There is a need for resilience planning

Dear Editor, The 41st annual Conference on the Caribbean and Central America wrapped up here Friday with the issue of disaster resilience planning dominating the discussions, against the backdrop of  Hurricanes Irma and Maria which struck the Caribbean region within weeks  of each other in September, resulting in the almost total devastation of  several islands.

‘Draining the swamp’ is impossible

Dear Editor, For about a hundred and fifty years “draining the swamp” has been a flourishing glowing part of the American political lexicon. 

A man and his dog

Dear Editor, We always hear of negative things about homeless people but this is a true story that would bring smiles to your Sunday readers.

Caribbean should become more actively engaged in lobbying in US

Dear Editor, There have been strong calls for the private sector in the Caribbean to become more actively engaged in lobbying and other efforts to enhance the region’s relations with the United States, notwithstanding President Donald Trump’s announced America first policy.

Why the resistance to document production?

Dear Editor, Elements of the shrinking thinking class have watched in fascination, and some dread, at the attempted assassination of regulation, and the stonewalling of law enforcement investigation. 

City council owed $3b, amnesty in effect

Dear Editor, The Mayor and City Council wishes to inform all property owners that its City Treasurer’s Department will be opened from 8 am to 12:30 pm today.

A government of laws, and not of men

Dear Editor, The second President of the United States of America, John Adams, once described his Government as “a government of laws, and not of men.” The philosophy which underpins this statement is the foundation of modern democratic governments.

Roaming horses a problem in South Turkeyen

Dear Editor, Following your publication of my missive earlier this week regarding frequent traffic chaos and obstructions within close proximity of the Turkeyen Police Station, I had a subsequent but brief conversation with a female Police Rank stationed there.

City Constabulary reported matter of alleged assault on juvenile immediately to Mayor

Dear Editor, I have been following the public debate on the troubling issue of the alleged sexual abuse of a juvenile who was in the care of the City Constabulary, by a Lance Corporal who was the Subordinate Officer in Charge of the Regent Street Station and rostered to work the 11:00 – 07:00 hours shift on Wednesday 23rd August 2017.

Urgent need to improve engineering and other services for Gov’t-funded projects

Dear Editor, In a letter which appeared in SN on November 10, Albert Rodrigues, Chartered Architect, was of the opinion that generally, the poor performance of consultants and contractors executing Government-funded projects is due primarily to the lack of due diligence by the procurement authorities comprising the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NTPAB), the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MoPI).

Gov’t always on the defensive

Dear Editor, This is a response to a query from Brother Tacuma Ogunseye (Stabroek News, November 16, 2017) about a reference to him in my column in the November 12, 2017 edition of the Guyana Chronicle.