Dear Editor, It is absolutely within the bounds of absurdity and dishonesty for the main opposition party and their acolytes to claim that the government has, in any way, neglected to do all that is within their means to prepare adequately to deal with floods afflicting the country, especially since the unprecedented heavy rainfall that occurred in 2005, reportedly the highest since 1935, when records started to be kept.
Dear Editor, As we commenced a new year under the PPP administration, and in particular, the Jagdeo administration, it is expected those of us who seek to analyse, critique and highlight its usual transgressions and violations will continue to be told that Mr Jagdeo and the PPP were democratically elected.
Dear Editor, Reading your recent article on the backlog of inquests (‘249 inquests were pending at end of ’07 – Attorney General,’ SN 12.1.09) has prompted me to observe that the same legal system which we depend on for justice can be used to frustrate it.
Dear Editor, In a few days we in Guyana will see the outpouring of hope in a better future for all mankind with the elevation of Barack Obama to the Presidency of the United States of America.
Dear Editor, It is really a sad day in history when the historical and architectural gems of a country’s cultural landscape go up for sale.
Dear Editor, As a past Public Relations and Press Officer of the Guyana Police Force I have to admit that my sympathies are still with that organization.
Dear Editor, I pen this letter in utter frustration at the seeming incapability of the Lethem Power Company (LPC) to provide a reliable electricity supply to Lethem and its environs (Lethem is presently in complete blackout for the last 17hrs).
Dear Editor, Over the past several months, the Guyana Sugar Corpor-ation has been lambasted in the press for poor management.
Dear Editor, I am extremely disgusted with the service provided by the Water Distribution Site (the Well) which supplies water to the West Ruimveldt district.
Dear Editor, With respect to the reports in the Chronicle and on the NCN TV channel concerning the incident with me at the Berbice River Bridge, at no time did I behave in a disorderly manner.
Dear Editor, Those who continue to advocate the need for shared governance − the PNCR and its associates − as a panacea to the problems in Guyana are not being candid.
Dear Editor, Abu Bakr, in his letter to SN on December 20 (‘What is it that Mr Corbin’s detractors want?’), touches on a matter that needs greater ventilation in the ‘Great Guyana Debate.’ He makes reference to colonial immigration policy and how it has placed the PNCR at an inherent electoral disadvantage.
Dear Editor, Everyone should be appalled at what is happening in Gaza. Saying that this is genocide and the deliberate bombing of women, children is an atrocity and a war crime, is not enough.
Dear Editor, I purchase a Stabroek News daily and each day I am assaulted by the cartoon, ‘Taste of Fear.’ Editor, if that cartoonist lives to be a thousand years he will never be able to draw neither will he ever be able to climb out of the ghetto for his subject matter.
Dear Editor, In response to an article on the East Demerara Water Conservancy (‘No breach, overtopping of conservancy…’ SS 11.1.09) based on a visit of the press, to the said conservancy conducted by S La Fleur on Saturday, January 10, 2009, it must be stated there was no admission of mismanagement of the conservancy by me as this is not the case.
Dear Editor, Permit me please to respond to a letter written by Mr Eric Phillips on behalf of ACDA as published in the SN of January 12, 2009.
Dear Editor, It is almost impossible to count the number of times the President goes on overseas visits.
Dear Editor, Action to curb the stray cattle nuisance within my district in Region 2 which stretches from Pomeroon to Supenaam is urgently necessary with the enactment of legislation for a significant increase in pound fees to serve as a deterrent to the owners of the animals.
Dear Editor, Haiti, the Congo, Afghanistan, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Indonesia − there are many countries and societies that suffer interminably and almost silently as the world powers press on expanding their military and economic might on a global scale.
Dear Editor, Ms Burton and the GTUC are not purposeful. The President New Year’s Message said they were disappointed they did not achieve trade union unity in 2008.
Dear Editor, I refer to the President’s recent announcement to construct the Hope Canal to prevent water being released from the EDWC to the Mahaica Creek that causes flooding to the residents.
Dear Editor, I would like to follow up on my letter regarding the possible benefits of the use of laterite in Guyana by listing another resource that is abundant in Guyana but not being utilised – river-bed sand.
Dear Editor, I am obliged to join my more esteemed brethren, from Manchester in the UK to the Land of Oz, in highlighting some areas of concern in the Guyana Sugar Corporation.
Dear Editor, I read the two letters written by two members of the ACDA, Messrs Tacuma Ogunseye (‘The people’s support for shared governance is of paramount importance if it is to succeed, January 5) and Eric Phillips (‘ACDA believes shared governance can only flow from constitutional reform that has public input,’ SN January 12), and while it is not possible to deal with their individual points, I would have to say, from the general tenor of their letters, we have a lot more in common than what may divide us.
Dear Editor, I watched with disgust and amazement as the Government of Guyana squandered my voice, by issuing a statement on my behalf as a Guyanese, condemning Israeli operations in the Gaza Strip, and picketing the Embassy of the United States of America with slogans accusing the US of supporting “the murderous campaign of the Israelis.” The current response from Israel is justified, as no country, including Guyana, would or could allow terrorists who have hijacked its neighbour, to attack it by indiscriminate rocket fire, and armed with the means to defend itself, failed to do so.