GuyExpo

Last Sunday two letters were published in this newspaper about GuyExpo, one of which was from Dr Joyce Jonas.

America’s ever changing face

The history of the United States of America, as is the case with most of the countries around the world, is replete with stories of migration.

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Dear Editor, It is sad to see such a horrific accident on the Linden Highway causing many lost lives.

Error in lotto number published

Dear Editor, I was up Berbice on 2007-10-08 where I went into the lotto office in New Amsterdam, I think it was Charlotte Street, to collect the numbers for the daily millions plus on 2007 – 10 – 06.

Buju Banton is an unrepentant homophobe

Dear Editor, “Boom bye bye [gun shot sounds] Inna batty bwoy [gay boy] head Rude bwoy no promote no nasty man Dem haffi dead” These are some of the infamous lyrics of Jamaican dancehall singer, Buju Banton, who is slated to perform in Guyana under the auspices of the GT Entertainment Group.

Doing a Putin

Amidst all the rumours, speculation, fears, hopes, fudging and hedging about whether President Bharrat Jagdeo is interested in a third term of office, people seem to be forgetting one key point: Mr Jagdeo has only just completed one year of his five-year term and is no lame duck.

Stabroek News has shown an anti-Corbin bias

Dear Editor, In recent times I have realised that the Stabroek News is coming in for a “media-bias bashing”.This lopsided view of reporting by the Stabroek News seems to have become even more evident in the run-up to the PNCR congress.

Man picked up and held incommunicado

Dear Editor, Paul Thom a young man residing in Linden was picked up by the police on Monday October 1, from the house he was staying with his reputed wife and child (baby) for questioning on reported lost items.

Urban safety and security

The recently released UN-HABITAT publication – Enhancing Urban Safety and Security: Global Report on Human Settlements 2007 – should remind governments around the world of some inconvenient truths which they already know but would like to ignore.

Steve’s Jewellery cricket competition launched

As part of its continued efforts to have all eligible cricketers in Georgetown partake in the game if they so desire, the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) in collaboration with Steve’s Jewellery World launched its Over-40 cricket competition at the Demerara Cricket Club pavilion on Tuesday.

This charge of unbecoming behaviour cannot stand

Dear Editor, In Miranda La Rose’s article headlined, “PNCR levels 11 misconduct charges against Mc Allister” (SN 07-10-02) it was stated that “The final charge was that at a meeting held at the party’s regional office in Region Three (West Demerara/Essequibo Islands) on August 14 where Corbin along with ‘Officers of that Region’ and party functionaries met to discuss the proposed house-to-house registration, McAllister ‘refused to stand for the recital of the party’s prayer and the National Pledge; remaining seated while others stood; thus displaying disrespect’ for the prayer, pledge, and Corbin.” It was also stated that, “This behaviour, the party said was unbecoming of a party member, moreso a Member of Parliament and a Party Regional Chairman.” In order to put this matter in proper prospective it is essential that I reveal for public assessment what actually transpired on August 14, 2007 at the party’s regional, Vreed-en-Hoop.