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Assistant Police Commissioner Hicken disagrees secondment is removal from force administration

Assistant Police Commissioner, Clifton Hicken was Wednesday seconded to the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Citizenship, but he brushed off concerns that he has effectively been removed from the administration of the Guyana Police Force. Asked if he was given any reason for his secondment, Hicken said “that is nothing new. Police is [sic] always attached from time to ...

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PPP’s anti-crime strategy to create jobs, reduce poverty -Retired Brigadier Mark Phillips

Former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, retired Brigadier Mark Phillips on Sunday night said an integrated anti-crime and security strategy would be put in place to fight the scourge and create jobs. “This anti-crime and security strategy will be linked to other strategies for employment creation and poverty alleviation throughout our society and it will help to ...

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Police operations being regionalised

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) has begun realigning its operations in accordance with the country’s 10 administrative regions. Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan on Monday disclosed that the regionalisation of the police force is being gradually rolled out and will eventually be formally launched. He says divisional headquarters and living quarters are now being built in a number of interior ...

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Guyana, Britain deny Russia claim of military base being constructed on Essequibo island to destabilise Venezuela

Guyana and Britain on Friday rubbished Russia’s claim that a British military base was being constructed on one of the Essequibo islands to train Venezuelan refugees to destabilise the Nicolás Maduro-led government. The Foreign Ministry here called on Russia to withdraw the statement by Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Vladimirovna Zakharova, during a briefing on Thursday on the sidelines of ...

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US Coast Guard continuing to boost Guyana’s maritime security capacity

The Guyana’s Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) is benefiting from the expertise of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for a capacity building workshop on Port Safety Management. The first such training exercise in Guyana – a three-day seminar – opened Monday morning at Regency Suites, Georgetown. Participants include port facility security officers and representatives of the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) ...

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Police shifting away from paper-based information collection

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Thursday launched a digital information system aimed at modernising the way it collects and uses crime information. Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said the new system represents more than a move away from paper-based recording. “This is going to make it easier to identify persons of interest and allow the user to easily pull ...

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Lax security at Georgetown Hospital despite robbery of intern

Security at a section of the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), where a medical intern was robbed three weeks ago, up to Sunday night appeared slack, although management says it has sought to balance tightened vigilance with hassle-free access by patients. The issue of less than satisfactory security came to the fore after a medical intern was assaulted and robbed of ...

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Bomb threat forces cancellation of UG exams until next week

Police late Friday afternoon gave the University of Guyana (UG) the green light for staff and students to return to the Turkeyen Campus, after several hours of searching for bombs that someone said earlier in the day had been planted, a spokeswoman for the tertiary institution said. Public Relations Officer, Paulette Paul said all examinations have been cancelled until next ...

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US gives Guyana more money to fight crime; ex-cop faces extradition for alleged cocaine trafficking

The United States (US) on Tuesday announced increased funding to help Guyana fight crime, even as Washington asked for the extradition of a former Guyanese policeman to face prosecution for alleged drug trafficking. “The Embassy notes the work of the Government of Guyana to ensure the security of its citizens, counter transnational crime, and increase effective and timely prosecutions, and ...

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