Minister runs to Bartica station to seek help for female robbery victim – decries no-show by lawmen after urgent call

Sep 11, 2019 News, Source -- https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...n-after-urgent-call/

An early morning incident in Bartica has opened the eyes of a sitting minister of the Coalition Government. Minister with Responsibility for Youth Affairs, Simona Broomes, took to her Facebook page yesterday calling on the Commissioner of Police, Leslie James, to continuously rotate the police ranks there.

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Minister Simona Broomes during the 26-minute plus Facebook live video.

A Bartician herself, Broomes has over the years been a strong advocate for women’s rights, even being recognised for her work by the United States government.

She has a home in Bartica.

Yesterday, Broomes said she had visited Bartica, a riverain community up the Essequibo River and was sleeping when was awoken about 03:35hrs by loud screams.

She opened her window and could hear a woman screaming for help.

The words were in a foreign language.

Broomes said she ran downstairs and started up her vehicle and drove to the area where the screaming was coming from.

A badly frightened girl ran out from the bushes, muddied and bruised.

By this time, Broomes’s neighbours, three women, came out.

The girl disclosed that she was working at a bar and had left with a man for his home.

Later, as she was leaving, she was followed by the man who took away money she had and that which he had given her.

Scared, she ran from the man and ended up in bushes and drains.

The Minister said she called the police station located a few minutes from her home, and spoke to someone. She identified herself and was told by the rank that he would speak to her superior.

That was minutes to 4am. At 5am, there were no police on scene.

Broomes said she went to the station.

An incensed Broomes said that the police no-show was unacceptable.

She called on the Commissioner to investigate and said she will stand up for any abused woman, regardless whether they are Guyanese or come from a different country.

In the live Facebook post, which was shared hundreds of times, the Minister said she is aware that the Top Cop is trying his best.

There was a time when Bartica had no commander stationed there.

Rather, the Region Seven commander had the office in Georgetown. That has all changed now with one stationed in the district.

Insisting that she was not speaking as a Minister and that she “don’t even care what happens tomorrow”, Broomes said she is speaking as “Simona Charles”, born and raised in Bartica.

Critical of the rampant abuse incidents with little attention, Broomes said that the time to stop it is now and that she will be meeting with women and others to send a strong message.

“I am putting the Commander and he whole entourage on notice that as woman… stop it…”

The Minister said that it is public knowledge what is going on, with police even involved in the lawlessness.

“I declare war against this spirit of abuse in my backyard where I born and grow.”

Broomes is targeting bus and taxi drivers to not join the bandwagon.

She said she will not remain quiet and be a cat.

“I ain’t losing this voice. I quiet for too long, abuse is abuse.”

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Demerara_Guy posted:

Minister runs to Bartica station to seek help for female robbery victim – decries no-show by lawmen after urgent call

Sep 11, 2019 News, Source -- https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...n-after-urgent-call/

An early morning incident in Bartica has opened the eyes of a sitting minister of the Coalition Government. Minister with Responsibility for Youth Affairs, Simona Broomes, took to her Facebook page yesterday calling on the Commissioner of Police, Leslie James, to continuously rotate the police ranks there.

The Minister said she called the police station located a few minutes from her home, and spoke to someone. She identified herself and was told by the rank that he would speak to her superior.

That was minutes to 4am. At 5am, there were no police on scene.

Broomes said she went to the station.

An incensed Broomes said that the police no-show was unacceptable.

Perhaps the minister is unfocused on the approach of the police force --- unresponsive, no care and attention, tardiness, etc., etc., etc..

A few things. Firstly, the person who wrote that article is a terrible writer. Almost as bad as the Prince. Secondly, Broomes is really fugly. Thirdly, the Commissioner doesn’t have any time to deal with crime. He is too busy harassing the PPP and it’s supporters.

ksazma posted:

A few things. Firstly, the person who wrote that article is a terrible writer. Almost as bad as the Prince. Secondly, Broomes is really fugly. Thirdly, the Commissioner doesn’t have any time to deal with crime. He is too busy harassing the PPP and it’s supporters.

Imagine seeing that face in a dark alley? Man, I would shout jumbie and run all the way until I see daylight.

skeldon_man posted:
Nehru posted:

HEHEHE WhAT SOMEONE KNACK SHE pOKE???

Bai Nehru, I would seriously doubt it. When dem knack dat poke? When dem cova she head with jute bag? Be serious now. She probably wished someone did. maybe Aman Ally can give her some advice.

Amna Ally fugly too. 😀

skeldon_man posted:
ksazma posted:

A few things. Firstly, the person who wrote that article is a terrible writer. Almost as bad as the Prince. Secondly, Broomes is really fugly. Thirdly, the Commissioner doesn’t have any time to deal with crime. He is too busy harassing the PPP and it’s supporters.

Imagine seeing that face in a dark alley? Man, I would shout jumbie and run all the way until I see daylight.

Dah beast guh still look fugly during daylight. 😀

Billy Ram Balgobin posted:
Prashad posted:

Broomes is the type of woman you should marry. No other man will try to make a move on her. She looks like she would clap a good beat up on any man. 

Woman worked as a Porknocker before she came into government.  What do you expect?

The sister is resourceful. She works not like some of these trophy white wives that rich coloured men have.

Prashad posted:
Billy Ram Balgobin posted:
Prashad posted:

Broomes is the type of woman you should marry. No other man will try to make a move on her. She looks like she would clap a good beat up on any man. 

Woman worked as a Porknocker before she came into government.  What do you expect?

The sister is resourceful. She works not like some of these trophy white wives that rich coloured men have.

She would be useful as a steamroller. 😀

ksazma posted:

A few things. Firstly, the person who wrote that article is a terrible writer. Almost as bad as the Prince. Secondly, Broomes is really fugly. Thirdly, the Commissioner doesn’t have any time to deal with crime. He is too busy harassing the PPP and it’s supporters.

Ow, yuh had to take a shot at meh bai, eh? But is true tho. He suck.

Sheik101 posted:
ksazma posted:

A few things. Firstly, the person who wrote that article is a terrible writer. Almost as bad as the Prince. Secondly, Broomes is really fugly. Thirdly, the Commissioner doesn’t have any time to deal with crime. He is too busy harassing the PPP and it’s supporters.

Ow, yuh had to take a shot at meh bai, eh? But is true tho. He suck.

Bai, I am terribly embarrassed by his misuse of grammar. 

Fellas you have to admire Broomes. I don't know many women who would run out of their homes at 3am in the morning after hearing screams and run together the screams. A woman like Broomes should be allied with our President Jagdeo. He has balls of iron and she has the female equivalent that is made of iron also.

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