I would like to make a few comments on Prof Theodore Lewis’s article headlined “The SEA scab removed” (Express, July 8).

If Prof Lewis compared the number of East Indian children sitting the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination to the number of Afro children sitting SEA and found a larger number of Indian children sat SEA, then I would agree with his conclusion that that is the reason Indian children are excelling.

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We as a people must celebrate the fact that our heritage is maintained through our distinctive names. The Afros lost that. You can safely say that Ramharrack or Baksh or Ali or Singh are Indians. But Brown or Griffith or Williams could be Afro or Caucasian or anything else.


A LOT has been said about the rule of law recently. And not just here in Guyana. In the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been the target of a slew of criticism for his comments that he would not ask the European Union (EU) for an extension to the Brexit deadline if no deal is reached with Europe by October 19.

Hurricane Dorian, from various quarters regionally and internationally, has registered in the minds of many people as a tragedy never to be forgotten.

Cereal, eggs, pancakes, bacon and sausages have practically become standard breakfast fare. When did that happen in the Caribbean? Someone in Tobago wrote to me after last week’s column, where I was trying to persuade people to look carefully at food labels and to think about food choices.

The word “precognition” is derived from the Latin combination of “prae” meaning before and “cognitio”, which means “acquiring knowledge”. Quite succinctly, it is a claimed psychic ability to see events in the future. 

The untenable rant by the teacher at the Tranquillity Government Primary School is a classic manifestation of a systemic failure of leadership at an institution which is critical to the ultimate political, economic and social well-being of our society.