Letters

Le Repentir should be cleaned

Dear Editor, I attended a funeral in the Georgetown cemetery and while there I decided to accompany some of my relatives to another section to check out the tomb of a late close relative .

Employees of the Chronicle may well be public officers

Dear Editor, I have seen for some weeks now a repeated statement that the Government of Guyana is refusing to pay a pension to a person employed by the public sector in past years .

Mini-buses are still overcharging their customers

Dear Editor, Although gas prices continue to decrease, and there has been an announced fare reduction by the Minister of Commerce, Mr Manniram Prashad on November 15, most mini-buses continue to overcharge their passengers .

A new political culture of competency is required

Dear Editor, The focus of Eustace Harlequinn’s letter to Kaieteur News (Jan 5), captioned ‘Is Van West Charles trying to become Leader of the PNCR?’  is on leadership succession politics at a time when we need to get  rid of the vicious political culture of murder, intimidation and the trampling of human rights, within and without political parties .

There is no better way for all Caricom states to demonstrate the time for action is now than to adopt the CCJ as the final court of appeal

Dear Editor, Recently, three prominent legal personalities in the Caribbean Community (Caricom) have referred to the need for the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to be adopted by all the member states as Caricom’s final Court of Appeal – a step only Barbados and Guyana have so far taken .

There should be a dress code for minibus and taxi drivers

Dear Editor, The madness on our roads continues .

Promotion of Mr Merai is an act of provocation

Dear Editor, The appointment through the agency of the Police Service Commission, of Mr Steve Merai, a newsmaker of sorts, of undisclosed whereabouts, as Assistant Commissioner of Police is an act of open provocation .

It’s time for the people to take back their government

Dear Editor, I wish to respond to your news article, ‘PNCR infighting ruined political cooperation – Jagdeo,’ (January 8), in which the President reportedly said on Wednesday, that an initiative to improve cooperation between the political parties unravelled because of infighting within the main opposition party .

History will one day judge the invasion of Gaza

Dear Editor, Technology has opened windows of information to us some of us, which at times could be considered graphic and at others useful .

President’s statement on Gaza situation should not be considered a ‘Guyana’ position

Dear Editor, The Guyana Chronicle of Wednesday, January 7, 2009 (‘Guyana condemns atrocities perpetrated against Palestinians – President Jagdeo’) carries the unfortunate comments of Guyana’s beleaguered President on the Gaza situation, noticeable in its carelessness and misrepresentation for the outrageous comments that Israel’s strong military response to years of day-by-day, unprovoked, Gazan missile-fire is somehow tantamount to “sanctioned genocide .

Al Jazeera is showing the Arab world what Israel is doing

Dear Editor, Since this new Israeli massacre of the Palestinians has started I have watched BBC, CNN, Fox News and other reporters interview Israeli leaders and sympathizers and all I hear is that Hamas is a terrorist organization .

The Guysuco management reconstruction seeks to upgrade performance while diminishing the status of most of the targeted performers

Dear Editor, We must be in the land of Oz – for there is precisely where the sugar industry is being placed .

There ought to be a much more transparent process for the appointment of Senior Counsel

Dear Editor, In 1996, six lawyers were appointed Senior Counsel and elevated to the inner bar .

Cuban lecturer was dedicated

Dear Editor, Please permit me a few paragraphs to express my sympathy to the family and friends of Edwardo Bar reios .

Travel with less ‘paranoid’ airlines

Dear Editor, Very interesting, Mr Bisram’s letter of January 6 in SN headed ‘Airlines should use a commonsensical approach to screening passengers,’ with the advice that “Passengers would be wise to dress in such a way as not to attract much attention about their religious faith…”  Would that make much difference, I wonder?  After 9/11, I  (a part-Indian 70+ woman) was conscious of being monitored − sometimes very closely − on board airlines with headquarters in North America, although I was dressed in  typical UK mode .

