A February 9th letter in Stabroek News `Lyrics of Junior Calypso Monarch were vulgar’ and elsewhere, covering the Junior Calypso Competition, cited some examples of “vulgarity” in one of the songs. In a general So It Go column in yesterday’s Sunday Stabroek on the decline of calypso I referred to the controversy by saying that the words quoted in the letter tell me that it was simply not a very good song, and I stand by that appraisal. However, I have now been informed by Burchmore Simon, the writer of the song, that the words quoted by the letter writer are incorrect and have unfairly created the wrong impression with me and with others. While I apologise for the remark it was based on my accepting the letter as true.
Dear Editor, Yesterday (February 21), scores of cane-cutters of Wales Estate which has been closed for fourteen months took part in a picketing exercise outside of the Ministry of the Presidency and the Ministry of Agriculture.
Dear Editor, February 20 is designated by the United Nations as World Day of Social Justice, so this is an opportune time to reflect on the state of human development (or underdevelopment ) in Guyana and the world as a whole.
Dear Editor, On Tuesday evening, the Regional Administration Region Two hosted a calypso and chutney competition as part of its many activities in commemorating the country’s 48th Republic Anniversary.
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