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Guyana: Fires and Fire Fighting – Stabroek News Editorial

By October 10, 2021.

The reality is that the capital has been subject to a series of disastrous conflagrations from its earliest days, and it can only be a source of incredulity that any older structures have survived into modern times at all. One might have thought that given Georgetown’s incendiary history the GFS would have been one of the most professional and efficient in the world. While there have been periods in the past when the training and performance of the service met something approaching international standards, as our editorial last Monday pointed out, its failings in response to the Brickdam Police Station fire were only too apparent.        Continue reading

OPINION: Public Outrage over the fiery destruction of Brickdam Police Station – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Guyana Police Force Badge

– by Francis Quamina Farrier

Guyanese both at home and abroad are outraged at the circumstances which led up to the alleged arson destruction of the Brickdam Police Station on Saturday, October 2, 2021.

Official reports state that the self-confessed suspect, Clarence Greene, “was arrested early Saturday morning (October 2, 2021), for armed robbery, but after several hours in the lockups, he became frustrated and started the fire which destroyed over 80 percent of the Brickdam Police Station.” Was this suspect body searched by the police before he was placed in the lock-ups, bearing in mind that he was arrested for the serious crime of armed robbery; people need to know.

In court, the accused is now saying that the video confession was taken under duress, and he is not guilty.

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