Thursday, August 28, 2008

Break out the bar..>Fineman, Skinny confirmed dead

Police are confirming that Guyana's number one wanted criminal, Rondell 'Fineman' Rawlins and Lieutenant Jermaine 'Skinny' Charles have been killed in a shootout with police at Kuru Kururu sometime about 5:30 a.m.

A third man who was also killed by the security forces has been confirmed as Shawn Grant.

A throng of security officials have swooped on the area, and from what our sources are saying...Several reporters have converged too.

After the balderdash start to Carifesta, this bit of news will give Guyanese something to smile about and celebrate at the closing of Carifesta.

Bharrat must be bouncing around State House with he Buckta.

2:30 p.m update: More information on the ground suggests that the men were about to launch an attack on nearby Camp Groomes and that a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier was attempting to help with the plan. The soldier was shot in the arm during the trade off with servicemen and is in custody assisting with investigations.

3:00 p.m update: Joint Service sources now say that they were "Right on the ball when they issued the first photo of Fineman"Since he looked identical this morning when he was shot. Same deadlocked hair and facial features. The only difference is that when we jump he, he had no answer. Even his face got hit. Now he can't see because he eye got blown out." the Joint services source also confirmed that they recieved a tip from a very close person to the gang. (Photo of Fineman before shooting below).

4:00 p.m. update: Joint Services sources are saying that that "Fineman" and "Skinny" were confronted by a special squad formed with the consent of Bharrat Jagdeo and named after a poisonous serpent. However, another source said that it was not the Jagdeo formed gang, but the army who was responsible for the killing of the men.

4:30 p.m. update: Report from Dorian from around Georgetown.

Speculations are rife in the absence of an official police report about the shooting and as such media houses have scrambled together pieces of information for breaking news purposes. However, news have begun to spread to the masses and the shooting is hot topic around the South bus park. At the Linden bus park, drivers and conductors are rehashing the heavy presence of police and soldiers on the highway. More speculation as one bus driver said he understood the security forces had gone to Linden. A few people upon arriving on the Linden park said they were seeking alternative accommodations in the city until things have returned to normalcy.

5:00 p.m. Finally! The Joint services officials are planning to host a press conference at 5:30 p.m. (12 hours after the incident) to inform and apprise the nation of their operations earlier today. The press briefing will take place at the Commissioner's Office, Police Headquarters. NCN is making plans to carry a live feed on VOG.

5:30 p.m. The online media sparks Stabroek News


6:00 p.m. Skinny's arm was dismembered...According to join services officials, the men were pumped with bullets. N.B Police presser was off to a late start.

6:30 p.m. Recovering from the gruesome photos of the two men blasted across the airwaves by NCN.


8:30 p.m. Official police report on the shooting incident:

Acting upon information received about 05:45 h. today Thursday August 28, 2008 two teams of J.S.C.C ranks along with members of the Special Forces proceeded to an area in Timehri about 500m east of the Ammo Dump, when they came under fire from an identifiable house. Corporal Cush of the GDF was shot in his right hand. The ranks returned fire having seen three (3) men running from the house. The men ran into some nearby bushes. On descending upon the scene they found the body of a male African lying on the ground. He was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Corporal Cush was taken to the Medical Centre at Camp Stephenson and subsequently transferred to Camp Ayanganna . In the interim the ranks continued to search for the other men.

Consequently about 12:45 h. the J.S.O.G team while pursuing these men came under fire from a small unfinished concrete structure which appeared to be an old shop in the Kuru Kururu area. There was an exchange of gunfire and two (2) male Africans were shot in the exchange. They were taken to the Mortuary where they were pronounced dead on arrival. A search of the structure revealed two (2) AK 47 rifles and two hundred and fifteen (215) 7.62x39 rounds contained in seven (7) magazines. The scene was visited by Crime Scene ranks of CID Headquarters, Eve Leary. The two (2) male Africans were identified by two (2) Prison Officers as wanted men Rondel Rawlins c/d “Fineman” and Jermaine Charles c/d “Skinny”.

9:00 p.m. Police are reporting that the fingerprints of both Jermaine Charles ‘Skinny’ and Rondel Rawlins ‘Fineman’ were taken and checked against existing records at the Criminal Investigations Department and they matched.

(This should help ease some of the public speculations that lingers).

9:20 p.m. Reports suggest that a pale looking (maybe sick) Bharrat Jagdeo made his first public appearance following today's shooting of two of the nation's notorious criminals- 'Fineman' and 'Skinny'. The President arrived extremely late for a CARIFESTA event at the National Park this evening. He briefly commented on the shooting by saying that Guyana had won. Some other utterances were made, but we cannot confirm at this time.


37 comments:

  1. Hooray. This is the best news ever

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  2. it is about time , the victims of Lusignan masscare have some closer.

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  3. this is the best news for the day.

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  4. Now the terrors has be killed , the remainng family of the Lusignan and Bartica Victims have somethng to look forward to.
    This is their day.

