I refer to the letter ‘Guyana Times is not published by Global Printing & Graphics’ (SN 27/07/2008).
Instead of dealing with the ever increasing number of issues swirling around the Guyana Times and Queens Atlantic II, its CEO Mr. Sukhlal engages in disparaging statements about me. He is free to enjoy his opinion, however malevolent or misguided. Since Mr. Sukhlal seems so informed about professionalism and so committed to ethics he should stand up to the peddling of less than half-truths by public officials with regard to transactions affecting public property and involving his paper the Guyana Times.
Mr. Sukhlal has other urgent problems requiring his attention. A good beginning would be to ensure that his paper complies with the law requiring it to state who its printers are. Then he should check on the true rent to be paid by QA II for the first five years. When he has done this he should tell his readers who look to the Beacon of truth whether it is really $50 million. Next he should expand his really suspect knowledge of the history of Sanata and when the property was “abandoned”. Such mistakes and misrepresentations raise doubt about another of his assertion – clean up cost of $1.5 bn. rather than the G$400 million the group’s principals have been telling others.
Admittedly it will cost a couple of pennies to clean up the mess caused by the distortions, misrepresentations and mistakes by his group and the public officials who at times appear to be spokespersons for the group rather than holders of the public trust.
Half-truths and misrepresentations do not fit well with the motto of the paper Mr. Sukhlal part owns. Or is that too an exaggeration of his interest?