Opinion

As a major financier of the Marriott Hotel the government should ensure that scarce public resources are deployed in the interest of its people

Dear Editor, In an SN article of Feb 9, Winston Brassington CEO of Atlantic Hotels Inc and NICIL, Government of Guyana (GoG) subsidiaries acknowledged that the Chinese contractor, Shanghai Construction Group (SCG)  for the Marriott Hotel was entitled under the terms and conditions of its contract to employ Chinese labour at the expense of Guyanese.

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In a letter to this newspaper on February 1, Mr Enrico Woolford of EMW Communications/Capitol News criticized the National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) for failing to divulge who is operating on which frequency in Guyana.

Sexual offences amendment needs presidential assent so it can be brought into effect as a matter of urgency

Dear Editor, The Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act was passed unanimously by the National Assembly on  January 3, 2013. In view of its vital importance to the effective prosecution of sex crimes, we sincerely hope that this uncontroversial piece of legislation will be given presidential assent and so brought into effect as a matter of urgency.

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