Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Government Justified

The Guyana Government is making no apologies about the fact that it is buying pirated textbooks for public schools as a cost saving measure.


Cabinet Secretary Roger Luncheon says officials are buying pirated books from printing firms and companies that photocopy books because of their high quality and lower prices. Luncheon said the government’s move was justified.

However, international pressure is mounting as the Publishers Association has accused the government of violating local and international laws and a London based company that previously sold textbooks to Guyana is mounting pressure…

In a recently released statement, Emma House, international and trade director of the British based Publishers Association accused Guyana of acting in direct contravention of local, regional and international laws…

Source: Ali, Azad (compiler) Caribbean Roundup - Caribbean Life; October 5 -11, 2012: page 2…