Dear Editor, In response to the Stabroek News article entitled `Firms hired through restrictive tendering for tourism drive in North America, Germany’ published on September 6th, 2018, the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) would like to correct the inaccurate contracted amounts mentioned in the article.
Dear Editor, The double standards in our political culture continue, reinforcing the importance of having an active, engaged, and vociferous civil society if we are to arrive at the stage where all are held to the same standards and play by the same rules.
Dear Editor, The National Sports Commission has taken note of a video circulating on Social Media showing two females trampling on a flag of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Dear Editor, I have 13 questions for Business Minister Dominic Gaskin on Exxon’s Esso’s pre-contract costs 1.By the end of which year does the Minister expect to honour the US$4.4 Billion Pre-Contract Costs claim, referred to by the Public and Government Affairs Officer; Ms.
Dear Editor, I am very worried about Guyana signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) for “cooperation in oil and gas” because the Guyanese people had enough bad experiences over the years to make them look with four eyes at any type of agreement with the twin island republic and other nations.
Dear Editor, In January 2018, the Government of Guyana passed the so-called “Whistle-blower” Law because they want to be associated with the philosophy of “combating corruption by encouraging and facilitating disclosures of improper conduct” from the public sector and private sector officers.
Dear Editor, In 2015, I was of the impression that Guyanese would have experienced the “Good Life” when the APNU+AFC came to power following general elections.
Dear Editor, Is volleyball still recognized as a game, worthy of attention, in Guyana?
Dear Editor, The closure of Trinidad’s State-owned oil refinery (Petrotrin) closely resembles the ‘restructured’ GuySuCo of Guyana.
Dear Editor, The decision by the government to step back from its earlier announced position, that the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) must call off the strike and agree to conciliation before arbitration, is a victory for the union’s leadership and its members.
Dear Editor, According to a recent news report (it was described as “shocking”) machines are now imitating humans in the worst way possible.
Dear Editor, I would like to reference an unresolved matter that was raised by the Stabroek News in July 2016 under a new item captioned “Gov’t still awaiting word from Health Ministry on BK $800M steel claims”.
Dear Editor, It was with horror that DA’91 witnessed the total escalation of the situation in Venezuela.
Dear Editor, The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) would like to publicly state that it remains supportive of foreign investors to Guyana.
Dear Editor, In the month of September there is a heightened awareness on the issues of children, on education and on their protection and whilst families are most important to the protection of children there are many other systems and structures that support the prevention of abuse of children.
Dear Editor, The discourse on China has continued in prominent segments of our media.
Dear Editor, In his letter in SN of September 5 last, Tacuma Ogunseye threw down a gauntlet to all African Christians.
Dear Editor, There is no doubt in my mind that there can be a brighter future for sugar production at Skeldon Estate; what is also becoming a source of increasing encouragement is the recent expansion and enhancement of Skeldon Estate Senior Staff Compound as a recreation and tourism site being run commercially as another income-generating operation which is already attracting increasing usage by residents in the community as well as an increasing number of visitors including foreigners and Guyanese emigrants who return to the area for various family affairs and who are attracted to the upscale facilities including boarding, lodgings and recreational.
Dear Editor, I am thankful that the Government of Guyana through its responsible Region 3 units is addressing the years of poor condition of the West Bank Public Road.
Dear Editor, I thought it was made clear in the oil contract our government secretly signed that there are no taxes to collect from ExxonMobil, but only from the shore-based EEPGL.
Dear Editor, I purchased six tickets for the CPL game for the 8th of September 2018 for the Guyana stadium.
Dear Editor, I congratulate Mr. Godfrey Statia, Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority for the tone of his letter in your pages – SN Sept.
Dear Editor, Four years ago, the World Health Organisation reported that Guyana had the highest suicide rate in the world.
Dear Editor, I deliberately held my tongue during the recent teachers strike. I did so simply because I did not want to be a part of interfering as the government and the teachers’ union sought compromise on a strike that all of us preferred did not happen.
Dear Editor, Recently, on a Saturday afternoon, two utility poles, one on the northern side and the other on the southern side of our home broke at their bases, bursting some power and telephone lines and disrupting service to several homes in the neighbourhood.
Dear Editor, It was reported in one of the dailies that the Council of Legal Education ( CLE ) was concerned that the feasibility study to set up the proposed Law School did not satisfy the Quality Assurance that is required.
