The Father’s Day greetings on social media reflected the various complex emotions about fathers, good fathers and bad fathers and good fathers who are sometimes bad and so on. Alcohol consumption in Guyana has played a huge part in diminishing the capacity of many men to be good fathers and in destroying families. There are too many stories of children begging and hoping that their fathers would not drink. The full page advertisements then, about alcohol and fathers and manhood are a mockery of those pleas and hopes by the Guyanese who hope that the fathers around them would stop drinking. The alcohol industry is vicious in its continued perpetuation of the myth of happiness and alcohol.
Congratulations though, to the people, also alcohol sellers, who chose to use their non-alcohol Malta brand to promote their Fisher activity for fathers and children. The ads were smaller, not as prominent… but important as they seem to indicate that there is a possibility for the private sector to provide events for Guyanese men and others to enjoy healthy lives and relationships without alcohol threatening to destroy them.
Dear Editor, Having read the report ‘Constitutional compliance needed, not reform’ -Nandlall’ (SN, September 22) I must say there is full agreement with the views expressed by PPP/C Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall.
Dear Editor, I believe it is the mandate of any citizen of the land, who expects veracity in the leaders they have chosen, if they are in possession of facts, to expose any politician for duplicitous statements or actions.
Dear Editor, The residents of the Parikwaranau Village located in South-Central Rupununi, Region 9 (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) are very concerned that a known cattle rancher has taken over and fenced a portion of their titled village lands without their consent.
Dear Editor, Misusing our oil related assets and for that matter any assets will only devour the future of our women, children and underprivileged.
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