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Letter: Constitution does not give precedence to judges for appointment to head GECOM

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I have followed with more than passing interest the debate on the interpretation of Article 161 of the Constitution which deals with the Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom). Article 161 (1) requires the Chairman to be full-time and mandates that he shall not engage in any other employment. The real debate ...

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Letter: Sugar workers and communities must not be abandoned

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The Indian Action Committee (IAC) is extremely concerned with the distressed state of the sugar Industry in Guyana especially in light of the anxieties oppressing the minds of thousands of sugar workers whose livelihoods are in jeopardy as reports of the closure of a number of sugar estates permeate the ...

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Letter: Clive Thomas actively facilitates knee-jerk decisions that have destroyed the lives of thousands

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The words and actions of Dr. Clive Thomas during the period 2016/2017 remind me of a term first coined by Afro-American thinker, Dr. Cornel West – “lumpen bourgeoisie”. Dr. West described the “lumpen bourgeoisie” as a certain segment of the academic elite who deliberately assassinates their reputation by using their ...

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Letter: Guyana’s future progress thwarted by reported sugar decision

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The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) was very disturbed to learn from an article appearing in the March 02, 2017 Stabroek News, that the Government, if the report is correct, is intent on closing Enmore and Rose Hall Estates and to divest Skeldon Estate. Such a decision would ...

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Letter: Were the ‘guns for hire’ coming from the police?

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I read with keen interest the article carried in the state owned newspaper captioned ‘Cops nabbed trying to steal AK-47′ and immediately my thoughts ran on the President and his reaction when a criminal was killed by a Licensed Firearm holder.

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Letter: Medicines shortage still a problem – Yellow Fever vaccine shortage affecting travel

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The scandalous shortage of medicines and medical supplies continue in the public health sector. In spite of the almost weekly promise of the Ministry of Public Health that shortages will be a thing of the past, shortages continue to persist and is getting even worse.

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Letter: Parents will bear the burden of the 14% VAT on education

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Minister Jordan, in his letter to the editor rebutting a newspaper editorial of February 17, opened up the possibility for the legal incidence of the 14% VAT on private education to be assumed by either the private provider or by “the consumer.” His advice that private schools could ‘absorb’ the ...

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Letter: Deliberate frustration of the Procurement Commission’s work

Leslie-Ramsammy

The Procurement Commission is homeless and APNU+AFC has disapproved of their efforts to rent office space in Georgetown. Information circulating in Georgetown is that the Commission requested approval to rent office space in a Queenstown building, but APNU+AFC rejected their request. Reliable sources in Georgetown told me that the Procurement ...

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Letter: Incompetent management of economy that is crippling nation

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One can factually compare the political economy pre 1992, post 1992 and post 2015.   It is obvious by the numbers that the PNC-led government from 1964 to 1992 took our nation to the gutters, from US$300 per capita in 1964 to US$250 in 1992.  They chased away all the foreign ...

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Letter: It is time we hold our leaders responsible for their statements

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I refer to a letter published in another section of the media on February 21, 2017, authored by Kumar J Persaud, under the caption, ‘‘Mr Jagdeo’s business cronies are bawling’’.

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