Dear Editor, Belated completion of ‘The Agenda’ by Bob Woodward prompted some thoughts pertinent to the local scene.
Dear Editor, Following the publication of a letter in the September 30, 2018 Sunday Stabroek, with the headline, “Working class Guyanese relegated to drive old vehicles”; a response was published on October 4, 2018 headlined, “Taxes have been reduced for approximately 90% of vehicles imported into Guyana”.
Dear Editor, I refer to President David Granger’s interview with the Guyana Review, (October 2018) that was published in the Stabroek News edition of Tuesday, October 2, 2018, and captioned “No walk in the park”.
Dear Editor, October 5, 1992, has gone down in our history as one of the most important dates in Guyana.
Dear Editor, The letter by Nigel Hinds relating to the exorbitant import taxes on vehicles, (SN, 30/09/2018) is something of concern to Guyanese.
Dear Editor, A better relationship is desirable but the one who expressed such a desire has to first walk the talk in meaningful and tangible ways.
Dear Editor, I read with great interest, the letter published “PNC has done little to expand its political base” (SN, 1/10/2018), written by Alex Duncan.
The concept of “Local Content” is not a new one, and contrary to popular opinion or use, is not limited in application to the oil and gas sector alone.
Dear Editor, The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) wishes to respond to the inaccuracies contained in a letter appearing in the September 30, 2018 edition of the Stabroek News newspaper titled ‘Working class Guyanese relegated to drive old vehicles’ from the writer, Nigel Hinds, and finds it necessary to provide some clarifications.
Dear Editor, In March this year, the Guyana Elections Commission made an incredibly bold and outlandish statement in a vain attempt to remove the fear and dishonesty which is inherent in the PNC-run elections, from the minds of the Guyanese people, especially the voting population.
Dear Editor, I would like to draw attention to the current upgrades been conducted by GPL in the communities of Buxton and Friendship.
Dear Editor, Please allow me space in your newspaper to highlight the ‘human kindness’ venture that is meted out to school children and even the differently-abled by Starr Computers.
Dear Editor, Immediately after the APNU+AFC won the last general election, we witnessed the country embarking on a massive clean-up exercise.
Dear Editor, I strongly believe that the Alliance For Change running independently at the upcoming local government elections is a great decision and Linden only stands to benefit.
Although the world has experienced much worse, recent events involving inclement weather conditions have caused much consternation, particularly last Friday’s earthquake and tsunami in eastern Indonesia.
Dear Editor, On my recent visit to the Police Headquarters in Brickdam where I was pursuing the enforcement of a warrant, I was very surprised to see the lack of infrastructural investment in the police’s facilities.
Dear Editor, The recent hubbub that has surfaced about the contentious leasing of a Sussex Street Wharf by the ‘King of the City’ to a shipping company whilst the municipality is not the bona fide owner of that property, speaks to the exploitation, duplicity and bullyism that occurs on a daily basis at City Hall, and is the mere tip of the iceberg of many such improprieties that exist within that institution.
Dear Editor, For the past two weeks, rice farmers from the upper Hague settlement rice cultivation area have been making demands for drainage of their rice fields through our main irrigation canal, which has been a disadvantageous request to those of us at the lower end of the settlement because the irrigation canal passes through the entire settlement from south to north.
Dear Editor, As part of its Crime Prevention Strategy, the Guyana Police Force is hereby releasing to the general public, crime prevention tips.
Dear Editor, I am disgusted and angered by the recent replacement of the head teacher of South Amelia’s Ward Nursery School in Linden.
Last Friday, just eight days after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) voted to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), the Canadian newspaper, The Toronto Star, broke a story that the most famous doping incident in Olympic history, the Ben Johnson scandal, appears to have been constructed around a series of questionable laboratory procedures.
Dear Editor, I again have to remind the public, the authorities and the persons pretending to function in the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority that since a legal challenge essentially addresses the legality of the Broadcast Authority and is sub judice in the Guyana Court of Appeal, unless it is heard, there can be no functioning Broadcast Authority.
