The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) says more needs to be done by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to address crime in the country. This comes a day after one of its members was shot and killed following an encounter with armed bandits in the capital yesterday.

Deon Stoll was shot as he was about to conduct business at El Dorado Trading on Da Silva Street.

GGDMA, in a release earlier today, expressed its condolences to the family of the late businessman, while issuing a call for justice.

“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 association said.

The GGDMA emphasized the need for a more secure environment, which the GPF is obligated to provide.

The GGDMA asked the following:
“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 their intended purposes? What are the Guyana Police Force’s plans to address this upsurge in crime?”

The association said that it refuses to sit ideally by and allow its miners to be “slaughtered by these rogue elements” and urged all miners to take full security precaution.



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