Dear Editor, I was a student at UG from 1993-97. While I have not been residing in Guyana for the past 14 plus years, and after repeated notices from the University of Guyana Student Loan division, I paid off my student loan liabilities at the end of the 15 year period, in one payment.
Dear Editor, Deepavali, commonly known as Diwali or Divali, is the Hindu Festival of Lights and is observed over a five day period.
Dear Editor, It was disheartening to read about the attack in Mogadishu apart from the tragedy of the family that died in the gruesome road accident at No 59 village in Corentyne.
Dear Editor, “One hundred years from now, it’ll not matter what kind of car I drove; what kind of money was in my bank account or what my clothes looked like.
It serves no meaningful purpose to restate what, by now, are the well-known facts of the protracted saga of City Hall versus the growing army of pavement vendors who now populate most of the empty spaces in downtown Georgetown.
Dear Editor, So, just as expected, President Nicholas Maduro’s United Socialist Party (PSUV) won 17 of the 23 governorships that were up for grabs in Sunday’s gubernatorial elections in Venezuela.
Dear Editor, For the past three days, ie Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the residents of LBI to Better Hope on the East Coast are without water, again.
Dear Editor, So much of the analysis from columnists and letter writers I see in papers in Guyana continues to remind me of the management maxim from Murphy’s law: “Nothing is as simple as it looks to most people”.
Dear Editor, In reference to a letter from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) published in the October 14, edition of Stabroek News captioned ‘The Corporation Tax Rate for non-commercial companies was reduced in 2017’, I wish to quote from my letter on from October 11, 2017 which stated: “With respect to corporation taxes (CTAX), according to the Ram & McRae website, there are three rates of CTAX in Guyana: a 30% rate that applies to non-commercial companies, a 40% rate that applies to commercial companies except telephone companies and finally a 45% rate for the telephone companies.” I sourced my information from the tax experts in Guyana and they said 30%, and I accepted it and yes, I am responsible.
Dear Editor, I thank the media for publishing my recent letter in relation to the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) failure to implement the much anticipated Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) REDD+ Readiness project in Guyana.
Dear Editor, The Toroparu Mining and Development Consortium is made up of a group of small individual miners in Toroparu, Upper Mazaruni, Region Seven, who have been unable to work their dredges for the past two to three years for various reasons.
Dear Editor, In his book The emergence of a Science Society in England 1800-1965, GW Roderick reports that when the renowned German philosopher Wilhelm Von Humboldt was asked to explain Germany’s phenomenal rise as the most powerful nation in Europe around the beginning of the nineteenth century, Von Humboldt’s succinct response was: “What you want the nation to be, you must first put in your schools”.
Dear Editor, After two-and-a-half years into this APNU+AFC administration, the People’s Progressive Party is still being blamed for everything that goes wrong in Guyana.
Dear Editor, I would rather prefer to stream a movie or read a stimulating book, and simply enjoy my downtime after a gruelling week in the classroom.
On March 2nd 2015 after the disclosure of medical aid by the state to senior PPP/C officials including $2.1m in cosmetic dentistry for then Minister Pauline Sukhai, the newly formed APNU+AFC coalition quite rightly expressed its outrage.
Dear Editor, I took a look at a BBC online article titled, ‘Kaepernick: from one man to movement’ and realized why that, despite the negatives, Americans can be and should be admired.
Dear Editor, I apologise to my good friend Ian McDonald for the delay in responding to his commentary piece in the Sunday Stabroek of 10 September (‘Brexit’).
Dear Editor, A small but significant correction arises out of the article ‘Ram blasts bad spending by “big” gov’t’ (SN, October 13, 2017).
Dear Editor, Guyana belongs to all of us, not any one race. That simple fact gives us the opportunity to engage with one another in a spirit of generosity and reconciliation.
It happens to all governments: they come in with the best of intentions coupled with the belief that only they are equipped to ameliorate a bleak situation.
Dear Editor, Howard Zinn (author of You Can’t be Neutral on a Moving Train), while speaking at a political event in the United States had the following to say on pronouncements by former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
Dear Editor, The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) would like to respond to a letter published in the October 11, 2017 edition of Stabroek News captioned ‘There should be a phased reduction in Corporation Tax rates’ which was submitted by Mr Sase Singh, and to correct several inaccuracies mentioned in the letter on the rate of Corporation Tax.