Letters

Why is the Land Court not functioning?

Dear Editor,I write you about the Georgetown Land Court which according to my latest feedback has not been functioning since last year when incumbent Commissioner of Titles Rooplal took his own discharge from the judicial service .

The government should set a date for local government elections despite the no-confidence motion debate

Dear Editor,It took the opposition APNU a while to mount a toughened effort and apply pressure to the government to set a date for urgently needed local government elections (LGE) .

The decision to split up the work on the Hope Canal sluice gates was shortsighted

Dear Editor,In a recent statement Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ramsammy has confirmed that fabrication of the gates for the Hope Canal sluice was not part of the contract awarded to Courtney Benn Construction (CBC) .

There should be a rice- marketing agency to look for rice markets overseas

Dear Editor,For the greater part of my life, farming has been a glorious occupation for me and my family .

Not persuaded that Moses is the man

Dear Editor,So Moses is the man to lead the charge .

Article was disrespectful to the Jaguars

Dear Editor,The recent article in the Stabroek News on September 9 titled ‘Matthias must explain his “Toothless Jaguars”’ by Orin Davidson can be categorized as very disrespectful to the efforts of those young Guyanese players .

Britain’s colonial police were based on the model of the Royal Irish Constabulary

Dear Editor,We read with interest Dr Ian McDonald’s piece in Stabroek News, Sunday, August 31, 2014, entitled ‘Principles of good policing .

Getting vital records from officialdom is a frustrating experience

Dear Editor,In mid-July I ventured to Guyana for a ten-day vacation .

Another bluff from Rohee

Dear Editor,General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee, told media operatives that he is willing to expose the wrongs of his former party comrade, Moses Nagamootoo, as a means to ensure the PPP remains in power .

Waiver for former Catholic Church night shelter supported by Mayor but not Town Clerk

Dear Editor, The steps of stupidity, discrimination and disregard for decency continue unabated at City Hall .

Persons have to be careful not to undermine efforts to create respect for the constitution

Dear Editor,The Parliament is the nation’s supreme organ of democratic power in Guyana (Article 50 of the Guyana Constitution) .

We should pay tribute to talented people when they are still alive

Dear Editor,After my letter – a sort of tribute to the late superb comedian Habeeb Khan, I got kudos from some who thought my take on him was good, which I modestly accept .

Essequibians are fed up with the blackouts

Dear Editor,Blackouts rocked the Essequibo Coast for the third consecutive week, day and night without any end in sight .

‘Vivekananda’s teachings are of inestimable value to the West for an understanding of the mind of Asia’

Dear Editor,On September 11, 1893 the Western world, particularly the Americans were given the best introduction to Hinduism presented by an unknown monk of India who subsequently became a globally famous to both the ordinary person and the intellectual .

Male ward of Georgetown Hospital is filthy

Dear Editor,A few days ago (Saturday, September 6) I went to visit a relative who is a patient in the male ward at the Georgetown Public Hospital, located on the second floor above the psychiatric clinic .

Instead of going to elections the parties should agree to set up an interim all-party government

Dear Editor,I ended my last letter by suggesting that another election fight under the same rules may not be the best thing for Guyana at this time and that another way is more sensible .

It is time we directed the ‘conversation’ towards each other

Dear Editor,I’d like to acknowledge Dave Martins’ excellent article ‘With scant regard for the other’ (Sunday Stabroek, September 7) .

APNU/PNCR has a propensity for putting power-sharing ahead of protecting people and their sovereignty

Dear Editor,Your news article, ‘Baishanlin building huge watercraft at Moblissa – no sign of processing facilities,’ (September 8), was yet another confirmation of the extent to which Baishanlin has gone in its forestry operations using a 2007-issued ‘exploratory permit,’ which was supposed to allow for limited types of forestry operation and is different from an actual licence to operate forestry concessions .

Ramdin should not have declared before Chanderpaul reached his century

Dear Editor,I am of the firm view that West Indies skipper, Dinesh Ramdin should not have declared before Shivnarine Chanderpaul reached his century .

