The government will be supplying potential sugar estate owners with billions in subsidies

Dear Editor, The GAWU, through reports that appeared in several sections of the press, was, to say the least, surprised to learn that the state-owned NICIL Special Purpose Unit (SPU), according to Finance Minister Winston Jordan, was seeking financing in the region of $10billion to $15billion in order to resume operations at East Demerara and Skeldon Estates.

GPOC needs to address the weaknesses in the pension payment system

Dear Editor, During last week, the Stabroek News reported that the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) and the Ministry of Public Telecommunica-tions are currently researching the introduction of a “debit card-like system” for pensioners to receive their monthly payments.

Burke’s statements included falsehoods

Dear Editor, As a proud member of the Guyana Bar Association, I took grave offence when I read a letter written to the editor by Rickford Burke and published in the press on the 21st Feb, 2018, seeking to denigrate an association of some of the most distinguished professionals in Guyana.

The Town Clerk has the right to interpret Cap 28:01 for himself

Dear Editor, City Councillor Sherod Avery Duncan has arrogated to himself the right of the Town Clerk to interpret for himself (subject of course to any contrary authoritative ruling by a court of law) the Municipal and District Councils Act Chapter 28:01 by which the Town Clerk has been vested with the general administration of the Georgetown City Council.

A remedy for the Exxon contract

Dear Editor, I have observed from the various articles and publications in the press that the Executive Branch of the Government solely participated in the fashioning of a contract which was duly executed by the Executive Branch of Government with the world’s giant oil company Exxon.

Guyanese must become au fait with the oil industry

Dear Editor, Reference is made to editorials ‘Missing advisor’ (SN, Feb 7) and ‘Guyana and oil’ (SN, Feb 6), Mr Wesley Kirton’s missive titled ‘Uncertified artisans could be trained for the oil and gas industry’ (SN, Feb 11), news item titled ‘People pressure can force changes to Exxon contract -Jan Mangal’ (SN, Feb 8) , and your several news reports on the oil conference (SN, Feb 6, 7, 8).

The Bar Association has eroded its own credibility

Dear Editor, On February 18, 2018, the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) issued an inexplicable statement attacking the President on his intended exercise of powers invested in him by Article 127 of the Constitution, to appoint the Chancellor and Chief Justice.