Dear Editor, As the curtain comes down on a rather drab 2018 World Cup, I share some of the thoughts that came during the occasional high points and the many disappointments.
Dear Editor, I recently wrote a letter to your newspaper which you published under the heading `Time for the Indigenous people to shake up the status quo’ in which I called on my Amerindian brothers and sisters to form their own party so as to empower themselves and have a say in the affairs of this country.
Dear Editor, With a population of 747,000, Guyana seems to be turning back the hands of time.
Dear Editor, There continues to be a shortage of drugs and medical supplies at Public Health facilities in Region Two.
Dear Editor, It is common knowledge that our constitutional structure embraces the doctrine of Separation of Powers, which divides governmental functions of the State into three main branches, namely, the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary.
Dear Editor, Why is Berbice being so severely discriminated against? Our national government seems comfortable with building, maintaining and subsidizing the operation of a new Demerara River Bridge (reportedly, in addition to the existing Demerara River Bridge); commuters pay the paltry sum of $100 for a car to use the bridge while the same commuter, who pays the same taxes to the Government, has to pay virtually twenty times more to cross the Berbice River Bridge…..and now there are moves afoot to add insult to injury by a substantial increase in the fees to cross the Berbice Bridge.
Dear Editor, In an effort to maintain political objectivity I chose to write this letter sometime after the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on the issue of Presidential term limits in the Guyana Constitution, to avoid becoming a victim to the obvious sensational atmosphere that the ruling engendered.
Dear Editor, I have noted with increasing concern the behaviour of Junior Minister Simona Broomes.
Dear Editor, Important and major infrastructural works such as roads, bridges, harbours as well as water supply and electricity generation should not, in my view, be put in the hands of private individuals or companies.
Dear Editor, It always pains me when the lives of productive Guyanese men and women are disrupted and sometimes destroyed because of excessively harsh penalties inflicted on them for being found with minuscule quantities of marijuana.
Dear Editor, If one was bold enough to commit a wrong then one should be equally bold enough to apologize.
Dear Editor, I take the time to reply once more to questions repeated by Rev Gideon Cecil who asserts in a letter “Guyana Prize for Literature has not helped emerging writers living and writing here.” (SN, July 9, 2018).
Dear Editor, One of the most urgent problems facing Guyana is the exponential rise in crime in recent times.
Dear Editor, In Guyana while the Ministry of Agriculture is spending $40 million this year on improved rice varieties, enhanced rice production and improved quality, a huge acreage of rice is being spoiled in the fields in Region 6.
Dear Editor, The Stabroek News editorial of July 10, 2018, `Minister Lawrence’s corruption tirade ‘ illustrates the dangerous attitudes that are retarding progress in Guyana.
Dear Editor, I refer to the sensitively presented SN editorial titled, “Nobody’s nation” (SN July 7).
Dear Editor, Reference is made to articles appearing in Kaieteur News on the 8th day of July 2018, under the caption `NY-based company sole sourced in $366M drug contract -major local suppliers disqualified’ and in Stabroek News on the 9th day of July 2018, under the caption `Questions raised about Ministry’s sole-sourcing of $367m in drugs from HDM Labs’.
Dear Editor, I feel honoured to have been awarded the Guyana Prize for the poetry I have written.
Dear Editor, In the mid-1970s the Burnham government created the Guyana National Service.
Dear Editor, Nearly a month ago I penned a letter to the press complimenting Mr Gobin Harbhajan on his stance against corruption by AFC members in Berbice.
Dear Editor, At last some movement to revive our neglected beautiful Town Hall.
Dear Editor, After viewing the CCTV video of the parking-lot incident involving Minister Simona Broomes and two security guards, I expect Acting Commissioner of Police, David Ramnarine having seen the video himself, to now instruct that all pending charges against those two security guards be dropped with an apology.
Dear Editor, The APNU+AFC administration has reportedly refused to honour a number of recommendations made by a Committee it set up to examine increases in salaries and other benefits for teachers on the grounds that it will put a strain on the national budget.
Dear Editor, The Stabroek News of July 5th, 2018 published a letter attributed to Roshan Khan Snr.
Dear Editor, I wish to ask the owners of Stabroek News to review the editorial policy of the current supervising editors and find that they have been prejudicial against a number of my letters, most recently my examination of selected banking system statistics (We have been lied to by the coalition administration, published in Kaieteur News).
