Dear Editor, The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) could not fail to offer a response to some of the “achievements” Minister of Finance Winston Jordan boasted about in his letter which appeared in the October 9 edition of Stabroek News.
Dear Editor, The Honourable Minister of Finance Winston Jordan, in a letter appearing in the October 09, Stabroek News, took time from his duties to respond to Stabroek News’ editorial of October 07 regarding his stewardship of the economy.
Dear Editor, For those familiar with the workings of democracies, Guyana is fast becoming a poster child for Comedy Central as President David Granger continues to undermine his credibility and that of his Office, by upping the ante to take over the authority of our democratic institutions.
Dear Editor, As a concerned resident who traverses on the Lady Northcote from the North-west to Georgetown, I would like to say that I was surprised at the unmannerly behavior of the staff on Monday, September 24, 2018, especially some of the security personnel.
Dear Editor, Since the 2015 General Elections, my sub-region has gone through many different changes.
Dear Editor, Government Ministers are in the habit of saying one thing and doing exactly the opposite.
Dear Editor, I am asking the Finance Minister, through this letter, to revise the ridiculous, unreasonable and unconscionable taxes on motorcars, with specific emphasis on sedans, which are family cars.
Dear Editor, Dr Ian McDonald’s column headlined, “The responsibility to use words accurately” (SN, 7/10/2018), is an interesting read.
2026 has been designated Year Zero. It is the year, environmentalists say, that wild animals could disappear from their natural habitats around the world, if humans continue on the same path of causing damage to the earth and at the same rate.
Dear Editor, Response is being made to Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman’s letter, “Workers’ rights are not being pushed aside” (SN, 9/10/2018).
Dear Editor, Having read Mr Jermain Johnson’s letter, captioned “What has the city’s internal audit section been doing?” there are other questions which need to be asked and be answered, hence this letter.
Dear Editor, The various summary reports on TV channels and in the press about the candidatures (parties, groups, individuals) for representation at the forthcoming Local Government (not communities) Elections, gave brief insights into their respective programmes, aspirations, and even reservations about the future prospects of their communities.
Dear Editor, I opened an e-mail last Saturday from Sally Yearwood, Executive Director of the Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA) that began as follows, “Dear Wesley, Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA) has always been an organisation driven as much by its programs and advocacy as by the people who have supported it over the years.
It has not been a good week for that critically endangered species, the West Indian cricket fan.
Dear Editor, Is there still hope for Guyana in reversing the brain drain?
Dear Editor, Reference is made to your editorial, headlined, “Cohesion” (SN, 7/10/2018). The mask is finally off.
Dear Editor, My attention has been drawn to the letter written by Mr Lincoln Lewis headlined, “Workers’ rights cannot be put into abeyance” (SN, 7/10/2018).
Dear Editor, There is quiet news that the Ministry of Public Health will be doing a campaign against alcohol abuse (SN, 7/10/2018).
Dear Editor, I have noticed in some sections of the press, and moreso on the radio, where people are referring to Guyana’s diplomats as Ambassador when referring to a representative to Commonwealth countries.
On August 30th, in a single fell swoop, President Granger, in one of the more significant decisions of his presidency up until now, shook up the leadership of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), bringing an end to a protracted period of public speculation regarding the future of law enforcement management in the Republic at a time when crime continues to be a matter of the greatest national concern.
Dear Editor, As head of the mining policy drafting team under the auspices of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), I thank Kaieteur News for publishing last Sunday, a few notes from the document in its article “Draft mining policy to address critical developmental challenges”.
Dear Editor, Whenever one is faced with an explanation of what is going on at the Georgetown Municipality, the choice is always between incompetence, corruption and conspiracy.
Dear Editor, With the exception of Mr Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham, no leader of the government in Guyana has ever focused specific attention on the importance of teachers, and the necessity for a salary to meet needs and offer a quality life.
Dear Editor, I observe with mixed emotions, the sentiments expressed by retired Justice James Patterson, the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), as reported in the press recently.
Dear Editor, You know that feeling you get when you’ve been rooted in one place for a very long time?
Dear Editor, I would usually welcome and embrace any call by anyone, from any place, at any time, to remove prejudice from the midst of thinking, visions, and practices.
Dear Editor, With information recently coming to the fore, some as a result of the long overdue and recently launched Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) of Georgetown, I believe that the need has become even more critical for the recently reconstituted Integrity Commission to turn its attention to the policymakers and administrative officials of the Georgetown Municipality, if it is to improve public confidence in the integrity of persons holding senior positions at City Hall.
Best practices in modern governance require careful scrutiny of the private interests of elected officials – particularly ministers – to ensure that there is no actual conflict, or even an appearance of one, if, indeed, the government in question intends to maintain the highest standards of probity.
Dear Editor, It has become very difficult, if not impossible, to see cricket on TV in Canada anymore.
Dear Editor, Reference is being made to Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman’s comments in articles, “Gov’t looking at ‘replacement’ for Rusal – Trotman” and “Local Rusal workers in limbo” (SN: 3rd October and 24th September 2018, respectively).
Dear Editor, At a press conference on Friday, October 5, 2018, Guyana Elections Commission Chairman, Justice (Ret’d) James Patterson, seems to have adopted the tactic of making unsubstantiated charges about ‘racial conflict’, and efforts to stymie the holding of Local Government Elections (LGE) at the level of the Commission itself, and external to it.
Dear Editor, In response to a Letter to the Editor, published in the Stabroek News of Thursday, October 4, 2018 and headlined, ‘GPL should honour promises made to Buxton residents’, the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL Inc.) offers the following response.
Dear Editor, Some people enter your life very quietly and over time, their presence becomes a part of your daily life.
Dear Editor, As a citizen, I face the disappointment of, I guess, other citizens in trying to obtain a simple phone battery.
Perhaps what strikes people most about the current government is its apparent lack of capacity for planning.
Dear Editor, The October 4th edition of the Stabroek News reported that President David Granger told attendees at a meeting held at the Corriverton Primary School on October 3rd, “…that his government had no choice but to close sugar estates…”.
Dear Editor, My attention was drawn to an article published in the Stabroek News, October 3, 2018 edition, headlined “Too much time being wasted on prepping criminal case files – SOCU adviser tells investigators, prosecutors.” This article followed an earlier article in Kaieteur News on August 15, 2018 entitled “UK getting “value for money” in SOCU’s operation – British envoy”.
Dear Editor, If a lawyer or anyone from the PUC is reading this letter, please advise me how I can sue GTT for harassment.
Dear Editor, Whilst purchasing tickets for the circus, I observed the ticket sellers having a hard time making change with Guyana’s currency, thus the line moved very slowly and many people vented their anger.
Dear Editor, While we are still debating the corporal punishment of children, Nepal (population 26 million) has recently become the 54th state to totally ban all forms of this practice on children.
Dear Editor, The small miners of Guyana were deliberately attacked at a public meeting held at Bartica on Saturday, September 29, 2018 by the Opposition party’s speaker, who alleged that the government minister who formulated the Syndicate initiative, owns 87% of all the lands received by the Syndicates throughout Guyana.
Dear Editor, I do not get to write this often, but here goes: President David Granger got it right on hiring Dr Vincent Adams to head the EPA.
Last week, a small group of women confronted Republican Senator Jeff Flake as he boarded an elevator.