I am treated well because I have a British passport
Stabroek News
March 19, 2002

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Dear Editor,

I am appalled about the trauma of Mr Gaul especially in front of his 3 year old. I am utterly and totally disgusted at the treatment Guyanese receive in Barbados. I am a born Guyanese and needless to say proud. I visited Barbados and the treatment I received by the immigration and customs were good, the reason for that is because I have a British Passport. I met Guyanese people at the airport who were treated unfairly, the same treatment they got I should have got the same. But hence the reason Barbados is always known as Little England. If I was given a choice of surrendering my British Passport or Guyana passport I would not hesitate for a moment, the British would have to go.

We Guyanese people should be proud of our birthright and at the end of the day we are all one people. Whether we are Guyanese, Bajans, Trinidadians, or whatever we all have feelings. I agree with one citizen, boycott Barbados and do it now. I am due to come home soon and my flight was changing in Barbados, now I will most certainly change that and change in Trinidad or alternatively find another route.

BWIA unfortunately has the monopoly with the flights to Guyana, especially for those of us who live in the UK, we have no other carrier that can bring us home. I wish there were because I would be the first one to try it out. Why are we being discriminated against? Guyana will let anyone into the country, what is good for the goose surely is good for the gander.

Yours faithfully,

D. Sealey