Twelve great men 30

Dear Editor, Here is a list of the 12 great men of the world in my lifetime.

Guyanese have to create their own change 11

Dear Editor, As we enter 2009, I forsee many challenges globally. The new American administration will soon take office, and the world is awaiting changes; however, one must not be carried away with the idea that even if it is needed, change will be coming to the various regions.

Article on Valerie Hart was distasteful 14

Dear Editor, While I am sympathetic to Ms McAlmont’s clearly-implied agenda in ‘History this week’(‘Valerie Hart: The Woman at the Heart of the Rupununi Uprising,’ SN 1.1.09) I find it distasteful that the 40th anniversary of my father’s demise has been used as the occasion to champion the political and leadership skills of the woman who is an unquestioned accessory to that murder.

A new year wish 18

Dear Editor, As Guyanese engage in the usual old year stocktaking, reflection will also invariably focus on what lies ahead.

A negligible increase for pensioners 4

Dear Editor, When we received our old-age pension vouchers for 2009 without the amount printed thereon, we felt the 2009 increase would have been realistic.

Advice on canine leptospirosis

Dear Editor, The Ministry of Health (MOH), via its health care workers and no less than the Minister himself, has educated citizens about the threat of leptospirosis, especially during the rainy season.