Our crew on the ground in Georgetown has just attended press conferences held by the Police Commissioner and President Bharath Jagdeo. It seems certain at this point that both the Lusignan and Bartica atrocities were committed by the same criminal gang.
A speedboat containing military uniforms was located about 20 miles from Bartica along the Essequibo River and Guyanese military forces are now combing the area in search of the men. In the meantime a strong military presence has been stationed in Bartica and will remain there for the while. President Jagdeo has vowed to find the men responsible and ensure they are no longer able to continue with their rampage across Guyana.
Melissa Williams and cameraman Mookish Harrypaul have also visited survivors in hospital. I am hoping to be able to bring you some of that raw video when we receive it. The process of digitizing and sending video footage from Guyana via internet is still problematic but we should have some footage in the next couple of hours.