Dear Editor, I wish to reply to a speech delivered by Professor Clive Thomas on the 5th August, 2018 to an East Coast Community audience and reported in your newspaper, yesterday.
Dear Editor, Please permit me some space in your publication. I am apprehensive about inserting myself in the state affairs of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and I also wouldn’t wish to insert myself in a delicate selection process as the one surrounding the country’s Police Commissioner, which recently concluded.
Dear Editor, Dr. Clive Thomas, erstwhile anti-imperialist and dependency theorist, now a state functionary in the neo-liberal APNU+AFC government, said that the government should give US$5,000 from the oil revenue to each Guyanese household annually.
Globally, the importance of clean, adequate supplies of potable drinking water is regarded as a key index of human development.
Dear Editor, With both major parties wedded to the belief that they must be good ambassadors for Exxon’s Esso, the race to genuflect lower before Exxon, has already cost Guyana billions of dollars.
Dear Editor, The debate on the recent fatal shooting of five bandits by the police at Pattensen, East Coast, Demerara rages.
Dear Editor, The Working People’s Alliance joins with Guyanese and the rest of our Anglophone Caribbean family in their observance of the 180th anniversary of the end of chattel slavery.
Dear Editor, My attention was brought to the letter published on July 9th 2018 in Stabroek News, written by Rev Gideon Cecil, titled: `Guyana Prize for Literature has not helped emerging writers living and writing here’.
Dear Editor, I believe the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is staring down the proverbial ‘barrel of a loaded gun’ unless there is urgent, combined action by multiple agencies to stop the sustained theft of contributions to the scheme.
Dear Editor, Your Editorial, captioned ‘Threats to Press Freedom” in the Friday, August 3, 2018 edition of the Stabroek News provided a balanced perspective on the state of the media, not only in Guyana, but the world as a whole.
Dear Editor, I will like to submit that if the West Indies Cricket Board does not dissolve the Courtney Browne-led selection panel and appoint a new panel with our own Travis Dowlin as the chairman and people like Jeff Dujon, Ian Bishop and Darren Ganga as selectors, the West Indies team will be humiliated at the 2019 World Cup in England.
Dear Editor, Now that former Pakistani superstar cricketer, Imran Khan, has returned as a bigger star on his country’s stage, I thought that the field is open for a delightful straight drive all the way over the top of the Guyanese political scoreboard.
Out of the blue, on February 27th this year, the government announced that a Department of Energy (DoE) within the Ministry of the Presidency would be established to take over responsibility for the oil and gas sector from the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR).
Dear Editor, President David Granger’s speech at Beterverwagting on the eve of celebrations of the 180th anniversary of Emancipation has raised many important questions which I would like to share with the public through your forum.
Dear Editor, When will someone in authority realize that there is a critical need for a Commission of Inquiry to be held into the workings of the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown?
Dear Editor, There are slippages in this society that must be arrested as matter of urgency.
Dear Editor, “Hear ye, hear ye!” It hath been decreed by the Queen and King of the City that henceforth in August, 2018 there shall be a City Week celebration costing nineteen million dollars.
Dear Editor, There is an increasing meaner edge to life these days; a palpable grimness.
Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix has failed on four occasions this year to appear before the parliamentary Sectoral Committee for Foreign Relations when requested to do so.
Dear Editor, The IMF stated that mistakes were made in the setting up of contracts which would allow for benefits to Guyana.
Dear Editor, The learned authors of Erskine May, Parliamentary Practice, 12th Edition posit thus: “The chief characteristics attaching to the office of Speaker in the House of Com-mons are authority and impartiality….
Dear Editor, Legal historians will tell us that in the British Colony of then British Guiana, on the 21st August 1843 there was an etymological change from “Town” to “City”: Georgetown the Town became George-town the City.
Dear Editor, I see Dr Mark Bynoe has returned to continue his contribution to nation building.
Dear Editor, Words are not enough to express gratitude to Sister Admirabilis Browne who has passed on to her heavenly abode.
Dear Editor, The Stabroek News July 24, 2016 article, titled `Dr. Mitchell hangs up his stethoscope after more than 50 years of service’, by Marcelle Thomas is a fitting reference to the life of one of the most dedicated sons of Guyana.
Dear Editor, The following is a response to enquiries about pensionable age as recommended by the Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Public Service.
Earlier this week Apple became a trillion dollar company, an estimate close to the combined value of America’s ‘big four’ banks, and the single highest valuation for a company in history.
Dear Editor, Sometime ago I heard in the news that the oldest bread was discovered in Jordan.
Dear Editor, The literature on the Resource Curse, summarised by Frederick van der Pleog of the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies in his article “Natural Resources: Curse or Blessing,” is clear that resource rich countries do not all experience strong growth and enhanced development.
Dear Editor, Before the African Culture and Development Association (ACDA), there was the League of Coloured Peoples (LCP), who incidentally organised their first exhibition of art and craft (much like Wednesday 1st August) at what was then the British Guiana Cricket Club Ground, east of Queen’s College on Thomas Road – space on which ACDA is accommodated.
Dear Editor, I refer to headlines lately about the release, to planned infrastructural projects in Guyana, of Norwegian money allocated some years ago.
Dear Editor, Permit me to bring to the attention of readers the good news that the Guyana United Artists (GUA) has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Guyana Cultural Association of New York award.
Dear Editor, The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has recognised that several sections of the press reported about the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) judgment regarding our Union’s and our colleague union – the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees’ (NAACIE) – legal challenge to the decision by the Government of Guyana and the Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc (GuySuCo) to close the Skeldon, Rose Hall and East Demerara Estates at the end of 2017.
“Press freedom is facing new threats in major democracies as well as in repressive states, where authorities are focusing their efforts on social media and other online platforms after reducing the independence of major print and broadcast outlets.” This is how the April 2018 Press Freedom report labelled “Attacks on the Record: The State of Global Press Freedom, 2017-2018” prepared by independent watchdog, Freedom House located in Washington and New York, USA.
Dear Editor, With preparations underway for large scale celebrations of Georgetown’s quartoseptcentennial anniversary, one question pops up in the minds of several of its citizens, and that is what is there to celebrate?.
Dear Editor, Jan Mangal is in the throes of a public catastrophic meltdown when it comes to his post consultancy communication with his most recent client, the Government of Guyana (GOG).
Dear Editor, As the recent past Minister of Home Affairs I am appalled and shocked at the response from the Office of the Commissioner of Police (COP) in respect to the incident on March 22nd, 2018 at the Eastern end of the Berbice River Bridge involving a #45 minibus and its occupants.
Dear Editor, I venture one of my increasingly rare contributions into the more and more surreal world of Guyana oil.
Dear Editor, In your editorial of July 21 captioned `Age of Extremes’, you made reference to an AEPI study that shows US income inequality (between the top few percent and the rest) approaching levels of the late 1920s crash.
Dear Editor, On July 30, the Speaker of the National Assembly, dropping all pretence of being fair decided that a case had been made out against MP Harry Gill.
On Monday last, the BBC reported on a shocking incident of assault, the video of which had already gone viral.
Dear Editor, Kindly grant me permission to comment on a letter penned by Vishnu Bisram in your July 31st edition: `PPP should pick candidate with best chance of defeating the Coalition’.
Dear Editor, Recently I visited the Passport Office in Georgetown and was very impressed by the level of professionalism and timely response offered by the staff as they served the public.