Dear Editor, A month ago, President David Granger’s Public Information and Press Services Officer Lloyda Nicholas-Garrett wrote in a leaked private Facebook conversation: “I got people in my office so I cannot listen to Les vn (voicenote) yet.
Dear Editor, I am responding to Anil Nandlall’s contention that, ‘The lands CoI Inquiry will leave a trail of unresolved issues in its wake’ (SN, October 7).
Dear Editor, I write in reference to your October 3rd 2017, article in the Stabroek News that reported on the presentation made by the Chairman of the NIS Board at its 48th Anniversary celebration held on 29th September 2017.
Dear Editor, Speaking on a motion moved by the PPP/C in the National Assembly on the establishment of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) by the President to enquire into claims of loss of “ancestral lands” and Amerindian land issues, I expressed my views on both the undesirability and unsuitability of such a mechanism to address the issues which it was tasked to examine.
Dear Editor, I have watched with a sense of profound foreboding over the last 27 months as the APNU+AFC coalition government has steadfastly and calculatedly terminated thousands of workers in the government sector.
Dear Editor, I have always maintained the view that race relations in Guyana are generally good.
Dear Editor, The Guyana Water Incorporated wishes to thank Mr Thakechand Ramnauth, Chairman of the Community Development Council, Anna Regina for his letter published in the Kaieteur News on October 6, 2017, captioned ‘Citizens of Anna Regina make desperate plea to GWI’.
Dear Editor, The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) finds it necessary to correct several inaccurate statements made by the Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc (GuySuCo), through its recent press release, which was reported in the September 23, 2017 Stabroek News captioned ‘GuySuCo pillories GAWU over spate of sugar industry strikes’.
Dear Editor, Donald Ramotar in Stabroek News October 6, declared that “The years of the PPP/C were glorious”.
Dear Editor, We refer to a letter in Stabroek News of October 3, 2017 with the caption ‘Ram left out two names in his letter’ written by Frederick Kissoon.
Dear Editor, The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has made note of the letter in your September 28, 2017 edition (p 6) titled ‘Why does GRA no longer give mortgage interest relief to first-time home owners if they don’t have taxable income?’ by Jorge Bowen-Forbes in which the writer expresses concern about one of the criteria for acquiring Mortgage Interest Relief (MIR) from the GRA.
Dear Editor, The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act (2009) in Guyana states, “politically exposed person means an individual who is or has been entrusted with prominent public functions on behalf of a state, including a Head of State or of government, senior politicians, senior government, judicial or military officials, senior executives of state owned corporations, important political party officials, including family members or close associates of the politically exposed person whether that person is resident in Guyana or not.” The 2009 AML/CFT Act did not give guidance as to the status of PEPS after their “prominent public functions” are concluded.
Dear Editor, This year, October 5, marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first free and fair elections in Guyana since independence in 1966.
Dear Editor, The visit by the Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo to the community of Linden the day before yesterday drew people in the vicinity to listen to what he had to say.
Dear Editor, This country is becoming an increasingly dangerous place. There are lots of unhinged and unaccounted for folks out there who are more dangerous than people armed with guns.
Dear Editor, President Granger was reported to have said that “Guyana’s vast landscape can serve as a ‘gift’ to Caribbean islands devastated by recent hurricanes”.
Dear Editor, Many Guyanese are perturbed by the offer of free land to victims of the recent hurricane in the Caribbean, whereas refugees who have no food, water or shelter are at the mercy of the elements.
Dear Editor, The main provisions of the Local Government Commission Act 2013, differ substantially from those relating to the Local Government Commission contained in its predecessor, the Municipal & District Councils Act, Cap 28:01.
Dear Editor, The gruesome murder of two elderly women at their Bourda residence has once again brought to the fore the extent to which some people can go to satisfy their material wants.
Dear Editor, I am a Guyanese living in Jamaica, and a keen cricket fan, revelling in the glory days of batting giants like Kanhai, Butcher, Solomon amd Fredericks in the ʼ60s, and then later on the likes of Lloyd, Hooper and Chanderpaul.
Dear Editor, The Guyana Police Force is responding to an article in yesterday’s edition of the Stabroek News under the caption ‘Agricola woman still awaiting word on probe of police crossfire shooting’ on page 17.
Dear Editor, First we had the unreasonable defence by those supportive of President Granger’s strange interpretation of Article 161 (2).
Dear Editor, There is a little known phenomenon that has been gaining the attention of concerned Guyanese returning home from trips abroad.
Dear Editor, All the current hullabaloo about insecure women, all of whom in fact are security guards, reminds me of the incident, more vividly than others, of some years ago.
Dear Editor, It is unconscionable to think that Mr Urling, whose tenure resulted in FIFA blocking funds to Guyana’s football programme subsequently, is criticising the GFF Executive and Secretariat.