Stop giving the “doomsayers” so much to write about

December 29, 2010 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Stella Says 

There is something so vital about living a life of freedom that causes humans to be willing to readily lay down their lives to ensure liberty for their posterity. Wicked governments have – for thousands of years – tried to quash the liberty of the people, and for just as long there have been those […]

Govt. seeks supervisors for construction of forensic lab

December 29, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Having already invited bidders for the construction of a 5,817 square feet, two-storey (reinforced concrete) building to serve as a Forensic Laboratory, the Government is now seeking additional bidders for the supervision of the construction. This is as a result of the Government having secured a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to assist […]

‘Wanted’ man found dead in Laing Avenue canal

December 29, 2010 | Filed Under News 

– Gunshot wound on body The body of 21-year-old Paul Peters, of East Ruimveldt Front Road, was fished out of the Laing Avenue canal yesterday morning after it surfaced and was observed by residents in the immediate vicinity. The man’s lower back bore a gunshot wound. Police were contacted and scores of residents converged to […]

The President should now extend his generosity to all marginalized workers

December 29, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Sir, A basic principle in unionized entities where negotiations for wages/salaries are pursued is the ability to pay.  Where such ability does not exist, the employer invariably implements wage freeze, reduce the work week, ban overtime or alternatively downsize thus making employees redundant.  In some cases, in order to sustain the viability of the […]

Slouching towards democracy?

December 29, 2010 | Filed Under Editorial 

If Rome, as has been claimed, was not built in a day, most Guyanese would concede that democracy in our dear land might take a tad longer. The former after all, was a physical entity that could be monitored and evaluated by all and sundry as to whether progress was being made. Democracy being more […]


December 29, 2010 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

The debate within the PPP has definitely shifted.  The protests over the selection of the presidential candidate are no longer about whether the nominee should be selected/elected by the general membership or by a special congress, but instead it is now about whether the ballot for the process within the Central and Executive Committees should […]

Will people now demolish tombs to allot space for those to come?

December 29, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I am writing to express my total frustration and utter disgust over the dumpsite at Mandela Avenue that has now encroached onto the Le Repentir Cemetery. I believe its existence speaks to clear contempt and disregard for the residents of the surrounding communities. I am a resident of North East, La Penitence and […]

Jagdeo says, “If they cuss me down, I will cuss them down back.”

December 29, 2010 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

These are the words President Jagdeo used at a public meeting with sugar workers at the Convention Centre last week. Like other abominable utterances from the Head of State, Mr. Jagdeo will get away with an expression of a deep character fault that not even Silvio Berlusconi of Italy would want to demonstrate. Do Presidents […]

Conflict of interests?

December 29, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Time and circumstances have a way of letting us know what the real reasons are for peoples’ actions and behaviour. At the launching of the WiMax 4G Network in Guyana by Managing Director of E-Networks Inc , Mr.Vishok Persaud, son of Reepu Daman Persaud, President Bharat Jagdeo made reference to the fact that […]

Missing teen’s relatives plead for her return

December 29, 2010 | Filed Under News 

The relatives of Latifah Marks are pleading with public-spirited persons to be on the lookout for the missing 15-year-old who resides in Forshaw Street, Queenstown The Tucville Secondary School student was last seen by her relatives on Boxing Day (December 26) at the Main Big Lime. She was clad in a Black and white vest, […]

Three remanded for armed robbery

December 29, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Acting Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry yesterday remanded three men after they appeared before her charged with the offence of robbery under arms. Their names were provided to the court as Dwayne Samuels, Junior Adolphus and Chatandan Herrilall, all of Essequibo. According to police prosecutor Stephen Telford, an arrest warrant was issued for another suspect, Dennis […]

The way things are even letter writers could face treason charges

December 29, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor I am more convinced now that the PPP government under Bharrat Jagdeo is fascist and a brutal dictatorship. They have driven fears into the population and the business community where people are afraid to speak out against injustices. I was shocked to read in the newspapers that an Army Major and his wife […]

Education officials urged to curb laxity in school system

December 29, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Minister of Education, Shaik Baksh, has urged regional education officials to be pro-active in their approach to work, stating that frequent visits and “hands-on” supervision of schools will significantly reduce the laxity in the school system. Minister Baksh explained that this is the only effective way in which a better understanding of the prevalent problems […]

FIFA 2022 World Cup Finals will expose the world to a progressive Islamic state

December 29, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The Islamic position on homosexuality is as clear as a sunny day and every Muslim state, that is, those who implement sharial law should never consider much less accept any external ideology from countries, associations, or organizations that contradicts any clear unambiguous injunction of the final revelation (Quran) to all mankind, from the […]

Racial hostility must not be promoted by news carriers

December 29, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor As a people, we must be mindful that our leaders are able to transcend racial barriers and create equal opportunities for all citizens, regardless of race, creed or ethnicity. And although the history of this country has been a history of racial divide since colonial days, as it was in our colonial masters’ […]

Oh beautiful Guyana is now our dangerous Guyana

December 29, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, It’s very sad to read your papers daily and see all the negative things that are happening in our once “Oh Beautiful Guyana”, now our dangerous Guyana. I do not compare the United States with Guyana, as some people would do, because over here we get justice for crimes and the most important […]

Imitation is the best form of flattery

December 29, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor The Jagdeo regime is wont to prattle about a new political culture in Guyana. For example, this is what Mr Jagdeo himself said in his New Year’s message in 2001: “It is my belief that after more than(sic) three decades of independence, the population deserves to see a political culture based on civility […]

Police Force presents Christmas hampers to relatives of slain ranks

December 29, 2010 | Filed Under News 

As part of its activities during this festive season, the Guyana Police Force presented hampers to the relatives of ranks who were killed in the line of duty. The annual activity of the Force is in recognition of the contributions made by the slain ranks and is aimed at assisting to bring Christmas cheer to […]

Poor regards for passengers at the Parika/Supenaam Speedboat service

December 29, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I was at the Parika Stelling on December 21st at 09.30hrs. I was in a speedboat destined for Supenaam. Already in the boat were two mothers with a baby each. Another speedboat bearing the licence number 004087 pulled up alongside the boat I was in. The Captain left the engine idling with the […]

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