Dear Editor, With all the outrage being expressed by the Guyanese consumers after experiencing the ‘hands on’ effects of VAT, I thought I should voice my opinion on this entire ‘shebang’ that has caused widespread confusion.
Dear Editor, I have passed through a number of large scale logging concessions throughout Guyana and observed some techniques that seem to indicate a wanton waste of logs.
Dear Editor, The Christian Bible warns us that “what we sow is what we will reap eventually”.
Dear Editor, President Bharrat Jagdeo proudly refuses to bow to accepted dress codes and rules of grammar and is forging ahead with creating his own rules.
Dear Editor, The global forum in New Delhi where Guyanese are participants has relevance and application for Guyana and an effort should be made by the government to obtain copies of papers presented especially those relating to development.
Dear Editor, I refer to your report on the proposed Casino Gambling legislation (07.01.05).
Dear Editor, Please refer to a full page advertisement, which was published in your Stabroek News issue of Thursday, December 28, 2006 – Facts Every Citizen Should Know About The Georgetown Municipality – The Sorry State of Affairs, p 14, by Mayor Hamilton Green.
Dear Editor, An opinion survey conducted by the North American Caribbean Teachers Association 9NACTA) in Trinidad finds widespread dissatisfaction with the ruling PNM government but voters are not pleased with the opposition parties.
Dear Editor, I refer to a letter which appeared under the caption “Britain was unable to hold its empire, there was no real struggle for Independence,” dated 01/01/07.
Dear Editor, The implementation of the Value Added Tax (VAT) from January 1, 2007 is creating an atmosphere of uncertainty and consumer frustration.
Dear Editor, Any decision to introduce casino gambling in Guyana requires at a minimum a complete and thorough examination of its moral, economic and social implications.
Dear Editor, Someone is not doing their homework in the Ministry of Finance.
Dear Editor, I refer to the letter penned by Ret. Fire Chief, Carl Rogers, DSM captioned “Emergency reported to electricity company on December 22 but still no action” (06.12.30).
Dear Editor, Does the government and/or Ministry of Housing know that receiving a piece of land from either institution is not a charitable exercise?
Dear Editor, Allow me to join in commending Nicolette Fernandes for her rewarding contribution on the international circuit in the sports discipline of “Squash” just recently.
Dear Editor, As a foreigner living and working temporarily in Guyana I want to make travelers and tourists aware of organized thefts going on at Cheddi Jagan International Airport in conjunction with airlines personnel.
Dear Editor, Over the Christmas weekend one of the local television channels provided, for family entertainment the movie ‘The Sound of Music.’ It is a story set in Austria during the German occupation, with all its tension.
Dear Editor, I am very glad that Mr Trevor Atkinson in his letter captioned “Barama came in at a time when investment was badly needed and has been in the vanguard of sustainable forest management” (06.12.16) pointed out the harsh/cruel and difficult circumstances under which the Barama deal was negotiated with the Hoyte /PNC Govt.
Dear Editor, I refer to Navindra Singh’s letter captioned “Critics have ignored the context in which the decision to scrap the railway was made” (06.12.21) wherein the writer seeks to provide an excuse for those who closed the railway.
Dear Editor, In early December, 2006 I had written in reference to your editorial “Wall of shame” where you were attacking the United States for building a fence to keep out illegals from Mexico and other countries.
Dear Editor, In the Grove/Diamond new housing scheme a new police station exists.
Dear Editor, 2006 marked further decline in the economic, social and political life of the African community.
Dear Editor, As the print media continues to be inundated with letters for and against corporal punishment in schools, I have some concerns and some views on the issue.
Dear Editor, Pundit Prakash Gossai, formerly of Mahaica and founder of the Bhuvaneshwar mandir of Queens, was recently honoured in New York by two Members of the U.S Congress as well as by several Guyanese organizations.
Dear Editor, As an overseas Guyanese visiting my homeland twice in the last six months, it is with grief that I see the everyday painful suffering and misery of street animals, especially dogs just fighting for daily survival.
Dear Editor, Mr. Carvil Duncan according to the newspapers (4/01/2006) is threatening to strike against the City Council for an unpaid half month pay for workers represented by the union.
Dear Editor, A summarized political biography on former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the online Literary Encyclopedia includes the paragraph: “Wishing to balance the budget, Thatcher introduced lower taxation and a reduction in public expenditure.
Dear Editor, The Caribbean has not been short of historians, many of whom went beyond the the handed-down, self-serving history and broke new ground.
Dear Editor, It is noted that in your article of January 1, 2007 captioned “Glarey gets wheelchairs, supplies” (on page 14 of your newspaper) it was reported that a wheelchair was donated by Gafoors and a wheelchair and some foodstuff by the Ministry of Human Services.
Dear Editor, I have noticed the confusion (that most predicted) with the implementation of the Value Added Tax on January 1, 2007.
Dear Editor, It is now the third (3rd) day of 2007, which means it’s Guyana’s third day as a beneficiary or victim of VAT, depending on your perspective.
Dear Editor, The introduction of the VAT has seen businesses stooping to an all-time low.
Dear Editor, In response to the letter captioned “Members of this Water Users Association were not democratically elected” (07.01.03), we firstly will put this aspect of the national drainage and irrigation programme in perspective so that public opinion will be properly informed.
Dear Editor, I refer to Mr F. Skinner’s letter captioned “Burnham’s socialist policies created hardships for all.” (06.11.23).
Dear Editor, Several prominent Guyanese are heading for India for this weekend’s conference on Indians in the Diaspora in New Delhi.
Dear Editor, One columnist wrote that he was operating outside the Ministry’s code when he used corporal punishment (CP).
Dear Editor, Dr Ian McDonald’s Sunday column captioned “One of life’s great questions” (06.11.05) refers.
Dear Editor, I am a Guyanese by birth and was issued with a National ID Card.
Dear Editor, It is really painful to see and smell various parts of the city.
Dear Editor, “The private sector should be the engine of growth for the future of Guyana,” has now become Guyana’s most vaunted clich
Dear Editor, As they did in the last election, will ACDA advise African Guyanese on the politics of the upcoming local, government elections?
Dear Editor, Recently, a report was carried on NCN Ch. 11 about vehicles with tinted windows.
Dear Editor, I refer to a letter purportedly written by an Abel Matthews captioned “Bishop Hammie has no congregation” (07.01.01) suggesting that the recent revelations by Mayor Hamilton Green on the “sorry state of affairs at City Hall” is the last spin of the Mayoral Dice, whatever that means.
Dear Editor, There are two factors that are absent from the analysis so far.
Dear Editor, The police force has improved in a short period of time.
Dear Editor, On a recent trip to some of Guyana’s interior attractions, I was shocked to discover that an unsightly PVC pipe had been laid in the middle of the Orinduik Falls, for some unknown purpose, by the caretaker.
Dear Editor, I shopped at a supermarket (name given) and bought a similar basket of items that I buy there every week.
Dear Editor, I write to express my concern that many stores in Regent Street are not charging VAT on sales and they say to the customer that the VAT is in the price.
Dear Editor, I have followed closely all releases, interviews and messages from the Guyana Revenue Authority, and all other relevant organizations with respect to the regulations governing the administration of Value Added Tax.
Dear Editor, I commend Mr. Aslam Hanief for his brilliant letter “Alternative methods of punishment have to be taught and can’t be introduced overnight”, (SN December 31, 2006).