Letters

Leaders should forget differences

Dear Editor, At this time approaching the season of goodwill, I would like to ask all our leaders, at whatever level or to whatever persuasion they belong, to remember the following truism that I feel can provide the only avenue for lasting peace and progress in our country.

Vigil at Non Aligned Monument for Castro

Dear Editor, Heading into the city on the evening of Saturday, Dec.3, 2016 from an out-of-town commitment, I was passing the Non Aligned Monument and after making an enquiry of what was about to happen, I was told that there would be a vigil for the late, former President Fidel Castro of Cuba.

Guyana Guardian articles are defamatory

Dear Editor, Quite recently Guyana has once again been associated with notoriety by virtue of an article by Andrea Fernandes and subsequent articles in the little known online paper: Guyana Guardian, whose ‘Editor in Chief’ is Dennis Adonis.

Health concern

Dear Editor, The Working People’s Alliance Overseas Associates (WPAOA) learned with concern of the sudden collapse of its brother, Minister of Education Dr Rupert Roopnaraine at a function welcoming Prince Harry.

Guyana’s trumpets have found another opportunity to sound off

Dear Editor, Having observed the successful demonization of a US presidential candidate who spent the majority of her adult life in public service by the self-serving millionaire Trump and his trumpets, and closer to home, the attempted character assassination and actual assassination of Ronald Waddell, my late partner and political activist, I am moved to speak on a similar matter that came up recently.

‘I no longer have to be as vocal in social and mainstream media’

Dear Editor, Permit me to address your editorial ‘Youth and politics’ first from the perspective of its primary fallacy, the almost caricaturist representation of Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan as a lone heroic figure who “steadfastly tries to break the glass ceiling that seems to be affecting young politicians.” Firstly, the trouble with Mr Duncan as supposedly emblematic of some new wave of youth leadership is that what we may well have a Clinton Urling redux, an ambitious, young, ‘safe’ candidate whose ascendancy is premised not on organic engagement and a broad philosophical vision but a carefully cultivated single-issue ‘maverick’ image given extra currency by a notoriously conservative social establishment seeking political influence but without wanting to get its own hands dirty. 

The AG has distorted and misinterpreted the simple language of the constitution

Dear Editor, As the judiciary continues to haemorrhage because of judicial vacancies, and the consequent sloth which afflicts the machinery of justice continues to magnify, Attorney General Basil Williams continues his campaign in the press to defend and justify the President abdicating his responsibility to appoint persons as and to promote judges recommended by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), as mandated by the constitution.

Two per cent is so negligible as to be meaningless

Dear Editor, Enough has been written already about the far-reaching effects of that 14% electricity hike.  In brief, it is a commodity that is an integral part of most processes; it will contribute to an overall increase in wholesale, retail, and security costs; and it will impact the final prices of many, if not most, consumer products. 

Barbados is not kind to Guyanese and Jamaicans

Dear Editor, Guyanese are known to be hospitable and helping people. Long before independence we have been helpful to our neighbours in the Caribbean islands where hundreds if not thousands were attracted to the then British Guiana where they worked and earned a comfortable life for their families.

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