Dogs in unfenced yard attack children on way to Covent Garden schools

Dear Editor,

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.


Yours faithfully,

(Name and address provided)


The government should do the morally right thing by acknowledging its mistake

Dear Editor, I refer to yesterday’s article in the Stabroek News under the caption ‘Greenidge says he advised  against disclosing the bonus’ and wish to comment as follows: At the time when Mr Christopher Ram alleged that the government received a signing bonus of US$20 million from ExxonMobil, there was no indication of the purpose for which the money was paid.

Men’s lack of control over women’s sexuality is reversing the power structure in the society

Dear Editor, Whether one is male or female is not only a biological fact, it assigns one to membership of one of two social groups, known as ‘gender’.

Ten percent of each invoice submitted in CJIA expansion project being retained as safeguard

Dear Editor, Reference is made to a letter published in the Thursday, December 14, 2017 edition of Stabroek News, under the headline, `Demerara River Bridge, Ministry of Citizenship digitising of records among projects that raise serious concerns’, and written by Opposition MP, Juan Edghill.


Stabroek News apologises for a statement in our editorial of Thursday, December 14, which suggested that some government MPs were involved in the fracas in Parliament on Monday.

Indian Immigration Monument should be sited at Highbury

Dear Editor, There has been some controversy about the appropriate location for the Indian Immigration Memorial Monument which the Indian Government has already kindly donated to Guyana.

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