Inspiration

Dear Editor, I happened to be in a vehicle and as I was passing, I just couldn’t help but notice this individual conducting his chores and I believe a great lot can be learnt from this ‘Kodak Moment.’…This was around mid-morning on Regent St., on November 1, 2018.

Aubrey Williams long overdue for major exhibition at the Tate

Dear Editor, The Guyana diaspora is nothing if not literate and engaged. They showed it in a great event at the London High Commission on Tuesday 30th October where the great Guyanese artist Aubrey Williams was under discussion.

Creative writing course

Dear Editor, An advertisement placed by the Ministry of the Presidency, Depart-ment of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport, Institute of Crea-tive Arts in the Stabroek News of October 28, 2018 invited persons to enroll in full-time certified courses, including one leading to a Certificate in Creative Writing.

GPL restoring prepaid connectivity

Dear Editor, Efforts by the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) to restore prepaid connectivity to all affected vendors have resulted in significant success.

Guyanese to speak out on gender-based violence

Dear Editor, From November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Cam-paign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

We must encourage our youth to remain

Dear Editor, Picture this; a post-oil Georgetown buzzing with economic activity, young professionals meander the asphalt pathways amidst grandiose infrastructure.

Career Fair and Medical Outreach held at Westminster

Dear Editor,  On Saturday 27 October, Ranks of “D” Division (West Demerara/East Bank Essequibo) in collaboration with the Throne Room Full Gospel International Church, hosted a Career Fair and Medical Outreach Programme in Westminster, La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara.

Copyright reform has to move forward

Dear Editor, At the risk of censure, I’ve pointed out that this administration can be and has been unnecessarily glacial on issues of cultural policy.

Professionals have paid hundreds of millions in taxes

Dear Editor, The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) wishes to respond to the lead headline of the Sunday October 28, 2018 edition of the Kaieteur News titled `Lawyers, doctors and other professionals collectively pay less than $6m to GRA in 2017’, and the first paragraph of the said page 3 article which stated that “the hundreds of lawyers, doctors, and other professionals with private practices across Guyana have collectively contributed only $5.6M to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) in 2017.

Justice Kennard’s outburst was repulsive

Dear Editor,  On October 26, 2018 at a sitting of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the operation of the Georgetown City Council, chairman of the COI, retired Chancellor of the Judiciary of Guyana, Cecil Kennard, shouted “shut up” to Mrs.

Guyana set for Havana International Fair

Dear Editor, Guyana is among some 70 countries represented at the 36th annual Havana International Fair (FIHAV 2018) which opens here today.

Linden saw many improvements under my tenure

Dear Editor, I wish to follow through with my promise of reminding the PPP what I did to lift Linden out of the quagmire it was left in after 23 years of deprivation and marginalization.

Garbage collection by NDCs irregular

Dear Editor, We recently had an experience with our Neighbourhood Democratic Council – Better Hope, as it relates to garbage collection.

IAC applauds Chanderpaul

Dear Editor, The Indian Action Committee (IAC) offers its congratulations to the outstanding Guyanese and West Indian Test Cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul on his being awarded an honorary Doctorate from the University of the West Indies, as a result of his long, dedicated and immense service to West Indies cricket, both at home and abroad.

`Monsoon on the Fingers of God’

Dear Editor, Monsoon on the Fingers of God, written by a Guyanese residing in America, is a thoughtful collection of poems relevant to Caribbean people, the Indian sub-continent, and the UK.

Let compassion bloom in Guyana

Dear Editor, Human nature is invariably flawed with envy, greed, jealousy, and sometimes cruel instinct; yet even in the worst of us, there is the attribute of compassion.

COI report recommendations on retirement age have been ignored

Dear Editor, The writer could not help being self-conscious of the exceptionally senior age at which he functioned as an Executive Director in the sugar industry – the country’s largest employer, and of feeling lucky as not to be so buffeted as the newly appointed Chairman of GECOM.

City has more than one bank account

Dear Editor, A most startling revelation was made at our last statutory meeting at City Hall held on Monday, October 22nd, 2018.

CCJ to deliver ruling in cross-dressing case on Tuesday

Dear Editor, On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 14:00 hours, Trinidad and Tobago time, Guyana’s final court of appeal, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), will deliver its decision in McEwan and others v Attorney General of Guyana, the case which challenged the constitutionality of a law that criminalizes wearing attire of a different gender in public for an “improper purpose.” The decision will be delivered at the CCJ headquarters in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and live streamed from the CCJ website: www.ccj.org In 2009, several trans women were arrested and convicted under the 1893 Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act of the offence of being a “man” appearing in “female attire” in public for an “improper purpose.” They spent three nights in police detention in Georgetown after their arrest for the minor crime.