Daily Archives: July 19, 2012

Anger boils in Linden after deadly night -Tense calm, burning tires in Linden

Anger boils in Linden after deadly night

Read this article for the names of killed and injured persons

JULY 19, 2012 | BY KNEWS |
–  Residents gather for second day of protest

Cleared streets but an uneasy mood permeated the town of Linden Thursday morning, hours after a nasty battle between law enforcement officers and protesting residents left three persons dead on day one of protests against electricity rate hikes.

Several persons are being treated at the Linden Hospital for various wounds, including gunshots to the back, chest and face.
Just before noon, scores of residents were gathering for the second day; this time, the anger of the residents has shifted from the electricity rate hikes to the Police action Wednesday evening.
Read  this article for the names of killed and injured personsAnger boils in Linden after deadly night

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Tense calm, burning tires in Linden

Written by Kwesi Isles – Demerara Waves
Thursday, 19 July 2012 10:04

An atmosphere of tense calm has descended on Linden, Region 10 where residents have once again congregated on the Wismar-Mackenzie Bridge, a day after three persons were killed in confrontations with riot police.

Lindeners on Tuesday began a five-day protest aimed at shutting down the town over the government’s move to increase electrcity tariffs from July 1.
Reports from the mining community say hundreds have turned out again and are under the watchful eyes of ranks from the Guyana Defence Force and the police.

Demerara Waves Online News understands that foreign volunteers are being removed from the community because of the increasing volatility in the area.
Tires being burnt on the roadways in sections of Wismar, aimed at preventing civilian traffic and joint services patrols from entering some communities.

Complete article here:Tense calm, burning tires in Linden

TV Report and APNU Statement regarding Wismar protests

APNU Statement regarding Wismar protests

Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 09:18:44 -0400

Yesterday elements of the Guyana Police Force opened fire on peaceful protesters at Linden. This attack was totally unprovoked and the use of deadly force totally a deviation of all the known internal security and crowd control conventions.

Today at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition the Leadership of the APNU will meet, after which we will issue a press statement.

Leader of the Opposition Brig. David Granger travelled to Linden yesterday and spoke with several local news outlets. The Leader of the Opposition will have a more in depth statement on this issue later today.

Communications Department
Office of the Leader of the Opposition
Georgetown Guyana.

Linden protest turns deadly…Four dead, two dozen injured

Linden protest turns deadly…Four dead, two dozen injured

JULY 19, 2012 | BY KNEWS |
At least four persons were confirmed dead and several others were injured as Police opened fire in Linden on the first day of a planned five-day protest against electricity rate hikes. In the wake of the deaths soldiers and police have been sent to the town in efforts to bring calm, Police headquarters said last evening. Lindeners reacted angrily to the shootings and several buildings were set on fire, including the office of the ruling People’s Progressive Party and the Guyana Revenue Authority. Fires also broke out at the office of the Guyana Power and Light Company and the nearby office of Linden Mining Company (Linmine) and the Kara Kara bridge.

The Linmine Secretariat was burnt flat. The Guyana Fire Service could not reach the building because the road was blocked. The fire service however managed to save the GRA building and the office of the People’s Progressive Party.

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AFC wants urgent talks today; Linden crisis puts Guyana on “tipping point”

AFC wants urgent talks today; Linden crisis puts Guyana on “tipping point”

Thursday, 19 July 2012 05:42 – Demerara Waves

The Alliance For Change (AFC) says the police killing of three protesters in Linden and the sparking off of fires has placed Guyanaon the “tipping point” that can be reversed with international help.

“Such a solution, it appears, is unlikely to be realised without the direct support and involvement of international agencies,” the seven-seater party in the National Assembly said in a statement. The American, British and Canadian diplomatic missions have in the past engaged in shuttle diplomacy during times of tension particularly at election time.  Continue reading

Government regrets Linden deaths, blames opposition

Government regrets Linden deaths, blames opposition

Demerara Waves – Wednesday, 18 July 2012 23:28

The Guyana government Wednesday night said it regretted the loss of life at Linden and promised a full investigation into the events which saw at least three persons killed after residents protesting an electricity tariff increase clashed with police.

It also collared the opposition parties with the blame for the day’s mayhem which also saw several buildings destroyed by fire including the ruling PPP/C’s Linden office.

Below is the government’s statement.                Continue reading

A Message from Eusi Kwayana on ‘Guyana Developments’ re Linden

 

10:26 PM (EST Wednesday July 18 )

From: eusi kwayana

To  Guyanese around the world

 Guyana is moving in the way of brutal inequality.

