I was extremely concerned and upset with the article in the Sunday Chronicle of May 8 captioned , “Independence Musings” (By Lincoln Lewis) which has inadvertently (I hope) omitted the names of successful Indo Guyanese in the Realm of Arts and Sports which was the focus of your columnist.
I know Lewis is a tireless champion of and for workers’ rights but I am not sure about the extent of his knowledge and research in the realm of the subject area he dwells on. In a country that has experienced significant internecine problems between the two major groups I would have hoped that the editor would have applied the editorial brush to this piece.
Has Linclon Lewis ever heard of Rohan Kanhai, Alvin Kallicharran, Joe Solomon, Shivnarine Chandrapaul (cricket) Sammy Baksh, Neisha Benjamin, (music) and Moses Dwarka (track and field) et al? I personally do not believe that Lewis is a racist but surely he ought to be much more sensitive and thoughtful when writing particularly on the eve of the 50th anniversary of our Independence when the achievements of all of the peoples of our society should be highlighted.
I respectfully ask that Lewis issue an apology to his Indobrothers and sisters in particular who have irrefutably made monumental contributions to the progress of the society in every sphere of activity.