Numbers count for the purposes of the Trades Union Recognition Bill

Dear Editor, The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) and PNC cannot blame the government for the Trades Union Recognition Bill .

Monthly rental for GT&T customers in Essequibo should be waived

Dear Editor, Until such time as GT&T can provide an efficient landline service to customers in Region 2, which stretches from Pomeroon to Supenaam, the monthly rental being charged now should be waived because of the constant defects in the new system .

NCN not available on Jump TV

Dear Editor, The National Commun-ications Network is carrying a message over the airwaves informing listeners of being able to listen to NCN on the internet at www .

Nothing to worry about

Dear Editor, I would like to express my profound gratitude to the Minister of Finance for the substantial increase of $300 on the Old Age Pension .

Something to celebrate

Dear Editor, I wish to congratulate Rohan Kanhai, Lance Gibbs and Clive Lloyd on their induction into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame as part of their centenary celebration .

Drug-pushers are parasites of the worst kind

Dear Editor, I am flabbergasted by the comments of many Guy-anese, who responded to the article in the SN captioned, ‘Cocaine coming mainly via Venezuela .

Does Mr Corbin still expect things just to happen on their own?

Dear Editor, True to form, Mr Robert Corbin, in his New Year’s address, threw in for sound effect a call for shared governance .

If so much money has been spent on drainage why is it not working?

Dear Editor, With every rainy season, more of our hardworking agricultural producers are dragged into poverty, thanks to a government which claims it cares .

Outsiders dumping garbage in Great Diamond housing area

Dear Editor, When I became a proud owner of a houselot and subsequently built my own house in Section A Block X Great Diamond, I felt that swell of emotion that follows remarkable success .

Did not write letter

Dear Editor, I received a call from Steve Merai in reference to a letter written in your newspaper (‘Steve Merai took head on the most dangerous, ruthless criminals’ Sunday Stabroek 4 .

Naim Chan should be recognized for his sterling contribution as a TV host

Dear Editor, I am an avid listener of Naim Chan’s ‘Good Morning Guyana Show .

Formal democracy but little practical democracy

Dear Editor, According to Sunday, January 4 Kaieteur News,  ‘Khellawan Lall cleared to order mayoral elections .

Airlines should use a commonsensical approach to screening passengers

Dear Editor, The denial of permission for nine Muslim passengers, though not Guyanese, to board an Air Tran flight on New Year’s Day has relevance to all Muslims and Indo-Guyanese in general .

Twelve great men

Dear Editor, Here is a list of the 12 great men of the world in my lifetime .

Guyanese have to create their own change

Dear Editor, As we enter 2009, I forsee many challenges globally .

Personality politics continuing to trump priorities of the people

Dear Editor,I commend the forthrightness of Leader of the Opposition PNC, Mr .

Article on Valerie Hart was distasteful

Dear Editor,While I am sympathetic to Ms McAlmont’s clearly-implied agenda in ‘History this week’(‘Valerie Hart: The Woman at the Heart of the Rupununi Uprising,’ SN 1 .

Golden Grove should not have been under water

Dear Editor,I am totally fed-up with the serious drainage situation in Golden Grove Village on the East Coast of Demerara .

Mr Corbin is not serious about shared governance

Dear Editor, Supporters of the PNC need to be more worried than comforted by Mr Robert Corbin’s new interest in shared governance .

The people’s support for shared governance is of paramount importance if it is to succeed

Dear Editor,Mr Emile Mervin’s letter which was published in the Kaieteur News on December 25, 2008, is a welcome and instructive intervention in the renewed public debate on the issue of shared governance in Guyana .

This is the first time the TUC is without a political partner

Dear Editor,By now even Stevie Wonder can see the government’s commitment to destroy the Guyana Trades Union Congress (TUC) .

The PNC membership has strong allegiance to the leader

Dear Editor,It appears that the PNC is again headed for yet another leader showdown .



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