Letters

A technical denial?

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What is the Commissioner of Police waiting for?

Dear Editor,For Guyanese at home and abroad, the trial in New York has raised all kinds of questions that simply cannot or will not disappear because the Government of Guyana angrily says they should .

Standing Order 103(8) was not violated because it did not apply

Dear Editor,I refer to Mr Winston Murray’s letter published on August 1, 2009, captioned: ‘This was an obvious and serious violation of the Standing Orders .

Roadway signs in Linden removed without knowledge of local government

Dear Editor,I was most dismayed to observe on my way into Linden on Wednesday, July 29, that all of the signs on the verge of the roadway that usually greet persons entering this township were being cut down and loaded onto a truck .

Why is Mr Woolford suddenly the focus of the government’s ire?

Dear Editor,Ever since the Roger Khan saga started playing out in a Brooklyn, New York court two years ago, Mr Enrico Woolford of Capitol News has been providing Guyanese at home and abroad with a valuable service by way of news updates, and not once during his reportage out of New York have I ever read where the President or his government was outraged at Mr Woolford’s straightforward reporting of an event that has been covered by other reporters for other New York media houses .

The spy equipment could not have been purchased without the approval of the government unless someone orchestrated a forgery

Dear Editor,The Government of Guyana (GOG) continues to deny the purchase or importation of the spy equipment .

It is never ‘okay’ for governments to act illegally

Dear Editor, The Minister of Health has accused certain sections of the media of sensationalizing the revelations made by Selwyn Vaughn during his recent testimony in a New York court .

Can’t get GT&T to move antenna

Dear Editor,I used to receive a landline service from an antenna which was attached to my neighbour’s house .

Government is on the defensive

Dear Editor,The Government of Guyana as reported in both the Stabroek News and Kaieteur News of August 1, is on the defensive and is denying purchasing the spy equipment CSM Laptop Model No .

Good to see World Swimming Championships on Channel 7

Dear Editor, In my opinion, it was a breath of fresh air with the Channel 7 broadcast over the last two weekends of NBC coverage of the 2009 Rome World Swimming Championships .

A fantastic visual feat

Dear Editor, Not only Metropolis city has superheroes doubling as reporters; Guyana has its own superman, err, superperson reporter also! Enrico Woolford must have used binocular vision in a Brooklyn courtroom to see not one, but two sets of phone numbers listed on a document tendered as evidence .

There should be a community response to spousal abuse

Dear Editor, In recent times various things have given rise to spousal abuse, but one of these is that somewhere in the 1980s, our women began in increasing numbers to seek higher education .

Emancipation was only a small step towards full liberation

Dear Editor, Greetings on this Emancipation season, but are we really free? Now, don’t get me wrong, the abolition of slavery was a wonderful event .

Running Guyana is no one’s birthright

Dear Editor,As I sit and read Leon J .

Genetically engineered seeds are not in Guyana’s interest

Dear Editor, I read with great interest the article, ‘NARI signs seed research pact with US companies’ (SN, July 30, 2009) .

There is no incentive for Vaughn to perjure himself as he would face serious jail time

Dear Editor, After spending two days (so far) listening to witness testimony under direct and cross- examination in the trial of Robert Simels, and following the subsequent fallout in Guyana via the internet, quite a few questions come to mind .

Some assurances are needed

Dear Editor, All right, all right .

Some companies shortchange security guards

Dear Editor, The plight of security guards raised by Andaiye et al in the Stabroek News has prompted me to pen this response (‘Women security guards especially endure appalling conditions of work’ July 25) .

Still problems with phone service in Region 2

Dear Editor, All because of its monopoly, GT&T is dealing unfairly with customers in Region 2 which stretches from Pomeroon to Supenaam, since customers have to pay a fixed monthly rental for a defective landline service .

UG has become moribund

Dear Editor, My assessment here does not seek to argue with the main currents of an article in the Guyana Review ‘University in adversity,’ (July issue, 2009) .

Road users should be reminded that each life is as important as theirs

Dear Editor, It is with deepest sadness I refer to the recent tragedy on the East Bank road which snuffed out the lives of three able young men of our dear soil .

Fed up with GPL

Dear Editor, I am totally fed up with the incompetence of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) .

Resigned in order to take up state appointment

Dear Editor, I write with reference to a Kaieteur News article captioned ‘Guysuco without legal counsel as company secretary resigns’ which appeared on page 3 of its Friday, July 31, 2009 edition .

LEAP financing agreement ends December 31, 2010

Dear Editor, We have noted over the past few weeks that there have been several articles in your newspaper that the LEAP comes to an end, today, July 31, 2009 .

This was an obvious and serious violation of the Standing Orders

Dear Editor, An obvious and serious violation of the Standing Orders of the National Assembly was allowed by the Honourable Speaker, Mr .

Given Microsoft’s record it is advisable to wait until the new operating system is tested and improved

Dear Editor, I’d like to thank Mr Sean Brignandan (GC, July 26) for his interest in my IT article on Windows Vista, SN Business July 24 .

Is the Moco Moco dam safe?

Dear Editor, A recent article in SN (‘Bringing Kanuku Mountains water to Lethem, other villages not feasible,’ July 31) has stated that a question had been asked in Parliament about using the Moco Moco hydro dam as a water reservoir .

We should commit to understanding our ancestry and heritage

Dear Editor, As we mark Emancipation Day, we should reflect on our history of perseverance and struggle through those years .

LCDS consultations in the regions were well attended

Dear Editor, With reference to Business Page under the caption ‘A review of the low carbon development strategy Part 2’ in your issue of July 26, Mr Ram stated that there were “captive audiences” at the recently held  LCDS consultations and that “the  average attendance… [was] generously, less than 20 .

GPL crew refused to look at proof of payment

Dear Editor, My payment bills were completely ignored by a two member crew from the GPL office at Anna Regina which resulted in my business place at Suddie being wrongfully disconnected on Wednesday (July 22) .

East Bank Berbice road in deplorable state

Dear Editor, For years now hire-car drivers have been complaining of the deplorable state of the East Bank Berbice road which terminates at Mara some twenty-five miles from New Amsterdam .

Gates was the victim of discretionary abuse

Dear Editor, The recent alleged racial profiling by a white policeman of black professor Louis Gates in Cambridge, USA, has evoked worldwide attention, moreso as President Obama has recently commented on the matter and now we have a peace pipe, or rather beer drinks, to broker peace and of course undertake damage control from the White House .

Government should have committed to the hydropower project

Dear Editor, In July 2006, at a stakeholder meeting at the Hotel Tower on the hydropower project, President Jagdeo said he was very excited that Guyana was going to have a hydropower facility by 2010 .

Col Godwin McPherson was a true patriot

Dear Editor, The death of retired Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Colonel Godwin McPherson, has robbed Guyana of its share of true patriots; his love for country was unquestionable .

Putting LCDS in perspective

Dear Editor, With reference to a letter ‘LCDS will not fly in its current form’ (SN July 30), I must thank the writer for putting the LCDS in such a clear perspective .

Statement was not responsible

Dear Editor, Quite clearly, the death of murder accused David Leander, aka ‘Biscuit’ was suspiciously sudden, in particular because it occurred while he was incarcerated in the Georgetown prisons, but was being treated as inmate in the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he expired .



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