Dear Editor, The September 5 editorial in Stabroek News on Stanley E. Brock (1936-2018), who made an important contribution to the development of cattle ranching in the Rupununi when he was a Manager at the Dadanawa Ranch for 15 years (1953-1968) shows the need for someone or a team of persons to compile a “Biographical Dictionary of Guyanese” to preserve and showcase the contributions made by significant figures, both living and deceased.
Dear Editor, With reference to the Guyana Times article of September 6, 2018 headlined ‘Lost $47B Gold Board revenues could have cushioned sugar industry – Jagdeo’, the Guyana Gold Board has no record of realizing a loss of $47 billion to any company during any recent financial period as was reported in said article.
Dear Editor, The Ministry of Public Security hereby responds to reports appearing in some sections of the media (Kaieteur News 06-09-2018), (News Room 06-09-2018) of the alleged assault on a woman and a teen by the operatives of the Stray Catcher Unit of the Ministry of Public Security.
Dear Editor, When numbers are so far apart (ranging from 40% to the single digits), there is usually little hope that the increasingly adversarial parties would compromise to find common ground, and binding arbitration is the only accepted route.
Dear Editor, As of recent the role of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) in auditing ExxonMobil’s operations in Guyana has been the source of some debate.
Dear Editor, A section of our media has been attacking the People’s Republic of China on several fronts.
Dear Editor, How could we have billions of barrels of oil in 2018 and not be able to pay our teachers a living wage?
Dear Editor, It is important that we respect and give thanks to our teaching community who have helped to significantly improve the results of our students over the years.
Dear Editor, In my previous letter published in the Stabroek News Wednesday 5th September 2018 edition under the caption, `I continue to encounter on a daily basis African self-hate and cultural blindness’, I promised to address other issues raised in the column by Dr.
Dear Editor, I sincerely hope that you will pardon reference to a submission on the above subject addressed to your columns some eighteen months ago.
Dear Editor, Almost daily I am confronted by sobering developments that alert me as to how Guyana really works; how dirty it is, and how infinitely dirtier many of the people are, be they upstairs or from the streets.
Dear Editor, I feel sorry for the public having to endure the level of stupidity emanating from the Government about audits arising out of the Esso/Hess/CNOOC Petroleum Agreement.
Dear Editor, I am no expert at anything. I am just a regular road consumer, but I am scared.
Dear Editor, It is uncertain whether its timing is intended to be an orchestrated intervention aimed at becalming the smouldering anxieties of the undermentioned grades of teachers; but the Teaching Service Commission released on August 28, 2018 a Preliminary Appointment List of Promotions, effective October 01, 2018.
Dear Editor, Guyana’s education system has more than five standardized examinations: National Grades 2, 4 6 and 9 exams.
Dear Editor, This is the second installment of my reply to a condemnatory letter on me by Tacuma Ogunseye (SN, Friday, August 31).
Dear Editor, My attention was drawn to an article in the Monday, September 3, 2018 edition of the Guyana Chronicle headlined: ‘Bringing joy through music – celebrating 160 years of the Guyana Police Force Band’s legacy.’ As I perused the article, I searched over and over again for any mention of the name Clement Edwards Nathaniel Nichols and what transpired during his tenure as Bandmaster of the British Guiana Police Force Military Band.
Dear Editor, A fundamental structural feature of colonialism is the fracturing of an economy into two parts: export enclave and the rest of the economy.
Dear Editor, In a letter published in SN on September 5 and written by Tacuma Ogunseye we are enjoined to reject self-hate and to return to the ancestral goddesses that we have abandoned.
Dear Editor, • If our division was not race it would probably be religion or class or the hue of skin within a race or some other quotient.
Dear Editor, For those who have had substantial experience on either side of the Industrial Relations platform it continues to be puzzling to observe the confusion of views being expressed, again by both sides, on what process is now applicable in the brouhaha between the Ministry of Education and the Guyana Teachers’ Union That either party is sufficiently informed about the relevant legislation and the provisions of normal Collective Agreements, is barely evident, and in some instances mostly tentative.
Dear Editor, There are many teachers in Guyana who are teachers by day but have started to do the odd jobs on the weekend and at nights to make ends meet.
Dear Editor, I write in support of the position taken by Dr. Mark Kirton regarding the award of Honorary Doctorates by the University of Guyana.
Dear Editor, President David Granger’s recent address to the annual Cuffy 250 Forum has taken on a significance greater than he may have intended.