St Lucia’s Stephenson King condemns CARICOM “silence” on Guyana unrest

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St Lucia’s Stephenson King condemns CARICOM “silence” on Guyana unrest
Above: the bauxite plant in Linden
Above: the bauxite plant in Linden

St Lucia Opposition Leader and former Prime Minister Stephenson King is condemning the ongoing unrest in Guyana’s town of Linden, which has claimed the lives of three Guyanese nationals and injured dozens.

The violence, which began following protests over a hike in electricity tariffs, began July 18.

“The deafening silence by CARICOM to this issue is frightening and cannot persist for much longer,” King said in a statement.

King and his United Workers Party are urging CARICOM to “immediately investigate the proposed electricity tariffs” which fueled the initial protest.

READ MORE IN THE CARIBBEAN JOURNAL 

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