Murder of innocents

On Monday last, the body of 14-year-old Akeem Grimmond was found in a drain some 300 feet away from his home; he had been suffocated and a man has since been held in connection with his murder.

SN should celebrate the achievements of Rio

Dear Editor, With reference to my letter dated June 8, 2016 about the Olympic Games Rio-2016 (‘The Olympic Games will not be cancelled or postponed’), I write one more time to this prestigious newspaper to lament that the Stabroek News, even after the resounding success of the Olympics in the city of Rio de Janeiro, continues to rely on international news agencies that highlight negative aspects of the event, instead of celebrating the achievements of the first Olympics held in South America.

Schoolchildren will remember historical re-enactments better than monuments

Dear Editor, The hostile email and facebook narrative purportedly by Dr Mellissa Ifill and the Kaieteur article on August 21, 2016 by Freddie Kissoon were directed at whether the President was making an ideological error which bordered on betrayal by commemorating the 1823 insurrection at the current monument at Thomas Lands; in addition, it was suggested, this was impulsive, and not tactical from the perspective of what was important in the entire event.

Barbados: moving towards elections

A call by Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart  to his Democratic Labour Party supporters not to “jump ship”, and advice to voters to rally once again in the party’s support, suggest that he is beginning to feel confident that the difficult days of economic reform for Barbados are coming to an end, and that his party can begin the task of pulling back those alienated by the harsh economic policies which his government, on the advice of the international financial institutions, has felt it necessary to pursue since the last elections of February 2013.

Where are the boys at CSEC?

Dear Editor, The recent CXC statistics released by the Ministry of Education indicate beyond the shadow of a doubt that there is a national crisis in our public education system, but there is one problem in particular.

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