The Indian Arrival Monument should be sited at Highbury

i The report in Stabroek News of October 16 suggests that the authorities are bent on rewriting history by persisting with erecting the Monument generously donated by the Indian Government at Palmyra as opposed to Highbury, which is unquestionably the actual site where our forefathers from India first arrived in the then British Guiana.

Microsoft CEO supports three formats of cricket

Dear Editor, Those unfortunate readers who have been subjected to my attempts to make the case for the three formats of the game as being in its best interest, and therefore deserving of the administrative support of the ICC and individual cricket boards without invidious comparisons, may find my submissions less annoying by virtue of their endorsement by none other than the head of Microsoft, Satya Nadella.

Plenty potholes on WBD road

Dear Editor, While I extend my sympathy to the family and relatives of the five who died in the recent Corentyne vehicles’ collision, I think of us, the West Bank Demerarians, who daily have to travel on the West Demerara Public Road with its wide distribution of potholes, especially from La Grange to Patentia.

Why put all of Britain’s advantages at risk by leaving EU?

Dear Editor, Thanks to the British High Commissioner for his response to my column on Brexit in which I was critical of Britain’s referendum decision to leave the European Union and foresaw a reduced status and diminished role for Britain as a result (‘The UK is here to stay’ Sunday Stabroek, October 18).

Incidents relating to two officers can give rise to perception of uneven treatment

Dear Editor, The Indian Action Committee (IAC) is very concerned about two publicised high-profile incidents that occurred recently, relating to two persons, one of whom remains in the employ of the government, and the other of whom was dismissed arbitrarily by the Public Service Commission, hours before its term of office expired.

Hinds’s letter compels an answer

Dear Editor, The letter by former PPP/C Prime Minister Sam Hinds published on October 8 in Sunday Stabroek  intended to refute ACDA’s claim that a conspiracy exists to hinder the empowerment of Afro-Guyanese, and which was sent to all the print media houses, compels an answer on the grounds of its erroneous opinions derived from ignorance.

After paying off loan still receiving notices from Student Loan Agency

Dear Editor, I was a student at UG from 1993-97. While I have not been residing in Guyana for the past 14 plus years, and after repeated notices from the University of Guyana Student Loan division, I paid off my student loan liabilities at the end of the 15 year period, in one payment.

No water from LBI to Better Hope

Dear Editor, For the past three days, ie Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the residents of LBI to Better Hope on the East Coast are without water, again.

There was an industry before Heffner

Dear Editor, So much of the analysis from columnists and letter writers I see in papers in Guyana continues to remind me of the management maxim from Murphy’s law: “Nothing is as simple as it looks to most people”.

Even with accurate figures point is still valid

Dear Editor, In reference to a letter from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) published in the October 14, edition of Stabroek News captioned ‘The Corporation Tax Rate for non-commercial companies was reduced in 2017’, I wish to quote from my letter on from October 11, 2017 which stated: “With respect to corporation taxes (CTAX), according to the Ram & McRae website, there are three rates of CTAX in Guyana: a 30% rate that applies to non-commercial companies, a 40% rate that applies to commercial companies except telephone companies and finally a 45% rate for the telephone companies.” I sourced my information from the tax experts in Guyana and they said 30%, and I accepted it and yes, I am responsible. 

Was the money reallocated?

Dear Editor, I thank the media for publishing my recent letter in relation to the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) failure to implement the much anticipated Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) REDD+ Readiness project in Guyana.

It is imperative that education have a developmental role

Dear Editor, In his book The emergence of a Science Society in England 1800-1965,  GW Roderick reports that when the renowned German philosopher Wilhelm Von Humboldt was asked to explain Germany’s phenomenal rise as the most powerful nation in Europe around the beginning of the nineteenth century, Von Humboldt’s succinct response was: “What you want the nation to be, you must first put in your schools”.