It is sad that I must use this harsh description, but the unbelievable reality is that the government left young cyclist Beyoncé Ross for dead. Mind you, this is a government I support, voted for in 2015 and will do so again in 2020, given that the other political party is not an option.
Yet I ache to say that the change myself and other desperate Guyanese had voted for is slow and seems almost non-existent, especially when it comes to issues regarding equality to the underprivileged and less wealthy.
I was brought to tears, and am still very upset even as I pen this letter at the failure of the Ministry and State entities responsible for the development of sports and athletes in this country. Reports said this young woman was suffering for months, but none of the agencies came to her aid.
I blame the government for being slow to intervene in a situation which was so brilliantly highlighted by the media and still no one in authority moved to act. Now she is dead in the very same week when we are told that a Minister is being flown overseas for medical treatment paid for by the State.
Clearly here, all men and women are equal, but some are more equal than others.
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