Letters

Criminals have the upper hand

Dear Editor, In reference to your editorial of Monday, November 3, about the Alexander Village hooliganism, you must realize that the best of plans will still remain a plan if it is not put into operation and carried out by those who are responsible for carrying it through .

The real culprits for what happened at Diwali were the greedy businessmen who import and sell fireworks

Dear Editor, I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Stabroek News Editor-in-Chief, Mr David de Caires .

Why is the failure of a temporary bridge blamed on the users?

Dear Editor, How come that the failure of a temporary structure is blamed on persons using the said structure for its given purpose? How come that the collapse of a bridge from wear and tear brought about by expected normal use is blamed on the users rather that those who neglect to perform maintenance?A bridge providing access to a community has to be built and maintained to serve the reasonable and necessary needs of the community .

A gentleman

Dear Editor, David de Caires was a rare soul who worked to leave his world better than he found it .

What is the quality of the lifejackets used in speedboats?

Dear Editor, I do thank Captain REW Adams, MNI, for his response captioned, ‘Life jackets used in Guyana are not buoyancy aids,’ (GC November 4, 2008) to my letter titled ‘Buoyancy aids’ (SN October 27) .

David de Caires instilled principles

Dear Editor, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to family of Mr David de Caires and the staff of Stabroek News .

Why is the interest charged by the M&CC on rates and taxes owed so high?

Dear Editor, My friend is a pensioner, a bottom-of-the-ladder NIS pensioner, and has been so for a few years .

David de Caires stands tall in the struggle for press freedom

Dear Editor, I did not know David de Caires .

Passionately dedicated to a free press

Dear Editor, “As a superior power is naturally disposed to press ever harder on its subordinates, it is in our interest to work with the impulses of our masters and not to make any obstacle, so that very soon indeed we experience even harder commands − or is the opposite our interest,to wrestle with them, as far as we can, and to hold out to the point where we are completely [exhausted] .

David de Caires was always supportive of the development of karate

Dear Editor, The Guyana Karate Federation joins with the rest of the sporting organizations to express our condolences to the family of the late David de Caires and to the staff of Stabroek News .

Accommodating to religious, sports and cultural organizations

Dear Editor, I am deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death of Mr David de Caires, the founder of Stabroek News .

Contribution will not be forgotten

Dear Editor, It was with shock that we received the news of the passing of Mr David de Caires .

David de Caires had a passionate commitment to democracy

Dear Editor, It was with shock and deep sadness that I learnt on Saturday morning of the passing of David de Caires .

David de Caires moved Guyana to higher ground in the days when the philistine reigned

Dear Editor, I wish to add my voice to the numberless who grieve over David de Caires’ death .

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 .



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