The PPP in government will allow no local decision-making

Dear Editor, Your correspondents Tony Vieira and Mike Rahman (SN, Aug 8) address the unconstitutionality of the PPP`s actions regarding the non-holding of local government elections (LGE) and of Minister Whittaker`s utterly ridiculous statement that the majority of Guyanese do not see the need for such elections as a priority, respectively.


Dear Editor, The email below was sent to the Walter A Rodney Commission of Inquiry and counsel for all parties as a result of Mr Basil Williams’ conduct [on August 7]: “Since the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) has full standing in this inquiry, I would appreciate if no counsel addresses the Commission about my witness(es) in my absence, unless I clearly designate counsel as my agent.

Why are we allowing foreign companies to export logs with no in-country processing?

Dear Editor, I read with bemused interest Annalisa Ally’s letter in SN of July 29, captioned ‘Every country seeks to preserve its own business community.’ She goes on to say, “Indeed, Guyana and any other country should welcome overseas investment but such companies will have to make the necessary investments within Guyana and employ Guyanese nationals.” I urge Ms Ally to provide corroborative information on employment, income tax and NIS payments, and contributions to GDP, measured against tax concessions and government contracts held by the favoured national company.

Success village water pump down again

Dear Editor It seems that apart from the incumbent government and its embassy in London, the Guyana Water Authority too has gone into rigor mortis since for the past three days ratepayers and residents from Success and Chateau Margot are without water for cleaning and washing.