Letters

Problems with ‘Free after 3’ service

Dear Editor,I am writing to second the letter which appeared in your paper signed by MS Baksh (‘Cut off using Digicel’s “Free after 3”’ 18 .

Making latrines safer

Dear Editor,Pit toilets in schools can be made safer by bolting on a funnel-shaped addition from the seat going downwards .

Can Guyana never develop?

Dear Editor,The global downturn according to our leader will affect Guyana .

The Link Show will not be televised or recorded on DVD

Dear Editor,I write to thank and express my appreciation to those persons who have commented so positively on Link Show 25 .

Gardens, not zoo

Dear Editor,The captions to two photographs in your Sunday March 15 edition which said that St Gabriel’s Scouts were visiting the Zoological Park as it celebrated its 130th anniversary are misleading! British Guiana was one of the first countries in the British Empire where Scouting was introduced early in the twentieth century, and the Botanic Garden zoo was opened early in the fifties .

When will the multistakeholder process for Guyana’s forests begin?

Dear Editor,The National Forest Policy of 1997 required the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) to produce a strategic plan for the rational allocation of Guyana’s State Forests .

Were tickets for the cricket matches sold out or not?

Dear Editor,Did the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) mislead me when I purchased my tickets for the two One Day International cricket matches to be played at the National Stadium at Providence this weekend between the West Indies and England?About three weeks ago I went to the sales booth at the GCB at Bourda and requested three tickets each for the south-west stand (Green Stand) for both the first and second matches .

The priorities on Leguan are road improvement, potable water and a reliable electricity supply

Dear Editor,In response to Mr Sase Loaknauth’s letter in SN of March 16, captioned ‘An airstrip on Leguan is the right way to go,’ it appears that his long absence from Leguan has deprived him of the reality to grasp the rapid economic and social changes on the island which has been in decline for the past several years, and that construction of an airstrip on a remote part of the island is unlikely to halt the slide in the living standards of its people, despite his optimism .

The wellbeing of a people depends ultimately on the masses

Dear Editor,The Stabroek News editorial of Friday, February 13, 09, captioned ‘Grand Old Men of Guyanese diplomacy’ honoured the stars and champions of yesteryear who caused Guyana to stand out on the world’s diplomatic stage .

The RPA does not represent rice farmers as it should

Dear Editor,I wish to respond to some of the issues raised by Mr Rajpat Singh in SN on March 17 (‘Farmers should continue to educate themselves about their business’) .

Audio quality of Berbice private TV stations better than NCN

Dear Editor,The Georgetown- based businesses of recent have been sponsoring the Test matches in the night-time period .

On what basis did Dr Thomas come to the conclusion that Hand-in-Hand did not do due diligence on its Stanford investments?

Dear Editor,In your newspaper (‘Guyana and the wider world,’ Sunday Stabroek March 15, page13), Dr Clive Thomas in an article entitled ‘A crisis of credibility’ stated, “It does not augur well that the central bank let senior management of the Hand-in-Hand Trust Corporation plead that several other depositors in the Stanford Financial Group got burnt, as if this was justification for their failure to do ‘due diligence .

Let’s reclaim Guyana from the noise-makers

Dear Editor,I can empathise with Roshan Khan and residents around the Starlite Drive-in (‘Noisy shows are affecting residents,’ SN March 14) .

People are no longer invisible on the internet

Dear Editor,I wish to commend you for your publication of a most relevant article ‘Jamaica Senator’s offices searched in e-mail probe’ in your March 16 edition, taken from the Jamaica Observer .

Cut off using Digicel’s ‘Free after 3’

Dear Editor,It is really frustrating to use Digicel’s ‘Free After 3,’ and get cut off after a few minutes; You call again and you’re cut off again .

Quote from US report was inaccurate

Dear Editor,Mr Oliver Hinckson is innocent .

What was the information which President Jagdeo had about Clarke and which vindicated him

Dear Editor,President Jagdeo has proclaimed that he had “confidential information” indicating that retired army major David Clarke was not serving the army’s best interests .

