Letters

A lion of independent thought

Dear Editor, I join in offering my sincere condolences to the family and relatives of David de Caires on his passing .

Paper members

Dear Editor, Almost two years ago the Peoples’ National Congress Reform and its youth arm held their congresses .

Making the voice of the unheard, heard

Dear Editor,During the latter ’80s, Stabroek News had established itself as a national newspaper and had engaged itself in the struggle for freedom of the press and freedom of expression .

A great man

Dear Editor, My deepest condolences to the de Caires family and SN .

de Caires carved an enviable niche…

Dear Editor, Engaged as he was with the endeavour that has been his raison d’être, for David de Caires, Martin Carter’s immortal words “death must not find us thinking that we die” held true to the very end .

David de Caires must be complimented for bringing out the SN

Dear Editor, When someone who has contributed to making society a better one passes on, we all mourn the loss and look back at some of the admirable things they did .

Members of the diaspora need to go to the polls in numbers and vote for Obama

Dear Editor, I appreciate the few words that President Jagdeo said when he indicated that he supported Barack Obama for the next President of the United States .

In the eighties it was thrilling to have SN in one’s home

Dear Editor, I wish to express my condolences to the family of Mr David de Caires, Editor-in-Chief of Stabroek News, upon the passing of the media personality .

A man of unimpeachable integrity

Dear Editor,It is with deep sadness that I learnt of the passing of my friend and colleague David de Caires .

Mr de Caires was always supportive of the Audit Office

Dear Editor,Permit me to add my voice in offering condolences to the family of the late David de Caires .

He was an editor of principle

Dear Editor,It is with a heavy heart that I write to say how saddened I am at the passing of Mr .

He gave me a chance when no one else would

Dear Editor,It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this letter .

He is unrivalled in his contribution to public discourse in Guyana

Dear Editor,It is with great sadness that I read of the passing of your founder and longtime Editor-in-Chief David de Caires .

I predict a landslide

Dear Editor,Tomorrow, Barack Obama’s improbable journey to become president of the United States would finally come to an end after two years of laborious campaigning .

We must not be fooled by the blandishment of certain gov’t officials who now purport to defend the security forces

Dear Editor,Guyanese have followed reports in the media related to the motion dealing with allegations of torture .

Great Guyanese are passing on without the proper national appreciation they have fought and died for

Dear Editor,It was Andrew Jackson who said “One man with courage makes a majority” .

There are three under-utilised playfields in the Eccles Housing Scheme

Dear Editor,I wish to refer to an article captioned ‘The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports must lead the way’ written by one Peeping Tom (KN Oct 22, 2008) .

A great patriot has passed away

Dear Editor,I join with the rest of the writers to express my condolences to Mrs .

Playfields should be established in all communities

Dear Editor,The purpose of this letter is to ask all Guyanese to voice their support for the establishment of parks/playfields in all communities in the country .

David de Caires was an inspiration

Dear Editor, I was 18 years old when I walked into lawyer David de Caires’s office in George-town, in answer to an ad for a proofreading position at the exciting new independent newspaper in Guyana, Stabroek News .

Dear Editor, I am perplexed by Ms Sandra Khan’s (‘The PPP/C-PNCR framework needs to be dismantled for the nation to progress,’ SN 28 .

What’s the harm in celebrating Halloween?

Dear Editor, I am surprised that numerous people have written negative things about us celebrating Halloween without looking it up on the internet .

The government has a duty to protect the rights and lives of those held in custody

Dear Editor,The death of James Nelson at the Brickdam Police Station is disturbing .

The government has not only blocked an independent investigation into torture allegations but has redefined ‘torture’

Dear Editor,For anyone who ever had a sliver of doubt as to whether the Government of Guyana sanctions and condones the torture of its citizens, all doubts have been erased with the government’s vote to block the combined opposition’s motion in parliament which sought to set up an independent investigation into allegations of torture against members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) .

Tournament Director made a wrong decision

Dear Editor,With reference to the recently concluded National Chess Federation Qualification Tournament, it is a sad day for the sport of chess if the decision and position taken by the Tournament Director, Mr Irshad Mohammed, is allowed to stand .

There should be an investigation into the hooliganism in Alexander Village

Dear Editor,According to the Guyana Chronicle of October 31, while Hindus were enjoying the Diwali celebration in keeping with tradition, thousands of people from Nabaclis, Paradise and Den Amstel invaded the Alexander Vishnu Mandir causing widespread damage, lighting firecrackers and squibs .

There are serious flaws in the US voter registration process

Dear Editor,Much has been written in the letter column of the local newspapers about opinion polls and the likely winner of the upcoming US presidential election .

The world waits with bated breath

Dear Editor,Senator Barack Obama’s meteoric rise to political stardom may seem short to some, but his journey to the White House was undoubtedly initiated by his illustrious predecessors decades ago .

Capitalism is the only viable economic avenue

Dear Editor,The global financial crisis has its origins in the critical shortcomings of the capitalist system, namely the absence of guarantees by governments to monitor greed and corruption in the private sector; governments’ lack of enforcement of practical and correctly balanced regulatory interventions; and lastly, the sheer extent of government spending, even with legislative oversight .

The authorities have taken a contradictory stance on backtracking across the Corentyne River

Dear Editor,I read of the deaths of 6 unfortunate persons because a boat that was plying the ‘backtrack’ route to Suriname, capsized .

What has happened to the steel pans acquired for Carifesta?

Dear Editor,On behalf of the steel pan players/group in the Linden community, especially the up and coming talented students from the Wismar Christian-burg Multilateral School, and also the young players of the Catholic Church, I ask, can someone kindly say what is the present position with regards to the $30M worth of steel pans that were acquired for Carifesta?It was my understanding that some of the instruments were to be handed over to various sections/steel orchestras across the country to further encourage, keep alive and enhance this type of music and its quality .

Pets are seriously affected by squibs and firecrackers

Dear Editor,Over the last few years, the authorities – especially the Guyana Police Force and the Customs and Trade Administration – have been containing the entry and purchases of squibs, firecrackers and other explosive materials used during ‘celebrations’ and on ‘festive’ occasions .

SN did cover Diwali

Dear Editor,It was very nice to see the coverage of Diwali in the Guyana Chronicle on October 29 .

Grateful to James Nelson

Dear Editor,I am seventeen plus in age and am a trade student .

Bartica Diwali motorcade was spectacular

Dear Editor,Congratulation to The Indian Arrival Commemoration Committee of Bartica, Region #7 for holding a spectacular motorcade on Sunday, October  26, 2008 in Bartica .

Hindus should stand up for themselves

Dear Editor,Don’t you think the Hindus in Guyana have been the punching bag for long enough? We have to endure mockery and venomous words from our other religious brothers and sisters .

Magistrate should be encouraged to continue his good work

Dear Editor,I am writing in relation to an article published by Kaieteur News on October 15, 2008, about   Magistrate Yohhannseh Cave of Sparendaam  Magistrate’s Court .



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