No thought of new Top Cop coming from outside Police Force -Ramjattan

Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan (centre) addressing reporters yesterday. Seated with him are (from left) Traffic Chief Dion Moore, acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine, Head of Operations Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken and acting Crime Chief Assistant Commissioner Paul Williams.

Though the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the alleged plot to assassinate the President recommended that stern action be taken against the top brass of the Guyana Police Force, Ministry of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan yesterday dismissed the possibility of an outsider being appointed Commissioner of Police.

“I don’t have that in my mind at all. Absolutely not! I think that is not going to be in my mind for the forthcoming years to begin. I think we do have competent people amongst whom we can made this selection, both commissioner and other Deputy Commissioners”, he said when asked if looking outside the force for a commissioner is an option.

At the time Ramjattan was responding to questions at a press conference held at his office…..


PNC Georgetown District calls on Public Security Ministry, Judiciary for tougher action on crime

The Georgetown District of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) today called for tougher action by the Ministry of Public Security and the Judiciary against crime in the wake of the murder of two elderly women.

Rain hits Divali celebrations in T&T

Moruga/Tableland MP Dr Lovell Francis chats with two of his constituents whose yard was flooded following heavy overnight rains into yesterday.

FBI opens investigation into South Africa’s Guptas – FT

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Cops not focusing on M&CC officials’ failure to report sexual abuse of boy

Police investigators will be focusing on the alleged sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy committed by a city constabulary officer two months ago and not on the failure of the Mayor of City Council (M&CC) of Georgetown to report the case in a timely manner, ‘A’ Division Commander Marlon Chapman said yesterday.

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