Letters

Blairmont in 2014 remains a special memorial

Dear Editor,Belatedly, it came to my recall that fifty years (to the month of July) have passed since I departed my post as Assistant Personnel Manager, Blairmont Estate, West Bank Berbice .

The GTUC has not been targeted by the Rodney commission’s terms of reference

Dear Editor,I write in relation to the letter published in your newspaper of Saturday, August 9, 2014, under the hand of Selwyn A Pieters, a Canadian lawyer and captioned ‘Unprofess-ional .

Granger’s position on the Rodney commission makes no political sense

Dear Editor,In an article published in Stabroek News, Saturday, August 9, 2014, under the caption ‘PNCR won’t support more funding for provocative Walter Rodney inquiry – Granger,’ the PNCR and APNU leader gave the following reasons for his decision:1 .

Heads will not roll

Dear Editor, A letter published in the August 11, 2014 issue of the Guyana Times was entitled ‘Heads must roll for ACDA’s access to Gecom’s database’ under the pen of Mr Sultan Mohamed .

GPF and ‘A’ Division must be commended for outreach

Dear Editor,The Guyana Police Force (GPF), and in particular ‘A’ Division and its Commander Mr Hicken, must be commended for the service and leadership oriented week-long camping initiative that involved young people from the Rosemary Lane (Tiger Bay) and Albouystown communities .

Tutorial High: An invaluable legacy from the Castello brothers

Dear Editor, Tutorial High School, my alma mater, which is now located in Woolford Avenue Thomas Lands, Georgetown, will have its 75th anniversary on September 1, 2014 .

Questions for Dr Dabydeen

Dear Editor,The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport recently sent out a press notice informing the media of the launch next Friday of 15 new titles of Caribbean Press books .

Sooba unfamiliar with city constabulary procedures

Dear Editor,Please refer to an article which appeared in the Guyana Chronicle issue of Wednesday, August 6, 2014: ‘Chief Constable fails to provide report on missing stocks .

GCB disseminates accurate information about cricket and other matters

Dear Editor, In the August 9 edition of the Stabroek News, a letter with the headline ‘GCB website has inaccurate information about North Essequibo Cricket Board’ was published under the penmanship of Elroy Stephney .

Ann Mendonca had presented bouquet to Queen in 1966

Dear Editor,In February 1966 the 29-year-old Queen Elizabeth II of Britain and her husband Prince Philip paid an official 2-day visit to British Guiana .

There is a lack of knowledge of chikungunya

Dear Editor,Over the past few weeks I have been conducting research on some social issues in Region Six, Berbice .

Some health centres don’t have treatment in stock for flu

Dear Editor,There’s an increase in the bumber of people who are complaining of the flu .

Thanks for march permission

Dear Editor,Thanks to the Assistant Commissioner of ‘A’ Division, Brickdam, for the permission given to us to hold the ‘March’ on Sunday July 27, against the use of tobacco and alcohol .

Flawed methodology

Dear Editor,This is my final emanation on the disagreement with Abu Bakr over my theory that his lack of knowledge of what goes on in Guyana because of his distance results in faulty presentations .

People should know their rights and demand them

Dear Editor,This past Monday I encountered first hand a problem that seems to be plaguing us .

The rice farmers are producing at uncompetitively high prices

Dear Editor,In the Kaieteur News of August 5 there is an article captioned ‘Agriculture Ministry eying higher price markets for rice as production keeps climbing .

Parliament should review all aspects of the Bai Shan Lin logging deal

Dear Editor,Today I read a letter in SN by Dr Janette Bulkan asking serious questions about the logging deal between the Guyana government and Bai Shan Lin .

The constituency system will entrench the rule of one party

Dear Editor,I read with interest a letter authored by Tarron Khemraj, Mark DaCosta and Terrence Simon, captioned, ‘The PPP/C’s refusal to hold local government elections is hurting all Guyanese’, published in your newspaper on August 7 .

Unhelpful people

Dear Editor,Over the past two weeks, I have heard of several people having Chikungunya-like symptoms and have even talked to some of them who happen to be my friends and relatives in Zeelugt .

