There is no wrong time to do what is right

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).

NIS did have an investment policy prior to May 2015

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.

The lands CoI will leave a trail of controversies, unresolved legal issues in its wake

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.

GWI is working to improve water supply in Essequibo

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’.

GuySuCo should join GAWU to face the challenges of the sugar industry together

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’.

There can be no refund of a tax payment when no tax is paid in the first place

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.

Money-laundering Act does not give guidance as to the status of a politically exposed person after their public functions have ceased

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.

Region Ten is in a ditch

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.

President needs to address Rohingya dilemma

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.

Gruesome murders

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.

A Guyana All Star 11

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.

Police investigation was completed

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.

Urling’s criticism of GFF unconscionable

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.