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  5. I am in New York when this link was sent to me. I hate to read about criminals since my nephew was among the Lusignan killings. I am glad i mustered the strength to read this blog. Tears came to my eyes. I am so happy right now.

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  6. We should not celebrate just yet. We have to find a way to solve the socio-economic issues first or else more criminals will rise up.

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  7. The bloggers are doing a good job of keeping us in the diaspora updated. (From ken in New Zealand). Samantha we know how you feel.

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  8. 'We should not celebrate just yet. We have to find a way to solve the socio-economic issues first or else more criminals will rise up.'

    Fools like you give credence to criminal behaviour. How do social/economic issues push anyone to kill children in their sleep? Bloody idiot!

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  9. Its about time I get to sleep in peace and not worry about getting shot to pieces.

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  10. If this Government(People's Progressive Party) starts to tighten up on their weak implementation of national security policies, then another terrorist situation will not happen. The PPP need to get rid of that rum drinking, lame duck, coolieboy, primitive attitude that they have and take things seriously.

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  11. When last I feel good to be a Guyanese...

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  12. To hell with Carifesta....we will have our own festival tonight.

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  13. about time.......

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  14. Lock down the entire country...we have to find his skimpy friends

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  15. I am an East Indian in Ontario. I am really happy.

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  16. The army has a serious problem on its hand. Soldiers are getting involved and that's a dangerous sign for any developing country.

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  17. Thought this was a website, but a Guyanese blog. Good job guys. However, most of your posts are hostile towards the Government. I expect to read praises upon praises being heaped upon our blessed leader, Comrade Bharrat Jagdeo.

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  18. It took the President to step in before these insane few were killed

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  19. Doobay (Queens NY)Thursday, 28 August, 2008

    Lindeners its safe to go home, the terrible days are behind us now.

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  20. ha ha ha!!!!!!!! i know we guyanese slow but sure moon run till day catch am ha ha ha ha !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. I am sure the police would have issued a statement by now. Lazy pricks. Go get it.

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  22. A national holiday tomorrow or on the closing day of Carifesta.

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  23. Break out the bar indeed. What happens to his girlfriend who was suppose to have gone missing.

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  24. Samantha we rejoice with you and your family at this time. The nation cried with you and today we stand with you and applaud the Government and the security forces.

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  25. Thanks. Truly happy. There were times when we felt these men will go unpunished.

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  26. God sees and hear.

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  27. Kudos to our lawmen

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  28. That day will come, when I shall rise and see the wicked them in the fire getting bun.

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  29. I refuse to accept that report on this blog as an official police statement. Surely, there are more questions than answers and sometimes, I hate reading this blog because of its consistent attempt to make light of serious matters. I pray that you seek to provide truthful information. Hundreds of people have forwarded this blog. I pray that you cease immediately and act with chivalry

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  30. My friend so glad to have you visit the blog, but in the spirit of love we greet you. Brother, the statement was issued by the Police PR and signed by Deputy Superintendent, John Sauers who is the acting Public Relations & Press Officer.

    We must agree with you that it does appear a bit shallow and lacks critical information that provides a clear picture of what transpired today.

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  31. Before you break out the bar, there are a host of youths out there that were part of the gang. There are still out there

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  32. The bar done break out....bring the most expensive drink. Forget that. just bring a shot of Grey Goose and cranberry

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  33. i am a black woman living in america and i prayed to god this day would come because of these disgraceful beast shame lies on us i thank god if they are realy dead now i can go to guyana in peace i am realy happy i just hope they are realy dead and these families that suffered because of these huligants get some closer my prayers are with all guyanese emagine im am black and i stay my black ass in ny because of these beast now im coming home i cant wait. blessings to all of u one ppl one nation we need to unite

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  34. I'm happy to hear that he was finally caught, but he deserved a worse death for killing those innocent children!!

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  35. This statement is without support and absurd.

    gtnumber1 said...

    If this Government(People's Progressive Party) starts to tighten up on their weak implementation of national security policies, then another terrorist situation will not happen. The PPP need to get rid of that rum drinking, lame duck, coolieboy, primitive attitude that they have and take things seriously.

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  36. Everyone is happy that he was caught but the question is WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT!!? what will they do with him???
    This is a question i would love to get some answers to and i am happy that he was caught don't get me wrong, but I'm just worried that they might pay more attention to the fact that they caught him and not to what they will do with him or in the CASE OF HIM KILLING HIMSELF BEFORE THE TRIAL STARTS .. THEY NEED TO SIT AND THINK ABOUT THIS BECAUSE IT'S NOT an easy case to HANDLE!.

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  37. Are you stupid? Leaving it to Trial for what? So they can walk out the court room again? Do more damage to innocent lives, I'm sorry but Justice was served, but if it was me, I would have armed the families of those poor people that died and let them do what they had to do. YOU LIVE BY THE GUN, YOU GOING TO DIE BY THE GUN AND I DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR ANY OF THEM, I THINK THEY SHOULD ALL DIE, THEM COCK ROACHES.

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