GUYANA: President Irfaan Ali speaks on the fire at Brickdam Police Station – Video

GUYANA: President Irfaan Ali speaks on the fire at Brickdam Police Station

Guyana Police Force Video – October 3, 2021

Today Sunday October 03, 2021, President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali toured the temporary facilities to house the fire-destroyed Brickdam Police Station at St. Stanislaus College. He then made a statement to the media.

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  • brandli62  On 10/04/2021 at 4:24 am

    I doubt that international support will granted to investigate the cause of the fire. We now know that it was a lone perpetrator, who should face prison for destroying public property. An investigation is however warranted to determine whether the fire service failed in containing the fire fast enough.

    • Chris  On 10/04/2021 at 8:27 am

      Questions:

      1. Was the building fire insured?

      2) Will the insurance company pay for damages? if not

      3) then who pays?

  • Cynthia  On 10/04/2021 at 11:35 am

    Just watched President Ali on the fire at the Brickdam Police Station.
    If it is true that it was instigated by overseas nationals, then I hope the individual(s) are identified and returned to Guyana to face the consequences of their actions.
    It bothers me that people who don’t live in their country of birth, who “cut and run” as it were, for whatever reason, think they have the right to determine the politics of the country.
    If someone feels that strongly about the country and its leadership, then return to the homeland and make improvements, from within, instead of living under the rule of the “white” man where you are, and forever will be, second class citizens. Somehow I don’t think that would happen and the perpetrators would find excuses to justify living overseas!

  • WIC  On 10/04/2021 at 4:10 pm

    One man claims he is the sole perp. but it’s too early to confirm he speaks the truth; if true, was he paid? I think what the Pres. meant was that he would seek international expertise not support to investigate origin of the fire and that’s a good course of action.

    Very few govts. in the world carry insurance as individuals or private corps. do, so while its unlikely that the buildings were insured we will find out in due course but don’t hold your breath.

    As for the comment about “cut and run”, if you had a chana bombs come thru’ your windows(dried chana soaked in gasolne in a bottle and a wick lit and it was tossed), or had take turns in your community’s vigilante group to avoid the bombs, you would sing a different tune. You can’t be anywhere near your late 60’s or older or you would understand the hell that some of us went thru’ in the country. Have you ever heard of “choke and stroke” and the calypso “Sweet Coca Cola”? it meant the mugging and rape of both women and men and all that took place sometimes in your own home or a lover’s lane during the regime of Burnham.

    That’s why so many “cut and ran”. You need to better learn a little of the history of Guyana during those times, before you criticize those who departed. Such times were were damned bad. We only have one life to live and those who experienced what the Iris would call “the troubles” look back with sadness and bewilderment that Guyana has sunk even further where it’s now considered to be the 5th most dangerous country in the world.

    Notwithstanding having left, many of us are involved in organizations that on annual basis provide help to Guyana including the Saints Stanislaus College, the Ruimveldt Children’s Aid Centre, The New Amsterdam Special Needs school, The St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital to name just a few.

    You need to be careful how you run your mouth and bite the hands that feed. At age 81, I am fortunate to be the last survivor of the first group formed in North America(1982) to provide help to Guyana. Being still mentally and physically fit, I know what I am talking about. Stay safe.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 10/04/2021 at 11:58 pm

    Very few govts. in the world carry insurance as individuals or private corps. do, so while its unlikely that the buildings were insured we will find out in due course but don’t hold your breath.

    I am aware that some of the ones that do carry insurance – do so with a very high deductible purchase, say, a Million-Dollars deductible. [usd]

    Therefore, any claims that are less than a Million-Dollars usd must be paid by the policy holder. [Of course, the deductible may have increased in some cases, in today’s dollars – inflation, Buddy]

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