Letters

Crawford did not engage in a publicity stunt

Dear Editor,I do believe that every person is entitled to his or her own speculation .

Guyana has made remarkable progress in 16 years

Dear Editor,‘Are we indeed fortunate?’ is the heading of the letter by Donald Isaacs in Kaieteur News of 6 .

SN should not have deleted paragraph in letter

Dear Editor,It seems established that a letter from Mr Colin Bobb-Semple published in the Stabroek News of February 5, 2009 (‘The Guyana constitution makes more adequate provision for indigenous communities than the US constitution does for Native Americans’) had a passage missing and that the missing passage appeared in the same letter by him as published in the Guyana Chronicle of February 5, 2009 .

We should develop a modern cultural industry

Dear Editor, Mashramani is here again and given that it is one of our major national cultural events, now is as good a time as any to think about the direction of this historic festival and the cultural sector in general .

What is the point of a water meter if GWI is charging a fixed rate for metered premises?

Dear Editor, Having taught in a challenging school environment for fourteen years, I pride myself on being able to decipher the scribbled hieroglyphics of attempts at literacy and numeracy produced by school children so that I can evaluate their thought processes and award some marks .

Wakenaam and Leguan have priorities other than airstrips

Dear Editor, In today’s issue of SN (10 .

Charlie Denbow was a rare combination of intellectual excellence and adroit sportsmanship

Dear Editor, Those who knew Charlie Denbow as well and as long as I did would readily acknowledge that an urbane and accomplished Guyanese son has passed .

Compton Vyphuis gained the respect of his brother umpires and the players

Dear Editor, The very last first class cricket in which I officiated was England vs Guyana at Bourda in 1974 .

We shouldn’t have to wait for the President to deal with problems

Dear Editor, It is unacceptable that Guyana must wait for the President to find out about or deal with problems like the Demerara Harbour Bridge, sugar or the air traffic controllers, etc .

TRIPS continues to serve the GRA well

Dear Editor, I refer to letters written by Mr Ganesh Singh in the Stabroek News on Monday February 2, 2009 captioned ‘Why is it that TRIPS does not appear to be fully functional?’ and in the Kaieteur News on Thursday February 5, 2009 captioned ‘The IDB should fund an independent audit of the GRA TRIPS System .

Kaieteur Falls should remain as it is

Dear Editor, Jim Holder would like us all to know he either lives in North America or has visited Niagara Falls by his comment “Niagara Falls has rails .

Traditional singers Aunty Nylon and Aunty Margaret pass on

Dear Editor, The Indo-Guyanese community in NY lost two of the greatest classical traditional singers in the passing of Aunty Nylon and Aunty Margaret, phenomenal old timers who entertained tens of thousands on the Corentyne .

SN tarnishing image of GRA

Dear Editor, I would like to draw to your attention one deliberate attempt by your newspaper, particularly Stabroek Business to continually use the editorial (captioned ‘Fidelity’ 6 .

Friends were treated as criminals

Dear Editor, On 7 .

What is the correct figure for Guyana’s population?

Dear Editor,Recently, I was asked by a policymaker in New York about the population in Guyana and I was embarrassed because I could not answer with any certainty .

Still no safety rails at Kaieteur; washrooms have improved

Dear Editor, I am an ardent reader of ‘Explore Guyana,’ the magazine on local tourism produced by the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) and published and edited by Mr Lokesh Singh of advertising and marketing services (based in St Lucia with offices in Guyana) .

Is the seven-door sluice being operated in accordance with the design manuals?

Dear Editor, Engineer Malcolm Alli in his most recent letter to SN (January 13) again reiterated that the 7-door sluice was designed to release water to keep the Abary River “alive .

Some Essequibo cases involving mothers seeking support are stalled because of no returns of service in the case jackets

Dear Editor, Police ranks within the Essequibo Magisterial District of Region 2 are derelict in their responsibility to submit returns of service expeditiously in court matters .

A publicity stunt

Dear Editor, I will take a different angle in relation to Dr Steve Surajbally’s letter in the SN titled, ‘Crawford  kept the torch of true Olympism burning bright’ (February 6) .

