The use of blockchain could prevent voter fraud

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.

The government severance payment arrangements to sugar workers are a breach of the law

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.

Grove/Diamond New Scheme roads need to be urgently fixed

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.

Why did the PPP go to India?

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.

Businessman reaping farmer’s plantains

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.

Dr Jabar puts a smile on patients’ faces

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).

Bauxite company has not yet complied with the GRA’s directive

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.

Constables as well as Lance Corporal should be given awards

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.

Youths should lead the rescue and renewal

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.

Why was police approval for GAWU to use a noisy instrument during its march then withdrawn?

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.

Problems getting pension book

Dear Editor, On Monday 8th, 2018, My wife went to collect my pension book at the Social Protection office at Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast.

Do we want to enter into another dependency syndrome?

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.

Are we all asleep at the wheel?

Dear Editor, Writing in 1968, Gordon K Lewis, historian and political scientist, described Guyana as “a fascinating complex of strident paradoxes”.

The oil and gas sector needs to be treated as an apolitical issue

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.

At least one person sees need for Mashramani adjustment

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.