There were no comments about gay marriage in panel discussion

Dear Editor, The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) is grateful for the media coverage of the panel discussion on mental health issues held on Tuesday, June 17, as part of our 10th annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) film festival, ‘Painting the Spectrum 10.’ However, I am writing to correct an inaccurate section of the report titled ‘Gays more prone to commit suicide – Dr Harding,’ which appeared in the Guyana Times dated Thursday, June 19, 2014.

Political success grows with real grassroots work

Dear Editor, The 2011 results had a very deep meaning. If one analyzes Guyana’s history, one would realize that 1964 was the last election when no party got more than 50 per cent of the votes (one would never know the reality between 1968 and 1985 as these elections did not reflect the will of the people).

The PPP can correct their error by calling local government elections

Dear Editor, Does the PPP honestly have the capacity to accept and acknowledge that since 1997 they have failed the nation; have jeopardized the democratic process in Guyana by not holding local government elections; and have overseen the complete destruction of the local government system?

Good that the education bill stops beating in schools

Dear Editor, It is good that the government has decided to table legislation which would stop the beating of children in Guyana’s schools (‘Corporal punishment dropped from new education bill,’ SN, June 20).

Gang of touts extorting money on Route 31

Dear Editor, I have noted with interest the recent media releases about the Guyana Police Force’s intent to go after touts in the various minibus parks and would like to draw attention to a situation that exists in the La Parfaite Harmonie bus park.

Official abused position of trust

Dear Editor, In recent times there have reports of sex scandals involving government officials, but none of these officials were called to account.


Dear Editor, On Wednesday, June 4, I could not stay for the entire first session of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry (COI).

The WICB has finally decided that enough is enough

Dear Editor, It was interesting to read and listen to the dramatic outbursts of Cabinet Secretary Roger Luncheon and PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee when the West Indies Cricket Board moved their Test match to Barbados.

There is deep concern about the Colwyn Harding case

Dear Editor, The Colwyn Harding Support Group would like to register its deep concern that notwithstanding the submission to the Director of Public Prosecution of two independent medical reports which revealed that Mr Harding‘s injuries were consistent with his allegations that a foreign object was inserted into his rectum, that the perpetrator was not charged under the Sexual Offences Act.

Intolerable noise nuisance in Essequibo

Dear Editor, Since the opening of a new drinking spot, allegedly by an employee of Banks DIH Ltd, in a privately owned business complex aback of a gas station on the Essequibo Coast, serious noise nuisance has been affecting a large number of families.