[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.
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.