Independence has not helped the Amerindians

Stabroek News
July 19, 2001

Dear Editor,

Independence brought us nothing good. I do not think we have had a single year of happiness since then. We had a non-elected President for many years who banned precious food items

Crimes of all kinds have increased. Many Christian minded people have said that the happiest days we ever had was when the white people ruled this country.

The Amerindian people have suffered the most. We have no protection or security.

What we are ready to accept is a national holiday in favour of the Amerindian people come September 10.

Yours faithfully,

J.B. James
Santa Rosa