Lessons

Dear Editor,

Your editorial yesterday, on the non-implementation of CoI recommendations among other accepted policies, brings to mind two of my ‘Rules for Living in the Rupununi’:

4. Make no plans
– based on anyone’s (including your own) stated intentions.

6. Predict what’s NOT going to get done
– just from someone’s statement of commitment to do it.

These are taken from a serial writing of mine a few years ago, to record some lessons learned over a decade of life in Lethem. The subtitle ‘(Or Anywhere Else)’ came from the realisation that my chosen home region is, in terms of human behaviour, but a microcosm of Guyana, indeed of the larger world.
Today your similar observations remind me that the whole of Guyana, at any rate, is subject to these rules or habits, based ultimately on self-serving for the good and easy life.
I make no more moral judgements, Editor, than you do. We both report, in our different ways, consequences and lessons offered.

Yours faithfully,
Gordon Forte

Comments  

Renita Chanderballi is currently attending Leeds University

Dear Editor, As Registrar of The University of Guyana, I wish to respond to and clarify a number of issues initially raised in a published article entitled, ‘Guyanese robbed of opportunity to study at Leeds University’ dated September 1, 2017 which was recently recirculated in various social media outlets during the period commencing September 14, 2017 and subjected to comments in letters to the editor, specifically in the Kaieteur News of September 17, 2017.

The Wapichan People are monitoring their ancestral lands against harmful development

Dear Editor, Amidst increasing concerns about threats to our forests, wetlands and way of life, we, the Wapichan People of Guyana have set up our own ground-breaking system to defend our human rights and monitor our ancestral lands against harmful development.

The ‘caucus’ is being used to kill development

Dear Editor, The term ‘caucus’ has now taken on a derogatory connotation, thanks to the People’s Progressive Party, and sadly, this perversion is here to stay.

Those in the management of cricket are more interested in settling scores

Dear Editor, Something has got to be rotten in Guyana’s cricket as the people involved in its management seem more interested in settling scores with others whom they view as enemies.

We need new political leaders and parties

Dear Editor, The use of body language to understand the personalities, motivations, and intentions of individuals has become something of a science in today’s world. 

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