Ramotar orders new offensive to clear Linden roads
-says freedom under pressure
With the economic toll rising as a result of the continuing barricading of Linden roads, President Donald Ramotar yesterday said that the security forces have again been tasked with finding ways of clearing the thoroughfares.
Traffic to regions Eight and Nine and other parts of Region Ten have been largely halted since the protests began in Linden on July 18 and businesses and residents in those areas have been feeling the squeeze. The protests arose after government instituted a hike in electricity tariffs for Linden and subsequently expanded to include the killing of three protestors. It is now almost three weeks since the roads have been barricaded. The tariff increase has since been put on hold by the government.
Ramotar, at the opening of the National Toshaos Confer-ence yesterday, signaled that the increased tariff for Linden is necessary. “If the people of St Ignatius in the Rupununi area have to pay for …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.