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

Government News Brief December 3, 2015

Government News Brief December 3, 2015

  1. Gina GuyanaGuyana’s sugar production just 8,800 tons away from 2015 production target. The estates should meet and surpass the target of some 227,000 tons before the crop ends later this month. GAWU strikes have affected production recently or the target would have been reached earlier.
  2. Pomeroon-Supernaam Outreach at Anna Regina chaired by Prime Minister Nagamootoo. Agriculture and Local Government will be featured.
  3. Transforming and remodelling the Guyana Police Force with greater focus on recruitment, training and equipment for officers. Most of all salary increases for ranks and officers.    Continue reading

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 25 September 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 25 September 2015

  • President Granger at UN General Assembly
  • Bharrat Jagdeo says Dialogue important re Border issue,
  • Guyana Police Force – Hot Water
  • Teenager is missing – Finding Carlos
  • Scholarship Programme  – Revamp
  • Consumer Rights
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News videos:-   Continue reading

Deportees arrive from US, escorted to police headquarters under tight security

Deportees arrive from US, escorted to police headquarters under tight security

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 –  by   – Caribbean News Desk

The plane that brought the Guyanese deportees to the land of their birth. The police mobile patrol and the bus that brought them to the city are also seen.Photo: The plane that brought the Guyanese deportees to the land of their birth. The police mobile patrol and the bus that brought them to the city are also seen.

 Guyanese deportees arrive at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and escorted to a Guyana Police Force bus that transported them to the Guyana Police Force’s headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department, Eve Leary.

The MD-82 jet touched down at the Cheddi Jagan Internationa Airport at exactly 2:39 PM, as a small number of relatives and friends mingled in the viewing gallery.   Continue reading

Guyana: Youth crime upsurge a serious problem – report

Alarming number of youths being prosecuted for serious crimes

FEBRUARY 10, 2014 | BY  | By Sunita Samaroo

“The youth involvement in crime tells you that there is a general sense of hopelessness and that the young people are seriously seeking attention by any means necessary” – Commissioner of Rights of the Child (ROC)

Recently, it seems as though crime is the bitter fruit which continues to poison society. While some may argue that crime has always been the ‘kid on the block,’ one can with ease point to the statistics recently released by the Guyana Police Force, which clearly point to an upsurge of criminal activity.

 Some of the youths who perpetrated the law

It wouldn’t take much to notice that many recent headlines have begun with the words “youth” “teen” or “teenager.”

Murder charges 
The most recent was the charge instituted against a 17-year-old for the murder of a taxi driver. Through tracking cellular phone data, investigators were allegedly led to the youth who, police claim, allegedly played a part in murdering and dumping the man’s body in a garbage heap.   Continue reading

‘Bomb’ made from gas cylinder caused blast in Guysuco Scheme home + updates

Totaram and Bhajmattie Mootoo

Totaram and Bhajmattie Mootoo

MAY 12, 2013 | BY   UPDATE

Brazil mob may have executed Guyanese couple over stolen cache

FULL STORY | – two of Mootoo’s ‘business associates’ also slain this year  

Executed cambio dealer Totaram Mootoo and his wife appear to be the most recent targets of a bloody, long-running vendetta involving members of an incensed Brazilian… […]


‘Bomb’ made from gas cylinder caused blast in Guysuco Scheme home

May 10 2013 –  KNEWS –   The killers of Cambio owner Totaram Mootoo and his wife Bhajmattie Mootoo  forced them to lie on their bedroom with hands duct-tapeed behind their backs, before setting off a crude home-made bomb, constructed with a gas cylinder, in the victims’  Guysuco Scheme, East Coast Demerara home on Thursday night.

A senior fire official told Kaieteur News today that a 20-pound gas cylinder was part of a device that caused the massive explosion and subsequent fire that gutted the two-storey property.       Continue reading

Guyana Government indifferent to Corruption – US State Department

Guyana Government indifferent to Corruption – US State Department

APRIL 23, 2013 | BY  |

Government’s apparent ineffectiveness in implementing laws that provide for criminal penalties for corruption by public officials has been highlighted by the United States of America 2012 Human Rights Report.

The report, which was released over the weekend, stated that there remains widespread public perception of corruption involving officials at all levels, including the police and the judiciary.
The World Bank’s Worldwide Governance Indicators assessed that government corruption was a serious problem,” the report said.
The Guyana Police Force bore the brunt of the report’s assessment, which pointed to allegations of police officers being connected to the drug underworld.
In October 2011 the Guyana Police Force’s Crime Chief submitted a report to the Minister of Home Affairs regarding allegations by a senior officer that many officers had connections to drug dealers.           Continue reading

Agricola fatal shooting…Murder charges for three cops – updates

Agricola fatal shooting…Murder charges for three cops


The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has advised the Guyana Police Force to institute murder charges against three of its ranks involved in a raid which resulted in the shooting death of 17-year-old Agricola resident, Shaquille Grant.
The teen met his demise in controversial circumstances on September 11.     Continue reading

LINDEN – commentary


By Stabroek staff On July 22, 2012 Editorial |

Last week, demonstrators were on the streets of the major cities of Spain in their hundreds of thousands. On Thursday evening, protestors in central Madrid blocked traffic in several avenues and punctured tyres on police riot vans. As the evening wore on some demonstrators became more violent, hurling missiles, confronting the police and setting rubbish bins alight, among other things. The police in full riot gear responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. There were a few arrests and according to news reports, six injuries. No one was killed. On Wednesday last week, a few thousand demonstrators marched in Linden, with perhaps around two to four thousand or so congregated in the area on and around the Wismar-Mackenzie bridge. They were entirely peaceful and there was no violence. The police, equipped for battle, responded with tear gas, pellets and live ammunition. They shot three people dead and injured at least twenty. Something is fundamentally wrong.

Eyewitnesses told this newspaper that the police who fired the live rounds were about a dozen or fifteen members of the special squad, or what they called the “black clothes” police. If so, they seem to be walking in the footsteps of their namesakes who were disbanded, and clearly those who direct them have drawn no lessons from that dissolution. Neither, it seems, has the government. Continue reading

Guyana Killings – PNC says charge ROHEE AND COP HIKEN

Guyana Killings – PNC says charge ROHEE AND COP HIKEN

Guyana Killings – PNC says charge ROHEE AND COP HIKEN

The PNCR calls for the immediate resignation of the Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Clement Rohee. He is just as guilty as policeman Hiken and should also be charged with murder. Reliable sources in the Guyana Police Force have confirmed that the Minister was giving direct instructions to this rogue cop and is, therefore, responsible for the murder of innocent citizens.

PRESS RELEASE  BY:      People’s National Congress Reform

Thursday, July 19, 2012


The Peoples National Congress Reform condemns the wanton shooting and brutal killing of innocent citizens of Linden yesterday, Wednesday 18th July 2012, by the PPP/C Government controlled elements of the Guyana Police Force while these citizens were exercising their guaranteed Constitutional rights by engaging in a peaceful demonstration at Linden. The Party conveys its deepest condolences to the wives, children and relatives of those killed and also expresses sympathy to the many who are now suffering from the injuries caused by the indiscriminate shooting. The Party also wishes to convey its appreciation to the medical personnel who are now rendering needed assistance to the injured.

Read press release: Guyana Killings – PNC says charge ROHEE AND COP HIKEN

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