I note with great interest that there is some controversy over the perceived future of the two police ranks who were charged in the ‘teen-torture case’ which was recently dismissed in the magistrate’s court.
I write in response to Cary Fraser’s letter in the Stabroek News of January 15 under the caption ‘The PPP has never been able to develop a philosophy for governing a fragmented society.’ Mr Fraser‘s letter is his reply to my rebuttal of his ‘In The Diaspora’ column article of January 3.
Mr. Manzoor Nadir’s letter on the 2011 budget (S/N Jan. 23, 2011: Dr. Ashni Singh’s credentials are impeccable) was the kind of “honesty” that Guyanese have come to expect from this itinerant political leader.
The vacancies advertised by the Teaching Service Commission in the Sunday papers of January 16, 2011 total 620, identified as follows:
a) Nursery – 85
b) Primary – 237
c) Secondary – 77
d) Heads of Department (Primary and Secondary) – 203
e) Practical Instruction Centres – 18
Examination of the various texts reveal some interesting, if not wholly disturbing, indicators of the extent to which some regions are bereft of relevant qualified human resources.
The letter by my old friend and comrade Navin Chandarpal, ‘A voter has the right to secrecy,’ (SN, Jan 21), and the response of President Bharat Jagdeo as reported by Demerarawaves.com, ‘Jagdeo calls Navin Chandrapal vindictive, bitter because he was fired for non-performance,’ are important for several reasons.
Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the anonymous author who penned the letter captioned ‘The TRIPS system tripping us up; goods are left on the wharf for months,’ published in the January 15 edition of the Stabroek News.
I noted the contents in Stabroek News of January 18, ‘Budget fails to deliver to poor, jobless – Greenidge.’
In the article Mr Greenidge was reported as speaking of widespread poverty and unemployment which the budget does not address; making a number of political statements many of which have no connection with reality; claiming that the last ten years were the worst for security and public accountability; accusing the staff of Parliament of destroying or removing parliamentary records for the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and parliamentary sittings; and criticizing the use of supplementaries, saying they abuse the total picture and can be inflationary.