Give me your homeless, your hungry, your Haitians
The Haitian tragedy may present a unique opportunity for Guyana to open up its interior with logistic, financial and organisational help from the international community.
I support Raphael Trotman’s suggestion that Haitians be re-settled here. Guyana’s theoretical population density is in the region of 26 acres per person. Given that we aspire to be the bread basket of the Caribbean which necessitates a degree of labour intensive
agriculture, Guyana may now be able to attract large numbers of Haitian agricultural workers willing and able to be pioneers in this realizable quest.
Surely the Linden/Lethem road to Brazil is the ideal location to re¬settle Haiti’s homeless and hungry. Should Guyana act expeditiously while the Haitian problem is still an international doorstep issue it may be possible to harness the world’s goodwill for a sustainable solution to Haiti’s problem if not for the majority at least for the disinherited thousands.
In a sense Guyana, the bread basket hopeful, should be saying “give us your homeless, your hungry, your Haitians.”
F. Hamley Case