Dear Editor, The Ministry of Finance notes the article ‘GPL to tap US$20M loan from Islamic bank for system upgrades,’ July 7, 2018.
Dear Editor, When you are incompetent and you try your incompetent best you are still incompetent.
Dear Editor, When I penned my most recent column (Dictatorship and Racism in Guyanese Cricket—Can we talk about this, Mr.
Dear Editor, Please allow me space to complain about a boat cruise that was held on Sunday the 8th July 2018.
Dear Editor, A facebook friend concerned with wildlife welfare in Guyana recently forwarded me a very disturbing picture of a capuchin monkey being marketed on Facebook.
Dear Editor, Several sections of the media reported that Minister of State, Joseph Harmon made an announcement about the outstanding redundancy pay to the thousands of workers made jobless by the callous, heartless, decisions to close several sugar estates in recent times.
Dear Editor, The members of the coalition can no doubt remember my unflinching support for them as I consistently highlighted the PPP’s failures leading up to the 2015 national elections.
Dear Editor, It is time for the annual national awards, GHK Lall style, in recognition of those great citizens who rise above.
Dear Editor, Now that the Football World Cup is at the last breath, allow me to express my disappointment at the discrimination against women.
Dear Editor, The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has noted in some sections of the media that there are accusations that the Commission has demonstrated a “lack of concern at the creation of new Neighbourhood Democratic Councils.” That creative function does not fall within the remit of GECOM.
Dear Editor, According to the article on page 16 of Stabroek News of July 5, 2018, our Regional Health Services are in an unhealthy state.
Dear Editor, Over the last two years there has been a slew of new rentals by governmental and their semi- autonomous offspring in residential neighbourhoods.
Dear Editor, I wish to respond to Mr Al Creighton’s letter captioned: `All literary prizes use literary critics, academics and practicing writers as judges’ in the July 5th 2018 edition of Stabroek News and the other newspapers simultaneously.
Dear Editor, I have had several opportunities over the last few months to interact with a very senior public servant; in each instance I walked away in amazement and appreciation.
Dear Editor, As a member of the Parliamentary Oversight Committee for the Security Sector, I have been taking special interest in the performance (or lack thereof) of the Public Security Minister, the Honourable Khemraj Ramjattan.
Dear Editor, Article 127(1) of the Constitution provides for the President to make appointments to the offices of Chancellor of the Judiciary and Chief Justice, with the agreement of the Leader of the Opposition.
Dear Editor, I refer to the article titled, “Valuations of shuttered sugar estates 90% complete -SPU says US$30m bond underpinned by gov’t guarantee” (SN July 6).
Dear Editor, Kindly allow me some space in your newspaper’s’ letter section to bring to notice, and hopefully, provide some guidance to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) on their woeful ineptitude when dealing with queries from the general public.
Dear Editor, Guyanese born writer and United States Professor Lomarsh Roopnarine’s book “Indian Carib-bean: Migration and Identity in the Diaspora (2018),” published by the University Press of Mississippi, is the winner of the prestigious Carib-bean Studies Association (CSA) 2018 Gordon K.
Dear Editor In my letter of July 6, 2018, “Not true that Guyana Prize has shown bias towards writers in exile,” I did not mention the following: Ryhaan Shah’s career as a novelist virtually began with the publication of “A Silent Life” (Peepal Tree, 2005).
Dear Editor, It took almost four days for a weak, inept and pathetic response to come from the City about the multi-million heist, during which it was revealed ‘that the City Constabulary officers were on patrol of the area, at the time of the robbery’ (“City Council had guards posted at Stabroek Market …heist “KN July 6).
Dear Editor, It is very frustrating living at the last four corner of 18th Street, Diamond, East Bank Demerara and hearing the screeching, scraping, grazing, banging, thumping and swearing as drivers try to manoeuvre their way out from three dangerous potholes at the intersection.
Dear Editor, Almost a month after the disbursement of $17B of the $30B borrowed by National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) for the sugar industry from commercial banks, the nation remains in dark in respect of the real purpose of the loan.
Dear Editor, The Caribbean Tourism Industry must be sinking to desperate measures when it has to resort to the destructive rum to attract tourists.
Dear Editor, The Board of Governors of St Rose’s High School wishes to advise that the demolition of the School’s timber building facing Church Street is slated to begin on the 9th July, 2018.