To the Editor
Guyana Chronicle
September 20, 2001

International and local issues continue to be the focus in the city and around the country. Let us cast our attention on the recent terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington DC.

The air space around the Pentagon is known as one of the most restricted areas in Washington, yet it has been breached unnoticeable. The Americans have identified Osama Bin Laden as one of the prime suspects for the attacks.

However, Bin Laden had issued a statement denying any involvement in the attacks, adding that he had nothing to do with the United States, but who ever did these bombings had planned their attack for a long time.

So much for the attacks.

Let us turn our attention now on the local scene and see what is happening day after day in the city, where I am afraid that soon there will be a reaction by one section of our community.

A man or a woman mainly of Indian decent could hardly walk on the streets of Georgetown without having the fear of being robbed, especially at nights. I wish to point out here that most of these robberies are committed mainly by the Afro-Guyanese.

I feel this is totally unfair, for all Guyanese as well as foreigners must be allowed the walk the streets in the capital or any part in our country without being molested or robbed. Some people are even wounded in these attempts.

I think that the new Commissioner of Police, Mr McDonald should work against getting these people off the streets, to avoid a fight back which could turn very ugly, and do more harm that danger to our society.

The Commissioner should start such a campaign very soon, and let the law breakers feel the full force of the law.

We must love everyone as our own brothers and sisters coming from one mother and father.