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Guyana’s link to Mafia ring…US Ambassador stresses need for local DEA office

Guyana’s link to Mafia ring…US Ambassador stresses need for local DEA office

FEBRUARY 14, 2014 | BY KNEWS | – emphasizes greater need for inter-agency collaboration

US Ambassador Brent Hardt

US Ambassador Brent Hardt

US Ambassador D. Brent Hardt has emphasized a greater need for inter-agency collaboration for the fight against narco- trafficking, and has expressed continuing talks with the government to establish a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in Guyana.

The Ambassador said in an invited comment yesterday that since last December, he has been engaging the government over the need for a DEA office; a federal agency which aims to significantly counteract illicit drug activities.   Continue reading

Court rules in favour of Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee

Court rules in favour of embattled Guyana home affairs minister

Clement Rohee

Clement Rohee

Opposition Leader David Granger had moved a motion last November seeking to bar Rohee from speaking in his capacity as Home Affairs Minister.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Saturday January 12, 2013 – A Court has ruled that embattled Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee is entitled to speak in the National Assembly, putting aside an opposition inspired motion to gag the minister in the legislative chamber.  Continue reading

Police Commander to be changed following Linden killings

Police Commander to be changed following Linden killings

Thursday, 19 July 2012 21:07 Demerara Waves

Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee has directed acting Police Commissioner Leroy Brumell to immediately make changes at the command level of E&F Division in which Linden falls following the police killing of three protesters there.

This was revealed in a statement released by the Ministry of Home Affairs Thursday night.
“The Minister of Home Affairs has, within the meaning of the Police Act Ch 16:01 has issued general and specific directions to the Commissioner of Police (ag) to effect immediate changes at the Command level at E & F Police Division of which Linden is an integral part,” it read.

According to the release, the ministry has been following with deep interest “the unfortunate turn of events at Linden which resulted in the tragic shooting to death of three Guyanese citizens who were involved in protest actions.”

Read article: Police Commander to be changed following Linden killings

Government seeking to create atmosphere of instability – Nagamootoo

Government seeking to create atmosphere of instability – Nagamootoo

JUNE 28, 2012 | BY KNEWS |   – says Rohee is going through a political nightmare

If one were to judge from the recent comment by Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee, the government may be contemplating a situation of national emergency.
This is the view of Executive Member of the Alliance For Change, Moses Nagamootoo, in response to the Minister’s explanation for the slashing of the Annual Vacation Leave of senior police officers.

“The administration is behaving like it’s in a barrack room where it appears as if its back is against the wall and so it is imagining a constitutional crisis that may result in the dissolution of parliament or may result in extra-parliamentary activities,” Nagamootoo said.  Continue reading