GUYANA: TWO WOMEN SENTENCED TO DEATH
March 30, 2018:
In Guyana, two women were sentenced to death by Justice Sandil Kissoon in the Berbice High Court. The sentence came six years after they were charged with the murder of Abdool Shakeel Majid, a Guyana-born American citizen. (Source: 13/4/2018, kaieteurnewsonline.com)
The news made headlines in Canada, Britain, the United States and the countries of the Caribbean. Hemwattie Abdulla, 43, formerly of Albion, Corentyne and of Ozone Park, Queens, New York; and her accomplice, 49-year-old Surojinie Permaul of Belvedere, Corentyne; were found guilty of the murder of Majid, Abdulla’s husband.
The case against Abdulla was that she and her husband, Majid, arrived in Guyana in April 2012 on a two-week vacation. In Guyana, she arranged the murder of her husband with her longtime friend, Permaul, whom she paid US$5,000.
Majid was involved in an accident in the USA and had received a huge financial reward, which his relatives suspected might have caused his death.