Child abuse is not new in Guyana

Dear Editor, I read Diane Lee’s letter captioned ‘Police should not question children in the presence of alleged abusers’ (16.11.07) about child abuse in Guyana.

The drug lords won’t simply go away

Dear Editor, I refer to Mr Tajpaul Gainda’s letter captioned ‘Two of these were wanted men.’ I have cause for concern when citizens like Mr Gainda attempt to play the ostrich, and hide their heads in the sand, as regards the issue of the drug trade.

Parate execution is no longer as straightforward as it once was

Dear Editor, I read with accustomed interest your editorial of November 4, headlined ‘Municipal drama’ addressing some of the problems attending that modern-day enigma operating under the official name of The Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown.

A counterpart to Dr Jagan’s The West on Trial is needed

Dear Editor, Some years ago, while discussing our country’s politics, I was very surprised to learn that my friend, who was no more than 10 years my junior, did not know that Dr Jagan had been elected to Guyana’s legislature in 1947.

Guyana is not ready for electronic commerce, few have computers

Dear Editor, I am prompted to respond to Mr Rajendra Rampersaud’s article of November 16 (Stabroek Business) titled, “The payment systems in Guyana are still too cash based.” I want to just simply reply “so what?” However, I will go further and pose the question: can we really move away from the cash based payment system anytime soon?

Put aside PR and go back to the constituency system

Dear Editor, Effective representation is the only solution to Guyana’s problems! This is a principle that all Guyanese need to recognize and assert if we are to realize our motto of “One People, One Nation, One Destiny.” The very foundation on which we are to build this nation is flawed.

Desperate efforts are underway to resume consultation on the Chancellor issue

Dear Editor, Two and a half years ago President Bharrat Jagdeo launched his unconstitutional “search committee” to find a candidate for judicial appointment after a failed attempt to reach agreement with the Leader of the Opposition Mr Robert Corbin on the appointment of a Chancellor.

My main criticism was that the current PNC leadership has no plan

Dear Editor, Mr Mike Persaud’s retort to my letter on the PNCR leadership captioned “Mr Burke and others fail to understand the need to develop a genuine multiracial democracy” (07.11.13) reminds me of a story I learnt while attending Hindu Primary School .

Regular congestion at this junction

Dear Editor, I have been caught up several mornings in the congestion that occurs at the junction west of David and Sheriff streets.

Linden needs an elected mayor

Dear Editor, I find it quite strange, as the festive season is almost upon us, that the town council at Linden would seek to demolish the stalls of the struggling small businesses.

Ms Taylor has not received justice

Dear Editor, I read in Stabroek News on 07.10.27 about the dismissal in the case of the Ministry of Labour vs Cab’s Hardware and General Store.

The venue is not ideal

Dear Editor, The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) will be holding consultations with the Afro Guyanese community on November 15 and 16 to address our perceived needs.

Remembrance Day is a colonial hangover

Dear Editor, It is noteworthy that on Sunday (Nov 11, 2007), President Jagdeo joined acting Prime Minister Clement Rohee, other government officials, members of the disciplined forces, the Scouts’ Association, the diplomatic corps and veteran soldiers in laying wreaths at the Remembrance Day monument site, the Cenotaph.

Mr Burke describes his party as a catastrophic failure

Dear Editor, At last, we have an honest assessment of the PNCR. Many people knew from the start what this party truly represents; though Mr Rickford Burke would have you think the many characteristics he describes in his letter captioned “The PNC is on the brink of irrelevance, I call on Robert Corbin to resign” (07.11.11) are all recent occurrences.

Two of these were wanted men

Dear Editor, I refer to Mr Tacuma Ogunseye’s letter captioned “The situation that African Guyanese are confronted with requires a political response” (07.11.

The use of alcohol is a substantial contributor to child abuse

Dear Editor, Several organizations have dealt with the appalling problem of child abuse at length, most notably the World Health Organization in concert with the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN).

Culture is not a static condition, it responds dynamically to new factors

Dear Editor, Recent letter writers, including the accomplish- ed Harold Bascom (13/11/07), on the matter of Guyanese culture being eroded by foreign influences or behaviours, while understandable, appear to be missing an essential point: culture is not a static condition; it is a dynamic one.