High level meeting to craft crime fighting strategy

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Commissioner of Police, Seelall Persaud (L) and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan.
Commissioner of Police, Seelall Persaud (L) and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – As a result of the crime situation, which seems to be spiraling out of control in Guyana, President David Granger will convene a ‘high level’ security meeting today, Tuesday, July 07 aimed at crafting a crime fighting strategy.

A press statement from the Ministry of the Presidency noted that this will be the President’s first order of business on his return from the CARICOM Heads of Government meeting, which was held in Barbados.

The statement noted that the meeting will commence at 9:00 hrs at the Ministry of the Presidency and will include Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, Minister of State Joseph Harmon, Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan, Commissioner of Police Seelall Persaud and Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier Mark Phillips.

As of recent, there has been an increase in murder and robberies across the country. The recent crime statistics by the Police revealed that “at the end of May 2015 there was a 10% increase in serious crimes in comparison to the same period in 2014.

Among the serious crimes policed by the Force are murder, robbery under arms, robbery with violence, robbery with aggravation, larceny from the person, break and enter and larceny, burglary, rape, and kidnapping.

A total of 66 murders were recorded at the end of May 2015, which is an increase of 12% from last year.

3 COMMENTS

  1. The security forces need to be well paid.That’s the only way they will be motivated to go after the criminals.There should also be incentives for the more criminals they apprehend. This will eventually boost business and result in betterment for all.

  2. The time for a new approach is now. Good move Mr.President fresh ideas are needed. These vermins need to get a very firm, resolute and sustained message. Concerned Guyanese are behind you. To the citizens you are part of the equation-” IF YOU KNOWN SOMETHING-SAY SOMETHING” You Have a stake in maintaining yours and your family’s safety. You cannot afford to remain silent or distant by thinking if it’s not in my backyard it doesn’t concern me. To the business community get up off those millions and offer sizable sums for information -money is an incentive for opening mouths. Make it worth the citizens effort in providing information in secret that will not expose them to harm. The business community should be consulted as well they have a stake too. One of their own was just brutally murdered. Much success In combating this menace to our society.

  3. This is good news as i said the president needed to do something and he is.
    Well it is good to know that the Government is reading my post and that my sugggestions are taken.
    They need to give credit to the ppl who are keeping them bz thru this forum.

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