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Guyana Elections: Anti-government protestor assassinated + Reactions and comments

Anti-government protestor assassinated

March 11, 2015 | By | Filed Under News

Opposition political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing, well known for his one-man protests, was shot dead last evening at Third Avenue, Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD) while urging frontpageresidents to vote against the ruling party in the upcoming General and Regional elections on May 11.
The 40-year-old Crum-Ewing of Golden Grove, EBD, was shot about five times.
The shooting is believed to have occurred sometime between 19:40 to 20:00 hrs.

Police in a statement said that Crum-Ewing was walking along the roadway at Third Avenue when a car with four men drove up from which shots were discharged at him, “after which the men escaped”.   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 PNCR CONDEMNS THE BRUTAL KILLING OF PEACEFUL CITIZENS OF LINDEN BY THE PPP CONTROLLED POLICE FORCE AND REAFFIRMS ITS CONTINUED SOLIDARITY WITH THE STRUGGLE

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

Massive racket uncovered at police vehicles auction – with updates

Massive racket uncovered at police vehicles auction

JULY 11, 2012 | BY  | FILED UNDER NEWS

– Purchasers pay $$M less than actual bidding prices 

The Guyana Police Force has completed an investigation into alleged corrupt practices in relation to the auction sale of unserviceable police vehicles.
The alleged could cost the  millions of dollars in unpaid taxes.
The investigation centred on the misrepresentation of amounts paid for the vehicles, with some of them being sold for far less than the minimum bidding price.
Officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs, who are the facilitators of the auction, are being fingered in the alleged scam.
Kaieteur News understands that the scam involves the staff, the auctioneer, a Police staffer and an Auditor from the Audit office. It is believed that the racket has been going on for a long time.   Continue reading

More on GUY$90M Police allocation for elections controversy

1- Rohee cannot prevent $90M audit

MARCH 19, 2012 | BY KNEWS | FILED UNDER NEWS 

–  says Auditor General

During a recent barrage of impromptu questions in the National Assembly by Volda Lawrence of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee dismissed the need for an audit into the GUY$90M allocated to the Guyana Police Force, but the Auditor General says ‘not so fast.’

This publication spoke with the Auditor General Deodat Sharma who says that he has every intention of probing the allocation which has garnered a significant amount of attention recently and further asserted that the Home Affairs Minister cannot prevent him from conducting an audit into how the funds were disbursed and utilized.
The Auditor General says that he is empowered by the laws of Guyana to conduct such audits and that the Home Affairs Minister cannot prevent this.  Sharma did say that he has taken no umbrage to the statements by the Minister, saying he took it to mean that Rohee was opining that the opposition might have been satisfied with his explanations of how the money was utilized.        [ more ]

2 – Home Minister loses confidence in Asst. Police Commissioner; asks for disciplinary action

In the wake of a public quarrel over the allocation of GUY$90 million to the police for last year’s general elections, Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee on Monday announced that he has lost confidence in Assistant Commissioner, David Ramnarine and has asked that he be disciplined.

“In the circumstances, the Minister of Home Affairs hereby declares that that he has lost confidence in the Guyana Police Force’s Commander at ‘C’ Division and as a consequence, has written drawn to the Commissioner of Police (ag) drawing to his attention, his concerns about the conduct of Assistant Commissioner Ramnarine and has requested that action be taken at his level in accordance with the Police (Discipline) Act Chap 17:01,” the Home Affairs Ministry said in a statement.              [ more+comments ]

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Fudging the books – Commentary

Fudging the books

MARCH 8, 2012 | BY  | FILED UNDER EDITORIAL

It is clear that the Guyana Police Force received a sum of money during the pre- and post-elections period late last year. The police were requested to be in-lying and so be ready to move in the event of any eventuality.

A sum of money was spent for the upkeep of the force during the elections. We know that this year the government approached the National Assembly for a supplementary provision of $90.6 million to cover the cost of feeding and transporting the police during the elections period, and to ensure the mobility of the police  during the intensification of patrols in and around the city.

President Bharrat Jagdeo, in response to a question, said that his government had released $90 million to the police for the elections. We duly reported this fact and questioned the extent of this expenditure. The authorities never responded. Weeks went by; Divisional Commanders commented on the situation to report that they never received any money.
Instead, they said that they sought assistance from the business community for food and other supplies needed during the elections period. Again we asked questions about this $90.6 million, only to be met with a wall of silence. We tried to get answers at the Annual Police Officers’ Conference and got none. Continue reading