Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Letter: What's the point of Sandy's apology?

The statements made by the PNM's Hilton Sandy don't surprise me. 

From the get-go the PNM has proven to be a party that was biased. To understand this, the history of the country must be reviewed. The Afros have one attitude as they were here "first" and the Indos have their attitude as they were "not slaves".

A certain polarisation of the races took place after Independence. This obviously indicated that we were not ready for Independence, as our government did not know how to treat the country as a whole.

For decades not just Indians were ignored and in some cases victimised—evidence of which lay in the policies of Dr Eric Williams and his overall attitude towards what he described as the "recalcitrant minority". The Manning regime was yet another terror era for non-black, non-Christian people.

Now we have celebrated 50 years of Independence and an era of prosperity as tertiary education is free, yet not withstanding this progress, Hilton Sandy makes such a statement. 

His pathetic excuse for an apology is something else again as he makes it seem as though nothing wrong was done in the first place. If so Mr Sandy, why apologise? Anyways, this is just another matter that makes the PNM what it is and there is no need for apologising; this is what you are.

Norbert Lee Chong | Bon Accord, Tobago

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