Unpaid Berbice security guards protest for salary

first_imgSecurity guards of the Integrated Security Service company, providers of services at Government institutions in New Amsterdam, have reportedly not received their December 2017 salaries.In a bid to express their frustration, the guards on Thursday picketed theSome of the unpaid security guardscompany’s office for their payments. According to the guards, many of them are single parents with school-age children.They met outside of the company’s office at Trinity Street in New Amsterdam Berbice, and expressed their frustration at not having yet been paid.They complained that they have worked inflexible hours and earned nothing.Some say they have to beg for money to get to and from work. Their telephone and rent bills are due to be paid, but they are still in a bad financial position and are unable to honour those obligations.Integrated Security Service provides service for the Region 6 Administration. In an invited comment, Region Six Chairman David Armogan said the administration has completely discharged its financial obligation to Integrated Security for the month of December.Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer of the company, Ghalee Khan, told this publication that the guards will be paid soon. According to him, the company does not have the names of all the guards working with the company, and the company is still working out some administrative issues.last_img read more

Police arrest four suspects in assault on Costa Rican journalist

first_imgJudicial Investigation Police (OIJ) agents on Friday morning arrested four people suspected of attacking Telenoticias Channel 7 journalist Álvaro Sánchez last July.Police arrested a 29-year-old woman and three men ages 24, 28 and 32, all members of the same family. They could face criminal prosecution on charges of aggravated robbery and causing serious injury, OIJ reported.The attack took place on July 20 in Torremolinos, a shantytown in the southern San José canton of Desamparados.Sánchez, 36, was reporting on a man who allegedly was trying to commit suicide. When he and fellow reporters arrived at the scene, they found the man on the street wielding a gun. At some point, members of the man’s family started hurling insults at Sánchez and then attacked him, his cameraman and an assistant. Telenoticias reporter Álvaro Sánchez. (Via Facebook)The four suspects knocked Sánchez to the ground and started hitting and kicking him. They also tried to take his cellphone, Sánchez later told police.He managed to escape when two OIJ agents drove by and opened the back door so he could jump in, Sánchez told daily La Nación following the incident.Sánchez ruptured his Achilles tendon in the attack and had to undergo surgery. He then spent nearly a month and a half immobilized, and currently is still unable to resume his work for Channel 7.“It’s been a hard journey. I’m still incapacitated as I still need a lot of therapy and exercises for strengthening my foot,” Sánchez told The Tico Times on Friday.The suspects remain in custody at the public prosecutors’ office in Desamparados.Sánchez has also reported for The Tico Times. Read his interview with “Popeye,” one of the late drug kingpin Pablo Escobar’s top assassins, here. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rican journalist attacked, injured by mob at crime scene Remembering pal and roommate James Foley In Syria, freelancers like James Foley cover a dangerous war zone with no front lines Two US journalists killed during live TV broadcastlast_img read more