The Barbadians have made their presence felt

Dear Editor,

Thrive: A new inclusion in our moral decline is the tendency to thrive on the misfortune of others.

Recently we have had a series of maternal deaths (mothers and babies) at public hospitals, which is indeed most unfortunate. Subsequently a major hospital has seen it fit to have advertisements placed in one of our daily newspapers, (with photographs and statements of persons born at their institution), extolling its virtue.

The Bajans: First came the (new) Chinese movement into our commercial sector, bringing with them goods and materials manufactured in their homeland, much to the chagrin of some sections of the local business community. However, far away, in a distant area, called Santa Fe, the Bajans have made their presence felt. They have begun the cultivation of rice, with a view to adding other crops to their venture.

If all goes well, the Rupununi can become self-sufficient in rice, with the surplus being exported to Brazil; such a development will redound to the benefit of Guyana.

A word to the wise, if you don’t use it, you will lose it!

High-powered weapon: It has become the norm that whenever a person or persons are shot by a member(s) of the Guyana Police Force during a confrontation with them, the lawyers of the aggrieved party, usually refer to the weapon(s) used by the police as a “high powered weapon.”

Can those learned gentlemen, for the benefit of the Guyanese people, give us the definition of a ‘high powered weapon,’ with specific reference to the Guyana Police Force.

Yours faithfully,
CS Vaughn
Major (rtd)

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