PNCR to seek probe of all police torture, shootings over last 20 years

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) on Saturday said that it will move to have every act of torture or shooting by the police over the last 20 years investigated.

This was one of the commitments made at the first General Council of the party for the year on Saturday. The PNCR is the main partner in the opposition coalition APNU. Both are led by Opposition Leader, David Granger.

A release from the PNCR said that Granger in his address stated that A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) would advocate for the human rights of all Guyanese citizens. He said that the  Partnership will seek to have investigated all acts of torture in the last 20 years and every shooting.

Granger said “we (PNCR) will work  to protect the rights of persons who suffer police brutality and will not rest until there is  good governance.”

Granger also emphasized workers’ rights. He said that the PNCR was committed to inclusionary democracy and respect for workers. He noted  that the party had declared 2014 the Year for Workers and APNU  had called for a social contract to promote national unity, ensure human safety and nurture economic development.

Granger charged that the ruling People’s Progressive Party Civic had “damaged the labour movement in Guyana.”

He contended that the country’s economic future lies in the hands of the workers and Guyanese workers must be able to look forward to a better future, better wages and a good life in 2014.

The first General Council for the year was held at the Party’s Headquarters, Congress Place under the theme-“achieving inclusive democracy and respect for workers through a social contract” and was chaired by Chairman of the PNCR, Basil Williams MP.

The release said that Williams made mention of the rampant poverty, youth employment and violent crime that continues to be prevalent in communities all across the nation. General Secretary of the PNCR  Oscar Clarke reported that training for local government elections was well advanced and charged party members to “aggressively mobilise within their various districts and regions.”

Comments  

Company which will run Exxon oil platform seeking range of services

The company which will be running the production platform for the Liza-1 oil well has advertised for a range of services.

Police probing two armed robberies at Enmore

The police say they are investigating reports of armed robberies on two Enmore, ECD families early this morning allegedly by three masked males, all of whom were armed with handguns.

Unrest erupts in east Port of Spain after police killing

(Trinidad Guardian) Neighbours and friends of 25-year-old Akel “Christmas” James are disputing the police’s claims over the circumstances surrounding his death.

Gov’t will uphold constitution on Chancellor, CJ appointments

The Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) last night labelled as reckless a statement by the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) expressing concern that appointments of a Chancellor of the Judiciary and a Chief Justice (CJ) might be made by the government outside of the constitutional provisions.

Auditor General unable to pronounce on city accounts due to limited access

The office of the Auditor General (AG) has not been afforded enough access to the City Council’s records to judge whether its accounts are “clean,” AG Deodat Sharma said yesterday.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×