Hoping Mayor Narine can end the Mashramani lawlessness in Queenstown

Dear Editor, In response to the appeal of the new city Mayor, Pandit Ubraj Narine, for residents to work with the City Council and to bring our specific needs to their attention, I wish to speak yet again as one of the long-suffering residents of Queenstown of the ear-splitting and illegal noise nuisance that is Mashramani and the newly founded Carnival in May.

Who exactly is Kian Jabour?

Dear Editor, I learned with much intrigue by way of the Sunday, January 13, 2019 edition of the Kaieteur News that the Steering Committee of A New and United Guyana (ANUG) has recruited the membership of an individual named Kian Jabour.

Possible mechanisms towards a `One Party’ gov’t from 2019 – 2023

Dear Editor, Since the publication of the letter I wrote in the Stabroek News on 10 January, 2019 and titled ‘Proposed Members of new ‘One Party’ Government from 2019 – 2023’, much discussion was generated and many persons are asking how would a ‘One Party’ Government be possible when our Constitution does not allow for such; since it states that the government is formed on the basis of the results of Elections and also to ensure that the process is democratic.

Natural Resource Fund Bill

On January 3rd  –  just hours after the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland had declined to revisit the December 21, 2018  motion of no-confidence that resulted in the defeat of the APNU+AFC government, the Natural Resource Fund (NRF) Bill 2018 was passed after being presented for second and third reading by the Minister of Finance Winston Jordan.

On the raucous behavior in parliament

Dear Editor, The letter from an opposition MP in which he berated the MPs of the ruling side for their sometimes raucous behaviour and conduct in the hallowed Chamber has me thinking that this is a case of the pot calling the kettle black or people living in glass houses should not throw stones.

Cultural institutions

The problem with Guyana – and this applies to many developing countries – is that the things which really matter in terms of the definition of a country and its identity over an extended timeframe, have to compete for limited funding with what are deemed to be urgent needs.

Just sit down and talk to each other

Dear Editor, Roman Catholic Bishop, Francis Alleyne clearly stated that “Our leaders would do well to acknowledge the extent to which the people, our youth particularly, have lost confidence in the broader political process, and to grasp the opportunity now presented to reshape Guyana’s future.” Then the Bishop went on to say “I applaud the maturity of the utterances of our political leaders, the President, Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition in particular, for respecting the outcome of the no confidence motion and for signaling their intent to engage each other.” Not even 24 hours after the Roman Catholic Church issued this statement and after accepting their loss at the No Confidence Motion and their commitment to the following of the Constitution, the person who is now de facto Prime Minister led their side of the house on a flip-flopping escapade and rejected their original positions.

The art of the possible

In 1801, writing to John Dickinson, a fellow founding father, Thomas Jefferson advised his colleague that “if we do not learn to sacrifice small differences of opinion, we can never act together.

Improving coastal management

Guyana’s unique geographical location on the North Atlantic coast of the South American continent has many benefits including being accessible to water transportation such as cargo, luxury and other vessels.