Minister Manickchand’s words ring hollow

Dear Editor, My good friend and colleague, Minister Priya Manickchand has recently found tremendous form in writing in defence of Ms Geetanjali Singh, our hard-working and most qualified Deputy Auditor General, whilst in the process assailing myself and Anand Goolsarran.

Saving the Kitty market

Dear Editor, The Guyana Times newspaper in its Monday, October 14th, 2013 edition carried an article captioned, `Govt awaits M&CC proposal to restore Kitty Market’, and quoted the Regional Development and Local Government Minister, Ganga Persaud as saying, “What we need to see from the municipality are their plans and ideas documented for the Kitty Market and then maybe how the council intends to achieve these plans”.

Floating debris will be removed from Manatee pond

Dear Editor, Please allow me to respond to a letter written by Mr Badal Persaud, and published in your newspaper on October 16, 2013 under the caption ‘Manatee pond filthy.’ I would first like to commend Mr Persaud’s concern for the Manatees’ wellbeing, and for his efforts to ensure they are properly taken care of.

Indian schools were discriminated against by the Christian establishment

Dear Editor, In letter titled ‘Teachers in colonial times had to be members of the particular faith which controlled a school’ (SN, Oct 17), Mr George N Cave claimed that the British Guiana “Education Department paid the salaries of the teachers and provided small grants for equipment and special equipment; gardening; latrine and sanitation; sweeping; needlework, etc, for all primary schools, including Hindu schools.”  From all of my readings, there is no public evidence supporting that claim.