Dear Editor, Ever since Dave Cameron entered the scene as the Cricket West Indies (CWI) President in 2013, his tenure as President has been plagued with controversies after controversies.
Dear Editor, I wish to address some concerns regarding shared-governance which is being advocated as a way forward for Guyanese politics.
Dear Editor, On the 14th March 2019, the Guyana Chronicle newspaper carried an article of an ordinary woman (Dianne Henry) who placed her husband (a farmer) in a canoe and paddled for about 40 miles to seek medical attention for him, due to a snake bite he received.
Dear Editor, It does not appear that there is anything on which the government and opposition can agree regarding the elections machinery as a whole, and the state of elections readiness by Gecom.
Last September, the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) made what, at the time was held in some quarters to be a somewhat surprising disclosure that the ‘recreational’ drug ecstasy (surely a misapplied terminology) was being distributed in five local schools.
Dear Editor, Guyana is approaching a period in which none of us have been before.
Dear Editor, We have now officially entered the final week of what some have deemed a countdown to a constitutional crisis.
Dear Editor, The passing of Mr. Miles Fitzpatrick would be, at any time, an event of great loss to his family and his loved ones and friends, and to the country he has served in with such constancy.
Dear Editor, Much anxiety is being created and in some cases being nurtured as we approach the March 21 date which marks the end of the 90 days since the No Confidence Motion was passed in the National Assembly.
Dear Editor, A great, respected and esteemed son of the soil has been swept up with the scythe of the Reaper.
As the no-confidence motion clock runs down towards the end of the three-month period for the staging of general elections, there has been a flurry of accusations back and forth between President Granger and Opposition Leader Jagdeo about who is responsible for the present deadlock.
Dear Editor, On the 16th of February 2004, I entered into an agreement with Demerara Mutual Life Assurance Company by signing onto an endowment policy.
Dear Editor, The purpose of this letter is to give a factual summary of the compliance or otherwise with the calling and holding of elections under the Constitution between 1997 and 2015.
Dear Editor, On March 12th, 2019, a decision was handed down by Magistrate Crystal Lambert that should send a clear message to animal abusers everywhere.
Dear Editor, I wish to comment on the last paragraph of Ram`s letter to the Editor entitled “GECOM already has access…” (SN: 15/03/2019).
Dear Editor, I make reference to Mr Ali’s statement at the recently concluded Babu John Memorial for the late Father of the Nation, President Cheddi Jagan.
Dear Editor, It is good to often see busloads of our primary school students visiting the museum and other places of interest in the city.
In any other circumstances, we would be paying more attention to the matter of the Venezuelan border.
Dear Editor, I have attended two sessions of ‘discussion’ in Guyana on the boom to come in ‘Oil Dorado’.
Dear Editor, Please permit me space to respond to the letter captioned `GECOM could not deliver elections in 90 days, need for rigorous training cannot be over-emphasized’ which was published in the Stabroek News of 15 March 2019, in the name of Yolanda Ward, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Guyana Elections Commission, in response to statements I made during my exclusive interview with the Stabroek News.
Dear Editor, There are two issues pertaining to the Guyana Police Force (GPF)’s engagement with citizens that recently appeared in the news media which compel me to write this letter.
Dear Editor, I must confess that l have been quite amused by the attention being paid by some media houses with regards to my absence from recent PPP/C activities.
Dear Editor, Yesterday an icon of Guyana passed away. Yesterday a leading light went out, A shining light in a Stygian political darkness.
Dear Editor, Referring to me, in his Press Conferences, seems to have become one of Jagdeo`s fetishes, when it suits his purpose, to do.
Dear Editor, A legendary Catholic Priest, Fr Keith Hardless departs from this world to be with God.
Yesterday’s massacre at two mosques in New Zealand is another instance of extremist violence facilitated by digital platforms which freely share supremacist ideologies and other forms of hatred.
Dear Editor, I refer to an article in Stabroek News yesterday under the caption `GECOM was in position to hold polls in 90 days’ in which the former Deputy Chief Election Officer, Mr.
Dear Editor, GECOM and the Ministry of Finance seem to be engaged in an effort to mislead the public of Guyana over the availability and use of funds approved in the 2019 Budget to conduct elections pursuant to the March 21 vote of No Confidence.
Dear Editor, There has been ongoing reportage on the GECOM imbroglio. The commissioners’ interviews and press conferences have been significant sources of the reportage.
Dear Editor, He abhorred labels, stereotyping and sycophancy. He didn’t mind belonging to a political party like the PPP but he was passionate about independence of thought, freedom to express one’s views and to openly criticize and disagree when it became necessary to do so.
Dear Editor, I have seen the recent calls by certain prominent persons about the resumption of the Health and Family Life Education programme in our schools.
Dear Editor, It has been a constant concern of mine, since all the controversy has surfaced, concerning whether GECOM can be ready to effectively manage the conduct of National and Regional elections, within the time stipulated by the Constitution, but specifically in this case, with respect to the successful passage of a No Confidence Motion.
One of the moral principles that govern most of the civilised world is the principle of the “right to life.” The United States of America’s “Declaration of Independence” captures this concept in beautiful prose which reads, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Here in Guyana, Article 138 (1) of our Constitution speaks to the protection of this “right to life” in the following manner, “No person shall be deprived of his life intentionally save in execution of the sentence of a court in respect of an offense under the law of Guyana of which he has been convicted.” All this sums up quite neatly the fact that life is something to be respected and highly regarded, whether it is one’s own life, or that of another.
Dear Editor, In these times of political uncertainty and rising tension, it is refreshing to hear from the newly-appointed US Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch that the United States supports free and fair elections in Guyana.
Dear Editor, A delegation from the Private Sector Commission (PSC) met on Wednesday with the top brass of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) during which the Commission expressed its appreciation at the enhanced professionalism in the work of the Force and the growing public confidence it has been enjoying in recent months.
Dear Editor, The average reader may not realize that the ongoing television replays on statements made by then President Jagdeo in 2006 falsely give the impression that President Granger is saying nothing different today.
Dear Editor, In my opinion the English language in which the Guyana constitution is written should be examined for its practices.
Dear Editor, On my arrival in Texas, a moment ago, I learnt with deep sadness of the passing of Mr.
Dear Editor, The most recent public display of Bharrat Jagdeo’s departure from political decency and decorum leaves one to wonder, how much lower can he go?
Dear Editor, From all indications the tenure of the recently installed mayor of Georgetown is off to a rocky start (‘City mayor says letters to Town Clerk going unanswered ‘ SN March 12 2019).
On Tuesday, as the Commission on the Status of Women began their 63rd session at the UN in New York, news broke that the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission had launched an investigation into the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) over whether it has been paying women less than men for doing the same work.
Dear Editor, Recently, the President of Liberia announced that there will be free education for all undergraduate Liberians.
Dear Editor, Late as it is, hopeless as it now seems, I will not let be dashed, my hope in our Guyanese people and the better future we could be creating.