Letters

There are gaps in the work that the Ministry of Human Services is doing in relation to the sexual abuse of children

Dear Editor, On Thursday, February 23, 2012, a letter by Minister of Human Services and Social Security Jennifer Webster was published  in Stabroek News under the caption, ‘The government has a commendable record in addressing the issue of sexual abuse of children.‘ This letter was in response to concerns raised by Danuta Radzik and other members of Help and Shelter in a letter published on February 15, 2012 in the same newspaper.

More needs to be done to keep Region Two clean

Dear Editor, The disposal of garbage in Region Two has become an issue, but I do hope that with the acquisition of a garbage disposal truck by the Anna Regina Town Council, residents of this region will be better able to dispose of their waste, so we can have a more beautiful and healthier environment.

Board, not Commission

Dear Editor, Kindly refer to my letter published in SN of February 23, 2012 titled ‘The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission has not so far been publicly acknowledged as a “body corporate“ as required under the law.‘ The relevant paragraph in fact reads as follows: “One finds it hard to believe (and indeed accept, the pretence) that the Commission so far has not publicly been acknowledged as a lawful authority of the ‘body corporate,’ who must, as normal, be required to compose a relevant work plan and budget.” A more careful examination of the Schedule to the GGMC Act quoted early in the letter, would show that the ‘Commission’ referred to is not the organisation but the ‘Board’ composed of Chairman and members. 

How much farther must our descent go?

Dear Editor, The pandemic of domestic violence has swarmed across societies in many parts of the world, including Guyana. This country has attempted to respond by the institution of agencies and mechanisms to address an ongoing, and indeed, escalating problem.

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