SPU behaviour not reflective of the standards consistently upheld by GuySuCo’s management

Dear Editor, It was at a joint meeting of representatives of GuySuCo and the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) with the Sugar Unions, GAWU and NAACIE, about October 2017, when the SPU in its presentation optimistically announced that there was the promise of some seventy prospective investors, who had expressed a primary interest in the sugar estates that were due to be effectively closed – Skeldon, Rose Hall, East Demerara (Enmore); LBI and Wales Estates had already been closed.

Mr. Holloway’s ‘doom and gloom’ comment

There are times when it takes an opinion that is detached from what, all too often, is our rumbustious political culture to voice truths about important national issues, we ourselves being too immersed in our prejudices to muster the honesty to speak objectively.

Refusal to offer an apology

Dear Editor, The refusal to offer an apology or at least a withdrawal of the claim in view of proof presented and no sanctions, not even a reprimand from the one in charge of proceedings within the hallowed Chamber, is a clear sign of the level of autocracy the country has descended to.

Minister Lawrence’s statements

Two weeks after her offensive declarations on November 25th at a PNCR Region Four meeting, the words of party chairman and Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence warrant continued attention particularly as the government has not held her or itself accountable for her behaviour.

Delay in rehabilitation of Itaballi Landing road

Dear Editor, The Ministry of Public Infrastructure wishes to notify the general public of the unforeseen delay in the rehabilitation of the Itaballi Landing to Puruni Landing road due to inclement weather and continued damage to the route by overladen trucks.

Rigging talk silenced

Dear Editor, Now that the PPP had a good showing at the last LGE, there were no talks of rigging – by GECOM or the GECOM Chairman or PNC or ABC or anybody for that matter.

Scotia, Baroda decisions likely underpinned by concerns about undiversified economy, regulations

Dear Editor, Now that another international bank has bet against Guyana as it rapidly approaches First Oil in 2020, we might instructively say of the motivation behind and implications of that bet, “It isn’t about market share stupid; it’s about the Dutch Disease.”  I’d rather suspect however that, stricken with a singular concern about concentration in the financial sector, the sector specialists at the Bank of Guyana and the Ministry of Finance would only be worrying that Republic Bank might want to purchase Baroda.

Police must now aggressively monitor for noise nuisance

Dear Editor, After a recent investment of Seven million Guyanese taxpayers’ dollars to purchase Law Enforcement Sound Level Meters, the Police must now aggressively monitor both police-owned and civilian owned “boom buses”, and other perpetrators of noise nuisance offences, so that every Guyanese can enjoy our constitutional right to personal liberty, public safety and good health.

Skipping the news

On September 14, 1987 the Sunday edition of the New York Times ran to a record 1,612 pages and weighed 12 pounds.

Rovman Powell and the captaincy

Dear Editor, Rovman Powell is the Windies one-day captain because he is a sort of an all rounder who has shown some promise with the bat but has done very poorly in the last series played recently in India.

Disaster management and EMTs

Disaster Management can be defined as “the organization and management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies, in particular preparedness, response and recovery in order to lessen the impact of disasters.” Guyana has been extremely fortunate, through a favourable mix of geographic circumstances, to not have had to deal with a really serious natural disaster to date.

Rhetoric and apology

The furore over the statements made by PNCR Chairman Volda Lawrence is likely to follow her for some time to come.