Protest over killing of Essequibo businessman affecting Charity Post Office operations

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The ongoing protest at Dartmouth on the Essequibo Coast following the shooting to death of businessman Orin Boston early Wednesday is affecting the operations of the Charity Post Office and some services will not be available, the post office said in a statement.

“The public is advised that operations at the Charity Post Office are being affected due to the ongoing protest in the village of Dartmouth. Kindly note that some of our services will not be available until the current issue has been resolved. We sincerely regret the inconvenience this has caused and we continue to monitor the situation closely,” the post office stated.

Persons can follow the post office’s social media pages for information during this period.

The 29-year-old businessman, who operated the “Ease Meh Stress” Bar at Dartmouth, was allegedly killed during a confrontation with members of the Police’s SWAT team on Tuesday night.

Residents in the area are currently protesting and calling for justice. Those engaged in the protest have burnt debris on the main access bridge, preventing traffic from flowing.

The Police have yet to issue a formal statement on Boston’s death.

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