THE OFFICE OF: The
The Caribbean Conference of Churches, CCC, wishes
to join the rest of the Caribbean community in extending
its deepest sympathies to the staff of the Kaieteur
News Newspapers on the loss of five of their workers
who were brutally executed Tuesday evening in Guyana.
The CCC also extends condolences to the families of
the victims, and prays for a speedy recovery for those
who were seriously injured as a result of Tuesday’s
The CCC,( the regional ecumenical
organisation of the Caribbean), condemns such
acts of violence perpetrated against any individual,
regardless of creed, race, gender, age, social status
or political persuasion. In this instance we register
our particular concern for those who work tirelessly
to bring into the public domain the issues of our
societies in an atmosphere of openness such as media
workers are compelled to do by their profession.
The CCC also views with concern the growing spate
of violence perpetrated against innocent persons throughout
the Caribbean. These violent attacks have oftentimes
been linked to a subversive drug culture and now to
a growing illegal arms trade that are crippling our
already fledgling Caribbean societies by depriving
them of the human resource needed to enable holistic
development among Caribbean countries.
The CCC is therefore calling on all Regional Faith-Based
Organisations (FBOs) to come together to work towards
the promotion of a culture of peace and justice in
our societies, and in so doing bring an end to the
current spate of violence that has now, in some instances
seemingly spiralled beyond the control of local security
forces and countries on a whole.
Our prayers go out to all persons who have suffered
as a result of this culture of violence in our societies.
At this time we specifically pray for the healing of
the people of Guyana who are traumatised by this ghastly
event. Through its work as an ecumenical organisation,
in collaboration with both governmental and non-governmental
organisations, the CCC continues to pledge its commitment
to working towards an end to this culture of death