“Lots more to be done” – Ramjattan on Forensic Lab

The Forensic Laboratory

By Jomo Paul

Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan.
Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Vice President and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has revealed that while the Guyana Forensic Science Laboratory (GFSL) is doing some work, there is still more to be done to bring the facility up to scratch.

Ramjattan made the comment in a recent interview where he pointed out that besides the facility’s inability to conduct Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) tests other work, is being carried out.

“The forensic lab continues to do it work…It is incapable of doing anything there  in regards gto DNA which is top of the line kind of investigations,” said Ramjattan.

He pointed out that presently, the facility has the capacity to conduct toxicology tests and check documents to very authenticity among a range of other lab tests.

“They have all of that but to the extent of doing they very high quality DNA, I don’t think they have graduated to that very high level,” he stated.

The Forensic Laboratory
The Forensic Science Laboratory

Asked whether he was satisfied with the lab, the Vice President stated that while certain functions are lacking he believes that it has been functioning in the best way it can.

“Knowing from whence it came, I am satisfied…there is lots more to be done,” declared Ramjattan.

Argentina has recently offered to help Guyana in training assistance for the staff at the Guyana Forensic Laboratory and the Guyana Police Force in the areas of the preservation of biological samples for DNA study and Computer forensics.

However, although the laboratory is not equipped with DNA testing, it has a highly specialised evidence recording system for information management.



  1. Burnham you must mean the bandit / thieves with the ppp while in office. They are mostly responsibke for the guns on the streets. Every ppp hack and their friends were able to get a gun licence. Ask that sissy Mckoy.

  2. Cuffy is dead a long time now so you should not say anything good about Cuffy who kill people in Guiana.

  3. looknah how Guyana is under crime again under PNC!
    looknah how Guyanese are afraid to operate business!
    looknah how the PNC is taking away bread from one set of people mouth like under the first dictatorial rule!
    looknah how the PNC has started to feed, house, and clothe the Lindeners while ROBING the Berbician! etc. etc.

  4. This is serious here and am glad I have an opportunity to express myself. Given the astounding levels of corruption that permeates the Police and other Security sectors, I was amazed why wasn’t a high, secured fence placed around a safe zone perimeter of the GFSL. When the fire occurred I thought the new powers that be would immediately pounce to do that given their strength and expertise in that area of governance. Looks like we in the same boodoop. If there don’t get robbed, vandalized some criminal element be he or she individually or organized will burn that down if evidence is being housed and tested. It is as simple as that. Look we burn and loot at a flash and it is now part of our culture…. Husbands, wife’s and children are burning to solve all manner of issues… Much less this structure. Minister Ramjattan get the Minister of Ministers approval and create a safe zone and fence that place quick !!! Don’t waste time !!!

  5. That can’t be true. Apart from being seriously ethically compromised he would have to be reckless and stupid to risk something like that. Besides he had a pretty good practice so he’s not hungry. Sounds like fiction. Nancy story. First alleged by Jagdeo (Mr. Clean) and now being repeated parrot fashion..

  6. burnham long dead so even if ramjattan is thinking with only one side of his brain, he is doing much better that you because, your brain belongs to someone who is dead. evidence that your brain is dead are right here in your quest to know how many firearms licenses ramjattan sold. the least attentive among guyanese citizens will tell you, that which you wrote here, is the kind of dog-whistling and useless propaganda that comes outta freedom house and its intended purpose always backfires on the idiots like you who try to relay this utter nonsense to the general public.

  7. Burnham,you really sound stupid and illiterate.Typical PPP cabal and you need to go back to school. Ramjattan is not a corrupt Ministe but rather,one of integrity.

  8. Hey Ramjattan, You need to tell the international community how many fire arm licences you sold since you’re holding that position ! It seems as though you only think with one side of your brain?


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