‘Optimal levels’?

Dear Editor, I refer to your front page of February 1, where the main one on the left declares for all to see “Law and order at ‘optimal level.’” Under this declaration is the blurb, “There is no breakdown of law and order in Guyana.

There is a gap of between 15,000 and 19,000 who are paid the Old Age Pension but are not entitled under the law


Dear Editor, Minister of Human Services Ms Priya Manickchand behaved with apoplectic rage in response to a conclusion in a report by her parliamentary colleague Mrs Sheila Holder that the number of persons to whom the Old Age Pension (OAP) is paid is inflated by 17,640 (phantom persons, according to Mrs Holder) with a loss to the state of over $1.3 billion.

The Chandarpals deserve the highest accolades

Dear Editor, I refer to two letters published in the Guyana Chronicle by ghost writers about Navin Chandarpal. One of them was supposed to have been written by the wife of his former driver, but in a letter published in the SN (‘Not the writer of the letter about Navin Chandarpal,’ Feb 2), she came forward to say she had authored no such letter.