FOR every action there is a motive. I have been following the ongoing debate in the media, particularly the newspapers regarding the issuance of the Muri PGGS and analysed the questions posed by APNU’s Joseph Harmon, which now seems to be vindictive and personal, despite being provided with necessary explanations and clarifications.
Editor, I am not sure whether you would recall, but when Dino Bouterse (son of Suriname’s President) was arrested last August in Panama on illegal arms trafficking, there were several telling revelations, including the young Bouterse’s connections to Guyana.
In a Wikileaked cable from then US Ambassador to Guyana, Roland Bullen, he had noted that “Desi Bouterse’s son, Dino, organised a Surinamese soccer team trip to Buxton a few years ago. It is believed that the team bus carried weapons to Buxton.”
It was also alleged that APNU’s Joseph Harmon, a former colonel in the Guyana Defence Force was critically involved in organising this soccer match and other engagements with Dino Bouterse and has numerous links with the Surinamese underworld. As such, for many years Buxton had the reputation of being a safe haven for heavily armed gangs. Shortly after the Bouterse administration came into office in August 2010, the government established the Counter Terrorism Unit in which Dino Bouterse allegedly had a prominent position. This friendship between Harmon/Bouterse was maintained and further strengthened.
Notwithstanding these revelations, Harmon, it is suspected, continues to have strong links with the Surinamese underworld which is suspected to have interest in the New River Triangle area and other bordering areas south east of Guyana. Hence, the strong objections by him, Joseph Harmon, to any activity within the area
It is my sincerest hope that the facts of the connections with Harmon and the Suriname underworld be realised and expose his true intentions of forbidding any activity south east of Guyana.
Mrs C. CADOGAN