The cases of child abuse reported to the Child Protection Agency for 2018 numbered a stunning 4,917, according to a statement emanating from agency Director, Ms Ann Greene.
Dear Editor, With oil money coming, the political stakes could not be higher, as most of our citizens know and feel that they could be cheated of their God given rights to the opportunities and wealth of our Republic.
Dear Editor, I note with considerable unhappiness that the Government is meeting with President Jimmy Carter’s Carter Center.
Dear Editor, On Tuesday March 19, 2019, the Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority Mr.
Dear Editor, We, the public, will continue to read the pronouncements of the authorities with scepticism, snorts of derision, or even some good humour, depending on our mood, since they almost always display healthy measures of double standards or plain hypocrisy.
Dear Editor, It is now eight weeks since Dr Brian O’Toole was shot in the driveway of his home; ten days since I first wrote pointing out the lack of police action on this matter.
Dear Editor, The Ministry of Public Health in Guyana has stepped up its campaign to administer the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine to children in schools.
There are several things happening now in the world that can and will change the nature of education in the very near future.
Dear Editor, There is a myth being peddled in Guyana that “95% of the country’s wealth is owned by Indians”.
Dear Editor, In 2008/2009, I undertook a project to work with the GRDB’s Extension Division to improve rice fertilization in Guyana.
Dear Editor, Mr. Bryn Pollard in his letter in yesterday’s Stabroek News (`Mr.
Dear Editor, Astounded would be an understatement to describe my state of mind when I read the article titled `GECOM Chairman tells President elections can be held by November – following house-to-house registration’ which was published in the online edition of Stabroek News of Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
Dear Editor, The word from the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) regarding its inquiry into race-based employment at Gecom is: No evidence.
Dear Editor, I recently attended a surprise dinner for a close colleague who attained the status of what I fondly refer to as senior citizen first class (NIS pension at 60 is 2nd class).
Dear Editor, Of course the APNU+AFC Government of President David Granger has to uphold the Constitution guided by the Court of Law.
Dear Editor, Aptly named ‘Miles’ was always ahead of the pack – of colleagues with whom he associated.
Dear Editor, I write in response to a letter by Christopher Ram, captioned “GECOM’s requirement of a minimum period of 148 days to hold elections is an admission of its incompetence” (SN: 03.18.2019).
The SNC–Lavalian saga continues to haunt Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Government like a never ending nightmare.
Dear Editor, My motorcycle was stolen from my East Coast Demerara home on February 03, 2019.
Dear Editor, Thanks to my young colleague, Brother Nigel Westmaas, I am able to find a reference to justify my sense for some weeks of a seeming gap in the learned, or spirited arguments going on at home in Guyana.
Dear Editor, I have found my friend Mr. Ralph Ramkarran S.C.’s recent offering in his “Conversation Tree” column in the Stabroek News’ edition of 17 March, 2019 “The Court osf Appeal can shine a legal light on the way forward’’ very intriguing.
Dear Editor, In a recent letter (SN, March 17th, 2019), Mr. Vincent Alexander, Commissioner of GECOM, made a rather cryptic comment that leaves me wondering if the episode I relate below might be part of what he might have meant by “intermediary” in his statement that “The never-held … Houston bye-election in 1961, Boodhoo`s malfeasance in 2006 – 2011 … and the unlawful issuance of proxies and consequentially illegal voting in Mabaruma in the 2018 local government elections represent the alpha, part intermediary and omega of electoral malfeasance in Guyana, to date.” It must have been in the 1980s, on the ground floor of the Dorothy Bailey Health Centre on South Road.
Dear Editor, The one month extension to the constitutional timeframe for the holding of the 2006 elections has been the subject of much debate and I hope that it is now clear to all that the extension was made in accordance with the Constitution, the Representation of the People Act and the Election Laws (Amendment) Act.
Dear Editor, At the recent Town Hall style meeting held by RISE to discuss consequences of the No-confidence motion and possible avenues for averting crisis, I clashed with ANUG representative Timothy Jonas when he asserted that no party other than APNU+AFC has the ‘muscle’ (his word not mine) to successfully apply pressure via protest action in Guyana.
Dear Editor, I read with interest and concern an Article in the press by Professor Duke Pollard, former Justice of the Caribbean Court of Justice in which he wrote touching and concerning the No Confidence Motion as contained in the Articles of the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.
Dear Editor, The old lady complained that she did not receive her usual monthly bill from GTT, through the post.
Dear Editor, I just listened to the very disturbing and heartbreaking story of Devina on Mr Jagdeo’s facepage.
Dear Editor, Ever since Dave Cameron entered the scene as the Cricket West Indies (CWI) President in 2013, his tenure as President has been plagued with controversies after controversies.
Dear Editor, I wish to address some concerns regarding shared-governance which is being advocated as a way forward for Guyanese politics.
Dear Editor, On the 14th March 2019, the Guyana Chronicle newspaper carried an article of an ordinary woman (Dianne Henry) who placed her husband (a farmer) in a canoe and paddled for about 40 miles to seek medical attention for him, due to a snake bite he received.
Dear Editor, It does not appear that there is anything on which the government and opposition can agree regarding the elections machinery as a whole, and the state of elections readiness by Gecom.
Last September, the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) made what, at the time was held in some quarters to be a somewhat surprising disclosure that the ‘recreational’ drug ecstasy (surely a misapplied terminology) was being distributed in five local schools.
Dear Editor, Guyana is approaching a period in which none of us have been before.
Dear Editor, We have now officially entered the final week of what some have deemed a countdown to a constitutional crisis.
Dear Editor, The passing of Mr. Miles Fitzpatrick would be, at any time, an event of great loss to his family and his loved ones and friends, and to the country he has served in with such constancy.
Dear Editor, Much anxiety is being created and in some cases being nurtured as we approach the March 21 date which marks the end of the 90 days since the No Confidence Motion was passed in the National Assembly.
Dear Editor, A great, respected and esteemed son of the soil has been swept up with the scythe of the Reaper.
As the no-confidence motion clock runs down towards the end of the three-month period for the staging of general elections, there has been a flurry of accusations back and forth between President Granger and Opposition Leader Jagdeo about who is responsible for the present deadlock.
Dear Editor, On the 16th of February 2004, I entered into an agreement with Demerara Mutual Life Assurance Company by signing onto an endowment policy.
Dear Editor, The purpose of this letter is to give a factual summary of the compliance or otherwise with the calling and holding of elections under the Constitution between 1997 and 2015.
Dear Editor, On March 12th, 2019, a decision was handed down by Magistrate Crystal Lambert that should send a clear message to animal abusers everywhere.
Dear Editor, I wish to comment on the last paragraph of Ram`s letter to the Editor entitled “GECOM already has access…” (SN: 15/03/2019).
Dear Editor, I make reference to Mr Ali’s statement at the recently concluded Babu John Memorial for the late Father of the Nation, President Cheddi Jagan.
Dear Editor, It is good to often see busloads of our primary school students visiting the museum and other places of interest in the city.