I have no idea if this letter will reach you but I needed to say again to you that many of the challenges facing our tiny Island state have resulted from those empowered refusing us the right to define ourselves as a people. From the earliest period of our modern development when we were defined as a postcard people until today when we are seen by many as untrustworthy and ungrateful many of us have fought to have a must more fair definition of ourselves.
We are not the lazy shiftless people some say time forgot or who forgot time. We are a people emerging into the 1st Century by applying all our human capabilities and natural assets and we should not be mocked or ridiculed. But when we see the way that the local media treats some of us including our former Premier we must wonder if the master plan is not to take us out one at a time.
The criminalisation of our people even at the highest level is part and parcel of an old antiquated colonial process, which then leaves a power vacuum to be filled by the local economic elite. I pointed out my feelings about attempts at my own criminalisation long ago but not many listened; however, I knew that this was just another way of the others defining me in order to get rid of me. And does it not strike you as extremely absurd that the former premier has not been charged with only a few weeks left before our election cycle seriously begins.
Does this mean our colonial masters are playing with fire or just plainly sticking fire to their plantation?