Dear Editor, Please permit me a meditation prompted by your Editorial yesterday on the recent UncappeD show of the GMSA.
Dear Editor, Being a geographer, I am cognizant that development comes with a price.
Dear Editor, It is unthinkable that eight people in Region One got very ill with an unknown malady, (probably a viral attack, which are usually very communicable) and they were brought to the Georgetown Public Hospital, an institution I question has the competence to quarantine them effectively, until the test results are all in.
Dear Editor, Growing our own food to feed the nation is not a new concept.
Dear Editor, Since oil was discovered offshore Guyana, it seems that Guyanese are expecting an oil boom.
Dear Editor, With great respect, there are some views (not necessarily facts) which emerge from SN’s Editorial of March 12 ` Raising standards in the Public Service’, with which several would disagree.
Dear Editor, The role of law, especially in new and fragile democracies, Guyana being a case in point, should not be underestimated or taken for granted.
Dear Editor, I refer to a letter in your edition of Stabroek News dated April 3rd, 2019 on exports and niche products in Guyana.
On Sunday last, scores of local producers came together in a single space for yet another vigorous effort by the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) to propel small businesses forward.
Dear Editor, Permit my response to a letter appearing in your newspaper on Tuesday April 2 from Baldeo Mathura.
Dear Editor, Great first step Mr. President! I want to acknowledge your courage and to encourage you to take some further steps that could set in train a great revolution in the political-social-economic climate of and prospects for Guyana.
Dear Editor, The issue of mining in the Marudi area continues to be a huge problem and concern for most of the people in the South.
Dear Editor, A year ago, I reinforced the fact that, “When you come from a small country like Guyana, you should always have an outward outlook.” This was the modality adopted with great success by small nations like Rwanda, Singapore and Ireland.
Dear Editor, It was very gracious of Mr. Clement Rohee, a notable international statesman and a political official, on March 30, 2019 in a letter to Stabroek News `Those who claim that the PPP was/is ‘not a model of electoral purity’ must provide incontrovertible evidence to justify their case’ to comment on my letter of March 26, 2019 `The PPP was not a model of electoral purity’.
Dear Editor, Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo is playing a very dangerous and divisive game in this society and is being called on to stop it.
After being elected as Cricket West Indies (CWI) President, two Sundays ago, Ricky Skerritt declared that the immediate focus of the new administration would be rejuvenating the high performance centre, governance reform and finding a permanent West Indies Head Coach.
Dear Editor, December 21st, 2018, for various reasons, will go down as one of the most historic days in Guyanese history.
Dear Editor, It is now public knowledge that without the support of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-nominated Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Commissioners, GECOM is moving to house-to-house registration.
Dear Editor, Recent discussion of the Ethnic Security Dilemma (ESD) in the press seems to suggest three important things.
Dear Editor, It is unnecessary for me to state that I may be the only Founder Member of the People’s National Congress alive today.
Dear Editor, I am the parent of a student at Bishops’ High School.
Dear Editor, In a previous letter, I outlined that there should be no sitting of the National Assembly, until a full and final determination of all matters relating to the No-Confidence Motion, currently before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
Dear Editor, Could the nation be kindly advised if Minister Cathy Hughes is still awaiting the legal advice that she said she was seeking about whether her position as a Cabinet Minister is a conflict of interest considering her husband’s vast financial interest in Guyana’s oil and gas business?
Dear Editor, Numerous contributors have submitted letters in these columns stating that the Constitution of Guyana, Article 106, does not say that an absolute majority is needed to pass a no-confidence vote, so the matter ends there; that is, unless it was the intention of the framers of our Constitution that 34 votes be necessary to legitimize a no-confidence vote.
Dear Editor, It is Day 1 of an executive workshop on the theme “Reversing the Resource Curse” organised by the Natural Resource Governance Institute and the School for Public Policy, Central European University, Budapest.
The announcement just over a week ago that the first phase of President David Granger’s medical treatment in Cuba for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma has been successfully completed and that his doctors are satisfied with his response to the chemotherapy which he has had to undergo and with his overall physical well-being, is a development that should be welcomed and celebrated by Guyana.
Dear Editor, Tomorrow, 3rd April 40 deaf students will compete in the track & field event at the Guyana Defence Force Ground Eve Leary as part of Deaf Inter-school Sport 2019.
Dear Editor, Guyana has long been lurching from one crisis to another. The vagaries of political climate change struck us once more.
Dear Editor, With a forecasted price of manganese (Mn) at $3.2 US per dry metric tonne unit and given that recent prices for some quality Mn could stay around the $6 US mark, the overall government earnings could be substantial for the 26M tonnes available over the projected 12-year period.
Dear Editor, Wikipedia notes that Mr Hamilton Green “was a member of People’s National Congress and chosen as one of the five Vice Presidents in the cabinet of Forbes Burnham in October 1980.
Dear Editor, My family and I have thoroughly enjoyed the annual Cheddi Jagan Memorial Cricket competition in London each year for at least the last fifteen.
Dear Editor, The split decision by the Court of Appeal overturning two previous rulings affirming the December 21, 2018, No-confidence Motion is a grotesque upending of justice, dressed up in pig-lipstick.
Dear Editor, Did the Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) actually say that the only way they can tap into Fly Jamaica’s deposit (to refund passengers) is if the company shuts down operations?
Dear Editor, Is there anyone in the PPP who will stand up to Bharrat Jagdeo and not let him pull the strings of the PPP Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali?
Dear Editor, I do not understand why even distinguished lawyers are having protracted arguments about the fact that our Constitution does not use the word “absolute” in describing the type of majority required for the successful passage of a vote of no confidence.
Dear Editor, Let’s play a game; I did not invent it but the parameters and rules have been set by Guyana’s Court of Appeal (2-1), in this game players add a single word to an Article of the Constitution then make an argument that this is what the framers intended; it seems a simple and innocuous enough premise and should the recent addition of ‘Absolute’ be upheld by the Caribbean Court of Justice, we can expect decades of fun and fees for the legal luminaries in the jurisdictions that subscribe to that court.
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.