I am seventeen years old and I live in Danielstown on the Essequibo Coast. I am also a young Guyanese singer. My stage name is ‘Lyrical Dan’ and there is a situation that is bothering the majority of young Guyanese singers that I would like to address.
Guyanese people are very talented and they also produce good music, which sometimes runs like wildfire on the radio waves. The only problem is that the singers do not gain anything from their music. This is due to the fact that the relevant authorities in the government are not enforcing the copyright law. This law should be enforced to help Guyanese people make money for what they love doing. For the youths in Essequibo, there is no studio for recording and when the young singers have to travel to Georgetown to record their music, it is very expensive and their music is not favoured.
I’m hoping that this issue can be addressed and my concerns can be heard.
Dear Editor, The Mayor and City Council has noticed with concern statements emanating from different organizations and groups with respect to the current solid waste management situation affecting the city.
Dear Editor, Recently, sections of the local media inaccurately cited the statistics on suicide from the World Health Organization (WHO) when they reported that Guyana’s suicide rate stands at 20.6 per 100,000 in 2015.
Dear Editor, With each passing day, this government is demonstrating, with excruciating clarity, that it is incapable of operating within a constitutional construct in which the Constitution is supreme and where executive power must not only be exercised within the bounds of that Constitution but also that every action of the executive government must comply with and conform to the rule of law.
Dear Editor, I suppose I should have the decency, if not class, to say something, anything.
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