Young child begs instead of going to school

Dear Editor,                           I cannot escape the daily sight of a desperate and helpless child in need of an education, yet he is joyfully embraced by his mentally challenged mother who daily seeks sympathy from a sometimes hostile public while being exposed to the wrath of the weather.

An interesting statistic

Dear Editor, Having been present at the compilations of all General and Regional Elections since 1992, an interesting statistic is evident – more so after the 2006 and the just concluded 2011 elections.

The President and his party cannot be considered the sole decider of what is in the national interest

Dear Editor, In a two-part series captioned ‘Expectations for  the 2011 national elections in Guyana‘  (‘In the Diaspora,’ SN, July 5 and 12, 2010) in which I reviewed the strengths and weaknesses of the three major political parties, the PPP, PNC and AFC, at the time, I wrote: “I believe the governing PPP is likely to be returned with a majority.

Our youths have chosen to be positive

Dear Editor, As a citizen of Guyana, I am proud of our youth and I would like all of our adult Guyanese to give thanks and praise to our youth who have let their votes that were cast on November 28 bring back some pride and dignity to the Guyanese people.


Dear Editor, This morning on Canadian National Radio, there was an excellent documentary on the minority outcome of Russia’s recent parliamentary elections, and the unpopularity of Vladimir Putin who until now has been gleefully attempting to stage a comeback.

The new cabinet’s size represents duplication and waste

Dear Editor, Re: ‘Ramotar adds few new faces, ministry to cabinet,‘ (SN, December 6), President Donald Ramotar did say that his cabinet will be comprised entirely of PPP/Civic members, except for the Prime Minister who came in on the new Civic arm in 1992 and Bishop Juan Edghill’s appointment to Minister within the Ministry of Finance.

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