The post of Chief Fire Officer was deleted

Dear Editor, SN’s very thoughtful Editorial of Friday June 8, 2018 titled ‘Improved Facilities for Fire Service’ touched an old (raw) nerve; for it’s a decade or more since I have attempted to bring attention to the indifference with which such a critical service as the Guyana Fire Service is treated.

The Bee Hive incident

When public officers who knowingly place themselves in harm’s way in pursuit of enforcement of the law are harmed or come under attack from those whose criminal pursuits they seek to deter, not only do law-abiding citizens have a duty to roundly condemn such acts and to insist that the perpetrators are determinedly ferreted out and suitably punished, but the state itself has an obligation to place every available resource at the disposal of the effort to hunt down and apprehend the guilty parties.  

The Esso list and local content

As the government inches along with presenting the final draft of its local content policy (LCP)  for the oil and gas sector, it released from its major operator thus far, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) a list of 227 goods and services suppliers utilised this year.

The GECOM Chairman decision

Chief Justice (acting) Roxane George’s decision on Friday upholding what is now the unfettered discretion by President Granger in deciding who should be Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission is the most retrograde development in the arena of electoral laws and reforms since 1991.