Former Deputy Crime Chief reassigned to police operations dep’t

Detective Senior Superintendent Rishi Dass’ request to be removed from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has been granted and he has been placed as second-in-charge of the Guyana Police Force’s Operations Department.

Police Public Relations Officer Jairam Ramlakhan yesterday confirmed to Stabroek News that Dass’ request, made by way of a letter to acting Commissioner of Police David Ramnarine, has been granted.

Dass had been appointed Deputy Crime Chief earlier this year.

Stabroek News was told that Dass’ decision came after he testified at the recently concluded Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the alleged plot to assassinate President David Granger.

When substantive Crime Chief, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum, proceeded on accumulated leave on September 12, Dass was on sick leave.

As a result, Commander of ‘F’ Division Ravindradat Budhram was tasked with the responsibilities but he was removed and replaced by Commander of ‘B’ Division Paul Williams.

Blanhum, who is currently on 90 days of accumulated leave, is expected to return to his office in December before the holiday season begins.

Superintendent Michael Kingston is the acting Deputy Crime Chief.


Guyanese man shot dead in Port of Spain

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House approves $1.93 billion for sugar severance

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Gov’t meets unions on sugar industry’s future

Following criticism over government’s handling of the restructuring of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), President David Granger and members of his Cabinet yesterday met with the leadership of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) to discuss the future of the sugar industry.

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