The Commissioner of Police (ag) recently removed police officers from the Mabaruma police station for lack of professionalism. But unfortunately some of the police officers who took over seem now to be on campaign of harassment of Mabaruma residents who they feel are giving out information on the performance of police officers and this was responsible for the removal of their predecessors. According to residents some police officers are engaged in the searching of homes without search warrants, and without giving explanations to home owners as to the reasons why such searchers are being conducted. They will tell the home owners that “you could complain to who you want to, even the President of Guyana”.
There is a low level of police performance in the Mabaruma sub-region. The station there needs a superintendent of police to be the officer in charge, like the Lethem police station in the Rupununi. Further, it is important that the Commissioner of Police orders the reactivation of the Mabaruma community policing group and that its members receive training, so that they can play an important role in law and order in the Mabaruma sub-region. The Mabaruma police station also badly needs a station management committee to bring an end to unprofessional law-enforcement.
I noted with consternation and amusement that there was a letter in the Saturday, April 21st edition of Kaieteur News, titled `We await the CCJ Ruling’ – consternation because I don’t share the view that a President can shape our future all on his or her own, and amusement because I have been rendered speechless by the politics of this Dear Land, and would only write a letter to a newspaper if I wanted to be on public record as having held a particular position on a matter I thought was of particular import.
We are grateful to the analysts, commentators and media for highlighting the essential elements, oddities, illegalities and absurdities of the secret 1999 PPP/C agreement and the secret 2016 PNCR Exxon/Esso Agreement with Guyana.
I experienced some of the same anger and pain as was inflicted on Freddie Kissoon when he recently attempted to conduct a business transaction at a city bank.
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