Why are adults lying to their children about Santa Claus?

Dear Editor,I am for protecting, clothing and feeding our children, but I am totally against lying to our children .

NIS should publish the names of deceased pensioners

Dear Editor,As a concerned NIS pensioner and re the latest fraud, I am suggesting to the authorities that they make part of the investigations public by publishing the names of all their deceased pensioners according to the records within the last five years .

Why not require the internet cafés to pay tax?

Dear Editor,I  refer to the issue of internet cafés and the GRA .

Trinidad voters want political change

Dear Editor,I recently conducted an opinion poll in Trinidad to determine popular support for the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) party a year after its re-election .

Tales of growth and development omit the harsh everyday realities

Dear Editor,The letter by Dr Prem Misir captioned ‘Guyana is consolidating its development’ (SN 27 .

The state needs to guarantee those with disabilities some minimum level of protection

Dear Editor,According to the Kaieteur News of December 1, the Minister of Health says that a disability law is to be introduced next month following repeated calls by persons with disabilities for legislation to be enacted to defend their rights .

There is a communication gap within GuySuCo

Dear Editor,“The industry is in the pits .

Lawyers in the region have distinguished themselves internationally

Dear Editor,In response to Mr Vishnu Bisram’s letter captioned ‘What were the reasons for breaking with England and the Privy Council?’ (SN 22 .

MMA/ADA has not made retroactive payments to pensioners

Dear Editor,Incomplete pension payments at MMA/ADA continue to frustrate its pensioners .

Stop the music and selling of alcohol on the seawall

Dear Editor,I sympathize with the people of Bel Air Gardens, Bel Air Springs, Subryanville and communities around, because of the Sunday evening and holiday street lime permitted on the seawall along that stretch of the East Coast Highway called Clive Lloyd Drive .

Guyana still makes the best molasses

Dear Editor,So many negative circumstances have blighted Guyana for so long; so many of them highlighted daily in the media, that I think it is time for us to remember that we have things to be proud about .

Reviving poetry reading

Dear Editor,It is truly amazing to know the beauty of expression which is concealed in poetic language .

Police should not investigate police

Dear Editor,I am frustrated when I hear officials express surprise about complaints or call them hearsay .

Don’t forget to wear your red ribbon

Dear Editor,Since 1988, December 1 has been a day of bringing messages of compassion, hope, solidarity and understanding about AIDS to every country in the world .

Justice must be seen to be done

Dear Editor,No one can overlook the peculiar position in which the Linden municipality finds itself from time to time in carrying out its mandate .

Guyana needs a Disability Act

Dear Editor,International Day for the Disabled 2008 will be here again on December 3 .

The GRA should not be targeting internet call centres

Dear Editor,Plans by the GRA that are being backed by the government to target internet call centres for tax evasion is a direct attack on the majority of the poorer, overtaxed population .

Guyanese hopes and dreams stronger than the PPP, PNC

Dear Editor,I was recently in Guyana and was appalled at the state of poverty that Guyana has descended into .

Edy’s ice cream parlour is welcome

Dear Editor,On several occasions, we would have foreign guests, or even as a family, we feel at times like going out to get some quality ice cream, only to find that there is no such place in Guyana, especially at night .

Torture cannot be justified now

Dear Editor,I stumbled across a most amusing but dangerous article captioned ‘Larlene’s too young’ by the ‘Parrot’ in the Kaieteur News dated November 21, 2008 .

Guyana’s belated objections to provisions of the draft EPA must have taken other Cariforum governmental representatives and perhaps Minister Jeffrey, by surprise

Dear Editor, The stance taken by President Jagdeo over the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Europe needs to be put under closer scrutiny, having due regard to the processes employed in negotiating the agreement .

We live in a hell of a country

Dear Editor, On Thursday, November 13, I attended a meeting at the Linden Foundation Secondary School, to which parents/guardians had been hurriedly summoned by the school’s authority to address the serious and dangerous issue of lighting squibs, firecrackers, and other such fireworks .

No progress since Independence?

Dear Editor, A report on a presentation by Major-General (rtd) Joe Singh, the CEO of GT&T and Ms Faith Harding at a symposium hosted by the youth arm of the PNCR is worth reading (Guyana Times November 27 page 3) .

Nothing is impossible

Dear Editor,During the last two decades a number of very important events have taken place around the world that have seen changes in situations that many of us thought were impossible to change .

TV stations should not show beer ad

Dear Editor, An advertisement at present being shown on television shows a set of young girls – who hardly look as if they are 18 years old − showing Carib beer corks and drinking Carib beers .

Mugabe must leave the political scene

Dear Editor, If rejecting envoys ever became an Olympic sport, the ‘government’ in Zimbabwe would have few rivals for the gold .

Home ministry should exercise greater control over taxis and hire cars

Dear Editor, Several years ago I wrote letters to the press maintaining that the Ministry of Home Affairs, in conjunction with the police should establish greater control over hire cars/taxis .

Vehicles being pelted on Soesdyke-Linden Highway

Dear Editor, It is with great concern and fear for my life and the lives of other commuters who travel the Soesdyke-Linden highway, especially at night, that I pen this letter .

There is a reason for the washrooms being locked

Dear Editor, About 17:35 hrs on Friday, November 14, 2008, myself and a male friend visited the Banks DIH Idiho outlet in Brickdam with the intention of purchasing a snack .

Waiting for justice

Dear Editor, I am the mother of Navin Serrão who was murdered on Thomas Road, Thomas Lands on June 7, 2007 .

Commuters are still paying the higher minibus fares

Dear Editor, About two to three weeks back I read in one of the daily newspapers, that the minibus fares are to drop with immediate effect .

Wrong accusation

Dear Editor, As a child, so often my mom would mention that her pen-friend had written and sent pictures .

‘Uneasy lies the head…’

Dear Editor, “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown .

People should join the fight in trying to save those who have fallen into the trap of drug addiction

Dear Editor, On Thursday November 6, I visited the Salvation Army Rehabilitation Centre .

Square pegs in round holes

Dear Editor, The recent arbitration in the sugar industry is a real slap in the faces of all the sugar workers of this country; a 6% increase is a serious blow to the working poor who struggle each day with the most difficult and stressful jobs in this nation .

At last action on public transportation!

Dear Editor,  I have read the article captioned, ‘Cops charge 69 touts,’ in your November 26, 2008, issue .

Guyana is consolidating its development

Dear Editor, I refer to Lomarsh Roopnarine’s letter in Stabroek News of November 26, 2008 captioned ‘This government has not delivered .

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