There is a reliable report from several persons in Guyana  that four  in Linden were shot dead by police today, Tuesday, July 18. I shall send you the names as soon as possible.

It is impossible to ignore this development.

If you are a Guyanese, or a caring person from any other country, regardless of what party you support. or what your belief may be, please consider what action  you or others can take in your part of the world.

Silence is not a choice, even for Guyanese of my age.

We must speak out to prevent a total breakdown. Guyana’s embassies and High Commissions must at least must hear from us, as individuals or in groups

Please let the press at home know what action you are taking.

Stabroeknews@stabroeknews.com

kaieteurnews@yahoo.com

markbenschop@yahoo.com

If you take action, I shall welcome a cc at this address. As a priority, please inform the newspapers listed and others.

Respectfully,

eusi Kwayana.

BREAKING NEWS: Three killed in Linden “pandemonium” – update

BREAKING NEWS: Three killed in Linden “pandemonium”
Written by Denis Chabrol and Kwesi Isles
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 18:11
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One of the injured persons, Allan Wade Lewis, receiving emergency medical attention.

At least three persons have been reportedly killed in confrontations between members of the Guyana Police Force and Lindeners protesting an increase in electricity tariffs in Region 10.

Regional Chairman Sharma Solomon told Demerara Waves Online News Wednesday evening that three males were killed including a handicapped child.

Another man he identified as Guyana Defence Force officer Ron Somerset. Neither police nor hospital sources could immediately confirm the claim.

Sharma accused the police of using both live rounds and rubber pellets on the protesters and described the situation in Linden Wednesday evening as “pandemonium.”

“Dozens of persons have been injured,” he declared.    Continue reading

Police use rubber bullets, tear gas on protesting Lindeners

BREAKING NEWS: Police use rubber bullets, tear gas on protesting Lindeners

 BREAKING NEWS: One reportedly killed in Linden “pandemonium”

At least one person has been reportedly killed in confrontations between members of the Guyana Police Force and Lindeners protesting an increase in electricity tariffs in Region 10.

Regional Chairman Sharma Solomon told Demerara Waves Online News Wednesday evening that there were four reports of persons being killed with one confirmed so far.

He said the individual killed was a man but he was unable to identify him at the time. Neither police nor hospital sources could immediately confirm the claim.

Sharma accused the police of using both live rounds and rubber pellets on the protesters and described the situation in Linden Wednesday evening as “pandemonium.”

“Dozens of persons have been injured,” he declared.         Read complete report link below

One reportedly killed in Linden pandemonium

Also  read: Kaieteur News and Demerara Waves reports below:

Lindeners gear for five day shutdown

Linden shuts down on Day 1 of five day protest

Guyana Folk and Culture Magazine – by GCA New York

Guyana Cultural Association Inc of New York on-line Magazine  – July 2012

Download Magazine JULY 2012 GCA ON-LINE MAGAZINE

LETTER FROM THE GUEST EDITOR – Vibert Cambridge

In this edition of our on-line magazine, the Guyana Cultural Association of New York, Inc. shines the spotlight on Guyanese musical creativity and music in Guyana. We have done this regularly over the past decade as we carried out our mission to “preserve, promote, and propagate” Guyana’s rich cultural heritage.

We have organized symposia (for example, Celebrating our Music Heritage in 2003; Celebrating Guyanese Dance, 2005,), published a well received newspaper series (“Celebrating our Creative Personalities” in Sunday Stabroek 2003-2006), issued in 2003 Music Orchids for You: Is We Ting—a compilation CD of iconic Guyanese music, published a collection of essays (Writings on Guyanese Music 2003 – 2004 published by the Department of African American Studies, Ohio University, 2005), and encouraged and supported original ethno-music research by Dr. Gillian Richards-Greaves and Rohan Sagar on Kwe Kwe, Banshikili and other Guyanese musical traditions. We continue this work in this edition.  Continue reading

Opposition cannot cut budget; ERC to get back money- Chief Justice

Opposition cannot cut budget; ERC to get back money- Chief Justice

The High Court on Wednesday preliminarily ruled that the combined opposition’s budget cuts are illegal only that the Ethnic Relations Commission could have its GUY$$99.4 million restored because it is a constitutional body that draws directly on the Consolidated Fund.

“In order to enable that constitutional entity and its secretariat to perform its constitutional functions, the court orders the Ministry of Finance to allow all expenditures necessary from time to time for the maintenance of that entity and for the performance of its constitutional function to be charged directly from the Consolidated Fund (as mandated by the Constitution) until the National Assembly determines a lump sum by way of a subvention to meet such expenditure,” Chief Justice Ian Chang said in his 34-page judgment.            Continue reading

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