[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.