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Daily Archives: November 30, 2016

Guyana not manufacturing crime statistics; more reports due to “renewed confidence”- Ramjattan

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday countered claims that there has been an increase in violent crime, saying that Guyanese are more confident in reporting incidents. Commenting on the perception of crime in Guyana, Ramjattan said: “People are reporting more [crimes] now than before because they feel a renewed confidence in the Police Force so these naysayers who are ...

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Elderly Guyanese woman dies; several Caribbean students injured in three-vehicle accident

A three-vehicle smash-up on Guyana’s East Coast Demerara Wednesday resulted in the death of a Guyanese woman and injuries to several Caribbean students of the University of the West Indies. Dead is former Region Five Deputy Regional Executive Officer 61-year old Esmi Rockliffe of Enterprise, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara. Guyana Police Force spokesman, Jairam Ramlakhan said at about 10:30 AM, ...

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Gov’t, UNDP team up on US$64M youth crime and violence project

Guyana will benefit from a US$64M across-the-Caribbean project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) tackling crime and violence among youth. “From various surveys and reports, we’ve come to learn about reasons for youth crime and violence,” Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan told a UNDP workshop gathering at the Regency Hotel Wednesday morning, “aggression, physical abuse, illiteracy and dysfunctional ...

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