On February 6th, 2019, a subcommittee of the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) completed a report into a complaint that had been lodged with it by the three Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) opposition-nominated commissioners that employment practices have been biased and also that Deputy Chief Election Officer (DCEO) Roxanne Myers had been unfairly selected over the former holder of that position Vishnu Persaud by virtue of the vote of the Chairman, Justice (Rtd) James Patterson.
Dear Editor, A rather unusual event took place on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – one that raised several questions in my mind.
Dear Editor, I have read statements in the press reportedly attributed to two senior government officials.
Dear Editor, Oil is expected to start flowing in 2020 with oil revenues contributing significantly to Guyana’s Treasury after 2020.
Dear Editor, The legal argument that the vote of no-confidence was so important that an “absolute” majority was needed, appears to have caused two judges of the Appeal Court of Guyana to determine that a majority of two votes was indeed needed.
Dear Editor, Following the recent court decisions resulting from the “No Confidence Motion”, there has been unprecedented commentary in the public sphere about our Courts and Judges.
Dear Editor, The majority of minibus owners give operators their bus to work and attach various conditions including times for collecting and dropping off the bus, maintenance, and the target (amount of money for the bus each day).
Karl Popper’s much quoted aphorism that institutions are like fortresses: they have to be strongly built and well manned, is as applicable in Guyana as it is elsewhere.
Dear Editor, Could it be our lack of response and perceived compassion as a people/nation to the recent suffering and destruction caused by Cyclone Idai be attributed to matters of national import which caused us to lose focus of other happenings around the world?
Dear Editor, On Friday, March 22, 2019, the Guyana Court of Appeal handed down a historic decision which invalidated the no-confidence motion that was passed against the Guyana government in the parliament on December 21, 2018.
Dear Editor, I am appalled and disappointed that I see nothing in the media to offer even a word of sympathy to the people of Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Dear Editor, Please allow me to comment on a letter by former President, Mr Donald Ramotar, headlined “People are being exploited at medical institutions” (SN: 28/03/2019).
Dear Editor, I was visited at approximately 7pm on Monday, March 25, 2019 at my residence, New Providence, EBD, by attorney-at-law Mr Christopher Thompson in the company of a Court Marshal, and served a stack of documents.
Dear Editor, It is always more fun than a challenge to respond to published letters penned by Eusi Kwayana.
Dear Editor, Aberdeen’s Lord Provost Barney Crockett was in London on Thursday night, continuing the twinning process of the two oil cities – Aberdeen, Scotland and Georgetown, Guyana.
The first hint of the media narrative that would turn into “Russiagate” surfaced on October 7, 2016 when the US intelligence community announced that foreign hackers had targeted email servers at the Democratic National Committee.
Dear Editor, I refer to a letter written by Hamilton Green in the Stabroek News of March 21, 2019, calling for solutions but offering none.
Dear Editor, SN’s editorial of March 25th, captioned `The Court of Appeal ruling and its aftermath’ is bang on with not only the CA’s mathematical mockery or logical idiocy, but most critically, this government’s unwavering acceptance of 33 votes as sufficient to succeed on a no-confidence motion back in 2014.
Dear Editor, The GAWU recognized from a letter which appeared in the March 22, Stabroek News from Dr Joey Jagan under the headline `Voters of our Republic will reject the do-nothings who dominate the PPP today’, certain accusations were levelled apparently aimed to tarnish our Union’s reputation and character.
Dear Editor, The fiasco cum stalemate cum crisis started in parliament with the no-confidence motion.
Dear Editor: With thousands of young people entering the workforce each year, fiscal resources severely constrained, and economic, social and political risks on the rise, Guyana is at a defining moment in its history.
Dear Editor, While Guyanese, Caribbean nationals and others in the wider world are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the “no confidence” hearing before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) there are more important issues which are worrying Guyanese.
Recently, Georgetown Mayor, Ubraj Narine posited that the fine for littering should be increased from $10,000 to $40,000 to curb the distasteful habit that seems to be possessed by too many city dwellers.
Dear Editor, One of the signal achievements of the PPP/C government of 1992-2015 was the dramatic improvement in the health sector.
Dear Editor, It is good to know that the police are considering a change in name from the Guyana Police Force to the Guyana Police Service.
Dear Editor, Mr Hamilton Green’s own words refute him in his letter of March 27, 2019 in Stabroek News.
Dear Editor, The PPP/C refusal to join the APNU+AFC government in parliament has been frowned upon by sociopolitical commentators and certain political factions in Guyana.
Dear Editor, The next elections are the biggest of all elections in Guyana.
Dear Editor, Dr Henry Jeffrey’s Future Notes of Wednesday, 27 March, once again touches a nerve, however isolated from so many others.
Dear Editor, The old adage ‘actions speak louder than words’ has taken on a new level of prominence and significance in the context of the political ‘goings on’ in Guyana.
For the past week at least, the name Jacinda Ardern has been in every international newspaper, her image plastered all over and the commentary on her latest actions is still ongoing, though not all of it is complimentary.
Dear Editor, I believe it is necessary to comment on the points made by P.D.
Dear Editor, In light of the Court of Appeal Ruling, please permit me a few lines to share the following opinions.
Dear Editor, Our 11th Parliament may best be at an end whatever the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) may yet rule on the majority that would have been required for the successful passage of the “No-Confidence Motion” (NCM) last December.
Dear Editor, What is a majority? The Appeal court ruling has been a lesson to the rest of the world; including the great democracy: USA.
Dear Editor, I want to address the difference between a simple majority vote and an absolute majority vote as argued in the Court of Appeal ruling on last Friday, 21st March.
Dear Editor, I receive public officers’ pension. Every three months, I go with my ID to the Ministry of Finance on Main Street for an update.
Dear Editor, Reference is made to an article captioned, `Civil society grouping raps President over election date’, published in the Stabroek News on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
Dear Editor, Guyana has poor education standards in comparison to the developed democracies which is compounded by `The Brain-Drain’ as many Guyanese seek to escape Guyana to live abroad.
Dear Editor, I am in full support of the suggestions and recommendations made during the recently held meeting with the National Road Safety Council, which was chaired by the Commissioner of Police.
The Caribbean hurricane season runs from 1st June to 30th November, but last Sunday, the first heavy gales for the year struck the region.
Dear Editor, SN’s editorial of March 25th, captioned `The Court of Appeal ruling and its aftermath’, was poorly informed and reasoned in key places.
Dear Editor, I want to bring my analysis of last Friday’s Court of Appeal ruling to this newspaper to encourage public conversation.