NMFU is not the competent authority to grant a telecoms licence

Dear Editor,I read with passing interest the September 4 Kaieteur News article, ‘Ramroop internet company launches hi-speed service without telecoms licence .

All the indigenous people want is to be given equal opportunities

Dear Editor,As Guyana once again celebrates Amerindian Heritage month please allow me to share my views on the state of our Amerindian brothers and sisters today .

Rice farmers alarmed by falling prices

Dear Editor,Harvesting of the present rice crop has commenced in Region Two where farmers are making full use of the sunny weather .

Voters can withhold their votes

Dear Editor,That Guyanese blindly vote along racial lines is a sad historical fact .

Guyanese-Americans vote in primaries today

Dear Editor,There is much talk among Guyanese about today’s voting, about whether Guyanese would come out to vote and who they should vote for given that few politicians pay attention to the Guyanese community .

Mr Granger did not use the opportunity to ask searching and relevant questions of the Chinese Ambassador

Dear Editor,When persons wear several hats simultaneously they not only confuse others but themselves as well .

Implementing the parliamentary motion to remove the barriers around the National Assembly lies in the hands of the opposition

Dear Editor,The motion piloted by MP Desmond Trotman and passed in 2013 demanding the removal of the barriers placed around the National Assembly and that persons be allowed the right to petition parliament with their placards, is yet to be enforced .

Gates for eight-door sluice

Dear Editor,I refer to Mr Sohan’s recent letter in SN on the eight-door sluice and note that it is normal for the owner (NDIA) to purchase the steel gates ahead of tender and give same to the contractor for installation when construction starts .

Bank didn’t accept new plastic driver’s licence

Dear Editor,Recently I visited Guyana, the country of my birth and I applied for and was granted my new plastic driver’s licence (DL) from the Guyana Revenue Authority .

Victor Ramraj’s loss will be felt deeply

Dear Editor,In 1970 when Victor Ramraj, a Guyanese, began teaching in the Department of English, at the University of Calgary in Canada, I began my teaching career in the Department of English at York University in Toronto .

We should stand together to demand our basic human and Indigenous right

Dear Editor,We are all aware of the various issues affecting us in Region 9 in our daily lives .

Gov’t should set aside a revolving fund of $15B to lend millers at a rate of 2% to pay farmers promptly for their paddy

Dear Editor,The issue of the late or delayed payment to farmers has its genesis in the earlier days of the rice industry .

Elections in the air but no real talk about how to free Guyana from the shackles of ethnic and social insecurity

Dear Editor,The imminent debate on the no-confidence motion against the government tabled in the Parliament by the Alliance for Change (AFC) has thrown Guyana into General Election mode .

Excess of speed humps in Delhi Street

Dear Editor,Speed humps are useful in situations where it is intended that road users must slow down in order to ensure caution at intersections or where there may be schools or other places considered necessary for such installations .

Trinidad immigration should have admitted Guyanese law student

Dear Editor, It seems as if the immigration officers in the region have little or no regard for the Treaty of Chaguaramas and the recent decision by the Caribbean Court of Justice in the Shanique Myrie case, when a law student from Guyana was denied entry into Trinidad and Tobago to pursue studies at the Hugh Wooding Law School (HWLS)I read with great concern how the law student was humiliated at the Piarco Airport and was denied entry because there was no proof that she was a student of the HWLS or that she was eligible to be admitted as a student .

How can animal traders be so ruthless?

Dear Editor, On Thursday, September 4, both Stabroek News and Kaieteur News exposed the carelessness of animal traders in their article on the discovery of 20 red and green macaws, one capybara, one very young tapir and one very young puma on the road from the South Rupununi .

There are still many hiccups registering for UG online

Dear Editor,This is 2014 and the University of Guyana still cannot get its act together .

The Baishanlin letter did not mention the words ‘environment’ or ‘nature’ once

Dear Editor,Please refer to a letter which appeared in your Stabroek News issue of Wednesday September 3, by Chairman Chu Wenze captioned ‘Baishanlin recognizes it has a responsibility to the Guyanese people .



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