No criminal charges in Broomes parking lot scandal

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There will be no criminal charges against two security guards or the driver of the Government Minister who were involved in an altercation in the parking lot of the building which houses the New Thriving Restaurant at Providence, East Bank Demerara.

According to the Guyana Police Force, an investigation into the matter was completed and the file was sent for legal advice.

Based on all the statements and video footage reviewed, no charges were advised by the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), the police said.

At around 20:30 hrs on July 08, Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes and her driver were involved in an altercation with two security guards attached to the KGM security. The men, Robert Goodluck, 53, and Hash Ramroop, 32, were on duty at the building which houses the New Thriving Restaurant at Providence.

The security guards were subsequently arrested after it was alleged they pointed a gun at the Minister and behaved in a threatening manner.

But security footage of what transpired contradicted the Minister’s allegations and in fact revealed that she and her driver aggressively attempted to remove “no parking signs” to facilitate her vehicle.

The men were later released.

Subsequently questioned by the media about the incident, Minister Broomes said, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” 

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