Ramjattan should not attack good name of Jagdeo

Dear Editor,

I am unsurprised by the recent tirades by Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan, as he made another futile attempt to attack the good name and character of the General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party and Leader of the Opposition, Cde Bharrat Jagdeo. To say the least, it is unbecoming of someone entrusted with the office of a Vice-President.

If Mr Ramjattan were to spend less time being consumed with Cde Jagdeo, who was the nation’s sixth executive President, and focus on his ministerial portfolio, so that the continuing crime wave can be effectively combatted, it would not only best serve his interest, but that of all Guyanese.

That should be his priority rather than lashing out when he cannot provide meaningful answers when questioned. He has failed abysmally in the execution of his national security duties as is evident from the Camp Street Prison riots in which seventeen lives were unfortunately lost; the decimation by fire of the facility some months later; the escape of dangerous criminals, two of whom are still on the run; and the daily assault on innocent Guyanese by criminal elements. Mr Ramjattan’s capabilities to hold office are woefully deficient, and his presence in that position continues to be a disservice to the nation.

I would like to remind him that Cde Cheddi Jagan recognized the brilliance and leadership qualities of Cde Jagdeo at a very young age and drafted him into the Executive Committee of the party.

When the PPP/C won the 1992 national and regional elections, Cde Jagdeo was made the Junior Minister of Finance and then promoted to Senior Minister of Finance.  Unlike Mr Ramjattan, Cde Jagdeo through visionary and prudent leadership, led the transformation of Guyana and was responsible for unprecedented infrastructural and technological development. During those prosperous times, many successive years of tangible economic growth were recorded.

Yours faithfully,

Zamal Hussain


Neglecting minor things can lead to colossal losses

Dear Editor, The loss of five lives at one fell swoop on Sunday, 15th October, 2017 on the Corentyne Highway because of a pothole makes me recall the rhyme quoted by Benjamin Franklin, ‘For the want of a nail…’  The essence of its message is that the neglect of seemingly minor things can lead to colossal losses later.

Justice Barlow should be commended

Dear Editor, I refer to an article I read recently in the Stabroek News headlined ‘Corentyne labourer gets life sentence for raping three-year-old’ Justice Jo Ann Barlow.

Until all Guyana wakes up to its historical reality it is destined to be the victim of its own folly

Dear Editor, Past President and Past Prime Minister, Mr Samuel Hinds, who in his letter to the editor: ‘We African-Guyanese must free and empower ourselves’ (Sunday Stabroek, October 8, 2017) demonstrates why he could not have contributed to that process, even as he occupied high office that could have been used to contribute to enabling African-Guyanese freedom and empowerment.

Policy-makers struggle to understand the economic concepts relevant to intellectual property rights

Dear Editor, As the leading researcher, analyst and writer for almost a decade in the still emerging field of Caribbean Intellectual Property law and policy, my work has catalogued the laws and policies related to intellectual property rights within the Caricom states and their relation to international IP regimes such as the WTO’s TRIPS agreement (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights).

The aged and the young should be given priority at any medical institution

Dear Editor, This government took over a country in which critical social services were found to be seriously deficient in their daily operations.

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