The GGDMA calls for justice for the brutal slaying ofminer Deon Stoll.

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association calls for justice for the brutal slaying of
miner Deon Stoll.

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association [GGDMA] is deeply saddened over the
cold-blooded killing of its member and miner Deon Stoll yesterday Monday October 14, 2019 as
he was about to conduct business at the establishment of El Dorado Trading.

The Association expresses its profound condolences to the family of the late Mr. Stoll whose life
was snatched away from him by these animals as he sought to conduct business in a
transparent manner like any other decent citizen.

The GGDMA calls on the Guyana Police Force to focus its attention on addressing real crime
and the removing of criminal elements from our society. The Association also calls on the
Minister of Public Security the Hon. Khemraj Ramjattan to address this upsurge in crime across
our country. How many more must be robbed, or be slaughtered before it is accepted that we
have a crime issue in Guyana which must be addressed?

The time for seriousness is now, the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Defence Force must
weed out the rogue elements from among their ranks since all they do is tarnish the image of
the force and the law-abiding officers.

Miners, Businesspersons and Businesses must feel secure to conduct businesses in and
around the city and the country as a whole. That is the duty of the Guyana Police Force to
protect and serve. The GGDMA asks the following questions;

Where are the police patrols? What has happened to the hundreds of vehicles and motorcycles
the Government of Guyana has given to the Guyana Police Force? Are these vehicles being
used for its intended purposes? What are the Guyana Police Force’s plans to address this
upsurge in crime?

The GGDMA refuses to sit ideally by and allow its miners to be slaughtered by these rouge
elements. We urge all our miners to take full security precaution and call on the Joint Forces to
take the necessary actions so that our streets, neighborhoods, interior and towns can be safe to
live and conduct business.

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