Strongly disagree that CCJ has failed Guyana

Dear Editor, Reference is being made to yesterday’s Sunday Stabroek article `CCJ has failed Guyana, it’s now up to GECOM Chair – Ramkarran.’ I beg to strongly differ with the opinion of Ralph Ramkarran SC that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has failed Guyana in its ruling of 12th July 2019.

GECOM scaremongering is legally false and dangerous

Dear Editor, The Guyana Elections Commission continues to run daily and nightly advertisements calling on members to register in its current House-to-House Registration exercise, “Even if they were previously registered.” The ad goes further: it threatens members of the public with criminal sanctions if they fail to register.

Any search for compromise by GECOM Chair on elections date will go against constitution

Dear Editor,  GECOM Chairman, Claudette Singh SC is reportedly seeking a compromise position with regards to the date for General and Regional Elections; the irony of this cannot be lost on anyone who has knowledge of Guyana’s electoral history, for it is the very same Claudette Singh (justice retired) who vitiated an entire election because of a ‘compromise’ made between the PPP and the PNC.

Seniors should be helped to form organisations to improve their lives

Dear Editor,                    In my recent visits to various regions in Guyana I saw the dire need for senior citizens to improve the various aspects of their lives, thereby helping them to fulfil the objectives which are tabulated in the manifesto of the Ministry of Social Protection.    

Grazing cattle a major nuisance at Continental Park

Dear Editor, I am a resident of Continental Park, Plantation Peter’s Hall on the East Bank of Demerara, who would like to take this opportunity on behalf of all the residents of the area to vent through the letters column of your newspaper, the complete disgust and frustration of everyone residing there as it relates to the unlawful grazing of cattle in the neighbourhood.  

Playing sports is important for children

Dear Editor, As our August holidays quickly come to an end and parents prepare for the re-opening of school, I want to remind them of the importance of sport in our children’s lives, from preschoolers to high-schoolers.

Slavery-era ‘Demerara Bell’ to be returned to Guyana

Dear Editor, Guyana’s High Commissioner to the UK, F. Hamley Case, has succeeded in getting the slave-era ‘Demerara Bell’ back to Guyana from Cambridge University after a lunchtime tete-a-tete with the Master of St Catharine’s College, Professor Sir Mark Welland, two weeks ago The bell came from plantation Anna Catherina, West Bank Demerara.

Exxon has amended its contract for the Liza Destiny; Guyana should also attempt to get an equitable deal

Dear Editor, A writer, in a recent letter to the editor, asserted that “oil companies pay royalty on the petroleum produced” and used that assertion to juxtapose a lament that Guyana’s royalty will instead be paid on “petroleum produced and sold.” Then, with a ten-fold multiplication error, ($400,000 multiplied by 50 is $20 million), the writer suggested that on sales of US$200 million, Guyana could conceivably end up with zero royalty.

Hold a press conference on the Haitian arrivals Minister Felix

Dear Editor, I have written twice on the subject of Haitian arrivals in Guyana asking that the Minister of Citizenship, Mr Winston Felix, explain the fact, according to him, that over 8,000 Haitians recently arrived in our country and less than 2,000 are recorded as having departed.

Incumbent on GECOM to address its readiness for elections

Dear Editor, The declaration from Minister Valerie Garrido-Lowe that elections will be held this year, sometime in December, according to “information from the President” (SN: 17/08/19), seems to be another attempt of the APNU+AFC to defy the most supreme law and hide from the electorate for as long as they can.

Elections can be held before the end of October

Dear Editor, “Supporting the truth, even when it is unpopular, shows the capacity for honesty and integrity” – Steve Brunkhorst Every Guyanese that embraces truth and that would proudly divorce themselves from the politics of racism would agree that Elections in Guyana is being unnecessarily delayed by the APNU+AFC Government that is desperately holding onto power.