Dear Editor, There is an anticlimactic feel to the court decision(s). Now there is breathing space for re-strategising and repositioning, and none more so than for an opposition, which prematurely overreached.
Dear Editor, It has been shown time and again that courts have made decisions that goes against all logic and standing precedents in order to achieve a certain outcome.
Dear Editor, I was slightly taken aback by Mr Hamilton Green’s objection to GECOM having discussions with the Carter Center (SN: 21/3/2019) I for one was heartened by the involvement of such a reputable body that invested so much in Guyana.
Dear Editor, The rules or guidelines for statutory interpretation are intended to ensure that ambiguities are avoided in order to give effect to a statute or law.
Dear Editor, A friend of mine who is an attorney and also holds a ministerial position in another country, once told me that the ethics in law is different from that of the practice of physicians as lawyers generally are not held to the standards of the medical profession.
Dear Editor, By their own reasoning, the Court of Appeal has not delivered a verdict: all three judges would have to agree.
Dear Editor, There has been much discussion in the press recently on the factors that would have hindered the attainment of the “Impact Goals” in the PAHO Strategic Plan 2014-2019 for the Guyana health sector.
Dear Editor, In view of the very hotly contested battle for the Presidency and Vice Presidency of Cricket West Indies, I have taken the liberty of reproducing the pertinent sections of the WICB Inc Articles of Association as it relates to the voting process at general meetings.
Dear Editor, I have heard that Bernard De Santos was one of our legal luminaries, but I did not know that Bernard very well.
Dear Editor, Sadly, Miles Greaves Fitzpatrick S.C. CCH is no longer blessed with life.
Dear Editor, It is disheartening to read horrific stories of ending another’s life through violence.
Dear Editor, The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, might not be tall, but she certainly stood tall for her country and particularly the Muslim community, following the recent horrific terrorist attacks on two mosques in that country.
Dear Editor, It is very disturbing to witness the suffering for water especially during the short holiday season, can you imagine no water and in the homes of people at Eccles Old Road near to the Oxygen Company?
Dear Editor, Kindly permit me space in your newspaper to voice my concern about a very dangerous situation on our roadway.
Dear Editor, I want to comment on an ongoing discussion on education reform, specifically in Guyana, and what lessons could be derived from the Caribbean region.
Dear Editor, A few days ago I shared a story of a 30-year-old man who had been abandoned by his relatives at a hospital in Berbice.
Dear Editor, Today, March 21, the international community marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination under the theme “Mitigating and countering rising nationalist populism and extreme supremacist ideologies”.
Dear Editor, During the Sunday, March 17, 2019 edition of the Walter Rodney Groundings (WRG) television programme the nation was informed by the moderator, Kidackie Amsterdam, that well known public personality Mr.
Dear Editor, With oil money coming, the political stakes could not be higher, as most of our citizens know and feel that they could be cheated of their God given rights to the opportunities and wealth of our Republic.
Dear Editor, I note with considerable unhappiness that the Government is meeting with President Jimmy Carter’s Carter Center.
Dear Editor, On Tuesday March 19, 2019, the Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority Mr.
Dear Editor, We, the public, will continue to read the pronouncements of the authorities with scepticism, snorts of derision, or even some good humour, depending on our mood, since they almost always display healthy measures of double standards or plain hypocrisy.
Dear Editor, It is now eight weeks since Dr Brian O’Toole was shot in the driveway of his home; ten days since I first wrote pointing out the lack of police action on this matter.
Dear Editor, The Ministry of Public Health in Guyana has stepped up its campaign to administer the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine to children in schools.
Dear Editor, There is a myth being peddled in Guyana that “95% of the country’s wealth is owned by Indians”.
Dear Editor, In 2008/2009, I undertook a project to work with the GRDB’s Extension Division to improve rice fertilization in Guyana.
Dear Editor, Mr. Bryn Pollard in his letter in yesterday’s Stabroek News (`Mr.
Dear Editor, Astounded would be an understatement to describe my state of mind when I read the article titled `GECOM Chairman tells President elections can be held by November – following house-to-house registration’ which was published in the online edition of Stabroek News of Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
Dear Editor, The word from the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) regarding its inquiry into race-based employment at Gecom is: No evidence.
