Essequibo should have an awards ceremony

Dear Editor, As the country prepares to celebrate its 51st Independence Anniversary on May 26th, I humbly suggest that the Regional Administration, Region 2 should recognize the distinguished and invaluable contribution of its patriotic stalwarts within the Region.

It is the House not the Speaker which has the power to remove a motion from the Order Paper

Dear Editor, In the late evening of Thursday May 4th, PPP/C Member of Parliament Ms Priya Manickchand received a letter from the Clerk of the National Assembly informing her that “the Speaker has therefore directed … that the motion published on the Notice Paper No.95 of 2017 [the motion on the revocation of VAT on education goods and services] cannot be proceeded with in the National Assembly”.

UG students will have to be onlookers in the oil industry for a long time to come

Dear Editor, In a May 13 letter which appeared in the news media, economics students of the University of Guyana requested clarification from the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) as to whether a feasibility study was done for the proposed onshore facility at Crab Island in the Berbice River to determine its viability to service offshore oil fields now being developed off Guyana’s north coast.

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