Dear Editor,

The captions to two photographs in your Sunday March 15 edition which said that St Gabriel’s Scouts were visiting the Zoological Park as it celebrated its 130th anniversary are misleading! British Guiana was one of the first countries in the British Empire where Scouting was introduced early in the twentieth century, and the Botanic Garden zoo was opened early in the fifties.

I will not state the exact date at this time but expect that the release will be corrected after some research. Our basic history must be correctly preserved in the first instance, before day-to-day news and investigative reporting can be relied on.

Yours faithfully,
Godfrey Chin

Editor’s note
The caption should have read that the Botanical Gardens, not the Zoological Park was celebrating its 130th anniversary this year.