Letters

According to his astrological chart Obama will have to tread very carefully

Dear Editor,Humble he may be, but I see President Obama as a strong humanitarian, a sincere chap who believes in the brotherhood of man .

A loving heart passes

Dear Editor,Allow me to express my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Hajji Hyderali of Logwood, who was recently placed to rest after eighty-five years of tireless toil .

The nation needs to know whether or not the President is guilty of the allegations of spousal abuse against him

Dear Editor,It is indeed a good sign to see that various organizations in Guyana are committed to pursuing a path to ensure that the allegations made by former First Lady, Varshnie Jagdeo, are investigated .

What happened at the bogus nursing school could have been avoided by quick action on the part of the Ministry of Health

Dear Editor,Medical quackery has been around as long as medicine has existed .

Weak performance of GFC not addressed in letter

Dear Editor,The letter signed by Ajai Persaud entitled ‘Upset by criticism of Guyana Forestry Commission’ (SN, February 1, 2009) fails to address the weak performance of the GFC and its weakly founded support for the Asian logger, Barama .

The scientists who stay in Guyana should be given the challenge to solve our problems

Dear Editor,Guyana seems to be continuing its legacy of dependency .

The President should not respond to allegations about his marriage

Dear Editor,It is unfortunate to see so many misdirected and unwarranted calls from organizations  and individuals, for the President to publicly respond to the allegations of the former First Lady .

Waddell argued on behalf of the group from which he came

Dear Editor,On January 30, 2006, African Guyanese political activist Ronald Waddell was cut down in a hail of gunfire .

What are the authorities going to do about the nursing school scam?

Dear Editor,I have been following this mind-boggling story of the bogus nursing school .

Perpetual darkness in Marigold and Casuarina Streets

Dear Editor,During the last quarter of 2008, Cummings Electrical Company Limited was involved in the upgrading of the Guyana Power and Light line distribution systems in South Ruimveldt, including Roxanne Burnham Gardens .

NCN’s accommodation of advertisers leads to loss of live cricket coverage

Dear Editor,Cricket fans around the region will be anxiously monitoring the upcoming England-West Indies  (WI) Test and One Day International Series since our home team is in the rebuilding process .

The time for diversification in the sugar industry is way past

Dear Editor,I would like to comment on Mr Donald Ramotar’s letter (‘There is no evidence of the “massive corruption” of which GuySuCo is being accused,’ Sunday Stabroek 1 .

There should be handrails on the steps at the stellings

Dear Editor,I travelled a few times by speedboat from Supenaam to Parika and then I crossed again from Vreed-en-Hoop to Georgetown .

The model and risk analysis are everything to the Hope Canal project

Dear Editor,I have read with interest the numerous letters and articles written about the proposed design of the relief structure(s) for the EDWC .

The time is opportune to lead the Guyanese nation out of its servitude to the PPP and PNC

Dear Editor,Since Obama’s accession to the American presidency, comparisons are made with his politics and style of leadership on the one hand, and what prevails in various parts of the world on the other .

Two Asian loggers granted waiver of import duties totalling US$5M

Dear Editor,The list of beneficiaries of “Revenue loss” granted by the Government of Guyana in 2007, which was published in the Guyana Chronicle on January 25, 2009, shows that the Asian loggers continue to benefit from a waiver of import duties, even while they declare no taxable earnings year after year, employ only a small number of Guyanese at the lowest paying jobs and export our prime hard and heavy timbers at the lowest prices worldwide for comparable woods, an indication of under-reporting of FOB value; contrary to Customs law .

The embargo against Cuba should stay until there are changes there

Dear Editor,At a recent meeting with Caribbean and Latin American heads calls were made to lift the trade embargo against Cuba by the United States .

‘Politics as usual’ in Zimbabwe?

Dear Editor,Maybe it is a case of divine intervention or politics as usual .

The Integrity Commission has a functioning secretariat and there can be statutory meetings with or without a chairperson

Dear Editor,I refer to Mr Christopher Ram’s ‘Integrity Commission on shaky ground’ in Sunday Stabroek of February 1, 2009 .

Obama’s humility

Dear Editor,I read a news report in the Trinidad Express (February 2) in which a Trini had a chance encounter a year ago with then presidential candidate Barack Obama .

Is a book forthcoming?

Dear Editor,Thank you, blogger Macushi Piyasang, for suggesting that I write a book .

Questions for CLICO (Guyana) and the Commissioner of Insurance

Dear Editor, Public sector organizations, businesses and individuals have collectively invested what I suspect must be billions of dollars with CLICO (Guyana) in their various schemes .

Credit union members will not receive payouts at February 7 meeting

Dear Editor, Your article titled ‘Credit unions in decline – Nadir blames poor management’ (Thursday, January 29, 2009), contains an imprecise statement, which I fear if not corrected, holds the possibility of unfairly, albeit inadvertently, raising the expectations of the union’s membership .

What will happen after Ryan Subryan is deported to Guyana?

Dear Editor The conviction of Ryan Subryan, a Guyanese illegal immigrant hiding in Belfast, Northern Ireland is as much a tragedy of the pain a terrible beast can inflict upon society as it is the tragedy a society can impose on its citizenry when there is a broken system of justice and policing .

The PNC needs a strong leader and presidential candidate

Dear Editor, As an ardent supporter of the PNC for over thirty years I am very perturbed to see the ‘sinking of the ship .

Obama was adopted by Native American family

Dear Editor, A striking highlight of President Barack Obama’s inaugural parade was the participation of dozens of Native American Indians .

Why is it that TRIPS does not appear to be fully functional?

Dear Editor, Several of my friends and relatives who import various merchandise have complained about long delays in the processing of documents at the GRA .

Upset by criticism of Guyana Forestry Commission

Dear Editor, As an employee of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), I must express my disgust at the public attacks of Ms Janette Bulkan on the GFC .

The opposition should declare assets if it wants to be taken seriously

Dear Editor, The recent call by the government for all MPs to submit a list of income and assets, is a step in the right direction .

ISO has developed draft standard for social responsibility

Dear Editor, The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) a worldwide federation of national standards bodies has been developing standards through its technical committees which comprise technical experts from its member bodies .

There is no evidence of the ‘massive corruption’ of which Guysuco is being accused

Dear Editor,On January 24, Stabroek News carried a letter by Joey Jagan in relation to the sugar industry (‘What is going on in the sugar industry?’) .

Is there no land in Guyana which could be turned into a safe haven for old and injured donkeys and horses?

Dear Editor,The first step in solving a problem is identifying it! One problem that needs to be recognized is the mistreatment of beasts of burden in Guyana .

Obama has become another Moses to the world

Dear Editor,Change is inevitable, like it or not it’s gonna come .

No provision in law for President to ask for statements of assets

Dear Editor,I refer to the letter by Mr Learie Barclay appearing in SN of January 29, 2009 titled ‘The opposition should submit statements of assets to the Integrity Commission .

Christopher Stephenson’s heroic deed should be honoured

Dear Editor,I refer to Godfrey Chin’s letter, ‘More needs to be done to record the achievements of the small man’ as published in SN of January 27 .

Interview with Stabroek Business inaccurately reported

Dear Editor, The Friday, January 23, 2009 edition of Stabroek Business carried an article on pages 16 and 18, under the caption, ‘Investing in the revival of the book culture,’ in which several comments were attributed to me .

A commitment to nonviolent resolution in all our interactions can contribute to the kind of society we all desire

Dear Editor, You could not have lived on the lower East Coast during the recent period of turbulence, without experiencing great misgivings .



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