New age thinking

The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) blasted off last week Wednesday with much glitz and fanfare, as the defending champions, the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) hosted the St.

The GTU strike ultimatum: It is the government that must ‘shift gears’

The first thing that should be said about last week’s notification of strike action by state-employed teachers, through their union, the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) is that the extent of the notice given by the Union allows sufficient time for a compromise to be arrived at, thereby sparing us the headache of having to see a new academic year begin with children unable to take their places in classrooms and in a situation where it becomes anyone’s guess as to when normalcy will be restored.

A well-deserved accolade for Shiv

Dear Editor, Guyanese cricket legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul, a former captain of the West Indies team, will be awarded the Honorary Doctors of Law later this year by my alma mater, the University of the West Indies (UWI).

Questions about incident at East La Penitence Police Station

Dear Editor, A letter entitled ‘Total fabrication’ in the Stabroek News of 10th August 2018 piqued my interest, it was a release by the Guyana Police Force’s Public Relations and Press Officer (PRO/PO), Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan refuting a report by online news organization Citizen’s Report with regards to claims of verbal abuse of a constable by Minister Annette Ferguson.

The four pillars of Granger’s doctrine revealed

Dear Editor, Referring to the president’s speech on the eve of Emancipation. I believe that the president’s greatest strength as a leader is in the area of building strong families, strengthening religious faith, educating people, fighting for social cohesion and encouraging strong work ethics.

The time is now for the GTU to act

Dear Editor, Ms. Coretta McDonald, the General Secretary of the Guyana Teacher’s Union in November 2015 updated the nation to the fact that the agreement arrived at with the PPP/C Government would be coming to an end in December 2015 and there was a need for a new agreement with the PNCR-led Granger Government. 

Sovereign Wealth Fund Green Paper

On  Wednesday, the government published its Green Paper on the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) which will guide how oil revenues from 2020  and onwards are managed.

This land is not theirs

Dear Editor, I am watching the continuous swirl of motion around here, while listening to the ongoing laments, many times shrill, always dark and foreboding. 

Georgetown City Week

Last Saturday the Town Clerk of Georgetown, Mr Royston King, in a letter to this newspaper, defended the City Council’s decision to hold a week of celebratory activities commemorating the birth of our capital city.

Social media vs the news

The defamation lawsuits against Infowars founder Alex Jones and his subsequent removal (“de-platforming”) from Apple, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube vividly illustrate what is at stake in the battles over who gets to determine the tone and content of America’s public sphere.