Dear Editor,I was elated to see the full-page advertisement on March 14, 2018, showcasing GuySuCo’s new Board of Directors. The Cabinet did well in the selection of this new Board. From the information on the Directors shown in the advertisement, one can gather that this new Board is filled with years of experience in the sugar industry, as well as experience managing companies and finances.Moreover, I was heartened to see that the new Chairman of the Board is Colvin Heath-London. As an avid reader, I have seen Heath-London’s name pop up many times over the years, and it is always something positive about the work that he has done on the international scene, or at home in Guyana. To paraphrase the full-page advertisement, the new Chairman is a man with a wealth of experience in consultancy/advisory positions and is no novice in the world of sugar, and business turnarounds. He has worked on multibillion-dollar projects in the Region, and across the world, and was instrumental in putting together the US$150 million CJIA expansion project.I also gathered from the advertisement that the Board is well balanced in age. This should enable a balance of fresh ideas with the knowledge from decades of experience. In addition to this, I also took note that three former Directors of the Board are on this new Board. These veterans, in retrospection, should be able to show the new blood where things have gone bad and where the Board was able to have success in the past. As with every important thing that we do in life, striking a balance is vital to being successful.As a proud citizen of Guyana, I implore all of my fellow Guyanese, especially those in powerful and influential positions, to give this new Board a chance. Our sugar industry is important to our economy and livelihood of thousands of Guyanese, and anything other than working together would be counterproductive to reviving the sugar industry. With the balance, experience and knowledge of the new Board, we should be optimistic about the future of the sugar industry.Sincerely,Tony Morgan
PICO RIVERA – Organizers of the recall effort targeting Mayor Pete Ramirez and councilmen Ron Beilke and David Armenta received a certified letter from the city clerk Tuesday, asking that minor corrections be made to petitions. The petitions that would be circulated for signatures in the recall now need to be re-submitted to the city clerk for approval. That process can take up to 10 days, according to officials. Sheriff’s substation seeks volunteers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.WHITTIER – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is looking for volunteers to assist in the daily operations of the South Whittier substation and to participate in a variety of programs being sponsored by the Sheriff’s Department. If you are an adult and can give a minimum of 16 hours a month to join a group of other volunteers and department personnel, call (562)903-1874 or (562)466-5455 between 9a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays or visit the substation at 13525 Telegraph Road. Exhibit to feature views of suburbia WHITTIER – The Rio Hondo College Art Gallery will present Sub-Urbane, exclusive views of suburbia created by several artists, from Sept. 14 to Oct. 4 at the college gallery, 3600 Workman Mill Road. An artists’ presentation followed by a reception will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 14. Gallery hours are from 9a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and by appointment on Friday. For more information, call (562) 908-3471. Dodgeball league begins registration LA MIRADA – Registration for the city’s fall youth dodgeball league for children ages 10 to 15 will be open through Sept. 15. Practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays and volunteer coaches will teach participants how to dodge, duck, dip and dive. Games will begin Oct. 7 and will be played on Saturday afternoons at the Community Gymnasium, 15105 Alicante Road. The registration fee is $50. For more information, call (562) 902-2938. Theater to present musical comedy WHITTIER – The Whittier Community Theatre will present the musical comedy “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at 8p.m. Sept. 8, 15 and 22; 8 p.m. Sept. 9, 16 and 23; and 2:30 p.m. Sept.17 at the Center Theatre at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 S. Washington Ave. Cost is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and juniors. To make reservations or for more information, call (562)693-1105. Homeowners aid offered on Fridays WHITTIER – The Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St., is hosting John Spix and his volunteers, who will provide help to homeowners and renters. The help sessions are offered from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays through Sept. 8. Appointments are required. For more information or to make an appointment, call (562) 464-3370. Preschool alphabet class offered LA MIRADA – A preschool “Alphabets and Activities” class is being offered. Children will learn both upper and lowercase letters and their sounds. The class will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 26 through Nov. 14 at the La Mirada Resource Center, 13710 La Mirada Blvd. The class costs $59, plus a $5 materials fee. For more information, call (562) 943-7277. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!