New regulations should eliminate wealth extraction benefiting middle companies

Dear Editor, The massive financial meltdown − extraction of capital in the US financial industry, now requiring capital injection has at least two important lessons for new regulations, namely increasing financial middle companies own-capital injection in proportion to increased risk taken and re-regulating the capital requirements for derivative traders .

The government should give citizens a reason for the cease-work order on the Cubana monument

Dear Editor,My father was fond of saying “Wonders never cease, but daily increase .

A significant lead for Obama

Dear Editor, With only eleven days left for the US presidential election, Democratic Party candidate, 47-year-old Senator Barack Obama, continues to enjoy a significant lead over Republican Party candidate, 72-year-old Senator John McCain in opinion polls across the country .

There is no agreement recognizing Suriname’s sovereignty over the Corentyne River

Dear Editor, I have read with dismay the article entitled ‘Diplomatic Belligerence’ which appeared on page 12 of Kaieteur News on October 21, 2008 .

Everything possible is being done to bring relief to staff at Mabaruma Hospital

Dear Editor, With reference to a letter captioned, ‘Mabaruma Hospital staff working under deplorable conditions’ (SN 21 .

Tradesmen no longer take pride in their work

Dear Editor, Laura: “What’s in a face?” Justina: “Surface; this world judge by surface .

No reference made to the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of Water Courses

Dear Editor, I wish to advise that while it is true that the writer of the article entitled ‘Nothing exists that determines the status of Corentyne River’ (Kaieteur News, October 22, 2008, page 11) spoke with me and I did indicate that since there is no agreement between Guyana and Suriname delimiting where the boundary is in relation to that waterway, I made absolutely no reference to the Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Water Courses .

Women have to be careful

Dear Editor, Yet another sickening blot on Guyana’s landscape − a young woman has apparently felt it necessary to take her life, because of the savage behaviour of a man out of control .

Depoliticise the Hindu religion in Guyana

Dear Editor, I would like to join Swami Aksharananda’s call for the depoliticising of the Hindu religion in Guyana .

It is a sense of entitlement which is driving the EPA critics

Dear Editor, Current Latin American politics drive a pragmatic political economy; even Venezuela and other left-leaning Latin leaders have rationalized their political economies to compete within the framework of a liberal ideology, which is why Brazil, especially under Lula, has made such a dramatic shift in ideology .

There is something wrong within the walls of our prisons and lockups

Dear Editor, The death of another prisoner, this time James Nelson, whilst in lawful custody has highlighted the fact that there is something horribly and murderously wrong happening within the walls of our security forces where prisoners are kept .

Hinduism in Guyana must free itself from all political control

Dear Editor, Can anyone imagine a national Easter committee without the representation of Christians and Christian organizations?  Can anyone imagine a national Eid committee without the representation of Muslims and Muslim organizations?But the Hindus have been bought and paid for so there can be a “National Divali Committee” without the representation of Hindus or that of a single Hindu organization, major or minor .

Prevention is better than cure

Dear Editor, Well, we know in Guyana that ‘prevention is better than cure .

Will conditions be attached to increased assistance from the US in the war against drugs?

Dear Editor, The Kaieteur News article dated October 20, 2008, captioned ‘Guyana to get more aid to fight drug trafficking’ must be a piece of news that perks the interest of every Guyanese .

Golden Grove dumpsite situation deteriorating

Dear Editor, I wish to support the letter written by Mr Adrian Lutchman on October 8, 2008 in the Stabroek News, captioned ‘Garbage being dumped at back of Grove .

Firecrackers being thrown in Bartica

Dear Editor, The Christmas season is coming on, and firecrackers and squibs are starting to be fired off a lot in Bartica .

Novar School road in poor state

Dear Editor, I am a resident of Novar, Mahaicony district and the owner of two transport trucks from which I make my living .

The debate should be extended beyond the pageant to other aspects of Hindu life

Dear Editor, The present debate regarding the Diwali pageant shows that the Hindu community is becoming more conscious of how its festivals, ceremonies and practices are perceived and represented in the wider Guyanese society .

