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  

Rasul’s vote for parking meter contract a betrayal of Team Benschop

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The CJIA should not be profiling Rastafari and those with locks

  Dear Editor, On the last four occasions and as recently as January 18th, 2018, whilst an outgoing passenger at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, I was asked to open my locks so that someone could run their hands through my hair.

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Dear Editor, I was the victim of a shooting incident that occurred in front of my Zorg business premises in Region 2 some time ago.

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Dear Editor, I was elated that our Commissioner of Police (ag), Mr David Ramnarine announced that his detectives had solved 77% of the murders or 88 cases out of 116.

Eight not nine

Dear Editor, Our union was bemused after it read that Agriculture Minister Noel Holder is being quoted in the January 16, 2018 Kaieteur News as saying that “in 1992, GuySuCo had nine estates and 38,000 workers”.

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