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Letter: The President has improperly and unconstitutionally delayed the appointment of a Gecom chairman

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First we had the unreasonable defence by those supportive of President Granger’s strange interpretation of Article 161 (2). That has now shifted to the interpretation of the ruling by the Chief Justice, confusing what ought to be a clear question of the statutory interpretation of the words “from a list ...

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Letter: Commercial noise nuisance is a problem in Region Six

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There is a new type of commercial noise nuisance associated with mobile vendors in Region Six, especially in the Central and Upper Corentyne areas.

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Letter: The location of the new bridge makes no sense

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I am not amused by the efforts of government to construct a new bridge over the Demerara River. The proposed bridge has no place in that location since the unruly traffic situation witnessed daily between Houston and Providence will be brought closer to central Georgetown. I foresee traffic backing up ...

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Letter: President should adhere to interpretation of Article 16, which PNC has not objected to in 15 years

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The preservation of Guyana’s democracy commences with following strictly the articles of Guyana’s Constitution as it relates to the appointment of a chairman of the Elections Commission. Though tribal instincts in our over-politicised society prevail, at the very least preserving our democracy through free and fair elections ought to be ...

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Letter: Calling for Transparency and Accountability in Procurement at MPI

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It is now 48 hours since the Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, addressed the media corps and provided operatives with documentary evidence as it relates to the procurement tampering and corrupt practices at the Public Infrastructure Ministry.

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Letter: Sterilized explanations, downplayed criticisms and repetition of outright lies

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Having heard criticisms of the coverage being provided by the Kaieteur News from Opposition Leader, Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo, I undertook a research effort of my own. What I found was that ‘fake news’ persist in the face of available facts and explanations.

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Hinterland pregnant women are not receiving HIV tests

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I read with horror the fact that pregnant women in the hinterland of Guyana are not receiving HIV tests. Before anyone accuses me of making that up, please note that that is one of the official findings of a study on the condition of indigenous women and children in 12 ...

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Letter: Do not abandon our traditional economic sectors

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President David Granger, according to a report appearing on news website – Newsroom, during a function he attended in New York is reported to have described sugar and the other traditional economic sectors as a curse. The President, if the report is accurate, has made a very bold statement and ...

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Letter: MP Harry Gill response to Jerrick Rutherford and Minister Anna Ally

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In his 1993 Budget speech, the Senior Minister of Finance, the Hon Asgar Ally described the hopelessness that the PPP inherited from the PNC after the 1992 general election, “The task we have inherited can be compared with that of a man who is required to climb a mountain with ...

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Letter: Setting the record straight

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It has become necessary to underscore the fact that a new trend seems to be developing, whereby persons wishing to etch their names in the public psyche latch onto a prominent individual in society, which, more often than not these days, is former president and current Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo ...

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