‘The sea was still going on’

Dear Editor,

It will take some time before I can begin to say something meaningful about the death of Derek Walcott, the sea’s poet. For the moment, quoting the last line of Omeros will do: “When he left the beach the sea was still going on.” He wrote his own obituary, thus.

Yours faithfully,

David Dabydeen

University of Warwick

Comments  

Government should rescind the pernicious education tax

Dear Editor, The saga of the VAT on private education has not gone away and will not go away until this government sees the light of day and the unfairness of this imposition of a tax on learning. 

Current marijuana law attempts to prevent low harm to society at very high cost

Dear Editor, The current legal regime, as contained in the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control) Act, against the possession of small amounts of marijuana attempts to prevent a low quantum of harm to society at a very high cost.

The problem is irresponsible drinking not underage drinking

Dear Editor, The news item ‘Ramjattan favours raising alcohol buying age to 21’ (SN, September 17) brings the topic of alcohol consumption in Guyana into focus.

Issue had nothing to do with controlling the use of the Region Two Chairman’s vehicle by the REO

Dear Editor, I have noticed that the Regional Chairman of Region Two in your letters’ column denied misuse of the Region’s vehicle assigned to him (‘It is not for the Region Two REO to determine when the Regional Chairman must use his vehicle’ SN, September 18).

Another great day for WI cricket

Dear Editor, The temperature was 13 degrees at Chester-le-Street, but there was a full house.

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