Lady Guymine received the Medal of Service

Dear Editor,

One could not help feeling saddened about the events at President’s College. This institution was established in 1985, the brainchild of former President Burnham, and was designed to facilitate the educational advancement of young people who had achieved outstanding results at the Secondary Schools Entrance Examination (SSEE). Irrespective of the family’s financial situation, it provided food, books, accommodation, etc, to allow for the proper development of a student’s full potential.

As part of a philosophy to damage the legacy of Burnham, this excellent initiative has over the years been undermined. This is sad, because the victims of this crassness and sheer stupidity are our young innocent Guyanese. Recall in this process to diminish Burnham’s efforts, one member of the PPP appointed to the Board of Governors wanted the portraits of all Guyana’s presidents to hang alongside that of Burnham in the school.
Let us hope and pray that a sense of decency will prevail and allow the present government to restore the lofty ideals that allowed the establishment of President’s College in the first place.

On an unrelated matter, I see a letter from Mr VO Patrick referring to Lady Guymine in Stabroek News (June 11) which says that Lady Guymine was never given a national award.

Lady Guymine – Monica Chopperfield – was undoubtedly an icon in the male-dominated calypso world.  Mr Patrick is incorrect about the award, however, since I recall in 1982 she was awarded a Medal of Service, and had she not migrated I am sure would have had that upgraded.

At the funeral service conducted by Councillor Hector Stoute, a rank from the Guyana Defence Force in full ceremonial uniform was present with her medal to honour her.

Yours faithfully,
Hamilton Green, JP,


Rasul’s vote for parking meter contract a betrayal of Team Benschop

Dear Editor, In response to a few queries concerning the questionable voting by Sunil Rasul, who has cast his personal vote in support of the parking meter contract, I wish to make it pellucidly clear that Rasul has been occupying the council seat illegally since November of 2017, and without the support of Team Benschop.

The CJIA should not be profiling Rastafari and those with locks

  Dear Editor, On the last four occasions and as recently as January 18th, 2018, whilst an outgoing passenger at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, I was asked to open my locks so that someone could run their hands through my hair.

Police charged wrong suspects and say the file on real suspects is lost

Dear Editor, I was the victim of a shooting incident that occurred in front of my Zorg business premises in Region 2 some time ago.

The lethargy of the police is getting worse now that there is Wifi at police stations

Dear Editor, I was elated that our Commissioner of Police (ag), Mr David Ramnarine announced that his detectives had solved 77% of the murders or 88 cases out of 116.

Eight not nine

Dear Editor, Our union was bemused after it read that Agriculture Minister Noel Holder is being quoted in the January 16, 2018 Kaieteur News as saying that “in 1992, GuySuCo had nine estates and 38,000 workers”.

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