Letters

What is it that Mr Corbin’s detractors want?

Dear Editor, Suddenly, as another snowy day dawns, it comes to me that my understanding of today’s politics in Guyana may be deficient .

Why should a rental be charged if there is no phone service?

Dear Editor, The new GT&T landline service in Region 2 stretching from Supenaam to Charity is giving endless problems to customers who are intended to benefit from its use .

There should be changes in 2009

Dear Editor, As the year 2008 quickly comes to an end I wish to urge my fellow Guyanese to take some time out and reflect on our past years and plan seriously for the new year, 2009 .

Plastic bags and styrofoam containers should be banned

Dear Editor, Mr Hector Latchmansingh should be commended for his recommendations for dealing with the littering and consequent flooding problems in the country (‘Guyana should abandon the styrofoam culture,’ SN December 15) .

We should display the same unity in Guyana as we do on foreign shores

Dear Editor, On Saturday, December 13, 2007, Guyanese in Washington DC experienced a time of unity, love, togetherness and hope that is a rarity in our dear land of Guyana .

One last stand

Dear Editor, I have often hidden in the darkness, hoping, praying that this dear land of ours will get better; however, evil has engulfed it .

Complaints about rice lands flooding without foundation

Dear Editor, I wish to reply to a letter by Mr Ashraf Ghani in the Stabroek News on Monday, December 15, captioned ‘Rice lands flooded because of faulty drainage .

NY police harassing Guyanese in Queens

Dear Editor, In recent days, several cops have been indicted in NY for abuses committed on civilians in Brooklyn and Manhattan .

Parties in opposition tend to encounter difficulties which can lead to the exit of important members, but they do recover

Dear Editor, The People’s National Congress Reform has taken careful note of the increase in activity to attack the PNCR and its leadership, including the call for the resignation of its Leader .

‘Freight collect’ should be printed on the form by the shipper

Dear Editor, Last week I had an issue with Laparkan which, although it has been resolved to my satisfaction, I still think the public needs to be aware of .

Guyana cannot develop if one organization restricts access to new technologies

Dear Editor, GT&T’s recent move to block all VOIP resources on the internet could be considered just another attack on the freedom and rights of the Guyanese people .

Arguments for disciplinary proceedings against McAllister et al were trifling

Dear Editor, I reject the contentions of the letter written by Ms Melanie Morrison, captioned ‘Mr McAllister was properly withdrawn from Parliament,’ that was published in the Stabroek News on December 16 .

Why has Capleton been stopped from performing at the National Park?

Dear Editor, I am very concerned that the Ministry of Home Affairs has stopped the reggae show on January 3, 2009 with Capleton at the National Park .

We need to find common ground to solve our problems

Dear Editor, We have to be careful how we articulate our problems .

Not everyone is fortunate to have a column in the print media or programme on the airwaves

Dear Editor, I respect the role Freddie Kissoon plays in the debate on the politics of Guyana, and am in agreement with him on several points .

It is time for senior PNC members to say something about Mr Corbin

Dear Editor, In my letter, ‘Mr Corbin lacks what it takes to lead the PNC’ (SN 7 .

Students should wear their uniforms to school Christmas parties

Dear Editor, I respond to the letter captioned ‘Unsuitable dress and music at school parties’ in the Stabroek News (17 .

Barbados has legitimate concerns about Guyanese illegals

Dear Editor, In the post-slavery to pre-independence era Guyana provided employment opportunities for Barbadians .

Wrongfully imprisoned at police station

Dear Editor, As a widow operating a business at Maria’s Lodge, Essequibo Coast, I had to suffer the indignity of being incarcerated at the Suddie Police Station for 9 hours for no justifiable reason .

Unsuitable dress and music at school parties

Dear Editor, The Christmas term of the formal school system ended on Friday, December 12, with many schools holding their traditional Christmas party, parties that are anticipated and expected by all the students .

It is time for Mr Corbin to start the discussion about who will succeed him

Dear Editor, Mr Corbin has consistently being making certain statements from the time Team Alexander indicated to him their intention to support a candidate for Leader of the party during the 2007 congress .

The citizens of Georgetown need to see the environment differently

Dear Editor, Over the last few days, we have been experiencing heavy rains with serious and worrying overtopping in many areas of Georgetown .

Disco at Anna Catherina causing noise nuisance

Dear Editor, We the undersigned residents of Anna Catherina who live in close proximity to a disco, wish to bring to the attention of the relevant authorities the repeated instances of noise nuisance which are so disgusting and disruptive to our lives .

Constant blackouts in Parika

Dear Editor, For the past three months and more, Parika has been getting constant blackouts from  Guyana Power & Light Inc .

African rights are intricately linked to the rights of every race

Dear Editor, There is much disgust over Mr Robert Corbin and calls for him to go .

The PNC has always retained its old ways despite its name changes

Dear Editor,When I was Executive Officer at Modern Optical Service, Mrs Viola Burnham, widow of President Forbes Burnham, came in one day and while there had a conversation with myself and two of my relatives .

Everyone must do their part to keep garbage off the streets

Dear Editor, During my visit to Guyana in the last ten days of November 2008, I enjoyed the beauty of the country, developments, etc .

Choices for tropical countries laid out in National Geographic

Dear Editor,For interested persons, who have access to the National Geographic Magazine, there is a very topical article on a tropical forest in the November issue, 2008 on pages 46 to 63 .

The state should assist battered women whose partners and only breadwinners have been convicted

Dear Editor,Among the many ills that have emerged in our society in recent times, is the scourge of violence against women .

Region 10’s elected officials should have been present at the negotiations with Bosai

Dear Editor,On November 26, 2008, Stabroek News published an article entitled ‘Bosai and govt sign pact for alumina plant .

Christmas is the economy of good will

Dear Editor,Despite a disappointing, disquieting and scary year for Guyanese many are now in a restless search to find the perfect gifts to give to the kids, the spouse, and very dear relatives and friends .

Mr McAllister was properly withdrawn from Parliament

Dear Editor,With reference to Mr Rickford Burke’s letter ‘CGID condemns the removal of James McAllister,’ SN December 8, I am really startled that Mr Burke, a one-time personal assistant to Mr Desmond Hoyte, has not listened to the other side and worse yet, has not reflected his intimate knowledge of the internal politics of the Peoples National Congress (PNC) .

A massive plastic invasion

Dear Editor,Now that the rainy season is here again, the plastic containers that were dumped on the roadways, thrown in the drains and trenches, pitched from passing vehicles, are now floating and blocking our drains and canals in the city and countryside .

The Opposition Leader should support taking the fight against crime to the schools

Dear Editor,I read with interest the call by Antigua and Barbuda’s Opposition Leader Steadroy Benjamin, calling on the government in his country to take crime fighting to schools (SN December 12) .

British Overseas Territories have not rejected independence

Dear Editor,At the risk of Mr Bisram becoming my pen pal, I thought I should respond to his letter published on Friday December 5, 2008, captioned ‘Not rooted in the colonial past .

South-East Asia is part of the

Dear Editor,I refer to a letter in SN on December 5 by Mr Vishnu Bisram in answer to Ms Dawn Holder’s offering .

Who will take over at the High Commission in London?

Dear Editor,As President Jagdeo  shuffles his Cabinet cards and exiles Ministers to foreign postings (when will the dispatch  of Kellawan Lall to Havana be formally announced?) speculation is mounting in London as to who will be the new High Commissioner here .



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