The PNC wants the work of the Rodney commission aborted

Dear Editor,The PNC and its leaders want to abort the work of the Rodney Commission of Inquiry and they have threatened to cut funds to allow it to continue its work and to fully explore the question as to what happened in the period before and in the aftermath of Rodney’s death .

Cricket fans are happy

Dear Editor,Cricket fans throughout the Caribbean and further afield are no doubt happy to learn that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has finally decided to have the most experienced former Test players including two captains as members of the selection panel .

Ruling party is using Stalinist methods to hold on to power

Dear Editor, I view as sinister the accusation made by the PPP’s Manzoor Nadir that the Chairman of the Elections Commission Dr Steve Surujbally is in conspiracy with the opposition to hold either general or local government elections .

The truth must be faced

Dear Editor, People since time immemorial have been doing wrong; it appears to be part of life’s refrain .

The PPP in government will allow no local decision-making

Dear Editor,Your correspondents Tony Vieira and Mike Rahman (SN, Aug 8) address the unconstitutionality of the PPP`s actions regarding the non-holding of local government elections (LGE) and of Minister Whittaker`s utterly ridiculous statement that the majority of Guyanese do not see the need for such elections as a priority, respectively .

Guyana Festival booths not available for display of locally published books despite what website says

Dear Editor,I would like to commend Sherlina Nageer for her recent passionate and incisive intervention with regard to the Guyana Festival .

Why is the GFC not monitoring the export of high-value logs by Asian companies

Dear EditorFull marks to Kaieteur News whose front-page photograph of a convoy of containers of logs bound for China eloquently conveyed more than a thousand words could (‘Bai Shan Lin circumvents Guyana’s logging laws…Ships Billions $$$$ of high priced logs monthly,’ August 7 .

‘Unprofessional’

Dear Editor,The email below was sent to the Walter A Rodney Commission of Inquiry and counsel for all parties as a result of Mr Basil Williams’ conduct [on August 7]:“Since the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) has full standing in this inquiry, I would appreciate if no counsel addresses the Commission about my witness(es) in my absence, unless I clearly designate counsel as my agent .

Russia is concerned about the humanitarian consequences of Ukraine’s actions in the south-east

Dear Editor,With the escalation of the conflict in the south-east of Ukraine the Russian Federation proposed forming an international humanitarian mission in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions .

Vulgarity in society a consequence of behaviour of leaders

Dear Editor,The use of Hindi curse words by leaders of the PPP/C on the general public and in particular on Moses Nagamootoo shows how vulgar they are, and how low they can stoop .

This country needs politicians who are the servants of the people not their lords and masters

Dear Editor,As we common people look on at the circus that is now parliament when in session, one cannot help but wonder at the length some of our politicians would go to score points against their adversaries .

Ralph Gonsalves opposed to economic citizenship

Dear Editor,In light of the poor economic situation in the Caribbeean, four OECS states – Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, St Kitts/Nevis and St .

Boyce-Jefford Classic will rise to new heights this year

Dear Editor,The Boyce & Jefford Track and Field Classic was founded with the principal goal of giving athletics a prominent place among sports in Guyana .

The problem of presidential powers is not in the constitution, but in an incumbent’s disregard for the constitution

Dear Editor,The thoughts expressed in Tarron Khemraj’s letter ‘Civil society has a right to offer opinions on whom the PNCR elects as leader’ (SN, July 26) confirms our dissimilar perspectives .

GCB website has inaccurate information about North Essequibo Cricket Board

Dear Editor,The Guyana Cricket Board’s website which contains invaluable information about the Board’s functions as well as those of the three county boards is commendable .

Why are we allowing foreign companies to export logs with no in-country processing?

Dear Editor,I read with bemused interest Annalisa Ally’s letter in SN of July 29, captioned ‘Every country seeks to preserve its own business community .

The PPP has destroyed local participation and decision-making

Dear Editor,Your correspondent (‘What happened to the funds approved in 2013 for the repair of the GT-Lethem road?’ SN, August 6) deserves the public`s appreciation for the issue he/she raised .

Tired and frustrated about conditions in Good Hope Phase 3 housing scheme

Dear Editor,We the residents of a new housing scheme at Good Hope, Phase 3, East Coast Demerara are suffering on a daily basis .



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