Not seeking vengeance but justice

Dear Editor,

Suddenly the love of my life was snatched away leaving me in grief, with a sense of hopelessness, and very confused. This man, my husband, was so kind, loving and devoted, he placed so much value on his family and other people, yet his life was snuffed out as though he had no value whatsoever.

My husband never wanted me to be employed; he worked so that I could be a full-time mom and wife, and now his death has plunged me and my two daughters aged eleven and two into a state of despair. The negligence of the people who operated the boats have left life-time scars and indelible grief and a child who will never know her father.

I feel for the others who have lost loved ones and are left as widows, the children like orphans (fatherless) and mothers without sons who might have been the breadwinners.

My husband was coming out to continue the construction of our house, and this would have been the first time of the year that we would have seen him, but alas, January 22 was the day that changed our lives. His labour for his family is gone with him; there is no money to complete the house he so dearly wanted us to have, and who is going to step in and assist us in this time of need? No more would my husband be around the one he loves − no more smiles, no more comforting words − all is gone forever. He wanted to surprise us, but we got the worst kind of surprise on that fateful day.

I am left in a strange world; nothing around seems familiar any more, except the bills that still must be paid. No creditor would have any sympathy, even at a time as hard as this.

No price can be placed on the value of such a husband, even if criminal charges are to be brought against the errant operators. I believe anyone found culpable must be made to compensate those of us who have been robbed of the main breadwinner of the family.

The psychological effect this is having on us is debilitating to say the least, but justice must be carried out in the name of the Lord. I am not seeking vengeance, but justice − and please can someone do something to stop the carnage on our waters.
Rest in peace my husband Deon Moses, we love you forever.

Yours faithfully,
June Moses

Latest in Letters

default placeholder

What is the Education Service coming to?

Dear Editor,   In SN of June 22 and KN of June 24, I note two versions of a letter by Mr Leon Suseran, “Graduate Senior Assistant Master, Vrymans Erven High School”. 

default placeholder

There should be a fund for the family in the tree accident

Dear Editor, The heart-wrenching story of the horrible tree-felling accident, where the little dying child calls for “Mama” must have stirred others in some way.

default placeholder

The city council needs to install parking meters to raise money

Dear Editor, We continue to be amazed by the many different stories which are being peddled in certain sections of the media and other places about the installation and operation of parking meters in the city.

default placeholder

It is time the Mayor, Town Clerk, Finance Committee Chairman stop the authoritarianism

Dear Editor, The Youth For Local Government (YFLG) is appalled by the actions and statements coming from the Georgetown municipality, mainly the utterances of the Mayor, Councillor Oscar Clarke and the Town Clerk on the parking meter fiasco.

default placeholder

Statistics do not support the view that abolition of the death penalty does not affect the murder rate

Dear Editor, In societies all over the world when the murder rate is deemed uncomfortably high citizens engage in fierce discourse on the merits and demerits of the death penalty; Guyana has been no different.

default placeholder

Jagan was prepared to offer vice-presidencies to Thomas and Tennassee

Dear Editor,   I noticed that there is debate about the offer of a ministerial position to distinguished Professor Dr Clive Thomas by Dr Jagan.

default placeholder

Is the talk of social cohesion just rhetoric?

Dear Editor, I have a serious question for Guyanese, especially the current Government of Guyana (the APNU+AFC). What exactly is social cohesion and what measurable criteria need to be met for this to be achieved?

default placeholder

The EU will not be the same without Britain

Dear Editor, The British people have voted to exit the European Union after 43 years of membership. This is indeed a historic development which can have far reaching consequences not only for the people of Britain, but for the whole of Europe.


About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: