Patterson should be wary of getting Guyana involved in a gas project before many uncertainties are considered

Dear Editor, In response to a letter I wrote on natural gas development in Guyana (SN, Jan 3), Minister of Public Infrastructure (MPI), David Patterson claimed in a letter to Stabroek News on Jan 4, that I had presented a distorted perspective on the vision and use of natural gas for Guyana (‘Government engaged in studies for a gas pipeline as a means to complement use of renewable energy’).

The late Martin Boodhoo was among UG’s first batch of students

Dear Editor, On behalf of the now dormant University of Guyana Guild of Graduates, Ontario, please allow me to express deepest sympathy to the wife, children and relatives of Dr Martin Boodhoo, one of the most outstanding graduates of the University of Guyana (UG), who passed away on Christmas Day (December 25, 2017) in Manchester, England.

Nomination for chancellorship

Towards the ending of December and in keeping with the constitutional requirement, President David Granger wrote to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo proposing Chief Justice of Belize, Kenneth Benjamin as the next Chancellor of the Judiciary. 

Garbage rates

When the city saw the inimitable Ms Carol Sooba off the scene following a change at the central government level, and local government elections brought in their wake the installation of a new council and Mayor, the citizens of Georgetown heaved a collective sigh of relief.

Trump’s fire and fury

Michael Wolff’s account of the Trump administration’s chaotic misrule will surprise no one who has read a newspaper during the last year, detailing as it does, the President’s profound unreadiness for his new role, his childish ignorance of world affairs, his obsequious and feuding advisers – who privately voice contempt for him – his fleeting attention span and tendency to repeat anecdotes every ten minutes.

‘Social credit’ should be explored for the displaced sugar workers

Dear Editor, Having been a member of the Commission of Inquiry which made some specific recommendations for the sugar industry over two years ago, I have naturally been reluctant to make any public comment on the industry or its employees, or the increasing numbers of suggestions/recommendations being publicly offered by various concerned individuals and organizations.