THE EDITOR, Sir:
I read Egerton Chang's column of Sunday, February 17, 2013 titled 'Party pooper and pompous GM', and I am happy that the subject has been raised.
I have gone through a series of setbacks in being able to host or promote an event. I have also gone through the long waits for cheques that, at times, never were given to me - either the person in charge at the time is no longer affiliated with the company and so a research/review has to be done on the debt owed; or an invoice needs amendments. Or you'll hear that they couldn't find it.
The matter of the permits which Mr Chang referred to in his column has to be better formalised in terms of forms and deadlines. A house party is a private thing that warrants communication with neighbours who we feel might have problems with noise, security, loitering, etc. However, the back and forth for a small party is not necessary.
The cheque situation and the 'man in charge' have been my greatest dilemmas for the past year. I have cheques outstanding from a number of government entities and I can't get a favourable response from the 'man in charge'.
In the meantime, I am forced to give an immediate reply as to when I will pay my National Housing Trust contributions and mortgage or my taxes that have been overdue.