Dear Editor, On January 12, 2018, Guyana celebrates 165 years since the arrival of the first Chinese immigrants on the shores of British Guiana at Windsor in 1853.
Dear Editor, If you’ve heard of Bitcoin, you know of cryptocurrency. Bitcoin has started a revolution so great that it threatens the very existence of how our current system of government, finance and business is done.
Dear Editor, I note that after the meeting between the President and the Leader of the Opposition, on the appointment of Justice Benjamin as Chancellor, Minister Harmon, is reported to have said that the President was generous to give the Leader of the Opposition a month to do his due diligence.
Dear Editor, Having been exposed again that they had no intention of paying the more than 4000 sugar workers who were terminated their legally guaranteed severance this month as promised, President Granger had the self-proclaimed ‘champion’ of the sugar workers read a message in Parliament that APNU+AFC will provide a 50% severance payment by the end of the month.
Dear Editor, Upon acquiring a piece of land some ten years ago in Section A of the Grove/Diamond New Scheme, I assumed that by paying an additional sum for that frontal ‘residential’ area, I would be entitled to a basic convenience such as a passable road.
Dear Editor, It was widely reported that the PPP sent 17 of its members of parliament to the first People of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentarian Conference in New Delhi, India.
Dear Editor, While being in possession of a valid lease to do farming in a specific portion of land in the Essequibo Island area, there was never a problem until it reached the stage of reaping plantains cultivated by me at the location.
Dear Editor, I recently learnt of the transfer of one of Essequibo Islands/West Demerara’s best medical practitioners, both at the administrative level and in terms of attending to patients, to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
Dear Editor, I have noticed that the government mentioned that it is still to make a final decision on the closure of more estates.
Dear Editor, The Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU) wishes to make it very clear that the non-payment of the 2017 tax refund to workers employed at the Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) has absolutely nothing to do with their submission of tax returns.
Dear Editor Reports in the print and electronic media stated that on December 30, 2017 Lance Corporal 17310 Williams, Constables 23777 Blake, 23630 Prince and 20980 Hunte while on roadblock duty at Whim Public Road, Corentyne detained Deputy Superintendent Motie Dookie and a minibus driver for what they perceived to be the police officer and driver knowingly concerned in dealing with thirty cases of Johnny Walker whisky with intent to defraud the revenue of the duties thereof.
Dear Editor, My very educated and learned friend Zamal usually shares some great, well-constructed pieces with me.
Dear Editor, I welcome the call by Mr Rickford Burke for ‘The youth population … [to] form a new political movement’ (SN, Jan 10) to break the stranglehold of our politics by the two dominant parties.
Dear Editor, The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) is very concerned and perplexed by what it deems as a strange decision of the Guyana Police Force not to allow the union to use a noisy instrument during its march from the High Bridge of Rose Hall Canje along the public road to the Canje junction along the No 2 public road and back to the High Bridge on January 9.
Dear Editor, On Monday 8th, 2018, My wife went to collect my pension book at the Social Protection office at Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast.
Dear Editor, The Linden Town Council voted overwhelmingly for Ms Arrindell and Mr Bethune to serve as mayor and deputy mayor, respectively, for the final year of council’s term.
Dear Editor, Guyana now has to leap forward to modern development and transition from a primitive politics to political maturity.
Dear Editor, I take my hat off to Isabelle de Caires, a true daughter of David, on her piece in SN, Jan 9, entitled: ‘Are we all asleep at the wheel?’ I commend her nationalistic, non-racist, non-partisan commentary on this, which I consider to be the biggest economic development issue to confront Guyana ever since Columbus came and the colonial powers decided to make sugar king, thus determining the fate of every single human who drank black water from the backdam or Lamaha creek from then till now.
Dear Editor, As the plot thickens with the ‘obsolete bulldozer’ saga more revelations and questions have emerged.
Dear Editor, A worrying trend is beginning to develop in Guyana. There are signs of an emerging gang culture.
Dear Editor, I expected more organizations and individuals to castigate professionals and the Ministry of Agriculture who retrenched sugar workers.
Dear Editor, It is a special blessing for me to have known brother Dr Martin Boodhoo.
Dear Editor, Writing in 1968, Gordon K Lewis, historian and political scientist, described Guyana as “a fascinating complex of strident paradoxes”.
Dear Editor, President Granger as the leader of the Government of Guyana is ultimately responsible for re-negotiating the contract with ExxonMobil, a contract which will see Guyana missing out on earning well in excess of US$10 billion more or over $2 trillion Guyana dollars more in revenue.
Dear Editor, In 1991, my first year of five in Jamaica, I recall the churches of Jamaica expressing their concern about carnival which was classified as having “too much flesh.” The term speaks for itself.