Letters

Can Guyana depend on RUSAL for bauxite development?

Dear Editor, Almost  four years ago,  on August 4, 2005, the following exciting headline appeared in SN: ‘Deal sealed for bauxite mining at Hururu .

Police should not allow protestors to wear masks

Dear Editor, From 1992, when the PPP/Civic was elected democratically to legal and legitimate office, the PNC and its spokespersons and sympathizers embarked on a continuous propaganda campaign, on a range of manufactured or created ‘ issues’ which are played and replayed, and recycled, especially when they want to embark on unlawful and violent activities .

‘History… stumbles along the trail of the past’

Dear Editor, I have been reading the comments on that 1953 telegram from the late Mrs Janet Jagan to her parents: “Cheddi, myself and party won an overwhelming victory” (Gitanjali Persaud Sunday Stabroek, May 17, 2009 and the earlier Guyana Review article) .

A dismal showing at the Linden May Day rally

Dear Editor, Past stalwarts of the labour movement who have gone to the great beyond must have turned in their graves upon receiving the report of what transpired at the May Day celebrations in the Linden community .

Some vulgarity at chutney show

Dear Editor, I always enjoy a live stage show at Starlite Drive-in ECD, because it is normally clean, there is good security and bright lights, and one would feel safe and comfortable being in the company of your family, relatives, friends, etc .

Freedom after expression?

Dear Editor, Of course there is ‘Freedom of expression’ in Guyana – but is there freedom after expression? Surely testimonials are required from CN Sharma, Stabroek News, the NCN Board, ‘Fuzzy’ Sattaur and Gordon Moseley .

Invoices required before GECOM can make payment

Dear Editor,This response refers to the concerns raised in the letter to the editor titled ‘Rupununi residents who worked for GECOM last year still awaiting payment’ which was published in the Stabroek News of May 9, 2009 .

GRA letter did not answer policy question

Dear Editor, Reference is made to the response by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) published in the May 17, 2009 edition of Sunday Stabroek entitled ‘Not all land for a primary residence attracts VAT’ in which the GRA sought to clarify the application of VAT to land for use as a primary residence .

Criticism of magistrate’s decision should not have been made publicly

Dear Editor, I write in reference to a letter written by Mr Prem Persaud which appeared in our daily newspapers last week (‘When convicted of a breach of insurance the penalty is imprisonment,’ SN May 16) .

Trans people face daily discrimination

Dear Editor, In far too many places around the world, transsexual, transgender and intersex people face violence, abuse, rape and hate crimes .

There are critical differences between slavery and indentureship, but there were parallels

Dear Editor, The responses have been fast and furious: Bisram’s missive (SN May 11) alleging similarities between indentureship and slavery were “nefarious” and “insultingly facetious” thundered Robin Williams (SN May 12) .

Sponsors should have less of a hands-off approach to tournaments

Dear Editor, With reference to the Courts PeeWee Under 11 football competition, I would first like to commend all of the corporate sponsors who have supported this tournament .

Burst pipe, sand in gutter at Crown and Oronoque streets

Dear Editor, A building is being constructed at the corner of Crown and Oronoque streets, Queenstown .

The police sometimes misunderstand the offence of breach of insurance

Dear Editor, The Stabroek News carried two letters written by Justice Prem Persaud in which a decision by Magistrate Fazil Azeez was criticised .

Letter did not do justice to the argument

Dear Editor, Gitanjali Persaud in a long letter in the Sunday Stabroek (‘The article on Janet Jagan in the Guyana Review had subtle distortions,’ May 17)) failed to do justice to her argument .

The rich get richer and the poor get prison

Dear Editor, Recent events of a criminal nature have undoubtedly shown that white collar crimes in any country are far more devastating to citizens, and more widespread and easy, than any crime committed by poor people, ie, under-privileged .

The ACB should be dissolved

Dear Editor,We refer to an article published in your newspaper dated May 9, 2009 captioned ‘Broadcasting committee warns Sharma about “Papillion” and church programme claims’The publication informs us that Mr Evan Radhay Persaud signed the letter of sanction as Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Broadcasting (ACB) .

