Widening the EC Highway might not reduce congestion

Dear Editor, I read with interest that Finance Minister Winston Jordan has stated that widening the Better Hope to Belfield section of the East Coast Demerara Highway will have the following benefits: “reduced travel time and travel costs and less traffic congestion” (‘US$45.3M China loan clinched for East Coast highway’, SN online, January 13).

Dr Surujbally’s resignation

Dear Editor, There was an error in your Sunday editorial yesterday titled `Gecom Chairman’ where it was stated: “His successor in 2001 was Dr Steve Surujbally, who has now resigned” Please note that Dr Surujbally has not resigned but has merely written the President and signalled his intention to do so, an important distinction.

Nothing in the media about preparation for English tour

Dear Editor, The West Indies Cricket Board has so many issues, among them, changes in selection policy, the hiring of a coach and a sports psychologist, and the usual preparation necessary for a tour, so it is amazing that there has been virtually no preparation reported in the media for the upcoming English tour.

Banking system is suffering

Dear Editor, After a relatively calm decade, the Guyanese banking system is suffering under Minister Winston Jordan. One of the main drivers of this decay is the conspicuous lowering of the confidence levels of the private sector in the economic management of the affairs of the state by Mr Jordan.

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