Obama may be protected by the support of the blue-collar workers

Dear Editor,Hands up all those who had a feeling of déjà vu when reading Wayne  Brown’s ‘In the Obama era’ feature of Sunday, March 15 .

Abandoned Chateau Margot police training school a haven for criminals

Dear Editor,I am a resident of Chimney Road, Chateau Margot, East Coast Demerara .

Absent from the discourse on domestic violence is much mention of the other half of the terrified population − men

Dear Editor,A single day does not pass without, in the newspapers, some reference to the embarrassment of our treatment of women .

Farmers should continue to educate themselves about their business

Dear Editor,Recently I read an article dealing with some rice statistics relating to the upcoming season .

Would Mr Sattaur be prepared to take the polygraph test?

Dear Editor,After reading Mr Sattaur’s letter of March 12, 2009 titled ‘Comments on the polygraph tests were “misrepresented”’ in SN I am still trying to understand whether Mr Sattaur is willing to personally take the polygraph test .

Why have the police not been enforcing the law on loud music in public transportation?

Dear Editor,I think I am correct if I say that the President of Guyana has signed into law the banning of music on all public transportation .

New gadgetry cannot ultimately advance human development and understanding

Dear Editor,No one can deny the quantum leap of science and technology in today’s world; it is dazzling and mind boggling .

A few questions

Dear Editor,We live in a country where our leader proclaimed some seventeen years ago that we have had a return to democracy, but indeed, Guyana lives the opposite .

Democratic parliamentary governance has been developing over the years

Dear Editor,It cannot escape attention how our democratic parliamentary governance has been developing over the years, and this is very encouraging indeed and will further boost the morale of the nation .

Why has the Buxton-Friendship Health Centre been omitted from the 2009 Estimates?

Dear Editor, The 2009 budget speech in part listed a number of health service centres, some of them active and some to be ready for service later in 2009 .

The T&HD has to do better

Dear Editor, I visited the Essequibo Coast, twice, during the past month, and I am appalled at the service that the Transport and Harbours Department is providing for the people who travel to and from Georgetown .

Downtown Georgetown needs parking meters

Dear Editor, I was in downtown Georgetown a few days ago and observed the traffic build-up, confusion and back-up because everybody wants to park his motor vehicle where he is going to do business in Water Street, Avenue of the Republic or Regent Street .

The board of the GRA should pronounce on polygraph tests

Dear Editor, The governance structure of the GRA provides for the Board of Directors to make the determination on employment and ‘dis-employment’ of its personnel .

Commission of Inquiry has helped City Hall

Dear Editor, We at City Hall, have always held and still do hold the view that citizens need to be kept informed on all issues directly affecting the management and governance of their local community, in particular, and their city, in general .

An airstrip on Leguan is the right way to go

Dear Editor, I refer to Charles Sohan’s letter of 12 .

Why not a three-tier complex for the elderly?

Dear Editor,I refer to the letter by Mr Malcolm Clarke of March 13, 2009 in SN captioned ‘Guyana needs nursing homes .

Information which was challenged in column came from Insurance Commissioner’s office

Dear Editor,The tone of the March 3 letter of Commissioner of Insurance Maria Van Beek seems to suggest that she is reacting to the pressure from several quarters over her supervision of Clico .

Minister rejected free air time offered by CNS Channel 6 to help police and Community Policing Groups

Dear Editor, Politics continues to play a role in every decision made in this country .

Environmental protection legislation is detailed and relevant

Dear Editor, I write in response to the letter in the Stabroek News of Thursday, March 12, 2009 captioned ‘Perhaps the Environmental Protection Agency mandate is too limited,’ written by Mr Tony Rampersaud .

Noisy shows are affecting residents

Dear Editor, Is it the desire of Starlite Drive-In’s management to drive the citizens of Atlantic Gardens, Happy Acres, Montrose and other areas mad? On Saturday, March 7, 2009, the Starlite Drive-In hosted a song and dance show, including sexy gyrating dancing, even with children in the compound .



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