Can’t get pension

Dear Editor,Seeing what has been going on over the past few days as regards the entitlement of President Jagdeo when he retires at the age of forty-seven, I thought that it was high time that I let all and sundry know how I am being treated for claiming my entitlement, an infinitesimal pension after serving in the Police Force from 1946 to 1965 without a blemish on my record .

Poor police investigation

Dear Editor,I refer to two editorials in your newspaper, one on May 12 (‘Death by dangerous driving’), about road deaths and the other on May 14 (‘A killing time’), about murders .

There is hopelessness among youths

Dear Editor,I refer to an article in the Kaieteur News captioned ‘GPHC overwhelmed by suicide’ in the May 13 edition .

Mr Sancharra should learn what noise does to people

Dear Editor,On Thursday, May 14 the Guyana Chronicle published a letter from Mr Khemrak Sancharra, in which he wrote in support of noise at the Starlite .

Press freedom is abused

Dear Editor,Press freedom seems to be the term of the moment .

While race is a factor to be considered the class issue is vital

Dear Editor,In my letter in the SN dated May 13, captioned ‘Why are we arguing at this time about who suffered more?’ I used the opportunity to throw in the ideological issue and the question of the accumulation of capital, and I am sure the discerning would read the question of exploitation into my intervention .

Congratulations to a scholar

Dear Editor,I would like to congratulate my son Kwesi Sansculotte-Greenidge PhD, (who we affectionately refer to as our professional scholar) on the completion of his doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Durham in the UK .

Guyana should attend the OIC foreign ministers’ summit

Dear Editor,After his most recent visit to the Middle East, Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo has renewed efforts to establish closer ties with and establish a diplomatic presence in the region .

Not all land for a primary residence attracts VAT

Dear Editor,With reference to a letter in the Wednesday May 13, 2009 edition of Stabroek News entitled ‘Why is VAT payable on land which will be used for a primary residence?’ Commissioner-General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Mr Khurshid Sattaur wishes to reiterate that not all land for a primary residence attracts Value Added Tax (VAT) .

Which provisions in the law define two types of breach of insurance?

Dear Editor,I have noted what Magistrate Azeez allegedly told your reporter: that “there are two types of breaches of insurance and one refers to a situation where there is no insurance for which there is no reprimand but the car which Rudolph was driving had insurance but because he was not a licensed driver he breached the insurance .

The article on Janet Jagan in the Guyana Review had subtle distortions

Dear Editor,It was quite interesting to read ‘Janet Jagan: politics, party and the pursuit of power’ in the Guyana Review .

Recent reported developments in the Rupununi contradict other aspects of public policy

Dear Editor,I commence with a quote from Basil Liddell Hart (1933): “I do not criticize persons, but only a state of affairs .

Business owner has been instructed to remove obstructions from council’s reserve in Charlestown

Dear Editor,Please refer to a letter which appeared in your Stabroek News issue of Wednesday, May 13, 2009, captioned ‘Forty-foot containers stored on the parapets at Broad and Charles Streets .

Van West Charles is not the man to lead the PNC or be president

Dear Editor,I have tried to refrain from saying anything unpleasant about Dr Van West Charles’s self-promoting effort of trying to wrest the leadership of the PNC from Mr Corbin .

When convicted of a breach of insurance offence the penalty is imprisonment

Dear Editor,Mr Romeo Randolph of Hogg Island drove his motor vehicle PLL 5706 on the Ruby Public Road, East Bank Essequibo, and was involved in accident with another vehicle resulting in the death of Ramesh Sookdeo .

Times have changed

Dear Editor,I refer to Mr Aubrey Alexander’s letter captioned ‘Land should be reserved in the new housing schemes for recreational facilities, etc’ (SN May 13) .

Cove and John police investigating noise nuisance

Dear Editor,I wish to advise all citizens in Atlantic Gardens, Happy Acres, Montrose and elsewhere disturbed by Starlite Drive-In’s uninvited noise, that the police have commenced an investigation into this matter .

Mr Bisram should remember the poem ‘If’

Dear Editor,I have just read Mr Bisram’s latest letter (‘Letter was misunderstood,’ SN May 14) .

What is the status of the dispute between Chancellor Singh and Ms Ramlal?

Dear Editor,Like all other concerned citizens I am interested to know what is the status of the dispute between the Chancellor, Justice Carl Singh and Registrar of the Supreme Court, Ms Sita Ramlal .



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