does the majority opposition speak?

Dear Editor,The green ranger continues to show his colours, which evoke a state of confusion in those who see and listen attentively to pronouncements hardly founded in organisational rationality .

Robert Persaud should take to the debate stage not James Singh

Dear Editor,Permit me to congratulate APNU parliamentarian and Shadow Minister of Public Works and Communication, Joseph Harmon, for his relentless pursuit of fairness and justice on behalf of all Guyanese .

What more can be said of things in Guyana?

Dear Editor,I am sitting here thinking: What more can be said of certain things in Guyana that has not already been said? Still, I must try .

Persons are urged to put aside their misconceptions and fears

Dear Editor,One month has now passed since our friends and colleagues Jason John and Carlyle Sinclair were brutally murdered on the streets of Georgetown .

PPP’s management of the economy has crossed the line

Dear Editor,Philip Bynoe’s conduct at the recent press conference held at the Guyana Forestry Commission deserves public condemnation .

Why are we being told that log exports by foreign nationals is good for us?

Dear Editor,I refer to your article in today’s SN (Aug 18) – ‘Finance Minister under fire over timber stats’ and wish to offer a few comments .

Submissions were juridically misconceived

Dear Editor,In reaction to the submissions of Senior Counsel B T I Pollard appearing in SN on August 14, I am constrained to indicate as follows: a) the utterances attributed to the Minister of Education in relation to former Ambassador Brent Hardt were not the subject of commendation by me, either expressly or by ineluctable inference; b) no citation was made by me of the United Nations Declaration on the Inadmissibility of Intervention in the Domestic Affairs of States .

Road contractor does not seem to have resources to build a proper shed, toilet facility for workers

Dear Editor,I make reference to my letter dated July 7, 2014, published on July 8 with respect to the deplorable state of the roads in Area Q, Turkeyen (‘Is there a plan for Area Q Turkeyen Road?’) .

Men should contribute to breaking the taboo around abortion

Dear Editor,The article ‘Break the taboo against abortion now!’ in the SN of August 15, 2014 rightly calls for safe and affordable abortion services in Guyana .

GFC Chairman should not debate an MP

Dear Editor,Any public debate between the Chairman of the Guyana Forestry Commission Mr James Singh and APNU MP Joe Harmon is most inappropriate .

Slavery has to be atoned for

Dear Editor,It took three hundred and fifty years from slavery to the status of the colonial subject to raise Europe to its robust maturity .

Dependence on remittances does not always reduce poverty

Dear Editor,We live in a culture of remittances .

We cannot use our distorted, eurocentric concepts of race to judge another culture

Dear Editor,Noted is Freddie Kissoon’s resolution to lay aside the dialogue we have been having about the CIOG, Bisram etc .

This country is a primary products producer

Dear Editor,After all these years of so called independence Guyana has not broken out of the colonial syndrome of foreign reliance in almost every economic endeavor, and thus the picture presented to the outside world is that this is a country which endorses the ideology of being a primary products producer .

The Linden IMC should be disbanded

Dear Editor,To paraphrase Jose Marti, “In the world there must be a certain amount of decorum as there must be a certain amount of light .

The government is inviting the courts to usurp the role of the legislature

The government is inviting the courts to usurp the role of the legislature

Dear Editor,The Attorney General, Mr Nandlall’s, threat to mount a court challenge against the Speaker’s decision to send the censure motion against the Minister of Finance to the Privileges Committee, comes as no surprise .

We played brainless cricket

Dear Editor,Kindly allow me some space in your newspaper for this letter .

Georgetown in the year 2014

Dear Editor,Your article ‘When it rains, it pours for city businesses’ (SN, Aug .

The country is on the move – above ground and under water

Dear Editor,How could I have been so blind, so inexcusably daft? I have to eat my previously challenging words .

The half-year report means nothing to the man looking for a job

Dear Editor,My previous letters on the government’s management of the affairs of Guyana have been less than flattering .

The rate of harvesting of our forest species exceeds the rate of regeneration

Dear Editor,During the last week, the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) in two full-page paid advertisements in Kaieteur News on (August 13; August 15) has defended the massive over-cutting by and for the Chinese transnational logger Bai Shan Lin .

A number of troubling questions

Dear Editor,The gathering storm over the management of Guyana’s forestry and related concessions raises a number of troubling questions especially as this government approaches the end of its term in office .

Misinformation on the forestry industry is damaging Region 10

Dear Editor,Guyana has the most beautiful and durable species of wood in the world .

UG must be put on a firm financial footing

Dear Editor,The University of Guyana (UG) is a state-owned institution .

Why were not more Limacol matches played in the evenings?

Dear Editor,Firstly let me acknowledge that the Limacol CPL T20 Tournament seems to be a rip-roaring success .

How far is poor sanitation responsible for stunting in Guyana?

Dear Editor,Research shows that poor sanitation accounts for 54% of international variation in child height or stunting .

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 .

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