All Guyana Hindus will celebrate holidays on same dates next year

Dear Editor,

I am pleased to inform you that the issue of Hindus celebrating religious holidays on different dates has now been resolved.

According to the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha’s Calendar for 2018, it will be celebrating Holi, Diwali, Janma Ashtami and other religious occasions on the same dates as other Hindu organizations in Guyana, Trinidad, Suriname and North America.

Come 2018, all Hindus will be celebrating on the same dates.

Yours faithfully,

Pt R Balbadar


Sanatan Vaidic Dharma Pandits’


Region 3


We should always be conscious of the national security dimension in the conduct of our domestic and foreign policies

Dear Editor, Ever since the release of the 2016 Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) between the Government of Guyana and ExxonMobil there has been an intense and energetic public debate on its terms, especially those relating to the financial aspects.

Is the political class serious about the kind of reform necessary for best use of oil revenues?

Dear Editor, I did a column a few weeks ago saying it is tricky at this point to get the contract renegotiated, let alone tearing it up.

Unsworn statements from the dock should be abolished

Dear Editor, The law of Guyana provides a right for an accused person to make an unsworn statement from the dock in his/her defence at trial.

Hinds and Ogunseye should not be surprised

Dear Editor, During last week we witnessed the mini-drama of the Chronicle standing by its decision to cease publishing articles by Dr David Hinds and Mr Lincoln Lewis.

The acting Commissioner must proceed with professionalism

Dear Editor, The acting Commissioner has made an address to the public but has failed to address the contentions that surround the incident in question.


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