Raising UG tuition fees was a mistake

Dear Editor, The beginning of the academic year in which Guyanese students have been asked to shoulder the burden of paying higher tuition fees at the University of Guyana (UG) has already begun to bring home negative effects on the poor students and the university itself.

The DCB will work with any group interested in cricket’s development

Dear Editor, Mr Sharma Solomon has quite competently replied to Mr Farnum clarifying his position which I fully support. Mr Farnum (if he exists) contended in a letter to the media, on the 24th September, 2014, that “Mr Sharma Solomon should not be involved in Linden cricket” and that “Linden is an independent cricket entity.” He further insinuated that “Mr Fredericks” and company is a legitimate cricket entity while Mr Lancelot Easton’s committee is not.

Does Ramkarran still believe in miracles?

Dear Editor, Former House Speaker, Mr Ralph Ramkarran’s most recent column, ‘Ramotar holds the pen of history in his hand’ (SN, September 28), continues to reflect the mind of a man who apparently still believes in miracles; one of which is that President Donald Ramotar, despite his appearance of ineptitude and indifference, has an ace up his sleeve that will, sooner rather than later, overturn the apple cart or derail the gravy train being run via remote control by Mr Jagdeo.

The GTU should do a comparative study within the region of teachers’ salaries

Dear Editor, Sunday evening last, September 21, I happened upon an interesting conversation moderated by Carolyn Walcott. The panel consisted of Lance Hinds of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Coretta McDonald, General Secretary, Guyana Teachers’ Union – both more familiar to me than Mortimer Livan, introduced as Senior Vice President, Guyana Public Service Union.

Further ‘eyepass’ from Baishanlin

Dear Editor, This is more ‘eyepass’ from Baishanlin, which has built a 130-kilometre road without following proper government protocol. Mr James Singh, Commisioner of Forests, had claimed that before Baishanlin would be allowed to harvest any tree, it had to meet strict requirements: “They have to have an approved Annual Operation Plan, in addition to that, they have to do a 100% pre-harvest inventory of the areas that are being logged, and only after we verify that the information is factual and correct, then we give them permission – and they have to follow all the code of practices that we have – including log targeting.” Has Mr Singh summoned the officials of Baishanlin to make sure that those requirements were adhered to?

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