Bin Hammam’s Life Ban and the Caribbean’s involvement

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  ===Letter to the Sports Editor=== Sports Editor, The mere idea that former FIFA Vice President and former president of CONCACAF and CFU; Mr. Austin “Jack” Warner had arranged a special CFU General Council Meeting in his native Trinidad, on May 10 and 11, 2011, Editor, suffice it to say that “Bin Hammam at the […]

The slow demise of a species

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under Editorial 

With each passing year we are seeing that men are slowly extricating themselves from meaningful productive activity. They are surrendering the leadership role that at one time they were destined to have. In days gone by they were touted as the protectors of the family, the breadwinners, and the people who were entrusted with perpetuating […]


August 13, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

The city has always had a problem with garbage collection. Before the advent of private garbage collectors, bonfires could be frequently seen within Georgetown. These bonfires were the means that citizens used to get rid of their garbage which was being infrequently picked up. It was not a good sight and this was more than […]

Time for Nagamootoo to show he’s a true leader or just fade away

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor,    Shakespeare told us about that tide in the affairs of men which when taken at the flood leads on to success. Recent events in Guyana have me thinking that the tide has commenced washing in the affairs of certain erstwhile mainstream politicians from the PPP who have been sidelined. Of course they will […]

The credit for violence free elections must go where it rightfully belongs

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor I could not conceal my astonishment when I read the Wednesday August 10, 2011 edition of your news papers the article “USAID gives Electoral Assistance Bureau $44M grant”.  According to the said news item, Carol Horning, mission Director of USAID said the following in paragraph three. “Over the years USAID has consistently and […]

Let Merundoi air and let honest voter education prevail

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, A significant characteristic of human beings is their ability to communicate effectively. In contemporary times, the advancement of technology has considerably enhanced the ways in which humans communicate. Mass media is constantly being revolutionized with the rapid evolution of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). As these technologies continue their dizzying development, new media […]

The drums of war

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Response is made to Ravi Dev’s “Too Little, Too late” (KN August 7th). Dev masquerades as an Indian rights activist but is an enabler of lawlessness in furtherance of his agenda and the destruction of this society. This is the same person who came to the Guyana Trades Union Congress wanting the Congress […]

Let’s take this walk for freedom!

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, On July 29th, Magistrate Geeta Chandan-Edmon ruled us (Mark Benschop, Lincoln Lewis and Norris Witter) not guilty of the charge of unlawful assembly. This charge was made on 15 July 2009 when we led a three-man protest in Young Street, Georgetown to express dissatisfaction of government lawlessness and rights violations. It is our […]

An ‘Indigenous Dream’

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I am enthused that President Jagdeo is thinking about a railway from Brazil to Georgetown. Maybe my ‘Indigenous dream’ may be finally realized. My first attempt to be heard on the ‘railway concept’ at a National Toshaos Council meeting at Liliendaal Conference Centre in 2009 was shot down with “It’s too expensive” but […]

Taxes in Guyana seem to make the rich richer and the poor poorer

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Taxation is a form of monetary collection that is contributed by citizens in a democratic society and pooled into a comprehensive fund by the leaders of that society in order to fulfill the needs of the population at a given time in terms of providing the requirements of the citizens’ needs. Therefore, it can […]

Solve pastor’s murder or risk turning Guyana into haven for revenge killings

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Reference is made to your front page story on a slain pastor who served 15 years in prison for killing his wife (KN Aug 2).  As a media person in the US, I am familiar with the name Motielall (Martin) Persaud (called Papo) through media reports when he confessed to murdering his wife […]

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