The cowardice of the middle class continues

Dear Editor, I thoroughly enjoyed Dave Martin’s excellent column, ‘The Black Watch time’ (SN, May 12), particularly the anecdotal history present therein, although I find myself in a qualified disagreement with his conclusion, “I don’t think we’re in that time now.” In rereading much of Carter – whose words and personal interactions with whom are recalled with anecdotal fondness by several in the middle class – I continue to find an ironic and terrible parallel to our situation today.

Does not admit accusation

Dear Editor, The following lines came to me as part of an email message on May 12, 2013. “You have engaged in facilitating the demonization of LFS Burnham over the years and have benefited in projecting an image of pain and victimhood as you evoked sympathies for the WPA, Walter Rodney and his family wherever you spoke and whenever you wrote on this matter.

Why has the Police Service Commission been excluded from appointing ‘civilians’ to the Department of Strategic Management in the Guyana Police Force?

Dear Editor, From the press release of Sunday, May 12, 2013 adverting to the appointment of “civilians” to the newly created Department of Strategic Management in the Guyana Police Force, it is well understood that the appointees are already at work, having been chosen by a select committee on which, reportedly, there was private sector representation.

Paltry sugar output

Dear Editor, With GuySuCo’s first crop amounting to a paltry 48000 MT, it seems uncertain the corporation will reach the lowest yearly output of 129,000 tons recorded in 1985.