Daily Archives: 10/27/2018

CANGO: Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission – 2018 Itinerary

CANGO: Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission – 2018 Itinerary

Medical Outreach in the Pomeroon and Moruca Rivers in Region 1 and Region 2 of Guyana

Regular Reports are on the CANGO FaceBook Page

Sat., Oct. 27 Arrive in Guyana
Sun., Oct. 28 Travel to Warakaba
Mon., Oct. 29 Clinic at Warakaba (for Karawab & St. Monica)
Tues., Oct. 30 Clinic at Warakaba (for Karawab & St. Monica)
Wed., Oct. 31 Clinic at Warakaba (for Kabakaburi)
Thrs., Nov. 1 Clinic at Charity
Fri., Nov. 2 R & R – Lake Mainstay
Sat., Nov. 3 Dinner at Project DAWN
Sun., Nov. 4 Depart Guyana
Sat., Oct. 27 Arrive in Guyana
Sun., Oct. 28 Travel to Santa Rosa
Mon., Oct. 29 Clinic at Kumaka District Hospital, Santa Rosa
Tues., Oct. 30 Clinic at Manawarin Health Post
Wed., Oct. 31 Clinic at Karaburi Health Clinic
Thrs., Nov. 1 Clinic at Waramuri Health Clinic
Fri., Nov. 2 R & R – Lake Mainstay
Sat., Nov. 3 Appreciation Dinner at Project DAWN
Sun., Nov. 4 Depart Guyana
Sat., Nov. 3 Arrive in Guyana
Sun., Nov. 4 Travel to Santa Rosa
Mon., Nov. 5 Clinic at Kumaka District Hospital  (for Santa Rosa, Karaburi, Waramuri)
Tues., Nov. 6 Clinic at Manawarin Health Post
Wed., Nov. 7 Clinic at Charity
Thrs., Nov. 8 Clinic at Warakaba  (St. Monica, Karawab, Kabakaburi)
Fri., Nov. 9 Travel to Georgetown
Sat., Nov. 10 R & R – Kaieteur
Sun., Nov. 11 Travel to New Amsterdam
Mon., Nov. 12 Clinic at the School for Special Children
Tues., Nov. 13 Depart Guyana

Guyana’s Top Cop – Leslie James – promises improved Police Force in five months

Top Cop promises improved Police Force in five months – aviation unit, rehabilitated police stations, quicker response to crimes

Commissioner of Police Leslie James

he nation will have a vastly reformed police force within the next five months, if things go according to plan for new Commissioner of Police Leslie James.
Hosting his first press conference yesterday, Commissioner James disclosed that these improvements will include an aviation unit, an enhanced marine department, training, and the rehabilitation of several police stations countrywide.

“The Guyana Police Force is at a very important juncture, where we are in a deliberate way forging out a plan…from recommendations, and by March 2019, you will see a much reformed police force,” he told journalists.

He disclosed that the reforms will focus on three “broad categories” – human resource management, training and infrastructure.
“You are likely to see a number of police stations remodeled and recommissioned. For example, the one at Mackenzie, Linden, was commissioned two weeks ago, and a second one at Region Two, Aurora. Sixteen others will be commissioned shortly, and will be outfitted with modern-type units, such as one-way mirrors (for) forensic-type interviews, that will enable a better interaction with the citizens of the communities and will bolster our efforts to give better service.”

“Marine capabilities, too, will see better development,” the Top Cop added, noting that the Force on Wednesday had discussions with individuals regarding the marine section of the Force.

James said that two “immediate constraints” that he encountered on being appointed to the helm of the Force were the ability of ranks to patrol the various divisions and the response time to reports.

“Part of our reform will see better mobile and foot patrols and improved response time. Very soon we will have an aviation unit. If this country is a serious investment destination, it means we have to engage in best practices.”

The Force’s training institutions are also targeted for much needed reform, the Public relations arm will be upgraded, and the Traffic Advisory and other boards are being re-established.

But he also stressed that corruption “must be something of the past.”

“Let me say this… we remind the ranks of their mandate… we remind that our image is something we must be concerned with.”

Giving a comparative breakdown of crime statistics between January and October 22, James disclosed that there were 486 reported armed robberies this year in which firearms were used. In contrast, there were 525 similar robberies for the same period last year.

The Force also recorded 185 robberies this year in which instruments other than firearms were used; compared with 243 for a similar period in 2017; 202 reported rape cases this year and 189 for the first eight months of 2017.

James was sworn in as Commissioner of Police last August. The new Top Cop said that his mandate was to keep the peace in a “professional and unbiased” manner, while also stating that he had a plan to fight crime.

GUYANA LOCAL GOVT ELECTIONS 2018 – By Verian Mentis-Barker


APNU AND AFC will encourage the involvement of Guyanese to restore government of their respective neighborhoods and villages to the sequential levels:

Neighbourhood -Village- Sub –Regional -Municipal -Regional. MANIFESTO APNU-AFC page 13 Under Judicial System 

That Local Government Elections, LGE, had become a vanishing act in Guyana’s political environment that still cited a Constitution and Democracy to explain correctness in allowing LGE only thrice in 46 years is a picture of voter palsy inflicted by a succession dictators and their ideologies.


RECIPES From Guyana and the Caribbean – From Guyana Outpost archive



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Treating domestic violence, calls for meeting the invisible victims—The children – By Yvonne Sam

Yvonne Sam

The children also have a tale to tell and we must listen very well.

Almost daily we mourn the loss of lives (and rightfully so) to domestic violence—a situation that has reached epidemic proportions, and still appears to be spiraling out of control. . Currently, domestic violence in Guyana, affects one in four women, accounting  for one-third of the murders in the country, making it one of the countries with the highest per capita rate for women being murdered as a result of domestic violence.

However, while much talk and efforts is being made to rid the country of the scourge, even to the point of male violence awareness programs etc.,  it is evident that there is no coherent plan, policy or program for the true victims of  domestic violence—the children.  Yes, I reiterate children, for they are also victims of domestic violence.  Seeing that one or both parents are dead for them a bleak future lies ahead.      Continue reading

Knowing more about Ghana in Africa – by Francis Quamina Farrier

My recent odyssey in Ghana, was my third visit to that West African Republic, It’s a country which I have come to love to visit. The prior visit was when the country was celebrating its fifty fifth Independence anniversary on March 6, 2012.

There were some pleasant surprises for me on this September/October 2018 visit. While the country remained its 95 thousand square miles in area, the
population has increased from 25 million to 27 million over the past decade. There have also been two very peaceful General Elections during that period, which resulted in a change of government. General Elections are held every four years during early December.

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CSJAD Monthly Edition of ‘The New Road’ newsletter – October 2018

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