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Guyana’s President Promises Cabinet Intervention Following Pirate Attacks

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - February 7, 2012

Above: MP Cornel Damon and some of the fishermen victimized in the pirate attacks (Photo: GINA)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Guyanese President Donald Ramotar has pledged to intervene at the cabinet level following a spate of pirate attacks on the country’s Pomeroon River this weekend.

Pirates attacked 15 fishing boats with a total of 19 fishermen aboard, robbing, beating and binding them. The attack also inflated serious damage to their boats.

Ramotar met today with a delegation of fishermen, assuring them that the “necessary interventions” would be guided by assessments of reports on a daily basis.

Bharrat Kalicharran, one of those victimized, said he was attacked by six masked men.

Guyana has tightened maritime security following this weekend’s attacks.

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