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Trafficking In Persons Heroine on bail following assault report by accused trafficker

simona broomesPresident of the Guyana Women Miners Organisation, Simona Broomes, paid the bail of 10 thousand dollars for her release after Police arrested her on an assault charge.

The arrest was made after a woman who was placed before the courts on a human trafficking charge told the Police that Broomes assaulted her back in April. The woman, Ann-Marie Carter, is also claiming that Broomes stole her gold chain.

The Guyana Women Miners Organization back in April saved several young ladies who were allegedly being used as sex slaves at a mining camp and shop being controlled by Carter and her husband.

Minutes after being released from CID, Broomes told this newscast that she feels as if there is a clear attempt to discredit her and the work of her organization. She said it would take more than such claims to stop her from revealing the true picture of Human Trafficking in this country.

When word spread about Broomes’ arrest it did not take long for members of her Organization to rally around their leader in her time of need.

The United States Government earlier this year credited the Guyana Women Miners Organization for taking on the fight against human trafficking. The U.S State Department gave Broomes a special Award declaring her as a global Hero in the fight against trafficking in persons.

The GWMO is not a political organisation and is not dependant on any political party for support, Broomes said.  She vowed to continue the work of the organisation to save as many persons it can from modern day slavery.

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  • Anonymous

    I am so proud of you Ms. Broomes and her ladies for the work they are doing. We know this is an orchestrated effort for her to stop, since it is showing up the government as to some of the lawlessness in this year.


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