Signing bonus should be returned to ExxonMobil

Dear Editor, We must all express our gratitude and appreciation to my good friend and professional colleague, Mr Christopher Ram, for disclosing that the government was in receipt of a signing bonus of US$20 million from ExxonMobil.

The person who leaked the letter deserves our thanks

Dear Editor, If there was any doubt in the minds of the people of Guyana about where the country is and where it is headed, look no further than Saturday’s headlines of the self-proclaimed “The Nation’s Newspaper”, the Chronicle.

GAWU has mounted a strong, consistent struggle against estate closures

Dear Editor, The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has recognized from a newsroom report entitled ‘Fmr Gov’t Minister touts international relief fund for sugar workers’ that prominent business executive, Mr Ramesh Dookhoo, who was interviewed, is quoted to have said that the sugar unions should “focus a little more on the plight of the workers who have so far been dismissed”.

Leon Johnson should be captaining the West Indies

Dear Editor, After watching the first Test between West Indies and New Zealand where the West Indies was rolled over by an innings and 67 runs by New Zealand ‒ this might sound controversial ‒ I am convinced that Jason Holder is a poor captain and should be relieved of the captaincy.

APNU+AFC is good at being the Christmas Grinch

Dear Editor, In November 2016 and in January 2017  I wrote about the impending closure of several sugar estates, mentioning that GuySuCo had already stopped the cultivation of canes and maintenance of cane ratoons, not only in Wales, but also at Rose Hall, including Providence, West Canje, Skeldon and Enmore/LBI.

Sexual grooming and abuse in schools is a reality we need to address

Dear Editor, The revelations of alleged sexual grooming and abuse by a teacher at one of the nation’s most venerated secondary schools, and possibly other schools spanning the better part of two decades, is a matter of grave concern to the Child Rights Alliance (CRA).

Profits before people

Dear Editor, It has been reported that Guyana’s President David Granger is in Kenya telling people to put people before profits.

Anna Regina office distributed pension books expeditiously

Dear Editor, The Anna Regina office of the Ministry of Social Protection deserves tremendous praise for the  relief that was felt by hundreds of old age pensioners who had turned out at the Amerindian Hostel in Suddie to uplift their books for next year.