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”.

The social ills we face are interminable

Dear Editor, I would rather prefer to stream a movie or read a stimulating book, and simply enjoy my downtime after a gruelling week in the classroom.

Guyana is all about me

Dear Editor, I took a look at a BBC online article titled, ‘Kaepernick: from one man to movement’ and realized why that, despite the negatives, Americans can be and should be admired. 

The UK is here to stay

Dear Editor, I apologise to my good friend Ian McDonald for the delay in responding to his commentary piece in the Sunday Stabroek of 10 September (‘Brexit’). 

The Gaming Authority and the world of unknowns

Dear Editor, Howard Zinn (author of You Can’t be Neutral on a Moving Train), while speaking at a political event in the United States had the following to say on pronouncements by former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

The Corporation Tax rate for non-commercial companies was reduced in 2017

Dear Editor, The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) would like to respond to a letter published in the October 11, 2017 edition of Stabroek News captioned ‘There should be a phased reduction in Corporation Tax rates’ which was submitted by Mr Sase Singh, and to correct several inaccuracies mentioned in the letter on the rate of Corporation Tax.

All of us have to go the extra mile to ensure the protection of our children

Dear Editor, Child Protection Week, under the theme ‘Partnering with Families and Communities for the Positive Outcome for Children’, has just concluded, but not one of us ‒ communities, government agencies, organizations or the police ‒ is doing enough to protect children from abuse. 

Caribs of Baramita complaining of illegal mining on their lands

Dear Editor, The Carib residents of the Bara-mita village, Matarkai Sub-region, Region 1 (Barima-Waini) have complained that the root cause of their current social ills is irresponsible mining activities taking place on their legally-titled village lands without the consent or permission of a village general meeting called by the Village Council.