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, The noise nuisance continues unabated in Region 6, especially in the Upper Corentyne area, and the Commander is busy carrying out the functions of the Environmental Protection Agency, allegedly handing out permission to a few selected persons.
Dear Editor, The villagers of Plan Ayr No 40 and Seafield, No 42 on the West Coast of Berbice, have been embroiled in physical and legal conflicts since November, 2014 when the MMA/ADA seized lands belonging to and occupied by our respective registered co-op societies and gave them to other villagers in the form of fifty year leases without any reference to the management committee of these co-op societies.
Dear Editor, I do not have a problem with the objective of the consultation process, which is to democratically choose the Chairpersons and Deputy Chairpersons of the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils as outlined by Mr Yusuf, and I do not for a moment doubt that the consultation for his NDC was democratically done as was intended.
Dear Editor, I write to correct a statement made in the Monday (November 20, 2017) edition of the Kaieteur News, in an article headlined ‘Sole sourcing by GPHC, rentals for ministers…Finance minister, opposition clash on matters of accountability’.
Around the Web
Your browser is out-of-date!
Update your browser to view this website correctly.
We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers. Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.