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.
Dear Editor, The following is by no means intended to be an ad hominem critique.
Dear Editor, Ms Elfrieda Bissember’s long rejoinder (Sunday Stabroek, July 22nd, 2018) to my article on the National Gallery does not add much to the real subject under discussion.
Dear Editor, Guyana, I am certain is not unlike many third world countries and faces a combination of difficult circumstances, some seemingly self-imposed while others are dictates of the so-called developed world which complicates our already complicated ways of doing business, adding greatly to our individual and collective frustrations.
Dear Editor, I shared with Ms. Lisa Sachs, Director, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, USA, Dr.
Dear Editor, Today August 1, we celebrate 184 years of the abolition of slavery in Guyana.
Dear Editor, He never believed in ordinary moments and yet again as he did in 1992 in the World Cup Cricket, he pulled off an extraordinary feat by banishing the corrupt families of Pakistan to the periphery of government.
Dear Editor, The announcement of US Ambassador Perry Holloway that an American Chamber of Commerce is to be set up in Guyana … (SN Jul 12) is music to my ears.
Dear Editor, I have been following the exchanges in your columns on the Guyana Prize for Literature with some interest.
One of the lesser known Japanese products of recent times is the Shouting Vase, a pottery –inspired plastic jug mouth muffler which is designed to fit the contours of your mouth.
Dear Editor, The assertion by Newsroom in its article “Attorney General, others to pay `no tax whatsoever’ under amendment to the AML/CFT law” dated July 27th 2018, that the members of the Committee “will be exempt, under section 7G of the Bill, from taxations” is erroneous and misleading.
Dear Editor, We join annually with communities across the world in marking the moment in which the crime of chattel enslavement was confronted and uprooted from our existential realities.
Dear Editor, The discovery of oil by ExxonMobil in 2015 has put Guyana on a trajectory to receiving significant revenues.
It is not in the nature of newspapers like the New York Times, on those occasions when they must pay a measure of editorial attention to countries like Guyana, long arbitrarily grouped as ‘banana republics,’ to fail to litter their offerings with ill-informed and open ridicule, sparing no feelings.
Dear Editor, Reference is made to the news item captioned `Teixeira mulling run for PPP/C’s presidential candidate’ (SN Jul 30).
Dear Editor, APNU+AFC is presently spending more than $15M per month to store a used, outdated model CT scanner which they over-valued at about $12M.
Dear Editor, As a Member of Parliament, I try not to play politics with the people’s business.
Dear Editor, This is going to be controversial. I was chatting with a friend recently about the high crime rate in the Guyana.
Dear Editor, Almost every person of Guyanese nationality welled up with fury at the ‘’alarming’’ description of Guyana by the American, Clifford Krauss.
Dear Editor, An old school friend returned for a few days and reached out; it was after many a long decade.
More than three years after APNU+AFC entered office, the public has grown increasingly impatient with the poor performance and corruption in the security sector particularly considering that President Granger had had deep engagement with law and order matters before taking office and was one of the members of the 2003 Disciplined Forces Commission (DFC) which enquired into the deficiencies and challenges facing each of the services.
Dear Editor, Early one morning, on a rainy day, in this country, where every man does what is right in his or her own eyes, I took a mini-bus from Georgetown to Parika.
Dear Editor, The Ministry notes your article, “Finance seeks new Chief Planning Officer, Deputy Finance Secretary after resignations” (SN 2018-07-28) and wishes to provide some context to the subject.
Dear Editor, As a young Guyanese who is interested in learning about the political and historical evolution of the country in which I live, it disheartens me to relay my dissatisfaction and struggle to unearth this treasure trove of information.
Dear Editor, The Stabroek News editorial on July 24, 2018, captioned “The mistreatment of police vehicles”, the frequent writings of Kaieteur News columnist Freddie Kissoon on the excesses of our Police Traffic ranks and the Guyana Times report on July 28, 2018 on the Tactical Service Unit rank charged for accepting a bribe to drop a traffic charge, all speak to a muted terrorism of the Guyanese travelling public.
On Wednesday we will celebrate Emancipation Day. And it is worth celebrating, not just by the descendants of those from whom the shackles of slavery were removed on August 1, 1838, but by everyone.
Dear Editor, About three weeks ago I discovered my phone had a problem.
Dear Editor, The amendments to the Financial Institutions Act do not provide for the protection of persons or companies from high fees, high interest rates and other charges implemented by banks, which may be unjust.
Dear Editor, Relative to a press release sent out on July 09, 2018, “Incident involving a Minister of the Government, her driver and two security guards at a popular established business parking lot at Providence, East Bank Demerara”.
Dear Editor, The world needs leadership. For close to a century America filled that role, sometimes wisely and admirably, other times less than thoughtfully and constructively.
Dear Editor, On July 24th, Voices Against Violence (the collection of organizations and entities that spearhead the Annual National Anti-Violence Candlelight Vigil to mark World Suicide Prevention Day, to be held on September 9th this year) sent an email to media across Guyana, with a link to a Facebook post alleging rape by a Route #42 mini bus driver.
Dear Editor, Reference is made to the news item `Shuman says new party for September launch’ (SN Jul 25).
When Facebook’s stock plummeted earlier this week, wiping out US$120 billion dollars of market capitalisation in a single day, Wall Street’s analysts – most of whom had rated the stock as a strong buy just the day before – couldn’t agree on the exact cause.