[Video] Business owners testify to Linden losses

Nine more witnesses, including persons whose businesses were destroyed in the July 18 and 19 Linden protest, testified before the Linden Commission of Inquiry (COI) yesterday as it continued to hear the testimony of those seeking compensation for their losses.
Members of the COI yesterday continued to examine the claims submitted by the various persons at the Supreme Court building and a report containing the recommendations of  the last hearing, which concluded in November last, as well as the current one is expected to be available  by February 28, 2013, secretary of the COI, Hugh  Denbow, said.

Ramchand Mangra as he was being crossed-examined by Basil Williams (foreground)

Ramchand Mangra as he was being crossed-examined by Basil Williams (foreground)

Business owners, Narindra Lachman, Compton Fraser, Ramchand Mangra and Savatri Klautky, are seeking compensation for their properties which were wrecked during the protest. Fraser works for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in Linden and he was seeking compensation for the destruction of the PPP office which was burnt down while Lachman told the commissioners that he is the owner of a construction company in Linden and during the protest his truck which cost $6M, his excavator valued at $7.2M and a pressure washer which cost $600,000, in addition to other tools were damaged.

Lachman was asked by Senior Counsel K.D. Knight,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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