Dear Editor, On November 19, 2018, Minister of Communities, Hon. Ronald Bulkan in a missive to me announced that Mayors, Deputy Mayors, Town Clerks, Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) and Overseers will all receive a stipend come January 2019.
Dear Editor, I learnt that an entity that once plied the skies between Guyana and points north has applied for approval to start over doing business with Guyanese travelers under a new configuration.
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.
Dear Editor, It is with profound sadness that I take time out to reflect on a comrade and a former youth leader of the Guyana Youth and Student Movement (GYSM) and PNCR, who passed a few days ago.
Dear Editor, I have noted Mr. Vidyaratha Kissoon’s polite, but logically challenged response to my letter published by you on Dec.
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.
Dear Editor, Once again, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s presence in the National Assembly, while performing the functions of office of President, has become a contentious one.
Dear Editor, In keeping with its national commitments, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure wishes to remind the general public that the construction of the new Leguan Stelling is slated for commencement in 2019.
Dear Editor, On the cricket front one does not hear much about Prof Beckles now-a-days, which is a good thing that would enable the professor to pay more attention to his scholarly work, in which he excels, and less attention to cricket.
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.
Dear Editor, I am of the opinion that hospitals in Guyana can be chambers of doom and death.
Dear Editor, I will never let Tacuma Ogunseye make accusations against me without a response.
Dear Editor, I wish to respond to a letter in the December 6th, 2018 edition of Stabroek News and entitled `Youth development being stymied by vulgar Jamaican ‘songs’’.
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.
Dear Editor, Well once again the central government, like ‘a gallant knight in shining armour, has ridden in very chivalrously and saved the fair maidens at City Hall’ with another huge bailout.
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.
Dear Editor, Volda Lawrence’s foot in mouth speech, which was recently spotlighted, was either a Freudian slip or a sign of an amateur politician.
Dear Editor, A friend of mine asked a very cerebrally stimulating question on social media.
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.
Dear Editor, The 2019 Budget debates are now behind us. The debates were for the most part lively and at times heated but in the end it provided an opportunity for the Guyanese people to listen to opposing views from both sides of the political divide.
Dear Editor, The recent announcement that the government has sold its shares in Guyana Stockfeeds is a clear demonstration of corruption in high places.
As we draw closer to 2020 and national elections, the calls for shared governance have increased.
Dear Editor, My 78-year-old mother who lives on the West Coast of Demerara has not been receiving potable water at her home since about two weeks ago.
Dear Editor, The Ministry of Public Infrastructure wishes to respond to a column by Christopher Ram published in Stabroek News under the headline, “Gas and Patterson”, on Friday, December 7, 2018, in which there are a number of statements, albeit inaccurate, that have been advanced by the author.
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.
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.
Dear Editor, Following my letter of 25th November in which I asked for an independent investigation of the narrative of the ‘execution of 400 Black men’, I was sent the original document, in which the claim was made by the People’s National Congress Reform party.
On September 14, 1987 the Sunday edition of the New York Times ran to a record 1,612 pages and weighed 12 pounds.
Dear Editor, Three and a half years into the coalition government and the questions, conflicts, and struggles continue.
Dear Editor, The fact that there are four new hinterland towns has gone unnoticed.
Dear Editor, I have read the following in the Economist and I am worried; “Angola is a country where oil makes up over 95 per cent of exports.
Dear Editor, About two years ago the Fire Side Grill and Bar on Garnett Street opened for business.
Dear Editor, It has become rather commonplace these days for government and ruling coalition officials to make statements that serve no other purpose but to make Guyanese a laughing stock.
Dear Editor, Guyana’s President David Granger, who is currently in Cuba for medical attention has said that he is receiving “the best medical care in the world”.
Dear Editor, Polemic is useful when it leads to positive outcomes, and I believe that my quarrel with Mr.
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 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.
Dear Editor, Contrary to uninformed comments circulating in the press the Government of Guyana received the highest price possible for its shareholding in Guyana Stockfeeds Inc.
Dear Editor, I am inspired by Clairmont Lye’s letter which you published yesterday, to follow my friend and civic hero where angels fear to tread, and comment on the latest controversy caused by Minister Volda Lawrence.
Dear Editor, Guyana’s youth development efforts are being stymied by the vulgar Jamaican ‘songs’ which are all about female private body parts.
Dear Editor, A recent letter to the editor in the print media written by Sherwood Lowe under the caption, “What are the rules for police ‘ stop and search’”?
Dear Editor, The records would show that over the last two decades or more all aspects of the City Council’s performance have been in substantial default.
The furore over the statements made by PNCR Chairman Volda Lawrence is likely to follow her for some time to come.
Dear Editor, I read with sadness, but not surprise, Mr. Rampaul Chetaru’s letter in your yesterday’s edition narrating the delay in the approval and payment of his National Insurance Scheme pension.