Guyana to get support from British Govt, RSS to solve teens’ murders

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) will soon receive the necessary assistance from the British Government and the Regional Security System (RSS) to help solve the brutal murders of teenage cousins Isaiah and Joel Henry.

President Irfaan Ali
Murdered: Joel Henry

His Excellency, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali on Monday stated that the Government has engaged the British Government and the RSS to lend support to the investigative capacity of the GPF. This, he noted, is expected in nine days’ time.
“To support the work of the police, we have already activated a mechanism to have regional help from the RSS and the British Government. We are hopeful that in another eight or nine days, that help can be here to support and complement what the police is doing,” President Ali said during a recent interview with the News Room.
The teenagers were discovered murdered in Cotton Tree backdam, West Coast Berbice (WCB), on September 6, a day after they left home to pick coconuts.
“It is of critical importance that we solve these gruesome murders and bring those barbaric individuals to justice,” the Head of State said. In the meantime, the Force has been working assiduously in its investigations.

Murdered: Isaiah Henry

President Ali expressed confidence that the GPF, together with the expected support from the foreign team, will ensure “that justice we all so badly want”.
He then called on the nation to reflect on this period in prayer and hope that we could overcome this tragedy.
“Let this occasion be one which strengthens us as a people, strengthen our resolve for unity and for peace,” the President said.
President Ali also said he remains deeply disturbed over the events of the past week and plans to launch an international Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the riots on the West Coast of Berbice.
“The CoI is important because it was not only the murders, but what took place after. So our immediate task is to get the investigation concluded then, as I said, we’re exploring an international CoI,” the Head of State said.