Dr Hinds cannot speak on Guyana’s multi-racial society

Dear Editor,
I refer to Hinds sight column by Dr David Hinds titled “Many Peoples, One Nation, One Destiny: Identity, The state media and our cricket identity”. Firstly let me say that Dr David Hinds of the Working Peoples Alliance (WPA) seems not qualified to speak nor write on our Guyanese oneness in our plural society and our Guyanese identity.
Dr Hinds says in his column: “The instinct of oneness has always been there, but the instinct that flows from our diversity is there also. We have not done a good job at marrying the two; in many regards, we have set the two against each other. For me, this has been one of our great independence failures”!
Dr Hinds is absolutely correct because he is part of the problem and not the solution when he tried to publicly accuse James Singh (an Indo-Guyanese) of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) of being bribed as a result of his silence on BaiShanLin with the intention of the Government removing him from office.
This is clearly a case of promoting ethnic division in Guyana by Dr Hinds and I do appeal to the Granger Administration to ignore such hostile publications in sections of the media and focus on the task of nation-building.
Further, Dr Hinds knows nothing about Guyana’s Forestry sector and the information he gets from his fellow party members in the sector is riddled with inaccuracies and misinformation. As a so-called intellectual, it is my view therefore that Dr Hinds lacks the qualifications to promote and speak on Guyanese and identity in Guyana’s multiracial society.

Yours sincerely,
Peter Persaud

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