Thomas and McDonald's articles are worth reading
May 27, 2002
Letters on stuff
I enjoyed most of your last Sunday (May 19, 2002) edition of your newspaper, especially `Ian on Sunday' by Dr Ian McDonald in which he writes, "Ignorance is the essential raw material for the generation and the perpetuation of prejudice and hatred". What an appropriate statement for our dear Guyana.
Another section that I enjoyed as much was the column `Guyana and the Wider World' by Dr Clive Thomas captioned "How sweet it is! More on Caricom's sugar industry". There can be found facts that affect Guyana's sugar industry.
There is knowledge to be gained on the cost of production, world market prices, exchange rate, the fluctuation of prices, past and expected future prices, relative prices and US exchange rate. It is a very informative article. This section should have been in your Business Page.
I was really disappointed with the content of the Business Page. Mr Christopher Ram did not write on business. He scornfully writes "By now Mr Ming, despite your party not taking part in the occasional meetings of the National Assembly called whenever Pandit considers it expedient, you will be aware that AG (by destiny Anand Goolsarran and Auditor General)..." He shows disrespect for a Hindu Priest and rudely addresses members of the Guyana government in a condescending manner.
We thought Mr Ram's article was a good one which dealt with the important topic of government accounts. It was done imaginatively in the form of a letter to Mr Stanley Ming, a member of the National Accounts Committee, copied to Business Page.
We tend to be extraordinarily sensitive about references to our politicians. It would be instructive to read some of the English newspapers.