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Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry

Now that Guayana President David Granger has commented on the findings of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report into the death of Walter Rodney it was incumbent upon him to release it to the public. Yet, we are now in the middle of April and we have only seen leaked extracts of the report, as the government makes increasingly less plausible excuses for not releasing it in full.

Dr Walter Rodney
It appears that the report states that historian Dr Walter Rodney was the victim of a State-organised assassination on June 13th, 1980 and this could only have been possible with the knowledge of then PNC Prime Minister Forbes Burnham. The three-person inquiry, headed by Barbadian QC Sir Richard Cheltenham, also found that the late soldier Gregory Smith carried out the killing and he was then spirited out of the country to French Guiana in an elaborate operation spearheaded by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).
Some links to important articles, press reports and statements on the Commission of Inquiry
That Walter Rodney COI: Deeply flawed or Granger’s Golden Jubilee Nightmare?
Justice for Walter Rodney committee calls again on President to release CoI report
“I am not afraid of releasing it” – Pres Granger to release Rodney COI report
AFC calls for release of Rodney Report
Why Is Guyana’s President Hiding Walter Rodney’s Murder Report?
Burnham conspired to assassinate Walter Rodney- Commission of Inquiry