Dear Editor, I recently attended a surprise dinner for a close colleague who attained the status of what I fondly refer to as senior citizen first class (NIS pension at 60 is 2nd class).
Dear Editor, Of course the APNU+AFC Government of President David Granger has to uphold the Constitution guided by the Court of Law.
Dear Editor, Aptly named ‘Miles’ was always ahead of the pack – of colleagues with whom he associated.
Dear Editor, I write in response to a letter by Christopher Ram, captioned “GECOM’s requirement of a minimum period of 148 days to hold elections is an admission of its incompetence” (SN: 03.18.2019).
Dear Editor, My motorcycle was stolen from my East Coast Demerara home on February 03, 2019.
Dear Editor, Thanks to my young colleague, Brother Nigel Westmaas, I am able to find a reference to justify my sense for some weeks of a seeming gap in the learned, or spirited arguments going on at home in Guyana.
Dear Editor, I have found my friend Mr. Ralph Ramkarran S.C.’s recent offering in his “Conversation Tree” column in the Stabroek News’ edition of 17 March, 2019 “The Court osf Appeal can shine a legal light on the way forward’’ very intriguing.
Dear Editor, In a recent letter (SN, March 17th, 2019), Mr. Vincent Alexander, Commissioner of GECOM, made a rather cryptic comment that leaves me wondering if the episode I relate below might be part of what he might have meant by “intermediary” in his statement that “The never-held … Houston bye-election in 1961, Boodhoo`s malfeasance in 2006 – 2011 … and the unlawful issuance of proxies and consequentially illegal voting in Mabaruma in the 2018 local government elections represent the alpha, part intermediary and omega of electoral malfeasance in Guyana, to date.” It must have been in the 1980s, on the ground floor of the Dorothy Bailey Health Centre on South Road.
Dear Editor, The one month extension to the constitutional timeframe for the holding of the 2006 elections has been the subject of much debate and I hope that it is now clear to all that the extension was made in accordance with the Constitution, the Representation of the People Act and the Election Laws (Amendment) Act.
Dear Editor, At the recent Town Hall style meeting held by RISE to discuss consequences of the No-confidence motion and possible avenues for averting crisis, I clashed with ANUG representative Timothy Jonas when he asserted that no party other than APNU+AFC has the ‘muscle’ (his word not mine) to successfully apply pressure via protest action in Guyana.
Dear Editor, I read with interest and concern an Article in the press by Professor Duke Pollard, former Justice of the Caribbean Court of Justice in which he wrote touching and concerning the No Confidence Motion as contained in the Articles of the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.
Dear Editor, The old lady complained that she did not receive her usual monthly bill from GTT, through the post.
Dear Editor, I just listened to the very disturbing and heartbreaking story of Devina on Mr Jagdeo’s facepage.
Dear Editor, Ever since Dave Cameron entered the scene as the Cricket West Indies (CWI) President in 2013, his tenure as President has been plagued with controversies after controversies.
Dear Editor, I wish to address some concerns regarding shared-governance which is being advocated as a way forward for Guyanese politics.
Dear Editor, On the 14th March 2019, the Guyana Chronicle newspaper carried an article of an ordinary woman (Dianne Henry) who placed her husband (a farmer) in a canoe and paddled for about 40 miles to seek medical attention for him, due to a snake bite he received.
Dear Editor, It does not appear that there is anything on which the government and opposition can agree regarding the elections machinery as a whole, and the state of elections readiness by Gecom.
Dear Editor, Guyana is approaching a period in which none of us have been before.
Dear Editor, We have now officially entered the final week of what some have deemed a countdown to a constitutional crisis.
Dear Editor, The passing of Mr. Miles Fitzpatrick would be, at any time, an event of great loss to his family and his loved ones and friends, and to the country he has served in with such constancy.
Dear Editor, Much anxiety is being created and in some cases being nurtured as we approach the March 21 date which marks the end of the 90 days since the No Confidence Motion was passed in the National Assembly.