Monday February 25 2008
by A. Aisha Caleb-Browne
The Antigua Trades & Labour Union (AT&LU) has made a forceful plea for workers to report all cases of occupational injury, lest they are denied their rights and privileges under the country's labour laws.
The appeal comes following the death of 30-year-old Carlton Fitzherald Sancho of Guyana, who succumbed to complications as a result of injuries he sustained after falling into an uncovered hot-mix tank on the property of his workplace, the Antigua Distillery Limited.
Sancho, a former police officer in his native Guyana, has reportedly been living in Antigua for the past three years with his sister Onika Dey.
The duo spoke to the Antigua Sun prior to Sancho's untimely death, at which time they expressed concern about the amount of publicity the case was receiving.
When prompted, it was revealed that not being a national of Antigua and Barbuda, Sancho was fearful that he would h…