The GFF Board must explain why after 5 months they cannot account for the non-completion of financial statements

Dear Editor,

Congratulations to the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) for the good work of starting construction of the football facility at Providence. The future of football looks bright. However, of great concern to me is an article I read in the Stabroek News on October 6 captioned ‘Qualified opinion issued on GFF 2016 accounts’.  Besides the serious allegations of financial mismanagement according to the qualified opinion of the auditors, and the fact that no financial statements were presented to the Guyana Football Federation’s Congress (its highest decision-making body) for 2016, a gross violation of the GFF constitution and possibly the Companies Act of Guyana, the GFF Board must explain to its members and the public why after five months there has been no account given for the non-completion of the financial statements and also why the organization has had five different General Secretaries (equivalent to a CEO) and five different Finance Directors in less than two years. Those occurrences certainly do not shout financial and administrative best practices. The members of the GFF deserve adequate answers to these questions.

Yours faithfully,

Chamine Lovell


We need to stop fretting over the 2016 oil agreement

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.

The executive and opposition must be held equally accountable

Dear Editor, The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) continues to demonstrate it has earned its place on the opposition benches.

Insurance companies are violating customers’ human rights

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).

Surely we can do better with Venezuelan migrants?

Dear Editor, Every single person in this country, from President to pauper, has friends or relatives who moved overseas to seek a better life.

The Town Clerk is in control with the blessing of Mayor and some Councillors

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.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now