to come forward with information
of two men who perished in the boat mishap
which occurred 10 days ago on the Essequibo River, are
pleading with eyewitnesses to come forward with
information, since a clandestine act is believed to
According to the relatives of Jainarine Dinanauth and
Henry Gibson, they have been hearing from different
sources that it was a Coast Guard vessel which was
involved in the incident which left the two men dead
10-year-old son, Ricky Jainarain, missing.
Kaieteur News understands that an eyewitness has
confided in other persons what exactly took place, but
is fearful of going to the police with the
Relatives said they too are trying to locate the
person who claimed to have actually witnessed the
“De boy tell people wha’ he see and de word
getting around, but we ain’t know is who is de
person and de police tell we if we find de person then
they could tek a statement and do de rest ah
investigation,” one family member said.
The eyewitness is also claiming that after the Coast
Guard vessel struck the wooden
boat, the individuals onboard stopped and
helped themselves to valuables which were in the other
boat and on the persons aboard the vessel before
fleeing the scene.
Meanwhile, search parties have failed to locate
10-year-old Ricky Jainarain.
According to relatives, they have searched along the
Essequibo River where it is most likely that the body
would float up but this has been to no avail.
“This is a miracle I know if somebody drown it does
tek three days fuh dem to float up but we search
almost everywhere we could and we ain’t find he,”
a relative said.
Family members said that while it is possible that the
lad may have drowned, they are a bit skeptical since
they have failed to locate a body. It is believed that
his body was left somewhere on land.
The family has published missing person advertisements
in some sections of the media.
On Tuesday, August 11, last, a search party found a
damaged wooden boat with the bodies of Jainarine
Dinanauth, 45, of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo, and
the boat captain, Henry Gibson, 46, of Hogg Island,
Essequibo River, drifting in the vicinity of Hogg
The bodies were discovered after Dinanauth’s reputed
wife had formed a search party, after not seeing the
three persons arrive at Hogg Island at a specific
The trio had left the Parika Ferry stelling for Hogg
Island sometime around 18:00 hours on Monday but
failed to show up.
When the two bodies were found, a bag containing a
substantial amount of cash was missing from the boat
along with items of gold jewellery which Dinanauth was
The businessman’s licence was however found in his
pants pocket. Investigations are ongoing.
Friday, August 21, 2009