Conflict of interest

It has come to public notice that a clear conflict of interest arose sometime in 2017 at the ministry with responsibility for the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA) after Minister Valerie Adams-Yearwood’s husband, Godfrey Yearwood, secured a contract to build houses for the same CH&PA.

Revere our women

Dear Editor, I was moved by the stirring article from Mosa Telford in her ‘Think on That’ series in the April 6th issue of Stabroek News titled, ‘Doomed if they leave and doomed if they stay’ in which she bemoaned the harsh cruelties often delivered to women by the very men who profess love to them!


Last week, with his customary flair for the melodramatic, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo held a press conference to announce that his party had found evidence of a “people smuggling racket” in the Department of Citizenship aimed at inserting the names of foreigners into the voting list.

The city’s tourism flight of fancy

Dear Editor, In a recent letter to the press by the Public Relations Officer of the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown captioned ‘City, tourism authorities in discussions on enhancing Georgetown’ she fancifully announced that the Director General of the Ministry of Tourism and Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority had met with Georgetown City Councillors to discuss specific projects that would promote tourism in Georgetown.  

Mr Fenty would lose his bet

Dear Editor,  In his Frankly Speaking column on Friday, 05 April Mr Fenty says: “I’ve always wondered about our Constitutional provision that allows foreigners from any Commonwealth nation – who lived here for just one year (continuously) before those elections, to vote here (See Article 159 (b)”.

The Foreign Affairs portfolio

As with Cedric Richardson, his counterpart in the third term case, farmer, Compton Reid took on the task as a citizen of challenging the validity of the vote of former APNU+AFC MP Charrandass Persaud as a means of nullifying the December 21, 2018 motion of no-confidence which had initially ended the term of the government.

Made in Guyana

On Sunday last, scores of local producers came together in a single space for yet another vigorous effort by the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) to propel small businesses forward.

PPP could have insisted that Houston by-election be held

Dear Editor, It was very gracious of Mr. Clement Rohee, a notable international statesman and a political official, on March 30, 2019 in a letter to Stabroek News `Those who claim that the PPP was/is ‘not a model of electoral purity’ must provide incontrovertible evidence to justify their case’ to comment on my letter of March 26, 2019 `The PPP was not a model of electoral purity’. 

West Indies Head Coach

After being elected as Cricket West Indies (CWI) President, two Sundays ago, Ricky Skerritt declared that the immediate focus of the new administration would be rejuvenating the high performance centre, governance reform and finding a permanent West Indies Head Coach.