Opinion

NIS should pay pensions on the first business day of the month rather than the first Monday

Dear Editor,I have been asked to write this letter in the hope that NIS would be moved to act accordingly .

Manickchand’s comments were disrespectful and irresponsible

Dear Editor,Recent comments made by Minister of Education Priya Manickchand underscore a grave lack of understanding on the part of the Minister for the office she holds .

Watts should investigate music nuisance in the Grove EBD area

Dear Editor,People living in Patentia are frequently disturbed by music played from somewhere in Grove on the East Bank of Demerara .

The Traffic Department should launch a campaign to educate citizens on the proper use of the roads

Dear Editor,The increase in fatal and serious accidents on the Essequibo coast, Region Two, must be of concern, not only to the Police Traffic Department but to all citizens as well, because road safety is everybody’s business and all must be involved .

Why is the government treating young professionals poorly?

Dear Editor,Please allow me space for one more publication of my struggle to retrieve my transport from the Public Service Ministry .

The PPP should call a general election

Dear Editor,Politics is about making hard choices .

Some are working to ensure the present GFF administration fails

Dear Editor,The last elections for officers of the GFF saw six diverse individuals becoming the executives of football in Guyana .

Why the brouhaha over a handshake?

Dear Editor,There is something I thought about when Nelson Mandela died, but there was something that occurred during his memorial which I think I should first get out the way .

‘A new geopolitical vision’

Even as the political uncertainty in Venezuela continues after nearly two months of protests, there are signs that President Nicolás Maduro is aware of the need to press on with a bit of high level of diplomatic activity to maintain regional and international support for his government .

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Politikles

Politikles .

Jagdeo will have the last laugh

Dear Editor,I have always maintained that the PPP is not a perfect political party .

The Co-operatives Department needs to put its own house in order before casting aspersions on the co-operatives

Dear Editor,It is with great interest and concern that I have read in the Sunday Stabroek editions of March 16 and 30, two notices, one under the hand of the Chief Co-operative Development Officer, and the other by the Registrar of Friendly Societies – both being the same officer .

The parliamentary parties should state clearly and often what they are for and what they are against

Dear Editor,When President Obama and the Democratic Party advocated for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they had a clear motive: that universal health care should be available to American citizens .

There has been sloth on key initiatives in the area of youth policy and a recycling of projects

Dear Editor,Just to put some perspective on Dr Frank Anthony’s budget speech, particularly in the areas of Youth and Culture .

Tripping on TIP

On Sunday last, police in Utah, USA rescued a 23-year-old New York woman who had been knocked unconscious, abducted and forced into prostitution by her abductors .

 Cartoons

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Cartoons .

African chiefs have held a public ceremony of apology

Dear Editor,The comedy to which Eric Phillips lends himself would be merely irritating had it not been for what it reveals about the personalities involved .

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Politikles

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There are blatant building violations in the city

Dear Editor,Please allow me some space to highlight and explain the process of submitting a building plan, and point out some loopholes and a blatant building violation in the city .

Tone of Sunday editorial regrettable

Dear Editor,I am particularly mindful of the environment in which  SN, one of the only two ‘independent’ newspapers, has to function .

Minister behaved inappropriately at workshop

Dear Editor,On February 13-14, 2014, I attended a two-day Regional Health and Education workshop for the managers of the ten administrative regions in Guyana that was organized by the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development .

No consultation with Mayor and City Council over Waste Management Project

Dear Editor,I read with great surprise a media report of the UNDP US$1 .

West Bank Public Road needs urgent work

Dear Editor,The condition of the West Bank Demerara Public Road continues to deteriorate, and I’m unsure when something will be done to improve the situation .

GPL refund received

Dear Editor,With reference to my letter dated February 15, 2014 captioned ‘Refund on GPL deposit not paid after five years,’ I would like to inform you that after the letter’s publication, I was contacted on March 3 by Ms London of GPL who explained that the payment had been ready since July, 2013; however due to the time which had elapsed, payment could not be made .

NCN should have some training for its broadcasters

Dear Editor,It is a pity that the letter ‘Broadcasters mispronounce words’ (SN, March 28) is so vague, even though it is timely and quite necessary .

When will Ramotar follow Persad-Bissessar’s example?

Dear Editor,We read again that the no nonsense Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Monday afternoon (March 31) disclosed that she had taken the decision to fire her Tourism Minister Chandresh Sharma .

Bakr has neither the law nor the facts on his side

Dear Editor,There is a famous truism in law:  when the facts are on your side, argue the facts; when the law is on your side, argue the law .

Obama facing a re-arranging world

As President Obama proceeds through the first quarter of his second term he has found himself coming to terms with the unexpected turmoil in Ukraine that has almost sidelined the civil war in Syria, and what is expected to be a normalization of Iran’s relations with the Western world, issues that dominated the first year of the term .

The Human Services Ministry has not reconvened the National Domestic Violence Policy Oversight Committee

Dear EditorThe cartoon in the Sunday Stabroek of March 30, highlights the inability of the government to fulfil its commitments to dealing with domestic violence .

Impressed by students at the Science Fair

Dear Editor,I have had the pleasure of visiting the Science, Mathematics and Technology Fair which was recently hosted by the Georgetown Department of Education and held at Queen’s College (QC), under the Mission Statement of ‘Providing Solutions for the 21st Century .

Halfway measures from Ramkarran

Dear Editor,The problems of racism and prejudice are not easy to discuss and even harder to solve .

Racial constructs are man made

Dear Editor,The problems of racism and prejudice are not easy to discuss and even harder to solve .

Debbie Backer epitomized the virtues which every attorney-at-law should emulate

Dear Editor,The Guyana Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) joins with the family, friends, colleagues and associates of the late Deborah Backer in mourning her passing .

Why the queries from NIS now?

Dear Editor,I saw a letter in Stabroek News from the Public Relations Officer at NIS on March 23, 2014 headed ‘NIS payments will be made once claimant clears up queries .

Great pretenders

Dear Editor,In this small society a mother poisons offspring, a father incinerates his trapped family, and males (mainly males) routinely intimidate and batter partners .

The pool from which party leadership is drawn is very limited

Dear Editor,The sad state of politics in Guyana has its origins deeply rooted in the design and structure of the two major political parties .

An opportunity for the police to shine

Joyce Lewis and Yvonne Adams both lived alone, Lewis in North Ruimveldt and Adams in Linden .



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