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CANU Chief to be paid off; may be rehired elsewhere

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC) and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan.

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan Friday night said Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh will be paid off and offered employment elsewhere.

Government earlier Friday said Singh would be removed from that law enforcement unit of the Public Security Ministry in kerping with recommendations made by  a Commission of Inquiry into the detention and release of marine vessel in mid-February.

In the statement, the Public Security Minister said Singh would continue on his accumulated leave and he would be paid all his benefits. His leave ends in July and his contract expires in three years.

Ramjattan further announced that Singh would be approached about serving in another capacity.

“Mr. Singh has been at the Unit for nine years, and I hope to engage him on alternative placement options,” the minister said.

Former President Donald Ramotar said the United States Drug Enforcement Administration had always praised Singh’s work in drug interdiction.

Following is the full text of the statement.
As the Minister of Public Security who has responsibility for the Customs Anti-Narcotics unit (CANU), I have directed that Mr. James Singh, head of CANU, should proceed on the remainder of his accumulated leave whereupon he would be given notice of his termination of employ. All benefits consequent thereupon would also be granted to him.

The recent Commission of Inquiry headed by Mr. Bruce Lovell has made a number of recommendations, one of which is the restructuring of the Unit. The decision also was taken that this Unit will come under the soon to be established National Anti-Narcotics Authority (NANA).

In a scenario where very complex and difficult decisions have to be made, there is need for some amount of reconfiguration and restructuring.

Mr. Singh has been at the Unit for nine years, and I hope to engage him on alternative placement options. I have thanked him for his leadership and all the support he has given to the Unit.

  • Emile_Mervin

    Looking at his qualifications, as per Stabroek News of October 3, 2008, James Singh seems qualified in electronics and security.

    • rs dasai

      Emile
      Very good and informative last para. The PPP should get Nandalall at the Helm forthwith.

      • rudeo

        thought ppp tainted through and through…why nandalall?….one coolie is as bad as another…..this land is not for those kind

        • rs dasai

          Rudeo
          For what kind? And social cohesion is a farce?

          • Col123

            Them coolie gun eat shit soon…. well… I don’t really know

          • ExPPP_Man

            Coolie feeding all you. You better pray coolie prosper or all you blackman won’t have anyone to rob.

          • rs dasai

            Col.
            Pl keep it civil despite the ire. Happy Fathers Day. and revel in Pak beating India at last.

          • Col123

            Just getting the low energy folks up!…limited net for a while…Happy Father’s Day! Pakistan deserves to win… them Indos need some licks!

      • Gtloyal

        That’s Anil’s ambition, as can be deduced from his recent contributions in the press. But … and there is always a but … as someone actually on record pandering (pimp?), would he want to use his position to continue as such, thus converting freedom house … well, maybe not freedom house, for he already has a very cheap red house at his disposal …. Considering information about past leadership that’s in the public domain, can we say that lasciviousness has become a requirement to lead the party? Only sickos would want another president with such an image!
        Well, you don’t have to take me seriously. Among certain sectors of Guyana it is what it is!

        • Col123

          Hey GT., quit while you’re ahead..the PNC doesn’t have any match for that cooli Anil…,
          The dude is ahead of the PNC by a century!…

        • Col123

          If you want to talk about pimping, you should including Corbin… your ass have such short memories with our brothas who think with dick!

          • Gtloyal

            Assuredly, my “ass” have no memory, less so a short one. If yours has a long one, then we can only assume that it must be accustomed to things long!
            We understand that the truth may sometimes hurt you but respect for the forum calls for self control and better choice of words.

          • Col123

            Well.. you can assume all you want…

      • Col123

        He doesn’t know shyte.., he is a coalie ass kisser?

    • Col123

      You need to get off your high horse and attack the PP for all the stuff you are claiming they did. I don’t give a crap about Jaggie , but you are dangling a lot of crap on those coolie people head., come out and say what you mean!!! I could give a crap about your grandfather coming off a ship from India… a shyte place… my grandfather is Mandingo tribal you azz!

    • ExPPP_Man

      You black people are so full of hatred of the coolie people. If coolie people didn’t work and developed themselves, who would you armed robbers rob in order to put bread on your tables ? How would raise the next band of thieves ? How will you fill up camp street and mazaruni prisons.

    • Kassem_B

      But you didn’t tell us about Orville Nedd qualifications?
      Why?

  • Col123

    There isn’t any way getting around the BS amongst the diehard folks PNC party loyalists, bent on sabotaging the choices of those element who are “self destructive “these folks including myself are offsprings of the dictatorial regimes of those 54 mother countries in African …. you just have to grin and bear it!… It is really laughable to see them kissing those coalie asses like Naggie and the pulbic hair dude Jhaatie, who propel them into power.., they must enjoy participating in the rimming.,,

  • raj ramsingh

    race!! race!!! and more race!!! ONLY HATRED YOU GUYS BUILDING. WORST THAN KISSOON……………. SOON TO BE……………. LOOK WHAT IS HAPPENING PRESENTLY. RACISISM AT IS PEAK. THE BLACKMAN DELIBERATELY KICKING THE COOLIE OFF THE STREETS. IS THIS WHAT THE COLATION IS WORKING TO ACHIEVE????? THEN DIVIDE THE COUNTRY. GIVE THE BLACKMAN DEMERARA AND LET THE COOLIE TAKE BERBICE THE AMERINDIANS CAN TAKE ESSEQUIBO. please Guys let us desist from working up race and try to build a different culture.