A domestic violence unit

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Justice Navindra Singh handed down a sentence of 16 years imprisonment to Sylvester Bristol, called ‘Rambo,’ for the killing of female taxi driver Savitri Gangadeen Parma, after Bristol pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter even though originally charged with the capital offence of murder.

Dr Jabar puts a smile on patients’ faces

Dear Editor, I recently learnt of the transfer of one of Essequibo Islands/West Demerara’s best medical practitioners, both at the administrative level and in terms of attending to patients, to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

Constables as well as Lance Corporal should be given awards

Dear Editor Reports in the print and electronic media stated that on December 30, 2017 Lance Corporal 17310 Williams, Constables 23777 Blake, 23630 Prince and 20980 Hunte while on roadblock duty at Whim Public Road, Corentyne detained Deputy Superintendent Motie Dookie and a minibus driver for what they perceived to be the police officer and driver knowingly concerned in dealing with thirty cases of Johnny Walker whisky with intent to defraud the revenue of the duties thereof.

Why was police approval for GAWU to use a noisy instrument during its march then withdrawn?

Dear Editor, The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) is very concerned and perplexed by what it deems as a strange decision of the Guyana Police Force not to allow the union to use a noisy instrument during its march from the High Bridge of Rose Hall Canje along the public road to the Canje junction along the No 2 public road and back to the High Bridge on January 9.

No Planet B

Around October last year, marine and underwater photographer Caroline Power, who is  based in Honduras, published a series of photographs and videos on her Facebook page, of large swathes of garbage, mostly plastics, floating on the Caribbean Sea near Roatán, one of Honduras’s Caribbean Bay Islands.

Do we want to enter into another dependency syndrome?

Dear Editor, I take my hat off to Isabelle de Caires, a true daughter of David, on her piece in SN, Jan 9, entitled: ‘Are we all asleep at the wheel?’ I commend her nationalistic, non-racist, non-partisan commentary on this, which I consider to be the biggest economic development issue to confront Guyana ever since Columbus came and the colonial powers decided to make sugar king, thus determining the fate of every single human who drank black water from the backdam or Lamaha creek from then till now.

Storm brewing

As of January 1, 2018, the minimum wage in the province of Ontario, Canada was raised from $11.60 per hour to $14.00, by the current provincial government.