Letters

Guyana should emulate Toronto in terms of civility during electioneering

Dear Editor,I am about to return to Guyana after spending a couple weeks with professional colleagues, family and friends in Toronto and Ottawa .

Joseph’s approach to reparations was learned

Dear Editor,The Guyana Reparations Committee is eternally grateful for the letter by Mr Cedric L Joseph titled ‘The region’s case for reparations has to be founded on law rather than morality’ (SN, September 29) .

Other countries offering more competitive prices for rice and paddy

Dear Editor,Inside sources revealed that rice farmers in Region Two today only received 50% of their paddy payment for the last crop from millers, and there is a big decline in the prices for paddy .

Our leaders have failed to comply with the constitution and some in our midst have failed to demand compliance

Dear Editor,The citizens of this nation continue to be done a disservice by those allowed to bandy around terms because they make good soundbytes; by those who encourage them; and by those who realise they can get away with it .

Caribbean Airlines has remained loyal to Guyana

Dear Editor,Reference is made to your editorial ‘Travel Span woes’ (SN, Sep 29) .

CJ’s decision in Henry Greene case went further than the Trotman injunction which does not interrupt an ongoing police investigation

Dear Editor,Responding to Gail Teixeira’s outpouring on the accusation against Raphael Trotman, and her accusation that Red Thread and others are dealing with this differently than we did with the accusation against Henry Greene:First, to correct the omissions of Ms Teixeira, the first organization to concretely address the issue of sexual offences prosecutions was the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) which also produced an analysis of the progress of these cases through the courts .

Anomalies in design of Hope sluice could affect its functioning if not corrected

Dear Editor,Earlier this month, Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ramsammy gave December 31 as the revised completion date for the Hope-Dochfour Canal Project (HCP) when flood waters from the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) could be safely discharged into the Atlantic Ocean .

Where at UG can students identify the once great presence of Arthur Lewis?

Dear Editor,Robert Lalljie, a long-life colleague has just sent me a copy of his biographical profile titled Sir Arthur Lewis – Nobel Laureate (actually published in 1996) .

We need reliable transportation in Guyana

Dear Editor,Letters have been written ad nauseam on transportation problems in Guyana, apparently to no positive effect .

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 .

Concerns about automated voter machines introduced for UG elections

Dear Editor,The Revolutionaries Party under the leadership of Glenfield Dennison has noted several developments in the University of Guyana Students’ Society elections process that are of grave concern .

Prof Menezes was accidentally omitted from list

Dear Editor,I refer to my column headlined, ‘There is a powerful Amerindian presence in Guyanese culture’ which appeared in ‘Arts on Sunday’ in the Sunday Stabroek, September 28, 2014 .

Injunction in Trotman matter should not have been issued

Dear Editor,The struggle for women’s and children’s rights began in the late 1940s in the then British Guiana .

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 .

Further ‘eyepass’ from Baishanlin

Dear Editor,This is more ‘eyepass’ from Baishanlin, which has built a 130-kilometre road without following proper government protocol .

Learning Channel maths programme was not effective

Dear Editor,On the night of Friday September 26 around 21: 45 hours, I viewed a mathematics programme presented by the Guyana Learning Channel relating to the conversion of base ten numbers to base two .

The PM is like no one else in government

Dear Editor,I wish to publicly acknowledge the presence of the Prime Minister of Guyana, Mr Samuel Hinds, who paid me a surprise visit yesterday at my home in Cumberland, East Canje .

UN should be the only agent to intervene in international disputes

Dear Editor,On Monday, 22nd last I attended a celebration of International Peace Day organised by the United Nations Association of Guyana (UNAG) in the car park of the UNDP office on Brickdam, Georgetown, which was attended by the Prime Minister and acting President, Samuel Hinds .

Cooperation is the source of an oppressor’s power

Dear Editor,For people surviving under oppression, an understanding of the source of political power is essential to winning their freedom .

The region’s case for reparations has to be founded on law rather than morality

Dear Editor,The principle of reparations is as old as warfare and humankind and is well established in international law .

GPL has failed this nation

Dear Editor,We are just over two months away from the Christmas season and we are now greeted by blackouts on a daily basis for over eight to twelve hours .

How many schools have libraries?

Dear Editor,While the showcase distribution of books by the Ministry of Education is highlighted in the media as an Education Month activity, one wonders how many of our schools in Guyana have an active library with a librarian attached .

Drains should be concreted and covered

Dear Editor,I recently returned from Guyana after a five-day trip .

OAPs should not wait long after 65 to apply for their pensions

Dear Editor,When a person has attained the age of 65 years they are entitled to receive an old age pension from the government once an application has been made and the relevant documents to support the application have been submitted .

Recreational hunters are wantonly slaughtering our wildlife with high-powered rifles

Recreational hunters are wantonly slaughtering our wildlife with high-powered rifles

Dear Editor,I am writing to convey my deep concern about the growing trend of recreational hunters, now armed with high-powered rifles, wantonly slaughtering animals for sport in our forest .

Civil society is paralysed by a suffocating fear

Dear Editor,US President Barack Obama on September 23 reaffirmed the long-standing American support to sustaining global civil society’s significant role at a gathering sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative .

We are short of the skills which SOCU will need

 Dear Editor,There has been much discussion over the last week of the work to be undertaken by the Special Orgainised Crime Unit (SOCU) and the mechanism via which its investigations can be triggered .

Items were contributions to the Bayrock Community Centre

Dear Editor,Attention is drawn to cricket umpire, Mr Henry Farnum’s letter, ‘Sharma Solomon must support the genuine cricket officials in Upper Demerara’ (Kaieteur News, September 24) and ‘Sharma Solomon should not have accepted money, bats on behalf of unheard of Upper Demerara Cricket Committee’ (Stabroek News, September 26) .

A hearty toast to the Berbice Cricket Board

Dear Editor,The Berbice Cricket Board has recently celebrated its 75th anniversary, even though, like all other boards of its kind it began as one of control .

General and local government elections should not be held at the same time

Dear Editor,This is in reference to Mike Persaud’s ‘Local government and general elections should be held at the same time’ (SN, Sept 25) .

Did the government know the background of the DY Patil Group before putting taxpayers’ money into their hands?

Dear Editor,We recall that in 2013, opposition leaders had raised questions about two companies, Surendra Engineering (SE) and the DY Patil Group (DYP) .

The ultimate litmus test

Dear Editor,How correct is Dr David Hinds that “some people have no shame” as written in the SN of September 20 (‘Nothing to do with ethnic fairness’)? He was responding to critics who questioned the likely naming by the AFC of Mr Moses Nagamootoo as a presidential candidate, bucking their race rotation principle .

Disabled federation discussed human trafficking

Dear Editor,The National Federation of Disabled Persons held a seminar on human trafficking on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Garden Room, Jamoon Drive, Meadow Brook .

Delays, lack of communication with Fly Jamaica

Dear Editor,I was due to travel to Toronto on July 30, 2014, using Fly Jamaica Airline; the flight was to depart at 7 .

Local government elections ahead of general elections is an act of futility

Dear Editor,All it took was a proposed no-confidence (NC) vote by the AFC to create confusion and panic within the ranks of the two main political power houses in Guyana .



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