Archive for October 19th, 2012

Kato-based policemen were killed after robbing Brazilians


Kato-based policemen were killed after robbing Brazilians

Demerara Waves – Thursday October 18, 2012

The bodies of the two Kato-based policemen were Wednesday morning discovered at Echerak- one with pellet wounds to his back and the other burnt to his legs.

Police Chief of Criminal Investigations, Deputy Commissioner Seelall Persaud told Demerara Waves Online News ( that Constable Marlon Letlow was shot to his back with a shotgun.Constable Leadon Adrian Aaron was found a short distance away from a burning tree stump with his legs burnt, added the Crime Chief.

Persaud said investigators were on the ground verifying information that the policemen might have robbed a number of Brazilians who retaliated by killing them. Persaud noted that Letlow had a history of being involved in irregular activities. No one has been arrested.

The Guyana Police Force subsequently issued the following statement:    Continue reading

There has to be another way – Roman Catholic Bishop

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There has to be another way- Roman Catholic Bishop

Guest Columnist – by Roman Catholic Bishop, Francis Alleyne.

Demerara Waves Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Ten children in a mini-bus commuting from Georgetown to home in Diamond are delayed in traffic for hours and witness fire, and confrontation between police and civilians; they hear verbal threats and harsh language. They are scared, tired, hungry and in tears. There has to be another way.

Frightening new images and haunting memories link the past with the present. No one, no community, and certainly not the nation benefit from the assaults and injuries inflicted by waiting criminal opportunists and stealth operators. All the noble aims and intentions are smothered and lost in the graphics of fires and masks and detritus. Nobody benefits.  Continue reading