President David Granger has given the Justice Donald Trotman headed Lindo Creek Commission of Inquiry (CoI) several more weeks to complete its work, a move which comes five months after the CoI began.
The Lindo Creek Commission of inquiry was established to inquire into the circumstances surrounding the killings of eight miners and to report its findings and recommendations to President David Granger but the Head of State gave Commissioner Justice Donald Trotman more time to do just that – render his report finding and recommendations.
In public documents seen by this publication, the retired judge is now being granted until July 31, 2018.
Before that, in April sole Commissioner was given no later than Tuesday May 15th, 2018 to complete his report and afterward State media indicated that he was given until June 30.
The Opposition feels that the CoI is being geared to clear notorious mass killer Rondell Fineman Rawlins’ name but the Coalition Government maintains that the Lindo Creek CoI is the just the first of what it says would be a series of inquiries into the hundreds of killings, which occurred during a crime wave that began in 2002.
Sometime between June 12, 2008, and June 24, 2008, miners Cecil Arokium, Dax Arokium, Compton Speirs, Horace Drakes, Clifton Wong, Lancelot Lee, Bonny Harry and Nigel Torres were shot and killed, and their bodies burnt at the Upper Berbice River mining camp, which was being operated by Leonard Arokium.