No fete to be held at LBI Estate Staff Club and Pool

Dear Editor, The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. (GuySuCo) hereby informs the members of the public that contrary to the advertisement of a pool party, fete or other such event to be held at the La Bonne Intention (LBI) Estate Staff Club and pool on the 24th November, 2018, there will be no such event held on the said 24th November at the LBI Estate Staff Club and pool.

Waste and need

It’s best said in French: plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose – the more things change, the more they stay the same – but no language can quite convey or dispel the disappointment that comes with the knowledge that this is indeed the case in the public health sector.

Bradenton developments

The relatively small city of Bradenton, (population 55,000), on the West Coast of Florida was recently the scene of significant developments in Guyana’s football.

Oil multinationals have template for avoiding legal accountability

Dear Editor, Though this may be an obvious point to the analyst community, it is important that the wider Guyanese community understand that multinational companies such as Exxon register their investment vehicles in a low-corporation tax jurisdiction and not in the country where their headquarters are situated for a specific reason; to cap their financial exposure per project.

As first oil beckons: Lesson from Angola

Shortly after replacing the long-serving Jose Eduardo Dos Santos as President of Angola, the country’s new leader, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço moved to reverse two of the most controversial decisions of his predecessor’s near four-decade rule.

Oil and the future

While she acknowledged that Trinidad and Tobago was not an exemplar in oil and gas management,  Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar was nevertheless able to pitch her Thursday address to the manufacturers association  towards pivotal issues this country has to address.

Disgraceful behaviour by firemen

Dear Editor, I am so disappointed having learnt about the wholesale theft by ranks of the Guyana Fire Service of personal property belonging to the crew and passengers of the crash-landed Fly Jamaica aircraft at CJIA.

Local elections

Tomorrow the nation’s citizens go to the polls to vote for their local authorities.

Local gov’t candidates not being given prominence at party meetings

Dear Editor, I was at a few meetings of both the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and  A Partnership for National Unity (APNU.) in Region # 2 within the Good Hope–Pomona Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC.) and I was surprised that names on the List of Candidates representing those parties at the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE)  were not announced even though a couple of those persons were at the meetings.

Windies cricketers definitely need help with mental element

Dear Editor, To me, at any rate, two of the most baffling things about the Caribbean region are  (1) the reluctance of so many countries to make the decision to complete the architecture of independence by voting for the CCJ as their top court to replace the English Privy Council, and (2) the reluctance of their cricket administrators and fans to accept the critical importance of mental preparation for  international cricket encounters.  

America’s midterm elections

Tuesday’s midterm elections in the United States may not have delivered the long-awaited “blue wave” against President Trump, but they did reveal America’s demographic and cultural fault lines with unusual clarity.

Clueless management of prisons

There is a single word that comes to mind when one considers the administration of our prison system – a system which benefits from the services of a Minister of Public Security, a Board of Management, and a Director of Prisons.

LED headlamps

Dear Editor, Occasionally, I listen to the Guyana Police Force’s Road Safety morning radio programmes on the Voice of Guyana.