Monday, August 29, 2011

Waddell's killing the result of a drugs or other criminal deal gone sour -Wikileaks Cable

Ronald Waddell

US officials believed that former PNC MP and controversial talk show host Ronald Waddell's 2006 execution was most likely as a result of a drug or other criminal deal that went sour. This was revealed in the latest batch of U.S Diplomatic cables released by whistle-blowing site Wikileaks last week on Guyana.Waddell was named as one of the political architects of the Buxton/Agricola gang which was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of persons during the crime waves that started in 2002/2003.

Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
06GEORGETOWN111 2006-02-01 13:32 2011-08-26 00:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Georgetown

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.




E.O. 12958: N/A

¶1. Prominent Afro-Guyanese journalist/television talk
show host/politician, Ronald Waddell, was gunned down in
front of his home at in the Subryanville section of
Georgetown, seven doors down from the USAID Mission
Director’s residence, at approximately 8:30 p.m. on
January 30.

¶2. Waddell hosted a controversial talk show and stood for
parliament as a PNC/R candidate in the 2001 elections.
He was a central figure in organizing post-election
violence and was arrested and charged in May 2001 on two
counts of sedition for inflammatory statements on the
air. The government twice suspended his TV program for
his on-air inflammatory remarks. In October 2005 Waddell
praised the work of the “Buxton resistance”, referring to
armed Afro-Guyanese militants who turned Buxton Village
into an armed camp where government security forces
feared to enter and who kidnapped post’s former RSO. The
Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a diplomatic note to
foreign missions condemning the Waddell’s statement. The
most recent suspension was still in force at the time of
his death. Consular FSN recalls that Waddell had been
deported from the U.S. fifteen years ago. Information
available at Post suggests that Waddell did have a FBI

¶3. Several rumors are circulating in Georgetown to
explain the killing.

- One rumor is that the PPP/C government is responsible
for the killing as retribution for Waddell’s extreme anti-
government stance.

- A second rumor is that the opposition PNC/R or its
fringe elements perpetrated the killing, hoping that
blame falls on the PPP/C.

- A third rumor, suggests that the killing is gang-
related, the result of a drugs or other criminal deal
gone sour. In post’s judgement this is the more likely



  1. From every since i have had the belief that his killing was a clear motive of some deal and not what the opposition puts has it was the doing of the govt,this man support the Buxton criminal gang and it had to be it didn't go well.

  2. These cables really exposing alot of things i knew it had to be a deal that went sour for him to meet his death.And not like what the opposition is trying to put into the public that he was murder wrongfully.

  3. If wikileaks is right about GOVT wrong doings, then it must be right about this.

  4. Can we have access to the reason why Waddel was deported from the USA?