Dear Editor,I thought that it might be useful to follow up on Tony Vieira’s suggestion that GuySuCo should develop an Other Crops Division .
Gifted with an historic one-seat majority following the November 28, 2011 general elections, the opposition must now do some soul-searching on whether they have managed to employ that advantage for the betterment of the people .
Dear Editor,Your most trenchant editorial under the caption ‘Political pawn’ (Sunday Stabroek December 1) should be required essential reading for the President, each member of the cabinet, each minister and every member of the parliamentary opposition all of whom are asked to appreciate that it concerns the state and fate of Georgetown, the capital city of the Republic of Guyana .
Dear Editor,Guyana should be made aware of the more than commensurate role it played in the release of Nelson Mandela from prison and in the liberation and democratisation of South Africa .
Dear Editor,I write as a follow up to Mr EB John’s letter of December 2, in which he asked the question, “Why Skeldon was at all necessary?”The new Skeldon factory was conceptualized as a component of the then Strategic Plan in 1998-9 .
Dear Editor,I am proposing out of respect for, and to honour one of the greatest men of our times, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, to clean and tidy the entire avenue named in his honour .
Dear Editor,Several months ago I got a call from a visiting Guyanese/Canadian businessman .
Dear Editor,The world has lost a genuine statesman and leader in the passing of Nelson Mandela .
Even by the undemanding standards of this country, what happened on Wednesday was exceptional .
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Dear Editor,What to write? How to begin to dare essay the embrace of a legend in his own time, and our times? How to honour this immortal, now timeless figure, this man called Mandela, and revered as Madiba, his clan name? How?Nelson Mandela was more than a role model, or the embodiment of majesty and grace which comes along so rarely to transfix .
Dear Editor,Allow me to reflect on the life of the great Nelson Mandela by quoting from his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom .
Dear Editor,The world has lost a great freedom fighter and statesman with the death of South Africa’s first black President, Nelson Mandela .
Dear Editor,On behalf of citizens, councillors, staff of our capital, my wife Jennifer, family and myself, I express condolences to Mr Mandela’s family, his colleagues, and the people of South Africa, on the loss of their revered son and a great soul .
Putting someone from another ethnic group as leader of an ethnic party does not necessarily bring votes
Dear Editor,Reference is made to Mr Mike Persaud’s letter captioned, ‘Ramkarran and Nagamootoo not going back to PPP’ (SN, Nov 30) .
It is hard to read tributes to Nelson Mandela without recalling how strenuously the governments that now hymn his praises sought to marginalize the jailed “terrorist” leader who threatened their interests while apartheid South Africa was still a valuable Cold War ally .
Dear Editor,The female who calls the winning numbers of the ‘Draw de line’, ‘Lucky 3’, ‘Daily Mills’ and ‘Supa 6’, does so in a soft tone and numbers cannot be heard clearly, especially during the noise caused by the balls being juggled or mixed .
Dear Editor,A very disturbing incident happened on Tuesday night, December 3, 2013 on the National Cultural Centre tarmac .
The Region Two Administration and the Anna Regina Town Council should be held accountable for the flooding in Anna Regina and surrounding areas
Dear Editor,The regional administration and the Anna Regina Town Council should be held accountable for the flooding of the township, Anna Regina Multilateral School, businesses, people’s properties and public buildings, including the Anna Regina Police Station and the Guyana Revenue Authority compound .
Dear Editor,There was an irony of all ironies when on Wednesday in the midst of a forum for Mayors of the Americas and the Caribbean, I received the news that the Ministry of Local Government had appointed the least qualified and experienced of the applicants to the substantive position of Town Clerk .
Dear Editor,I write to salute and applaud the Barbados government for the rare honor granted to Prof Bishnodat Persaud (SN, Dec 2) .
Dear Editor,AA Fenty in his ‘Frankly Speaking’ discourse, ‘A visa, a coffin before twenty-five’ (SN, November 22) was smack on target .
During a trade mission to China in October, British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne noted in a BBC interview that China’s leaders were “a lot more market orientated than the British Labour Party .
Dear Editor,I refer to the article captioned ‘GuySuCo bringing Indian experts to rescue corporation .
Dear Editor,For a very long time now we have watched mainly four types of response from government spokespersons to recurrent crises plaguing Guyana; these are arrogance, silence, sophistry as response, or assigning blame to others .
The Ministry of Health should review policy of not accepting blood from women who identify as lesbian if they want to reach zero discrimination
Dear Editor, World AIDS Day this year was commemorated with a Ministry of Health commitment to get to zero discrimination, amongst other things .
Dear Editor,In 1926 when the Father of Trade Unionism, Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow, started the fight for one man one vote, a measure to protect the inalienable right to self-determination, he expected his successors and descendants (ie, citizens/ workers/trade unions) to secure and deepen it, not erode or trample on it .
If the statistics produced by the United Nations are taken at face value, the world should give itself a pat on the shoulder for meeting part of the first target of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) five years ahead of the deadline .
Dear Editor, In recent years there have been two bright signals to the start of the pre-festive season .
Dear Editor,Illiteracy in Guyana is on the increase daily .
Dear Editor, As I slog through the soggy slimy winter wonderland that is the Christmas season in Guyana, the sound of familiar lyrics and music rings in my head .
Why did the Ministry of Education not recognize the CSEC achievement of a student from the North West Secondary School two years ago?
Dear Editor,By way of your newspaper I take this opportunity to relate my anger and disappointment to the Ministry of Education and to the Department of Education in Mabaruma, Region 1 .
Dear Editor,President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia as reported by Reuters in SN of November 26 has warned that “youth unemployment is a major threat to peace and security in Liberia which, unless addressed, could see the return of conflict to the West African country following a decade of peace .