‘Brazil mob’ story false

Dear Editor, The Guyana Police Force is responding to an article published in the Kaieteur News of Sunday, May 12, 2013, under the caption, ‘Brazil mob may have executed Guyanese couple over stolen cache.’ From the outset the police are advising the public that information stated in the article purportedly coming from “police sources” is totally false, and the Police Force wishes to express grave concern over these falsehoods and speculation which are likely to incite hostility against persons of a particular nationality who reside and are working in Guyana.

The Oliver Tambo award is about the internal politics of South Africa at a particular point in its history

Dear Editor, As a Guyanese national who has been involved at the Cabinet level in the adoption of the country’s foreign policy decisions, and as someone with a longstanding and profound admiration for Nelson Mandela and for the South Africa that he has bequeathed, I feel an abundant concern at the decision to defer the grant of the posthumous offer of the Oliver Tambo Award to the late Forbes Burnham.

Disagrees with SN’s position

Dear Editor, I wish to thank you for publishing my letter in the May 5, edition of your newspaper. Having noted your comments which you attached to my letter, I wish to reiterate that the Stabroek News, in refusing to publish two press releases sent from the Government Information Agency (GINA) which defended its position regarding the predetermined and unjustified cut to its budgetary allocation for 2013 by the combined opposition, is an attack on freedom of expression.