It’s time to focus on our parks

Dear Editor, Between Carifesta Avenue and Thomas Lands is located a beautifully planned out park known as the National Park. This park includes several playfields, asphalt surface track, turf running track, small stadium with hard standing office building and parking, maintenance shed and stables, dance studio, manatee pond, other ponds and canals, lots of trees and several ponies.

What is causing the flooding in Barrack Street?

Dear Editor, I applaud our new government for taking immediate steps to effect a clean-up of the capital city, but I would like to share my observations regarding the most recent flooding of my street, recognising that every bit of information could contribute to a proper diagnosis of the problem.

Surujbally should stay at Gecom

Dear Editor, Ever since the declaration of the 2015 general and regional elections, the PPP has been agitating for a general recount of all the ballot boxes, and the resignation of Gecom Chairman, Dr Steve Surujbally.

ISP providing poor service

Dear Editor, As a resident in the village of Schoonord, Parfaite Harmonie housing scheme on the West Bank Demerara for some three-and-a-half years, my experience has been one of a tremendous sense of achievement tempered by the fact that some important services are not functioning effectively.

A book on the history of health systems and major diseases in Guyana is now available

Dear Editor, The history of health and disease in Guyanese historiography is a neglected area of research. It is for this reason that Dr Ramesh Gampat’s recent two-volume book, Guyana: From Slavery to the Present (Volume 1: Health Systems and Volume 2: Major Diseases) is a major advancement in knowledge about public health ideas and systems since the time of African slavery and Indian indenture in Guyana.

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