You reap what you sow
Stabroek News
February 1, 2002

Dear Editor,

So the Ministry of Education has thought it fit to remove corporal punishment from the nation's school system? What nonsense! Stand by for the students who will give the teachers hell and their parents and grandparents degradation. You can only reap what you sow.

A letter just published written by a dear, long-time, friend shows that some of the old timers who did their work well (before Burnham messed up) still can speak up. Thank you, Mr. Norman McLean! But the issue is not how well a road is built or how long the distance. It is the ignorance that was let loose by the politicians on the public. Everyone who did their work well saw it fit to carry out their duties for the benefit of the whole nation and as a result Guyana was one of the best places where one could have lived happily and content with what little there was to enjoy.

That youths are driving wildly and "dragging" on our roads is total madness. I can remember when only fourteen boys had the use of their fathers' cars in the fifties and (since we were all friends) took extra care so as not to lose the privilege.

Yours faithfully,

George Jackson