There is a house next to 114 Prospect on the East Bank of Demerara that appears to be sitting on a government reserve. The man who occupies this house has approximately twenty dogs; they are road dogs and very ferocious, but he doesn’t have a gate or a fenced yard. He’s surrounded by three schools, namely, Covent Garden Primary, Kindergarten and the secondary schools. Every day these dogs attack the schoolchildren either to or from school, and even sometimes others. Some might throw a small brick at them, but they would be soundly vilified by either the man or his wife. Most children are afraid to pass that area (it is the only street that can be used to get to the school) due to these ferocious dogs. I am a concerned parent who is asking the relevant authorities to kindly look into the matter, because I have two children: one attends the primary and another the secondary school. A few years ago my daughter was attacked by those very dogs and I worry about them every single day. I hope by writing this letter and making this situation public, our children will get some help and would be able to walk freely to and from school.
Dear Editor, While I too share the same anxieties as many compatriots over whether government’s share of the revenues from the 2016 petroleum agreement will be the bonanza to finally launch the country into the economic stratosphere, the fact of the matter is we live in a world with established rules and expectations on how international business is conducted and how investment decisions are made by big corporations.
Dear Editor, It is totally unacceptable that insurance companies are now forcing prospective customers to declare their political affiliation on a Customer Verification Form, because this is a flagrant violation of every citizen’s right to freedom of association as enshrined in the founding charter of the United Nations (UN).
Dear Editor, One Georgetown City Councillor recently wrote in the newspapers that the (elected) council was no longer in charge at City Hall and that Town Clerk Royston King was in full command.
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