Fiction is Johnson’s metier

Dear Editor, Congrats to Ruel Johnson for his shortlisting for the Guyana Prize for Fiction. That is much more his metier than fact, as was so well demonstrated in his letters on ‘l’affaire Caribbean Press.’ Ruel should keep writing fiction and play to his strengths.


Dear Editor,   In response to a letter from Dominic Gaskin, Treasurer and Executive Member of the AFC in the Stabroek News dated August 27, 2013, we must say that we knew from the very beginning that the task that lies ahead to change Guyana meant breaking from the absurd tradition that all must follow the political leaders wherever they want to take us, even if it is into the Demerara River or the Atlantic Ocean.

Never give up

Dear Editor, I wish to congratulate endurance swimmer Diana Nyad for becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to the United States without the use of a shark cage.

Isseneru villagers demonstrated because of the threat to our traditional lands and resources

Dear Editor, The Isseneru Village Council of Isseneru Amerindian Village in Middle Mazaruni kindly requests that you publish our reply to a letter written by one Peter Persaud which appeared in the Guyana Chronicle of Wednesday, August 14, 2013 captioned ‘APA demonstration had nothing to do with land titles,’ in which he made a number of unfounded allegations against the Isseneru Village Council and also included the usual nasty misrepresentations in a failed attempt to discredit our protest held on the International Day of Indigenous Peoples.