A breath of fresh air

Dear Editor, The recent overtures made by United States President, Barack Obama towards arch-enemy Cuba must be applauded. It is indeed a breath of fresh air in the midst of over half a century of a toxic relationship between the two countries that started ever since the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro which toppled the pro-US Batista regime in 1959.

The government should call it a day on the Amaila Falls access road

Dear Editor, In an interview reported in SN on December 16 with respect to the PPP/C government’s commitment to continue upkeep of the Amaila Falls access road after it is completed, Minister of Public Works Robeson Benn was reported as saying that the proposed Amaila Falls Hydropower Project (AFHP) access road, “is not a road to nowhere but a road to everywhere since he believes it is the single most important infrastructure project needed for Guyana’s economic development.” It is unfortunate that Minister Benn continues to dream of AFHP becoming a reality now or in the foreseeable future as he has no idea where the money will come from to design and build it.

Tenor of Greenidge’s letter was one of dispassionate analysis

Dear Editor, Carl Greenidge’s brief review in SN of December 15, of the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of Countries (ACP), Caricom’s place therein, and particularly the ascension of fellow Guyanese Dr PI Gomes to the position of Secretary-General of the ACP was worth noting (‘ACP Group is again in need of clear political vision’).

Legality of dog-eared vehicle licence?

Dear Editor, Recent robberies committed on vehicles traversing to and from airport as well as from commercial banks to and from business places or homes, have prompted me to note that my name and address are prominently displayed on my dashboard via a copy of the vehicle licence.

Government will not allow the city council to put its interests above those of the workers

Dear Editor, When will the Georgetown City Council put the interest of residents first? 1) The recent withdrawal of their services by the administrative and clerical staff of the Georgetown City Council at the behest of the labour union representing that category of city council workers, that is the Guyana Local Government Officers Union (GLGOU), can best be described as an avoidable course of action that a concerned, caring, responsible council would have pre-empted and addressed in a timely manner, having regard to the available bargaining process for dealing with wages, salaries and other grievances that may exist between workers of the council and their respective labour unions.

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