Stanley Ming should be leader of the PNC

Dear Editor, If the PNCR does not rebuild the party and go on to win elections all members and supporters will walk through the door and never return .

‘In the current exchange on the Integrity Commission, my focus was on compliance with the law’

Dear Editor, I refer to Mr Christopher Ram’s letter of February 8, in the Sunday Stabroek .

Hope channel the most suitable flood relief proposal in the circumstances

Dear Editor,In the SN letter dated Feb .

Still can’t get money from NIS

Dear Editor,A month has passed since I last wrote concerning the non-payment of my NIS benefit (‘Can’t get money from NIS’ SN 31 .

Deryck Bernard was selfless and honourable

Dear Editor, One year ago the death of our friend and mentor Deryck Milton Alexander Bernard shook us to the core, as our image of him was not of a sick and ailing person, but of a strong man, upright and resolute .

Minister Benn mishandled the air traffic controllers’ strike

Dear Editor,It appears as though we, a democratic society, have resorted to an archaic, draconian and uncivil manner of settling disputes .

The people should be told the truth about what has happened in the sugar industry

Dear Editor,I would like to respond to the missive written by Mr Tej Singh in the Guyana Chronicle of February 2, 2009, captioned ‘Production shortfall in the sugar industry is climate related .

AFC should jump-start the election campaign

Dear Editor,I am advising the Alliance for Change (AFC) to jump-start the campaign for the upcoming general election .

President Obama’s birth chart

Dear Editor,A mixed bag of blogs on the subject of President Obama’s birth chart .

This Idol season promises to be one of the best

Dear Editor,My favourite show has started to air on Tuesday and Wednesday nights on Vieira Communications Television (VCT- 28) [In Berbice Channel 12] .

New batting stance for Shiv?

Dear Editor,Am I mistaken or is Shivnarine Chanderpaul using an extravagant batting stance in the current Test against England?As far as I recall, Chanderpaul used this unusually widened technique, similar to Lambert’s, against Sri Lanka in the first Test last year, and he failed by his standards .

The Integrity Commission is not a subject for spinning

Dear Editor, Perhaps it is because in cricketing terms both Dr Prem Misir and Mr Kwame McKoy would be considered spinners of the pedigree of Ramadhin and Valentine; perhaps it is because they work at the same place, or that they write and think alike; or perhaps it is their knack for assigning a political party because they do not understand or practise independence,  political or otherwise, but whatever it is, Dr Misir’s missive in the Stabroek News (February 3), repeated I believe in all the dailies, wishing me luck in my campaign in the 2011 elections surely extends their line about my political goals and plans .

The Hope Canal could worsen the conservancy problem, not improve it

Dear Editor,Reference is made to Mr R Seegobin’s letter in SN dated February 3, (‘The model and risk analysis are everything to the Hope Canal project’) which identifies the essential parameters for hydrological modelling of the EDWC to determine the proposed additional capacity of the conservancy flood relief as well as where to locate the canal .

We need to get it right in GuySuCo as soon as possible because the price of sugar on the world market is going up

Dear Editor,In my last letter to the press about Guysuco (‘Change instruments are needed to move GuySuCo forward,’ KN 4 .

Will the Turkeyen squatters be removed early?

Dear Editor,Some time in December 2008 and January 2009 the section of land north of the railway embankment in Turkeyen was advertised for sale by NICIL .

Punitive taxes, lax penalty system breed corruption

Dear Editor,I was shocked to read about the lack of co-operation that the Polar Beer probe team received from GRA .

There should be a moratorium on Obama comparisons

Dear Editor,Many local politicians have been in full praise of President Obama and his historic victory .

People should choose competent leadership in the next election

Dear Editor,I have a simple and clear message for the people of Guyana, and it is this: We are responsible for what is going on in Guyana right now, (i) because we failed to vote in Guyana based on pressing realities, and (ii) because we are still not making sure that our incumbent government is accountable to us for all actions and decisions taken .



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