OPINION: Crime in Guyana – a state of low-level anarchy

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  • WIC  On 08/18/2021 at 1:59 am

    What the govt. needs to deal with, is that international statistics show that Guyana is now considered number 6 of the world’s most unsafe countries. That’s not something to be proud of and it’s known outside the country. It started years ago with the “choke and rob” then the “choke and stroke”, and has continued to spiral downwards with financial and other crimes.

    Unless the criminals are controlled and brought to justice and residents feel safe, there will be difficulty in retaining experts in various fields who are required to assist with the country’s development. Greater attention needs to be paid to this matter and less crap about changing the names of streets and the history of Guyana ‘s authors and talk about reparations in the US etc. which, don’t add value to moving Guyana forward.

  • brandli62  On 08/19/2021 at 8:52 am

    I agree with the columnist and WIC’s comments: Crime is rampant in Guyana as every reader of Kaieteur News or other Guyanese news outlets can testify. There is not a single day without reports on violent robberies, women falling pray to domestic violence, or people being executed at point blank. In addition, Guyana must have one of the highest rates per capita of letal traffic accidents in the world.

    Puzzling to me the Ali government does not appear to put any priority in fighting crime and reckless driving in the country. A dangerous, crime-ridden country is hardly attractive for foreign investment, recruitment of foreign specialists, and the return of the Guyanese diaspora.

  • theonly  On 08/19/2021 at 1:10 pm

    In my opinion this editorial is a whole S O S

  • WIC  On 08/21/2021 at 12:36 pm

    Thanks Dr. B. Continue to stay safe. SOS, theonly? the good folk of Guyana have always rejected assistance from Guyanese nationals living outside who return to help. In any case, a lasting solution can only be internal and needs to be so drastic that it may trigger another of racial disturbances. We need to cry for Guyana not Argentina.

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