Without blue water and sandy beaches we need some other attraction to bring in the tourists

Dear Editor, With reference to ‘Holland visitors to Suriname - a potential niche market for local tourism sector’ SN October 17, I get the impression that the tourism industry is now hanging on to a hope and a prayer .

The committee still calls itself a ‘National Diwali Committee’

Dear Editor, The name change of the Miss Diwali pageant to the Miss Guyana Sari Pageant is the response of the organisers to the calls for the disassociation of the festival from the event .

The Burma research station deals specifically with rice research and is headed by experienced and qualified personnel

Dear Editor, I would like to respond to Mr Ramdular Singh’s letter (SN October 19) titled ‘Farmers need TSP fertilizer .

Water woes in Strathspey

Dear Editor, It has been over 10 weeks now since the villages of Strathspey, Bladenhall & Vigilance on the East Coast of Demerara have been without a regular supply of water .

A keen journalist

Dear Editor, Please allow me, on behalf of the Georgetown Municipality, my family, and on my own behalf, to express sincere condolences to the immediate family and relatives of Ms Alika Jacobs who lost her life in that tragic accident on Saturday evening, while on duty .

There are some things we may never fathom

Dear Editor, As I watched the tributes last evening on TV for the late NCN staff reporter (Ms Akita Jacobs) whose life was snuffed out through the careless use of the road by a driver, I could not help but grieve, and not because I am a parentThe emotional tributes echoed one tune − Akita was someone who had touched the lives of all she came into contact with and was a jovial person who loved life .

Mabaruma Hospital staff working under deplorable conditions

Dear Editor, The nurses and staff of the Mabaruma Hospital in Region One are very much concerned about the completion of the new hospital .

President Jagdeo’s visceral reaction to criticism raises the ‘presidential’ question

Dear Editor, In the run-up to the elections in the USA, the pundits constantly remind all who would listen that one of the challenges faced by Barack Obama is his need to convince the American people that he could be “presidential” .

Why is there no solidarity of effort by the commuting public to control minibus operators?

Dear Editor, We can divide up the people of the world into various categories involving race, creed, geographic location, height, gender, etc .

Lallman Lallbeharry was a dedicated community worker

Dear Editor I was extremely shocked last Saturday when I learnt of the untimely demise of Lallman Lallbeharry of Craig Village, East Bank Demerara .

Consultations in forestry sector on low-carbon economy now overdue

Dear Editor, The Eliasch Review is now available to the public .

Cubana monument should have been addressed long ago

Dear Editor, Reference is made to the news item Gov’t to finance Cubana monument –Finance Minister SN 2008/10/17 Again, like the Santa Rosa school toilet fiasco, I really do not care who erects the monument or where .

Environmental pollution in Stevedore

Dear Editor, As a resident of Stevedore Housing Scheme it is unbelievable that in these modern times when hygiene is considered one of the most effective means of removing Environmental Pollution, organizations such as the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) have failed to observe the most important element in sanitation .

Police need to address 911 problem

Dear Editor, I think a response by the Police is necessary stemming from the publication of the letter ‘Answer the 911 phone’ in the last Sunday Stabroek .

Consider turning off phone two days per week to protest wiretapping

Dear Editor,The PPP/C Government despite the concerns expressed by the combined opposition, on Friday night proceeded to use its simple majority to pass Bill No .

Allowing Suriname to be admitted to Caricom before settling frontier claims undermined Guyana’s position

Dear Editor,With reference to the news item `Vessel seized by Suriname freed after payment of heavy fine, 2008/10/17’ Suriname was accorded observer status in Caricom under former President Hoyte who refused for them to have full status (Suriname recognized that they needed to be a part of Caricom for their long term benefit and relations) because Guyana had some serious border and territorial issues to settle with Suriname .

Use the occasion to educate, not quibble about the pageant name

Dear Editor,I write in response to the call for the renaming of the Diwali pageant by a group of Hindu organisations .

Wight’s Lane and exceptions to the rule

Dear Editor,All are subjected to the Rule of Law (ROL) .

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