Category Archives: Policing and Security

CANADA: The Economist Global Livability Index 2022: Three places in Top10 Countries

CALGARY VANCOUVER and TORONTO IN TOP 10 COUNTRIES

The 2022 global liveability index is out and Toronto has earned its way back into the top ten after sliding in the rankings during the pandemic.

The Economist’s Global Liveability Index 2022 report ranks 172 cities based on criteria including stability, healthcare, culture, environment, education and infrastructure.

Toronto was among three Canadian cities to land in the top ten most liveable places this year, taking the eighth spot on the list from the Economist Intelligence Unit, the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, the sister company to The Economist magazine.          Continue reading

USA: Gun makers exploit vulnerable youths to market their deadly wares – By Mohamed Hamaludin

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Only two of 30 mass shootings recorded between 1949 to 2017 were committed by killers younger than 21 — in Columbine, Colorado, in 1999 and Sandy Hook in Connecticut in 2012. Prior to 2000, most of the killers were men in their mid-20s, 30s and 40s but since then they have been between 15 and 25. And the nine deadliest mass shootings since 2018 were committed by mass killers 21 years old or younger, including an 18-year-old who killed 10 African Americans and wounded three other people at the Tops Friendly Markets store in Buffalo, New York, on May 14.

They are in the age range which “law enforcement officials, researchers and policy experts consider a hazardous crossroads for young men, a period when they are in the throes of developmental changes and societal pressures that can turn them toward violence in general, and, in the rarest cases, mass shootings,” The New York Times reported.      Continue reading

CANADA: Toronto Police Chief apologizes for years of systemic racism on the force

BlogTO – 15 June. 2022

Chief of Police James Ramer addressed the media on Wednesday morning, delivering a brutally honest apology in response to the Toronto Police Service’s (TPS) 2020 Race-Based Data Collection Strategy findings, admitting the frankly obvious fact that profiling and discrimination against members of racialized communities are a systemic issue on the force.

The Toronto Police and all law enforcement services in Ontario were directed to begin collecting race-based data in instances of reportable use of force back in 2019, leading the TPS Board to approve a “Race-Based Data Collection, Analysis and Public Reporting” policy with an aim to identify a problem that was already plainly obvious to even the most casual observer.

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GUYANA: Alliance For Change (AFC) re-elects Ramjattan as Leader

Khemraj Ramjattan

Jun 12, 2022 – Kaieteur News – The third largest political force in Guyana – the Alliance For Change (AFC) – has re-elected its incumbent Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan.

Ramjattan was elected on Saturday at the party’s seventh National Conference, which also named Sherod Duncan as the new General Secretary (GS). Duncan will be replacing former Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson who received no nominations for the other executive positions that were open.

Notably, former Minister of Telecommunications Catherine Hughes has been elected to serve as the Party’s Chair, replacing Raphael Trotman. She defeated Ramjattan, Sherod Duncan and Shadow Finance Minister, Juretha Fernandes.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Living In The Chaotic Republic of Guyana – commentary

Stabroek News

By Stabroek News Editorial – June 4, 2022

Wanting order in one’s life is a universal human desire. No normal person wants chaos. In our personal lives we want and work towards states of order. Ideally we keep our homes and surroundings clean; we look to create harmony and predictability within and outside of our families; we save for our children’s university, for our old age. We are constantly securing ourselves against the chaos and uncertainties that life throws at us.

In developed countries citizens pay taxes and in return the state assists them in varying degrees from state pension plans to free tertiary education, free and quality healthcare. The French state will pay for its citizens to spend three weeks at a therapeutic spa. La belle vie! In one respect Covid-19 has been a blessing as it has finally concentrated the minds of Western politicians, after years of Darwinian capitalism, towards the protection and economic welfare of their citizens through significant disbursements and other reliefs.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Ali, Norton engage in ‘tit for tat’ over meeting on constitutional appointments

President Infaan Ali

BOOK: GUYANA: Bush Flying: A Pilot’s Nightmare – By Dave Rohee

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THIS IS A TRUE AVIATION CHRONICLE AND ALMOST AN AIRCRAFT TRAGEDY, BARELY AVOIDED THROUGH A SERIES OF CHALLENGES TRIGGERED BY BAD WEATHER.
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The story is written by the pilot who survived this ordeal and lived to tell the tale. The location is the heavily forested Western region of Guyana, (originally British Guiana), and based on the gold mining that was such an essential part of life in the early 1950s and ’60s.    Continue reading

GUYANA: Police ranks’ firefighting training helps contain blaze at CID headquarters

The Narcotics Branch building in the CID compound where the fire erupted

The fire, which is still being investigated, occurred just after 10:00hrs at the Narcotics Branch building located in the northwestern side of the CID compound.

The fire, which was contained to that building, was quickly extinguished by some members of the Force who were in the facility at the time.          Continue reading

UKRAINE: Ukrainian troops evacuate from Mariupol; ceding control to Russia

A convoy of pro-Russian troops is seen before the expected evacuation of wounded Ukrainian soldiers from the besieged Azovstal steel mill in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict in Mariupol, Ukraine, May 16, 2022. (photo credit: REUTERS/ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO)

A convoy of pro-Russian troops is seen before the expected evacuation of wounded Ukrainian soldiers from the besieged Azovstal steel mill in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict in Mariupol, Ukraine, May 16, 2022. (photo credit: REUTERS/ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO)
The evacuation likely marked the end of the longest and bloodiest battle of the Ukraine war and a significant defeat for Ukraine. Mariupol is now in ruins after a Russian siege that Ukraine says killed tens of thousands of people in the city.

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GUYANA DIASPORA: Guyana Police Force – ZOOM webinar – 17th May 2022 @ 6.00pm EST

You are invited to a webinar to engage with the Commissioner of Police (ag) and other senior officials of the Guyana Police Force on 17th May 2022 at 6pm EST. The zoom ID number and passcode are stated on the flier to join the meeting.        

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