We should band together

Dear Editor, Nestled between Brazil and Venezuela, Guyana can easily go unnoticed. It has about 750,000 inhabitants and a per capita income of $4,300, half the regional average, qualifying it as the hemisphere’s third poorest nation.

We need to stop fretting over the 2016 oil agreement

Dear Editor, While I too share the same anxieties as many compatriots over whether government’s share of the revenues from the 2016 petroleum agreement will be the bonanza to finally launch the country into the economic stratosphere, the fact of the matter is we live in a world with established rules and expectations on how international business is conducted and how investment decisions are made by big corporations.

Insurance companies are violating customers’ human rights

Dear Editor, It is totally unacceptable that insurance companies are now forcing prospective customers to declare their political affiliation on a Customer Verification Form, because this is a flagrant violation of every citizen’s right to freedom of association as enshrined in the founding charter of the United Nations (UN).

Unilateral judicial appointments by the President will be challenged

Dear Editor, A constitution which encapsulates the democratic ethos of a nation, that is built upon the doctrine of separation of powers, guarantees the independence of the judiciary, limits executive power and accords the citizenry their basic human rights as fundamental freedoms, will always be a hindrance to the authoritarian.

The city has a crisis of administration and management

Dear Editor, If the Guyana Chronicle’s article, ‘Calls grow for King’s removal’ (Feb 15) with regard to recent correspondence from Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan to Mayor of Georgetown Patricia Chase-Green is accurate, and I have no reason to believe otherwise, I welcome the Minister’s wise counsel, and hope the Mayor acquiesces to giving the information the Minister has requested.

Tangled web

Dear Editor, There is not a day that goes by as we open the pages of the newspapers when there isn’t an item to tickle our funny bones. 

We need to disentangle business from politics

Dear Editor, Many persons know that I hold a view that Guyana has the potential to become the Singapore of South America, however, on our way there, we have to make some fundamental changes.

Music to the ears of cricket fans

Dear Editor, The announcement that the ICC would grant international status to a match to be played in England on May 31 between the Rest of the World and the West Indies, the reigning champions of the shortest form of the game (20 overs), to raise funds to restore cricket grounds in Dominica and Anguilla destroyed by recent hurricanes, will be music to the ears of most fans, because it will generate much interest (both live and on TV), and more importantly, major revenue.

What is happening in the sugar industry as it falls into disrepair?

Dear Editor, When the Trinidad sugar industry was in its death throes, and closure was imminent, I remember a good friend of mine, who was in a senior management position at Caroni to the end, telling me about the chaos which overtook that industry as controls slackened and were lost.

The Korean Women’s Ice Hockey team will be remembered

Dear Editor, The Winter Olympics in South Korea will be remembered for the joint Women’s Ice Hockey team comprising host country South Korea together with North Korea, and although it failed to medal, it turned out to be a win-win outcome for the two arch enemies.

Stoppage of water last Saturday at Cotton Tree was an isolated case

Dear Editor, In response to a letter published in your newspaper on Sunday, February 11, 2018 captioned ‘No explanation for daily water cut-off at Cotton Tree’ by Mr Harry Gill, I would like to rebut the allegations regarding the general water situation in Region 5 and water stoppages at the Cotton Water Treatment Plant over the last two years.