Life in Good Hope Phase Three cannot be ‘dignified’ when the road cannot be resurfaced

Dear Editor,

I am following the Budget presentation this week in Parliament and as a resident of Good Hope Phase Three on the East Coast of Demerara, it was disheartening to hear Minister within the Ministry of Communities Valerie Patterson say that the APNU+AFC administration had embarked on a journey towards “the good life,” inclusive of providing accessible and affordable housing in sanitary and safe communities, with the necessities for “wholesome and dignified living for citizens in need”.

I believe that Minister Valerie Patterson and her team need to take a visit to Good Hope Phase Three and see how dignified and sanitary the circumstances are in which their tax-paying citizens are living, and let them know what happened to the moneys they paid for their lands? And they should say why this section of road cannot be resurfaced or at least the potholes patched.

Yours faithfully,

(Name and address provided)


Official government communications on sugar plans have been less than clear

Dear Editor, We regret that our statement on sugar, published in the Stabroek News Diaspora Column on Monday January 8, communicated the idea that the government was closing the sugar industry.

National tender administration does not have forms which it has advertised

Dear Editor, The National Procurement and Tender Administration (NPTA) placed advertisements spanning 9 pages on their new Supplier Registration Form, which advised that the forms could be obtained from the NPTA page of the Ministry of Finance website, at the NPTA or by email request to

GMWO needs to hold an AGM

Dear Editor, It has been three years since the Guyana Women Miners Organisation has held their Annual General Meeting in contravention of their charter and constitution.

‘Racists have needed Haiti to be poor since it was founded’

Dear Editor, President Trump’s latest derogatory outburst with which he tends to litter his rants and twitter drive-bys managed to provoke condemnation around the world as usual.

A new political party? To what avail?

Dear Editor, I refer to the call embedded in the article titled, ‘Guyana needs a new political party –Ramkarran’ (SN, Jan 15). 

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