Letters

A picture is worth a thousand words

Dear Editor, The picture in the October 31 edition of Kaieteur News showing the 14-year-old boy tortured by the police was most outrageous, left nothing to the imagination, enraged the nation and supports fully the saying, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’ It brought about the desired effect. 13

Just sports

Dear Editor, There seems to be some confusion over the use of the words “sport” and “sports”, but I feel that if we follow the rules of English grammar we can solve the problem easily. 1

The fall of the Berlin Wall demonstrated that without certain rights the people will rebel

Dear Editor, Today, the 9th of November, marks the fall of the Berlin Wall twenty years ago.  In October 1963, two years after the Wall was first constructed in August 1961, a group of Guyanese students, Oscar Singh, Philip Chan, Gordon Sobha (my dear friend who was killed in the Cubana air disaster in 1976), Parbu Sookraj, Doodnauth Gopaul, Narbada Persaud and myself arrived in Leipzig in the German Democratic Republic (GDR/East Germany).   9

Something is not right

Dear Editor, I refer to KN’s article (6.11.09) titled, ‘Terror mastermind traced to US –president.’  On one point, I absolutely agree with the President; on another, I find myself questioning, even doubtful. 17

A simplistic approach to resolving issues in the sugar industry

Dear Editor, Please forgive this footnote to my letter which you so kindly published on Friday, November 6.  But having now read the mandate set for the Arbitration Tribunal appointed in respect of the most recent sugar industry dispute, it would be remiss of me not to comment on the microscopic perception of the Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security, as represented by the declared Terms of Reference, of the substantive issues at stake at this juncture in the fortunes of the sugar industry. 1

CCWU concerned about growing child abuse

Dear Editor, The CCWU is concerned with the issues of abuse and exploitation faced by our nation’s children. We wish to highlight the domestic abuse of children within our society and advocate the Universal Rights of the Child proclaimed by UNICEF 1988. 2


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