Icacos

Abducted Icacos Fishermen freed

Three Icacos fishermen allegedly abducted by Venezuelan pirates have been released.

Police have confirmed that the men, 64 year old Ramkissoon Harricharan, 61 year old Carlo Sneider and Alverad Esanoza were released by their captors last evening.

CNC3 News understands that the ten thousand US-Dollar ransom demanded for the men's safe return was paid.

The men were reportedly dropped off at an area known as Icacos Point around 8 pm.

On Tuesday, the men were held at gun point while fishing in waters off Galfa Point in Icacos.

Icacos residents get water

Christ­mas seemed brighter for res­i­dents of Ce­dros and Ica­cos as the Wa­ter and Sew­er­age Au­thor­i­ty made good on its promise to de­liv­er wa­ter to over 600 res­i­dents who were suf­fer­ing for the pre­cious com­mod­i­ty in the lead­up to Christ­mas.

On Christ­mas Eve, res­i­dent Sha­hee­da Ma­haraj said they re­ceived a truck-borne sup­ply at Ram­sey Av­enue, Ica­cos.

“I am so re­lieved right now. I took out all the clothes to wash. We had a sink­ful of dish­es. We are so thank­ful that we got a lit­tle wa­ter.”

No water in Icacos for a month Residents suffer before Christmas

With no wa­ter to bathe her new­born grand­son or boil his ba­by bot­tles, Ica­cos res­i­dent Sha­hee­da Ma­haraj broke down in tears on Mon­day, beg­ging her coun­cil­lor to do some­thing to help her.

"My daugh­ter Stephanie Ma­haraj make ba­by and she came home on Fri­day with my grand­son, but there is not a drop of wa­ter to cook, bathe, wash. We have not had a drop of wa­ter for over two months," Ma­haraj said dur­ing an in­ter­view on Christ­mas Eve.

With Christ­mas a day away, Ma­haraj said her home was in a dirty state.