Was there anything national about the ceremony to honour high achieving women of African descent?

Dear Editor, Admittedly, I could not justify my apprehension about attending the ceremony billed to be held at the National Cultural Centre at 14:00hrs on Saturday August 27, 2011, ostensibly to honour high achieving women of African descent in a year identified internationally as special to all persons of African ‘descent.’ Possibly it was because of having to grapple with my connotation of ‘descent.’ Somehow (without checking the dictionary) the word ‘heritage’ seemed to have a better, nobler fit.

A straw-man?

Dear Editor, Mr Louis Kilkenny (‘Why is Henry Jeffrey criticizing what he helped to create?‘ SN, September 3) has obviously not read my article carefully enough.

NIS prepared to provide KN with bid documents, etc for Corriverton local office

Dear Editor, Ordinarily, I would have expected Kaieteur News, in support of its headlines of Monday, August 29, captioned ‘69M National Insurance Scheme Corriverton building,‘ to provide the basis for their comparison with the $9M cost of three other buildings they mentioned.For the records, the National Insurance Scheme awarded a tender through a public tendering process for the construction of the Corriverton local office building.

No excuses

Dear Editor, Firstly, let me say how encouraged I am by the performances of the Guyanese runners this year in Track and Field.  

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