Gov’t seems powerless, weak on crime, Berbice chambers say

The Central Corentyne and Berbice Chambers of Commerce have pilloried the government over the crime situation, saying the administration seems “powerless, ineffectual, and out of (its) league” in addressing the upsurge in attacks across the country.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the two Berbice business groups also lambasted Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan for reportedly saying that he was unable to meet them until after next month’s jubilee celebrations as he was “extremely busy.” They said that members were angered by this response and found it insulting.

“Government seems powerless, ineffectual, and out of their league in fighting crime…..