Granger says Guyana beginning to win ‘war on crime’

President David Granger

President David Granger believes Guyana is beginning to win the war on crime. He, however, acknowledged that there is still a lot of work to be done.

The Head of State reportedly made these comments in response to questions from members of the media corps, who were at the Ministry of the Presidency this morning for the Accreditation of Kuwait’s non-resident Ambassador to Guyana.

A statement from the Ministry of the Presidency said Granger is “pleased with the progress” that the Guyana Police Force (GPF) is making at the moment.

“There are several measures; one of the most important thing that is not visible to the naked eye, is that our CID [Criminal Investigation Department] has been strengthened.  Though we may not be able to prevent crimes from occurring in all those cases, we could detect those crimes and bring those people to justice very quickly.  That has been one of the achievements of the Police Force over recent months,” the President said.

Other areas of strengthened crime fighting activity include the deployment of mounted police in the Rupununi and aerial surveillance of the coastland, which is having an impact on the incidence of piracy.  Recently, there have been a number of arrests made soon after criminal acts were perpetrated.

President David Granger
President David Granger

Noting that his Administration inherited a situation characterised by gun running, smuggling and narco-trafficking, President Granger said these problems did not begin in 2015.  According to him, there has been for over two decades, a tradition of disorder in the country which the Government is working hard to arrest.

“Early in our administration I set up the National Security Committee. I’ve met with the Commissioner of Police, the Minister of Public Security and the Prime Minister every week under the National Security Committee. We have committed ourselves to strengthening the police force, not only Operation DRAGNET but also enabling the police to have greater reach,” he said.

Prior to the launch of Operation DRAGNET, which is currently being executed to tackle external and internal security threats, President Granger had indicated that the security of the nation’s citizens is a priority for the Government.  This approach includes ensuring that the police force is strengthened by putting a lot of emphasis on equipment and training, ensuring the police officers are well-paid, deploying more police ranks to the hinterland and more patrols in vulnerable communities.

Additionally, the President continues to lobby the British Government to have Security Sector Reform Action Plan restored.  President Granger has said he is committed to making Guyana safe for all Guyanese and visitors to this country.





  1. CORRUPTION…….IS WHAT GUYANA IS ALL ABOUT……I needs to stop now……but the Big Question ? How and where to start….Come on…We Have so much educated Guyanese abroad….Lets make a difference in our country which our navel string belongs to……I feel strongly about it………

  2. Hey Tyrone,,,,you said it brother…and what the Guyana govt doing about it…..Not A DAM thing…ITS only indian lives….not black…..sorry it s back to racial as this whole worls is about now…..

  3. Sorry my friend,,,The police in Guyana are a joke….all because they do not have a good salary and are and will accept bribe for any crime committed .The government took a salary hike and employ more ministers than needed and did not give the police any salary increase who need it most……that’s is the big Question…….why so much killingsand Robbery in Guyana….What is President Granger doing about it……He Said he wants all Guyanese to be safe……you tell me how can we change this?

  4. This is the age of social media, Mr Granger. Everyone is aware of what is happening in the country.Don’t give us that propaganda stuff like in Burnham times. Crime was also high during the PPP reign. I don’t think they had the backing of the army/police to deal with the likes of Fineman, Buxton, etc. You have the influence to effectively use these forces to rid Guyana of the murderous bandits and criminals. I feel for those innocent Berbicians especially who return to the homeland from New York only to be savagely robbed and killed.So much for re-migration.

  5. When will Guyanese stop the race card? I worked and live in my beloved country for 35 years, still no unity.Indians against blacks, vice versa.


  7. Granger, can’t respect you as president of Guyana because the elections were highly questionable. Gecom refused a recount making all manner of excuses and those ABC countries want you there as their PUPPET, despite the vast majority of Guyanese people voted for the PPPC.
    Crime and criminality. Who are you trying to fool Granger? Everyday more and more people are being robbed and murdered and yet you are saying you are “pleased with the progress”. What progress? Police only arrive long after the victims have been robbed, brutalised or murdered.
    ”Operation Dragnet”. Who are you dragging that net against? You are using SOCU and that NET to target high profile PPPC officials and former ministers to show your supporters and the PPPC haters that you have to do something after years and years accusing the PPPC of corruption and stealing but still you inherit an overflowing treasury and a vibrant economy. That net is not against the criminals roaming the villages and streets across the country.
    Be realistic and honest. Tell it like it is and you would command more respect.

  8. All Guyanese overseas…Guyana is having a moral disintegration..people’s lives does not matter..don’t go for 50th anniversary…the criminals gonna kill you….just read the news…go somewhere else.

  9. So true Maharanee. This man must be blind,def and dumb not to recognize that crime is out of control. At this point he should not be casting blame on the past administration but rather fix,correct or step aside.

  10. I believe,the Guyana Police Force has definitely made a turn around,where crime is concerned.They seem to be earning the trust of the public,more and more,as they solve some criminal activities,moving in the right direction.KUDOS TO THEM.

  11. Guyana will prosper with or without your blessing. You behave as though the PPP is the only party capable of running Guyana.

  12. Thank you Mr President for stopping the fyah..Thank you for reigning in all those drug lords. Thank you for keeping an eye around the clock on those corrupt elite caste folks(give this one to Bora) and may the reach of the law take its toll on them.The poor will manage those bandits who are watching them…not to worry. You are the man!..and Please let Mr Naggam0otto get the price of paddy up.

  13. Mr President is correct. I applaud him to lead from the front. The days for slow fyah, mo fyah, gyam fyah is coming to STOP FYAH!….Three of our brothers/sister were killed under Mr Granger’s watch…no protest from my fellow comrades..Our President knows what the end game is…we do not have any more use for freedom fighters………….we just need to keep an eye on others..

  14. Granger says Guyana beginning to win ‘war on crime’
    Baffling though since that GDF bana was killed in a botched PNC spy game Harmon gone into hiding.
    Harmon was the go-to man before that sad event.
    Some in Guyana was saying that Harmon is the real installed president.
    Harmon is Nagamootoo’s boss. Maybe the free and independent press must ask where is Harmon. Is he in mourning for guilt for something very sinister?

  15. This is to show how backward the PNC/AFC is and Granger has no brain as a politician to know who is going to buy a big lied like that.

  16. I will not be investing my hard earned money there nor am I visiting that country. I will not be fooled. End of story


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