Dear Editor, Having read the letters of George N. Cave (SN 30th September and 1st October, 2018) the opportunity is being taken to attend to the germane issue of whether the Minister of Social Protection can appoint a chairperson to the Guyana Teachers’ Union and Ministry of Education’s arbitration panel.
Dear Editor, Over the past week, people have been asking me some very interesting questions; some persons are of the view that I seem to be taking a strong position on matters and they are asking questions such as, where am I getting my motivation from?
Last Friday, the Guyana Chronicle reported that Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin had indicated that his Ministry was “in the advance(d) stages” of preparation for the introduction of the Small Business Procurement Programme, the provision under the 2004 Small Business Act for small businesses to access 20 per cent of state contracts.
Dear Editor, More than once I’ve written about local produce, mainly vegetables and fruits, being laced with toxic chemicals and before the timeframe for these chemicals to finish their processes expires, they are available on the markets.
Dear Editor, I note the editorial captioned, “Arbitral chairperson” in the September 30th edition of the Sunday Stabroek.
Dear Editor, I am writing to raise concerns regarding a very distasteful situation in the Ministry of Education and the Department of Education, Region 5 Now that senior promotions have been finalised, there is a messy situation involving the Number 8 Secondary School.
Dear Editor, Now that the PNC has had a chance to declare their results from their Congress, the confirmed results were astonishing.
The chaos in the sugar sector under the APNU+AFC government might have been easily dismissed were it not for the fact that it has upturned the lives of thousands of former GuySuCo employees and the future of many more hangs in the balance.
Dear Editor, The foreign concession class, senior government officials, re-migrants, the ultra-rich and the mafia class in Guyana, are the most likely residents to be driving new economy class vehicles that cost US$25,000 – 30,000/GY$6,000,000; or drive Corvettes, Range Rovers, Rolls-Royces or Porsches, based on the concessions and financing available to this group.
Dear Editor, Nothing this government does surprises me anymore. They borrowed $30 billion from Republic Bank to allegedly spend on refurbishing the closed estates so as to ready them for sale.
Dear Editor, Workers’ right to severance was recently described in derogatory terms. Millions can be found to fund and furnish a sports bar while workers have to wait on their due.
Dear Editor, I note the letter, captioned ‘Appointment versus nomination’ by E.B. John in the Saturday, September 29 edition of Stabroek News, where he castigates a Minister of the Government for what he, E.B.
Dear Editor, The front page headline of SN of September 23, 2018 makes reference to “US$14.5M grant for public service college, other areas.” However, there is no further mention of this specific item on pages 3 and 21, as directed.
Dear Editor, I was deeply honoured on Friday, September 28, 2018 to be at the funeral of Sarah Insanally, the deceased wife of Guyana’s ambassador to the USA, Dr Riyad Insanally.
Dear Editor, Amidst the deluge of contentions, expert opinions, government positions, and opposition objections, I must ask whether anyone has paused to consider what matters to John and Mary Public?
There has never been a Minister of Labour, senior or junior, in this country quite as ill informed, blundering or precipitate as Mr Keith Scott, the present incumbent.
Dear Editor, I have just read your newspaper, page 5 where it states that “Trinidad flooded after Met office forecasts sun.” When can we ever get it right?
Dear Editor, We refer to the letter `The GWMO is unconstitutional’ in the September 27 edition of Kaieteur News.
Dear Editor, The GAWU was taken aback after the Union listened to Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder’s seeming outburst on the Safe TV 2 Headline News newscast of September 26 regarding the $30B aimed at securing and revitalizing the operations of the three remaining GuySuCo estates.
Dear Editor, I thought I would share an article I came across in the online edition of the BBC news dated September 26, 2018.
Dear Editor, Is it that his legal colleagues in the administration are too distracted to attend to their junior in obvious distended labour, who exposes a discomfiting degree of intellectual constipation?