PRESS RELEASE SUCCESS OF THE JOINT SERVICES IN THE KILLING OF FINEMAN AND SKINNY Saturday, August 30, 2008



The People's National Congress Reform acknowledges the success of the Joint Services in the killing of wanted men Rondell "Fineman" Rawlins and Jermaine "Skinny" Charles who have been identified as the perpetrators of a number of heinous crimes. The death of these two wanted men is hailed as a significant blow to the criminal gangs.

The PNCR is convinced that their death should contribute to the attenuation of the tensions within the society and should open new opportunities to address the crime situation in Guyana. Without necessarily defining these particular killings as such, the Party remains resolutely opposed to the practice of extra-judicial killings.

The PNCR sees this as creating the necessary space for the Government to develop and aggressively pursue an all embracing, comprehensive national security plan to eradicate the root causes of crime. We believe that in the medium to long term only the successful implementation of such a plan will provide Guyana with a security environment conducive to peace, stability and development.

Important as well, is the need to change the perception that the Jagdeo PPP/C Government seems to lack the will to root out all crimes and is selective in the criminals they seek to bring to justice. The PNCR, therefore, calls upon the Jagdeo PPP/C Government to take the required actions to bring to justice, inter alia, the killers of Ronald Waddell, Donna Herod and Marcia King, and to work assiduously to ascertain the whereabouts of the many persons who have mysteriously disappeared.

The PNCR wishes to reaffirm its unequivocal support for the fight against crime in all its forms and in all quarters of the society.

People’s National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia
Georgetown, Guyana.
Saturday, August 30, 2008